Kathleen Yeater
Kathleen Yeater

Lauren Winkelman-Smith remembered a time in high school when she considered giving up her french horn and playing in the orchestra.

Her teacher, Mrs. Kathleen W. Yeater, called her into her office. Winkelman-Smith was nervous.

"You don't want to disappoint Mrs. Yeater," she said.

Winkelman-Smith recalled Yeater explaining to her that she needed to stick with it. Winkelman-Smith agreed to continue as long as she didn't have a solo.

"She gave me a solo the next year," Winkelman-Smith recalled with a laugh.

Yeater, a retired strings specialist and director of orchestras with Southern York County School District, is celebrating her 20th year with the York Junior Symphony Orchestra.

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