Last month YIS welcomed visiting alumni Rachel (Swanson) Eby (Class of 77) and Ronaele (Swanson) Hamilton (Class of 73) for a campus tour with their family. Rachel and Ronaele's mother, Eleanor Swanson, was a YIS Elementary teacher for many years.
They enjoyed seeing the buildings, very different from when they attended YIS, and reminiscing. The Swanson family also shared some interesting YIS history: Rachel's class recommended starting a YIS mascot, and the first animal to be considered was the ..... aardvark! Luckily, since it was the Year of the Dragon at the time, Dragon won out.
Thanks to the Swanson family for the trip down memory lane.