Activities

2020 AlumKnights Scholarship Awards

2020 AlumKnights Scholarship Recipients The Del Norte AlumKnights® awarded 2020 Drawbridge to Success Scholarships of $1,000 to seven students, Skilled Trades Scholarships of $1,000 to two students, and two Diane Riley Erickson Nursing Scholarships valued at $10,000, with students receiving $1,000 in the first year and increasing amounts in years 2-4 if they continue
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2019 DNHS Academic Letters

Photo of 2019 DNHS Academic Letter Recipients The AlumKnights® contributed $500 for the 2019 Del Norte High School Academic Letter Awards. Thirty-one DNHS students received first-year Academic Letters and fifteen received 2nd or 3rd year Academic Gold Bars awards at a recognition ceremony on November 12, 2019. Criteria for Academic Letter Recognition include enrolled as a Senior
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2019 Brian Tafoya Fundraiser at Starr Brothers Brewing

Photo of 2019 Tafoya fundraiser May 2019 Starr Brothers Brewing was non-stop on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 4 pm until closing as patrons honored DNHS Alumni Brian Tafoya. A big THANK-YOU to AlumKnights Board member Steve Erickson who coordinated the fundraiser and to  those that turned out! Not only did they enjoy great food, beer and
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2019 AlumKnights Scholarship Awards

2019 AlumKnights Scholarship Recipients The Del Norte AlumKnights® awarded 2019 Drawbridge to Success Scholarships of $1,000 to seven students, Skilled Trades Scholarships of $1,000 to two students, and one Diane Riley Erickson Nursing Scholarship valued at $10,000, with students receiving $1,000 in the first year and increasing amounts in years 2-4 if they continue
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2019 Bowling for Scholarships Fundraiser

Photo of the Bowling Fundraiser Check Presntation The 2019 AlumKnights Bowling for Scholarships Fundraiser was held Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Skidmore’s Holiday Bowl. Participants had a great time! Special thanks to Steve Erickson, the AlumKnights Board of Directors and the Del Norte AF JROTC for making this happen! Del Norte Jr. Air Force ROTC students received a $900 check which
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2018 Dine-to-Donate at Sadie’s on Academy

Sadies logo 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!
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2018 Ballet Folklórico Del Norte Alumni Fundraiser

Photo from the 2018 Del Norte Ballet Folklorico Performance Señora Alarid’s Del Norte High School Alumni Folklórico troupe performed on September 7, 2018 at the Del Norte High School Performing Arts Center. 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
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2018 AlumKnights Scholarship Awards

The Del Norte AlumKnights awarded 2018 Drawbridge to Success Scholarships of $1,000 to six students, a Skilled Trades Scholarship of $1,000 to one student, and three Diane Riley Erickson Nursing Scholarship valued at $10,000, with students receiving $1,000 in the first year and increasing amounts in years 2-4 if they continue pursuing
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2017 Dine-to-Donate at Sadie’s on Academy

Photo of DNHS Alumni at Sadies Dine-to-Donate Fundraiser The AlumKnights 4th Annual Dine-to-Donate fundraiser was held at Sadie’s on Academy on November 14, 2017. A portion of the proceeds from diners who presented an AlumKnights flyer was applied to the AlumKnights Scholarship fund. The flyer worked all day. During the fundraiser, the Del Norte Class of 1967 presented a
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2017 Pageant of Bands

Photo DNHS Band at 2017 POB For the fifth straight 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 21, 2017 at Wilson Stadium. AlumKnight volunteers included Marti Bass, Nancy Bennett, Terri Christiansen and Dan Jones. The Del Norte Band is
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Fall 2017 Brick Garden Installation

Photo of DNHS Alumni working on Brick Garden Balloons were in the air during the October 7, 2017 AlumKnights Brick Garden installation. Ken Varga again led volunteers Marti Bass, Lewis Bejcek, Nancy Bennett, Terri Christiansen, Angelo Gonzales, Ann Johnson and Dan Jones. There were also several alumni from the class of 1972 to help out. Many thanks to
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2017 Ballet Folklórico Del Norte Alumni Fundraiser

Photo of DNHS Ballet Folklorico - 2017 Señora Alarid’s Del Norte High School Alumni Folklórico troupe performed to a full house on September 8, 2017 at the Del Norte High School Performing Arts Center (PAC). Mariachi Tierra Del Encanto provided wonderful live music for the alumni dancers and their families. The event was a fundraiser for the AlumKnights© Scholarship
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2017 AlumKnights Scholarship Awards

Photo of Karina Peña-Morla The DNHS AlumKnights awarded the 2017 student scholarships to eight recipients. They each receive $1,000 scholarship this year, but the Erickson Scholarship recipients can receive up to $10,000 over four years if they continue pursuing their degree in nursing and maintain a 3.0 GPA each year. All are graduating seniors from Del
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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.  
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2016 Dine to Donate at Sadie’s on Academy

