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.
Annual Dine to Donate at Sadie’s on Academy a Success!
The AlumKnights® 5th Annual Dine-to-Donate fundraiser was held at Sadie’s on Academy on November 13, 2018. A portion of the proceeds from diners who presented an AlumKnights flyer was applied to the AlumKnights Scholarship fund. The flyer worked all day. The event raised $900 for the scholarship fund!
2018 Ballet Folklórico Del Norte Alumni Fundraiser
Señora Alarid’s Del Norte High School Alumni Folklórico troupe performed on September 7, 2018 at the Del Norte High School Performing Arts Center (PAC). Mariachi Tierra Del Encanto with Orlando Marquez provided wonderful live music for the alumni dancers and their families. The event was a fundraiser for the AlumKnights© Scholarship Fund. Net proceeds from the event were over $2,600.
The Alumni Association would like to thank the following sponsors that helped put on this year’s Ballet Folklorico event: Carol & Bryan Sarracino of Waddell & Reed Financial Advisers; Angelina Sandoval, Qualifying Broker with Realty One; Apex; Angelo Gonzales; and The Hispanic Heritage Committee. We would also like to thank Friends of Folklorico, Arthur L. Castillo – For NM Treasurer, Freeman Dean and Mariachi Tierra Del Encanto with Orlando Marquez. A very big thank you to Drama Teacher Jon Hagmier and the DNHS Drama Department who let us use the theater and ran sound and lights and finally, for Señora Alarid who recruits her past Alumni students to help put on this great fundraiser!!!!
AlumKnights® Awards $37,000 in Scholarships
The Del Norte AlumKnights, announces individual scholarship awards of $1,000 to seven students in the class of 2018 and three incentive scholarships valued at $10,000 each. Three students will receive the Diane Riley Erickson Nursing Scholarship. They are Dajia Greathouse, Gissely Reyes Contreras and Karen Ly. In college year one, the student receives $1,000 followed by increasing amounts in their college years two, three and four. The scholarship honors 1966 graduate Diane Riley Erickson who worked at numerous area hospitals. The six students receiving the $1,000 Drawbridge to Success Scholarship will attend a New Mexico two or four year college. Funds for two of this year’s awards were to honor long-time Del Norte teacher, coach and administrator Frank Love. The students are: Chase Latimore, Byamungu Fazili, Abdul Jawad Popal, David Sanchez Martinez, Alicia Ruple and Diego Vallenilla. The $1,000 Skilled Trades Scholarship is for students studying for trade careers including
plumber, electrician, auto mechanic, and culinary. Christina Chavez was awarded this scholarship. For more information about our scholarship program see our Scholarship Information page.
Bowling for Scholarships Fundraiser – March 3, 2019
The Del Norte AlumKnights® Bowling for Scholarships Tournament will be held on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019. Watch for further details.
Support the AlumKnights®!
To 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 AmazonSmile 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 smile.amazon.com/ch/47-1665246 and Amazon donates to the Alumknights!
Plant World, Inc. Grants Free Access to Del Norte Alumni
Plant World, a subsidiary of Rowland Nursery Inc. and the Southwest’s largest wholesale nursery, is now offering all Del Norte High School alumni free access to shop where the pro’s shop. Just tell them that you are an alumni. Plant World is located on 18-acres in the North Valley where literally thousands of flowers, shrubs, and trees from common to exotic specimens are available. Their address is 250 El Pueblo Rd NE in Albuquerque, Southeast of the Railrunner Los Ranchos/Journal Center station.