Thanks for visiting the official web site for the DNHS Alumni Association, known as the AlumKnights®. Our vision is to use alumni resources and experiences to help improve Del Norte High School for current and future students. We are actively looking for Del Norte graduates who can help us achieve that vision. To better understand us, please visit our About page and read the article “Helping Hands” by Hailey Heinz of the Albuquerque Journal who interviewed some of our founders. You can also view DNHS Alumni who have made the news in our Knights in the News section or sign up for our email list. For DNHS reunion information, visit the DNHS Alumni Web Site Reunion Page.

Support the AlumKnights®!

AlumKnights Brick GardensTo help support our organization and to raise funds for our annual “Drawbridge to Success” scholarship, please consider a donation or participating in one of our fundraisers such as our Brick Garden Fundraiser. Leave your mark on the new DNHS and purchase a custom personalized brick to show your Knight pride. Bricks are available for purchase for either $50 (6″ x 9″) or $100 (11″ x 9″). All bricks purchased will be randomly placed throughout the new DNHS courtyard. Simply complete the brick fundraiser order form and mail it in with your payment or you can order online through PayPal and you don’t need a PayPal account!

Friend of the Castle Award Honoring Señora Elaine Alarid

Photo of Senora AlaridThe first Annual Friend of the Castle Award Honoring Señora Elaine Alarid was presented on November 9, 2016. The energy, attendance, words spoken by alumni dancers, the program, and sense of appreciation for Elaine as a teacher but also what Del Norte meant to the speakers was clearly present in Thibert Hall at Del Norte High School. Señora Alarid was selected for this award by the AlumKnights Board of Directors in recognition of her outstanding service in raising money for the AlumKnights Scholarship Fund. Señora Alarid, who sponsored Ballet Folklórico while she was on staff at Del Norte, gathered over 30 alumni dancers, then dedicated hours to rehearsing her troupe, arranging for professional accompaniment, and contacting many individuals and organizations to sponsor and attend the event. The Ballet Folklórico Alumni Concert took place on April 15, 2016 with the dancers and musicians performing to a full-house at the Del Norte High School Performing Arts Center. The event raised $3,000 for the AlumKnights Scholarship Fund, which will be used to continue the AlumKnights tradition of awarding deserving Del Norte graduates from the Class of 2017 with scholarships to attend New Mexico colleges and universities. It is with tremendous gratitude that we ost this event to honor Señora Elaine Alarid. Download the event flyer.

2016 Pageant of Bands

Del Norte POB Spirit Picture

Del Norte Band celebrating the Spirit of Band Award.

For the fourth year, the AlumKnights supplied volunteers in support of the DNHS band’s participation in the New Mexico Pageant of Bands (POB) marching band competition on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Wilson Stadium. The Del Norte Band is one of the ten APS POB Member Bands that produce this all-volunteer event that attracted 27 bands and 1,800 band members from across the state. A portion of the proceeds are disbursed to the POB Member Bands based on volunteer participation. Last year, the DNHS band received about $500 in this disbursement. This year, the Phantom Knight Marching Band won 3rd place for Class A Bands and was also awarded the 2016 POB Spirit of Band Award which is presented to the band whose students and parents best exemplify School Pride, Friendship, Creativity, Camaraderie and Good Sportsmanship. Way to go Knights!

Fall 2016 Brick Garden Installation

Photo of family member placing memorial brickThe September 17, 2016 AlumKnights Brick Garden installation was a beautiful sunny morning with Ken Varga leading volunteers Dan Jones, Marti Bass, Nancy Bennett, Ann Johnson, Terri Christiansen and Janet Saiers. As part of installing their bricks, the family of Mark Martinez (1999) and 1969 alum Liz Chavez also helped. Purchasing Bricks for the AlumKnights Brick Garden support the AlumKnights Scholarship Fund.