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Canutillo Alumni Foundation for Education members presented seven graduating seniors from Canutillo High School and Northwest Early College High School with $1,000 scholarships. Recipients are (left to right) Brandon Gutierrez, Kayley Castillo, Jaclyn Cazares, Samantha DeMoss, Paola Sanchez Esparza, Jacqueline Lepe, and Erick Lopez (not pictured).

Canutillo Alumni Award Thousands in College Scholarships

Seven graduating seniors from Canutillo High School and Northwest Early College High School received $1,000 scholarships each from the Canutillo Alumni Foundation for Education (CAFÉ) and the Classes of 1994 and 2006 to attend college.

Oscar Moreno, Canutillo High School class of 2006, said that when his class got together for their 10-year reunion, they came up with ways to give to current CHS graduates who are headed to college.

“This is a prime example of Canutillo greatness and pride,” Moreno said. “These students demonstrate great potential and I know they will be a positive reflection to our community. We are a united community built on humility, honesty, and care, looking to push our future generations to do great things, not only for Canutillo, but for the El Paso community in general.”

The Class of 1967 will be celebrating their 50th reunion on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino Ballroom. The alumni teamed up with the Canutillo Optimist Club to raise money for scholarships and the community.

Class of 1967 graduate Teddy Martinez says that her class tries to get together once a year and always has their community in mind.

“I am very proud to belong to CAFÉ and give out so many scholarships,” Martinez said. “We hope to increase participation from other classes to do the same.”

Since 2004, more than $109,000 has been raised by the group and awarded to about 144 students. The Canutillo alumni association holds an annual golf tournament in the fall to raise funds for the scholarship. The Classes of 1994 and 2006 also raised money as part of their reunion activities.

The reunion celebration is open to all the community and tickets are on sale for $30. Call Teddy at 503-3067 for more information.

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