Current and former students of El Paso High School will have a full day of Centennial Celebrations on Saturday, Oct. 8, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Lady on the Hill.
The celebrations on Saturday cap three days filled with activities aimed at bringing EPHS students and alumni together to observe this important milestone. The activities on Saturday include an attempt to have the largest high-school reunion ever.
“It is a wonderful time to be an El Paso High Tiger. It’s so exciting to see so many of our former students come back and have them celebrate with us,” said Principal Kristine Ferret.
“We want to make sure that all Tigers feel welcomed on Saturday as we show off just how special our school is to the El Paso community.”
More than 3,000 alumni are expected to attend the 85th Battle of the Claw between the EPHS Tigers and the Austin High Panthers at historic R.R. Jones Stadium.
The game kicks off at 11 a.m., but tickets for the game will go on sale starting at 9 a.m.
At 12:30 p.m., the EPHS Alumni Orchestra will give a concert in the EPHS Auditorium. After the end of the game, at around 2:45 p.m., registered alumni will gather on the field to attempt to establish the Official Guinness World Record for the largest school-reunion.
All activities will take place at the Trost-designed El Paso High School, 800 E. Schuster.