Sadies logo The AlumKnights 3rd annual Dine to Donate fundraiser was held at Sadie’s on Academy on November 15, 2016 . A portion of the proceeds from diners who presented an AlumKnights flyer was applied to the AlumKnights Scholarship fund. The flyer worked all day. This event raised an additional $700 for AlumKnights® scholarships.
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Friend of the Castle Award Honoring Señora Elaine Alarid

Photo of Senora Alarid The 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
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2016 Pageant of Bands

Del Norte POB Spirit Picture 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
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Fall 2016 Brick Garden Installation

Photo of family member placing memorial brick The 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
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DNHS 2016 Registration

Photo from DNHS 2016 Registration Several AlumKnights volunteers assisted students, parents, teachers and administrators during DNHS Student registration on August 4-5, 2016. The assistance, cold water and snacks provided by the AlumKnights were appreciated by the members of the DNHS community.
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2016 AlumKnights Scholarship Awards

The DNHS AlumKnights awarded the 2016 student scholarships of $1,000 to six recipients. All are graduating seniors from Del Norte High School with a history of service to their school and community. Drawbridge to Success Scholarship For those students that will be attending a public two or four-year institution of higher
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Ballet Folklorico Fundraiser

AlumKnights Ballet-Folklorico Fundraiser Flyer On April 15, 2016, the AlumKnights sponsored an Alumni performance of Ballet Folklorico at the DNHS Performing Arts Center. Retired DNHS teacher and Ballet Folklorico sponsor Señora Elaine Alarid gathered some 30 alumni dancers for a benefit to support the AlumKnights Scholarship Fund and played to a packed house. Nearly $3,000 was raised for
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2016 Applebee’s Fundraiser

Applebee's logo Once again, the Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast held on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 was a success with over $300 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.
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2015 Pageant of Bands

DNHS Band at 2015 POB For the third 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 17, 2015 at Wilson Stadium. AlumKnight volunteers included Terri Christiansen, Eric Gray, Ann Johnson, Dan Jones, Krista Martinez, Janet Saiers and Mike Tandysh. The
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AlumKnights 2015 Homecoming Tailgate

AlumKnights 2015 Homecoming On Thursday, October 8, 2015 AlumKnight volunteers Lewis Bejcek, Terri Christiansen, Janet Saiers and Mike Tandysh greeted Alumni and parents attending the DNHS Homcoming Game at Milne Stadium. Information on the AlumKnights was given out and AlumKnights 50th anniversary T-shirts were sold for the Scholarship fund. Del Norte played Bernalillo HS
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DNHS 2015 Parent Open House

AlumKnights Helmet Great volunteers helped at the DNHS Parent Open House on Tuesday September 1, 20515. There were five AlumKnights Tuesday and providing much needed directions, answering questions and operating the elevator. Volunteers were Janet Saiers, Terri Christiansen, Nancy Bennett, Brian Tafoya and Mike Tandysh. They were there from 5:45-8 pm. Their help was much appreciated by principal Jo Sloan.
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2015 DNHS Teacher Welcome Back Lunch

AlumKnights DNHS Teacher Welcome Back Lunch Some 80 Del Norte High School teachers and staff expressed much appreciation for the pizza and fruit lunch served August 12, 2015 by the AlumKnights. Helping were: Martha Peercy, ’66 and her husband David Peercy who serves on the APS Board; Brian Tafoya ’69; Dan Jones and Terri Christiansen, ’70;
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AlumKnights Assist with DNHS 2015 Registration

AlumKnights Volunteers for the 2015 DNHS Registration Several AlumKnights volunteers assisted students, parents and the administration during DNHS Student registration on August 7-8, 2015. The afternoons were hot, and cold water and snacks provided by the AlumKnights were appreciated by the members of the DNHS community.
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2015 Applebee’s Fundraiser

Applebees AlumKnights Fundraiser 2015 Volunteers Once again, the Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast held on June 13, 2015 was a success! Including ticket sales, donations, and sales of AlumKnight t-shirts, over $600 was raised for the Scholarship Fund. We wish to thank Applebee’s, the organizers, volunteers and of course the people who came for a delicious,
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2015 AlumKnights Scholarship Awards

Annika Fietek - 2015 AlumKnights Scholarship Recipient The DNHS AlumKnights awarded the 2015 student scholarships of $1,000 to six recipients. All are graduating seniors from Del Norte High School with a history of service to their school and community. Drawbridge to Success Scholarship For those students that will be attending a public two- or four-year institution of higher
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DNHS 2015 Winter Carnival

