Welcome

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! For more information, visit our Support the AlumKnights page.

Donate to the AlumKnights Through AmazonSmile

You can now register with Amazon Smile to support the AlumKnights! You only have to register once, but in the future, whenever you purchase from Amazon, make sure you access the site through http://smile.amazon.com. That will ensure that 0.5% of your purchase goes back to the AlumKnights.

2017 AlumKnights® Scholarships Applications

The DNHS Alumni Association is evaluating applicantions for the 2017 AlumKnights® Scholarship Programs which include:

  • The Drawbridge to Success Scholarship provides one year of support to graduating seniors who are interested in pursuing postsecondary education at a New Mexico institution of higher education and are able to demonstrate an extensive record of service, as exemplified by their participation in both school-based and community-based activities.
  • The Career/Technical/Vocational Scholarship provides one year of support to graduating seniors who are interested in pursuing a career-oriented, technical, or vocational program of study at a community college or trade school and are a able to demonstrate a commitment to working in a relevant career field.
  • The Dianne Riley Erickson Nursing Scholarship provides up to four years of support to graduating seniors who are interested in pursuing a four-year postsecondary degree in Nursing anywhere in the United States and are able to demonstrate an exemplary record of service, academic achievement, and commitment to the Nursing profession.

Applications are no longer being accepted. Please note that the transcript and letter(s) of recommendation must be submitted in-person to Ms. Celena Cordova, College & Career Counselor, in Room 310 (not via e-mail) by Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by 12:00 pm.

2017 Applebee’s Fundraiser

Picture of AlumKnights Applebee's 2017 Fundraiser volunteers.Once again, the Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast held on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 was a success with $356.15 raised for the AlumKnights Scholarship Fund. We wish to thank Applebee’s, the organizers, volunteers and of course the people who came for a delicious, low-cost breakfast for making this a successful fundraising event.

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.

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.