Photo courtesy YISD
Ysleta ISD and Ysleta High School held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the high school to celebrate the new Paul F. Cain Fine Arts Center, a newly constructed $10 million facility that houses classrooms for the band, orchestra, choir, and guitar programs, as well as a new dance rehearsal space.
The ceremony was highlighted by comments from Trustee Sotero Ramirez III, Superintendent Dr. Xavier De La Torre, Father Bill Cain (Mr. Cain’s brother) and former student Pedro Amaya-Mendoza from the Tribe of 2018.
YHS Fine Arts students attended the event, as well as members of Mr. Cain’s family. The official ribbon cutting included De La Torre, Ramirez, City Representative Claudia Ordaz-Perez, YHS administrators, the Cain family, and students in the Fine Arts program.
During its October meeting, the YISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name the new building after late teacher Paul Cain, who taught mathematics and science for 42 years at Ysleta High School before passing away in 2018.
Cain famously coached the school’s High Q team, leading the squad to annual city and national competitions.
His daughter, Nancy Cain, followed in her father’s footsteps and took over as the High Q coach in 2018, then led the Indians to their second consecutive city championship last spring.
The ceremony took place October 30.