EFA alumni turns a love of the arts into a career
Click on the video to hear what Jayson Whitmore, a 1996 graduate of EFA, has to say about his Elmira teachers and his career in Los Angeles.
As a graduate, you know that the Elmira City School District provides a quality education that prepares students for success. We are extremely proud of the successes of alumni like you.
Students today are faced with challenges that the students of past years could not imagine -- physical, emotional, social and economic. These students need guidance and help from adults.
Your contributions are greatly needed. Below you will find 10 ways to support our students and schools.
Your donation can purchase school supplies, a workbook - or help a student pay for the SAT or AP exam. For information, call 735-3010.
Attend a sporting event. Schedules are available on this Web site.
Become a substitute teacher or obtain permanent teaching certification. Call the Personnel Department at 735-3020 for more information.
Schools rely on volunteers to chaperone trips, tutor children and more. Call a school to find out how you can help.
In school board elections, budget votes and referendums, every vote matters.
Booster clubs rely on community and alumni support to buy athletic and physical education supplies.
Support our performers at a play, concert or musical.
If you own a business, bring in a student intern and provide real work experience. For information about hosting an intern, call 735-3366.
Whatever your talent or "treasure," share it with a child. You will make a difference!
Are you a graduate of Elmira Free Academy or Southside High School with news to share? A promotion, a marriage, a new child or any accomplishment - we want to hear about it!
Please e-mail Pam Hawthorne with your Alumni News. Be as specific as possible.
Submissions should also include:
Maiden name, if applicable
School and year of graduation
Current address (not for publication)
Alumni News will be updated as submissions are received. Check back often!
EFA classes seek input on multi-year reunions
Graduates of EFA are asked to fill out a survey regarding multi-year reunions by clicking here. Multi-year reunions are being considered due to the increased cost of travel.
EFA grad retires from Air Force with honors
EFA graduate Chief Senior Master Sgt. Ronald Foster, class of 1977, recently retired from the Air Force after 30 years of service. He received the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters for his work as maintenance group superintendent of the 57th Maintenance Group, 57th Wing at Nellis Wair Force Base in Nevada.
EFA grad honored by Chamber
EFA graduate Arthur E. Brown's business, The Quality Optician, was recognized by the Northampton, Pa., Area Chamber of Commerce as its Business of the Year.