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El Paso High Centennial Celebration Continues Thursday Night

The centennial celebration continues at El Paso High with the fourth installment of the EPHS Alumni Legacy Series — 100 Years of Excellence in the Arts, highlighting the artistic contributions of alumni over the years.

“The celebration of the arts is another perfect example of the 100 years of excellence that the Lady on the Hill stands for,” alumni president Michael Montes said. “We have so many fabulous artists that call EPHS their alma mater, such as painter Tom Lea, actress Lupe Ontiveros, as well as humanitarian and folklorico dancer Rosa Guerrero to name a few.”

The event will feature an interactive multimedia production, and an art exhibit and sale with original works by El Paso High alumni. The event is Sept. 8 and begins with a reception at 6:15 p.m. in the school’s main hall. All proceeds from the art sale will benefit the EPHA Alumni Centennial Fund, which supports centennial projects.

Local celebrity and El Paso High alumna Felipa Solis will be the featured speaker of the evening.

The legacy series, created and directed by former El Paso High theater director Liz Gaidry and Class of 1962 alumna Lee Schwartz, integrates photos, a video footage, and interviews of alumni and friends to celebrate and share memories of El Paso High.

“The goal of ‘100 Years of Excellence in the Arts’ is the same as with all other Legacy Series: to honor the birthday of the building, as well as the people who attended school there,” Schwartz said. “The building, itself, is a work of art.”

Schwartz and Montes, along with many other generations of students that have walked the marble halls, feel the same about their alma mater.

“It’s fitting for such a special place of unique and exceptional architecture, the building is like a piece of art itself,” Montes said. “I strongly believe that plays a significant role in nurturing the minds of all the exceptional artists that have called EPHS home.”

The yearlong celebration will also include a 100th birthday celebration on Sept. 18 and an attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest high school reunion on Oct. 8.

Herald-Post Games of the Week: Bel Air v Eastwood | Mayfield v Del Valle | El Paso High v Hanks

Why settle for only one high school football game of the week? Check out the action our very own Andres Acosta captured at two of the most hard-hitting games in the Borderland Friday night.

Eastwood battled their YISD rival Bel Air, with the Troop taking the win 50 to 20; while Mayfield survived a rally from Del Valle 23 to 21.

Meanwhile over at Excalibur Stadium, photog Joe Najera caught the El Paso High Tigers beating the Hanks Knights 48 to 31.

Week 2: Bel Air at Eastwood
Week 2: Bel Air at Eastwood
Week 2: Mayfield at Del Valle
Week 2: Mayfield at Del Valle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

El Paso High Cub Camp Encourages Camaraderie and Teamwork

Teamwork is not something you learn in a book — it is learned through experience, collaboration and the overcoming of obstacles.

For the nearly 140 incoming freshmen at this year’s El Paso High Cub Camp the word “obstacle” took on a very literal meaning.

Students scaled walls, bridged pools of water and even crawled through tunnels at the Fort Bliss Leadership Reaction Course as part of the two-day camp, which welcomes incoming freshmen to the Lady on Hill.

Assistant Principal Roseanna Lindley organized the camp as a way for students to get familiar with the school before classes start on Aug. 22

The first day of the camp students took a crash course on what being a Tiger is all about. They participated in a cheer rally, learning the school fight song and later breaking into different groups to create their own team chants.

“They start out quiet because they are not used to a pep rally on this scale, but at the end they are all cheering and really feeling that Tiger spirit,” Lindley said.

news2_2496_mThe Cub Camp incorporated engaging activities throughout the campus so students learn the campus while they are having fun. Activities included television show-inspired games like Wheel of Fortune, Survivor and an Amazing Race scavenger hunt.

“Over the course of the two days they get to feel what it’s like to be a high school student and be on campus. You have to break down some barriers,” said Cyd Goldfarb, El Paso High’s college readiness coordinator.. “That way on the first day of class they don’t feel completely lost.”

The second day of the camp, students learned some valuable lessons through real-life obstacles at water leadership course. The students worked together to brainstorm creative ways to perform specific tasks, like crossing a body of water with a crate of ammo or breaching a wall with limited resources and manpower.

For freshman David Ochoa it was tough battling his fear of heights when it came time to cross a narrow plank, but cheered on by his fellow classmates he made it across with no problem. Everyone cheered when the last of the group made it over the pool of water with less than a minute left.

“It was exciting,” Ochoa said. “I was scared at first, but it was a good experience and great feeling knowing that I accomplished that.”

El Paso High senior and volunteer Ana Moreno was impressed.

“I don’t think we completed this obstacle my freshman year,” Moreno said. “It was awesome seeing them work together as a team and how they communicated to complete the task.”

New friendships and bonds are forged by the end of the leadership course, but no one escapes the water.

“It is kind of like an initiation into El Paso High,” Lindley said. “Everyone goes through the water and comes out a Tiger.”

El Paso High Among the ‘Most Picturesque’ schools in U.S.

A website specializing in landscapes has listed El Paso High School as one of the 14 most picture-worthy campuses in the United States — another honor for the Henry Trost-designed landmark that is turning 100 years old this year.

LawnStarter, an Austin-based landscaping startup, this week released its list of the Top 14 Picturesque High School Campuses in the United States. The list was compiled using a combination of grand architecture and splendid scenery.

El Paso High School is ranked No. 10 and it is the only Texas school that made the list.

“El Paso High is a special school and it is no surprise that people outside of our community have taken notice,” said Principal Kristine Ferret. “There is so much history in this building. But most importantly, there is also quality teaching and learning going on inside of it.”

Photo: wikipedia
Photo: wikipedia

Opened in 1916, the campus was designed by famed southwest architect Henry Trost using Greco Roman inspiration. El Paso High overlooks the city and its majestic columns overlook Jones Stadium, one of the most unique football fields in the country.

The writers of the list noted that Trost’s architecture “commands your attention” and made special mention of supposed ghosts that haunt “La High.”

This special commendation by LawnStarter comes as the school gets ready to celebrate its centennial. Administrators, students and alumni have planned parties, lectures, tours and other special events in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the opening of El Paso High School.

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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