EPHS CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
El Paso High School turns 100 years young this year. EPHS’ Homecoming Week is October 3 through October 8, 2016. The Alumni Committee made up of the all the classes have planned activities beginning on Thursday, October 6, 2016.
October 6, 2016 (Thursday) – 3:45 to 10 pm - Eve of the “E” Celebration @EPHS
October 7, 2016 (Friday) -Noon to 8 pm
oEl Paso High School Open House
oGuinness World Record Registration
oDecade Reunion Receptions throughout the City
October 8, 2016 (Saturday)
oNoon – 10 pm - Campus Tours
oGuinness World Record Class Reunion Attendance
oBattle of the Claw Football Game
•Austin HS vs EPHS
•EPHS Jones Stadium
•Alumni working on moving to 2 pm, otherwise at 6 pm
oAlumni Band Concert & Fireworks Display after the football game
October 9, 2016 Class of ’71 Brunch – Menudo, Tamales & Pan Dulce
oManny Flores has graciously offered his home for the ’71 Homecoming Brunch
o10825 Miller Barber
This being EPHS’ Centennial Celebration and with numerous activities going on, we propose our Class gift to be as many $1000 scholarships to either UTEP or El Paso Community College. The recipient(s) will be selected from the Junior class, with the scholarship(s) being awarded in October 2016. We appreciate any and all donations. Please make your checks payable to Mike Avila or Joe Zapata, and mail to Terri Rosales at 5540 Carousel, El Paso, Texas 79912 on or before August 31, 2016. Thank you for your donation.
The Class of ’71 has two partying options to celebrate our school’s 100th birthday.
The ‘60s Classes will hold a “Decade” party on Friday evening, October 7, 2016 from 6 -10 pm, Signature Showroom, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park, NM 88063. Music provided by Louie Imai; cash bar and valet parking available. The event is open to all EPHS classmates from the ‘40’s, ‘50’s, ‘60’s and early ‘70s and their adult guests. The cost per person is $25 per person (dinner not included). The event is sponsored by EPHS ‘60s Classes not Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino.
Hotel accommodations available at a reduced price at Country Inn & Suites (formerly Holiday Inn) on Sunland Park Drive. Group Code: 1015ELPASO. Reservations can be made at their website, http://www.countryinns.com/ephsclassofthe60s. For additional information contact firstname.lastname@example.org, setup by the ‘60s Classes.
Several of the class of ’71 have selected to attend ‘60s Classes party. We would like the Class of ’71 to sit together. By purchasing tickets as a block it will allow us to reserve a section of tables, but will require for all the tickets to be purchased at the same time. If you are interested please make checks payable to Mike Avila or Joe Zapata and send to Terri Rosales, 5540 Carousel, El Paso, Texas, 79912 by April 1, 2016. If you are not sure, tickets can be purchased through September 1, 2016 from the ‘60s Classes. Contact Sand Aaronson at the email above.
The second option is the “Centennial Bash” for ‘70s and ‘80s classes, also Friday, October 7, 2016 at the Railyard Event Center from 7pm to 1 am. Free Valet Parking. Music by El Paso Band. The cost is $30 per person (dinner not included). For more information, contact Lulu Ramirez 915-630-7566, Bobby Nevarez 915-261-2417, Susie Vega 915- 309-1291, Sergio Deladiggo 915-443-2819 or Hugo Arreola 915-525-8715.
Hope to see you there!! Please forward to anyone you know from our class. It would be great to have a large turnout for our school’s 100th.
Join us this THURSDAY for the kick-off of the El Paso High School Centennial Celebration. You are invited to attend two special events to attend this Thursday. The EPHS Alumni is hosting a media conference at 1:00 p.m. in the EPHS Auditorium. We are encouraging as many alumni, friends and family to come out and show their support. Then at 7:00 p.m is the kick-off for the Centennial Celebration Legacy Series: 100 Years of Excellence in History, Architecture and Trost. All events will be in the EPHS Auditorium and are free and open to the public. If you are coming to one or both of the events, we are expecting a crowd so come early!
Tigers, we look forward to seeing you on Thursday. If you live out of town or you are not able to come, we hope you mark your calendar for the upcoming2016 Centennial Series events and 2016 Homecoming.
March 24 100 Years of Excellence in Sports
May 19 100 Year of Excellence in Military
August 18 100 Years of Excellence in the Arts
October 6-8 Homecoming Celebration
November 17 100 Years of Excellence in Academics and Leadership
Tigers. Let's paint the town orange and black in 2016! Check out the stripes already seen through El Paso; Alumni have been featured several times on the El Paso History Radio show, ads in the newspapers, posters around town, and TV Interviews. Tigers, we are not only in the news, but we ARE THE NEWS.