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.
AlumKnights® Award $25,000 in Scholarships
The Del Norte HS Alumni Association announces scholarship awards of $1,000 to five students in the class of 2022 and two incentive nursing scholarships in the amount of $10,000 (paid out over four years) – a total of $25,000. Since 2013, the AlumKnights have paid out $103,000 in scholarships to 71 students across our three scholarship programs. Scholarship funds come through individual contributions, restaurant fundraisers, the sale of engraved brick pavers and donations from class reunions. The Del Norte High School AlumKnights® provide scholarships annually to graduating seniors from Del Norte High School with a history of service to their school and community. For more information about the 2022 AlumKnights® scholarship recipients, see our 2022 AlumKnights Scholarship Awards page.
Del Norte Class of 2022 Senior Honor Assembly
AlumKnights Board Member Carlos Romero and President Lewis Bejcek presented certificates to the recipients of AlumKnights Scholarships at the Del Norte Class of 2022 Senior Honor Assembly on on May 9, 2022. Carlos gave an overview & background of the Drawbridge and Erickson Nursing scholarships. He also mentioned that funds are available for Trades at CNM. Carlos described Percy Larranaga and that the Ballet Folklorico Fundraiser helped provide scholarship funds. View Photos.
2021 Dine-to-Donate at Sadie’s
The AlumKnights® 2021 Dine-to-Donate fundraiser was held at Sadie’s on Academy on November 9, 2021. A portion of the proceeds from diners who presented a fund raising flyer was donated to the AlumKnights. The flyer worked all day. The event raised $700 for Del Norte student and staff projects.
Del Norte Alumni Ballet Folklórico Fundraiser
Señora Elaine Alarid’s Del Norte High School alumni Ballet Folklórico troupe performed on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Del Norte High School Performing Arts Center. The performance, directed by Señora Alarid, was in memory of former Del Norte teacher and administrator Percy Larranaga. It raised over $6,000 for the AlumKnights® Percy Larranaga Drawbridge to Success Scholarship! Many thanks to Señora Alarid, the Ballet Folklórico Sponsors, Friends of Folklorico, Drama Teacher Jon Hagmier and the DNHS Drama Department who let us use the theater and ran sound and lights. View Photos.
DNHS Teacher Appreciation Lunch
On August 5, 2021, Del Norte High School alumni volunteers from the AlumKnights welcomed DNHS teachers back with a Teacher Appreciation Lunch. Chick-fil-A at Montgomery and San Mateo donated chicken sandwiches which were handed out to DNHS staff along with chips, cookies and a “free drink” card donated from Ziggie’s Coffee, the new coffee shop across from Del Norte. Albuquerque District 7 City Councilor Diane Gibson also attended to show her appreciation to Del Norte staff. View Photos.
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 $60 (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!
See the Memorial Paver Ceremony for APD Officer Jerry Cline.
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.