‘Where are they now?’ feature begins in L-U

Year after year, a hundred (or so) students graduate from Vandalia Community High School. They walk across the stage, receive their diploma and – for many – they walk right out of our lives.
For some graduates, we’re able to keep up with their schooling and career because we have special ties to them or their family. But for most, we’re unable to keep any kind of connection. They just disappear.
We hope to help. By cooperating with the Vandalia Alumni & Friends Foundation, we will be bringing you a monthly feature called “Where are they now?”
The first installment of that feature is included on page 6A of today’s paper. In it, we feature Jason Tjaden, a 1989 VCHS graduate who now runs a pediatric medical practice in suburban Chicago.
We hope you enjoy learning where some of our best and brightest are now as we bring the feature to you each month. We’ll try to lock it in for the first issue of the month, so you’ll know when to look for it.
Many thanks to retired teachers Kenny Roberts and Sharon LaDage for their help in coming up with the idea and then preparing the format for the Q&A profile.
If you know someone who has done significant things since receiving their diploma, please let us know or enter their name through the foundation's website: vandaliaalumniandfriends.org. They just might end up in the paper.

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