String Ensemble Performs for Rotary Club


The York Suburban High School String Ensemble, directed by Mrs. Ashley Thrush,  gave a 25 minute performance of Christmas, Hanukkah, and winter-themed selections for the Rotary Club of York’s Holiday Luncheon at the Country Club of York on Wednesday, December 20.

Also of note during the meeting, Rotary President Ms. Diane Hershey acknowledged Acting Superintendent Dr. Larry Redding and York Suburban for the district’s outstanding partnership in the exchange program. A book was donated to the  middle school library–which Dr. Redding accepted. Additionally, to close the meeting, as it is customary to share a quote about how “education is making a difference,” and Ms. Hershey read a quote from Mrs. Thrush on “what inspires you to teach?”

Mrs. Thrush’s quote: “Far more than my passion for my content, knowing that we are forming and shaping the next generations of minds and hearts–through the excitement, joy, and the suspense of the process, is what inspires me to teach.

More and more, the diversity in our schools is growing–not just diversity in ethnicity, but more noticeably, the gap between the haves and the have-nots. In recent years, I believe that this has perhaps been the most powerful fire in my soul–to help raise our children to know and feel that ‘all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights’, and to love them and teach them through the wordless power of music is why I do what I do.”