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El Paso High Centennial Celebrations to Include Attempt at Breaking Guinness World Record

El Paso High School is turning 100 years old in 2016 and its alumni think that’s a good time to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest high- school reunion ever organized.

The El Paso High School Alumni Association is looking to attract at least 3,300 people to officially set the world record, and they reaching out to anyone who attended or worked at the Lady on the Hill for a special gathering following the annual Battle of the Claw football gamebetween the El Paso High Tigers and the Austin High Panthers on Saturday, Oct. 8.

People who are interested to participate may register free of charge from now until Aug. 15. Registration from Aug. 16 to Sept. 23 will be $10, and the cost will increase to $25 on Sept. 24th.

The Guinness World Record attempt is being done in conjunction with other EPHS Centennial and Homecoming activities planned for that weekend. Those include a homecoming parade on Thursday, as well as school tours, panel talks, pep rallies and class reunion parties on Friday.

The world-record break attempt will begin with mandatory check-in from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Jones Stadium. At around 2:30 p.m. or 30 minutes after the end of the football game, attendees will be asked to gather on the field. Only people who registered and checked in will be allowed to participate.

The football game is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

To be eligible to participate in the Guinness World Record attempt, attendees must have attended, worked or taught El Paso High for at least one year. Participants need not have graduated from EPHS.

To register and to read more about the El Paso High School Centennial and the events surrounding it, log on to www.ephsalumn.com. For more information call 546-5219 or email ephsgwrattempt@gmail.com

El Paso High celebrates 100 Years of Excellence starting Thursday

El Paso High is launching its Centennial celebration with a legacy series on “100 years of Excellence, History Architecture and Trost.”

The first of five Legacy Series begins Thursday night at 7:00 pm, admission is free and the event is open to the public at El Paso High School’s Auditorium (800 E. Schuster Ave.)

The El Paso High School Legacy Series, part of the Centennial Celebration, is organized by the El Paso High School Alumni Association, El Paso High, and the Independent School District.

Other events to celebrate the school’s 100th birthday will follow throughout the year. The Centennial Homecoming Celebration will take place on October 6-8th with more than 3,300 alumni, former faculty and staff joining together to attempt to break the Guinness Book of World records for the largest high school reunion.  The celebration will conclude with a float in the 2016 Sun Bowl parade.

El Paso High School, also known as The Lady on the Hill, is rich with history and excellence and its centennial is a perfect opportunity to showcase our legacy.  We invite the community to join us for these enriching and educational sessions.

Students, faculty, and parents have been collaborating and preparing for a wonderful Centennial Year of Celebrations.  For more information, visit the Centennial Web page at www.ephscentennial.com

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