My name is ReiEllen Harada and I am going to be a senior at York High School this coming school year. Not only am I a student, but I am also one of two students on the YSET Steering Committee. They added student members this year to help keep the adult and student groups connected.
This coming Thursday, June 21, from 6 to 9 p.m., YSET will be hosting its Summer Solstice Fundraiser at the Wilder Mansion for a second year. All money raised goes to help financially challenged York students pay for York activities such as sports, or even buy textbooks. Overall, our goal is to let every York student have the real York experience and not be limited just because of finance troubles at home in this poor economy. The fundraiser demonstrates how the community can come together and help one another create equal opportunities for Elmhurst’s York high-schoolers. YSET also grows awareness in the community and shows struggling families that help is available.
Last year the fundraiser was a big hit, with many involved York students, student performances and the silent auction including student, alumni and faculty art. This year, we hope even more people will come. We have a great new addition. Not only will the guests have an opportunity to take one of four new Chryslers for a spin, but also Larry Roesch and Chrysler will donate $20 for every person over 18 participating in each test drive. You must have your license, of course. We welcome everyone to come and give back to the community because you never know who you could be helping, maybe your own neighbor. Every person who comes makes a difference.
Tickets will be sold at the door of the event so please come. It is definitely a great way to spend the longest day of the year! We look forward to seeing you there!
—ReiEllen Harada, YSET Steering Committee member