DNHS 2015 Winter Carnival, AlumKnights On January 16th, 2015 the Sophomore Class sponsored a DNHS 50th Anniversary Winter Carnival, in lieu of a Winter Ball. The AlumKnights “Celebrate the 60’s” booth was a big hit, probably because everyone won something. Guests purchased tickets as they entered the Carnval for 25¢ a piece. They then “spent” tickets at
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2014 DNHS Winter Combined Concert Reception

DNHS Winter Combined Concert - AlumKnights The AlumKnights provided a reception with cookies and cider following the December 11, 2014 DNHS Winter Combined Concert. The concert, which was very well attended, featured the Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Guitar, Concert Choir and Piano. Cookies were provided by the Del Norte Baptist Church. Directors include: Liza Gatica, Orchestra, Guitar
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AlumKnights 2014 Homecoming Tailgate and Game

Alumnknights Homecoming Tailgate, Oct 24, 2014 On Friday night, October 24 2014, the AlumKnights held an all-alumni Homecoming Tailgate prior to the game at Mine Stadium. It was a beautiful night with BBQ grills and other food.     The ’74 State Champion Football Team were formally recognized before the game. Twelve former players and two
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Homecoming Coronation Reception

2014 DNHS Homecoming Coronation Recption The AlumKnights hosted a reception following the “Back Once More To ’64” Homecoming Coronation on October 23, 2014. The AlumKnights supplied punch and secured donations of cookies and brownies. The 2014 DNHS Homecoming Court included King Irving Manriquez and Queen Mayra Miranda.
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2014 Pageant of Bands

DNHS Band POB - AlumKnights For the second 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 11, 2014 at Wilson Stadium. The Del Norte Band is one of the ten APS POB Member Bands that produce this all-volunteer
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A is for Art Fundraiser Benefits DNHS

APS Foundation A is for Art Fundraiser - AlumKnights On Friday, October 3, 2014 the APS Foundation held their annual “A is for Art” fundraiser that included dinner, auction of student created art and student performances. A new feature of the annual fundraiser is having a school be “adopted” as part of the live auction. This year the Del Norte Fine and Performing Arts program
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DNHS Teacher Welcome Back Breakfast

AlumnKnights Teacher Breakfast For the third year, the AlumKnights provided breakfast on August 12, 2014 for some 80 Del Norte HS faculty and staff. Breakfast food and beverage was sponsored by Jimmy’s Cafe, Chick-Fil-A Montgomery & San Mateo location, Jack in the Box Inc., Starbuck’s Montgomery & I-25 location, Albertson’s at 4950 Montgomery NE and Del Norte Baptist Church.
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Celebrate the Knight

AlumKnights Celebrate the Knight Ceremony Music, memories, hugs, hand shakes, Folklorico dancing, food, fun, farewell to the 1964 cafeteria, photos, and building tours were part of the DNHS 50th anniversary kick-off June 27, 2014. Crowd estimates range from 350-500 alumni, former teachers and staff, elected officials, and community members. Each attendee received a commemorative pen
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2014 AlumKnights Drawbridge to Success Scholarship

Madelyn Martinez, A recipient of the 2014 AlumKnights Drawbridge to Success Scholarship The AlumKnights Leadership Council voted to award four (4) scholarships in the amount of $1,250 each to the following graduating seniors. Kaleigh Lopez, Madelyn Martinez, and Monica Vigil will receive the 2014 AlumKnights Drawbridge to Success Scholarship, and Danielle Ripley will receive the AlumKnights Ronald W. Kaehr Scholarship in recognition
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Knight Installed

AlumKnights Celebrate the Knight Brick Garden The original Del Norte HS Knight, a gift from Del Norte High School’s first graduating class of 1966  returned home on March 21, 2014 after 18 months of renovation, rest, and relaxation. The 10 ‘ tall Knight was adjacent to the demolition fence of the original Del Norte HS in
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DNHS Student Trip to NMSU

Approximately 55 DNHS students went to Las Cruces to visit the campus of NMSU on March 4, 2013. The trip was a big success – NMSU had a number of presentations and programs that were really informative and engaged the students.The DNHS Alumni Association provided breakfast and dinner for the
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Del Norte Debating Dragon Slayers

The Del Norte Debating Dragon Slayers hosted their 3rd annual Castle Congress at DNHS on Saturday, February 8, 2014. Students impressively decked out in dress clothes and carrying briefcases met in chambers to participate in Congressional Debate, with an entertaining break competition called “The Impromptu Smackdown”. The Del Norte Alumni Association
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Foreign Student Parent Night

DNHS students and their families from around the world were informed about college opportunities and other student issues on January 10, 2014 in the DNHS Media Center. APS translators interpreted for the families from Somalia, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Spanish speaking countries. Families enjoyed a dinner provided and served by the
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Winter Concert

Over 150 DNHS choir, band, orchestra and guitar students performed December 11, 2013 in Thibert Hall. The AlumKnights helped serve cider and cookies donated by Albertson’s. Del Norte Baptist Church also provided hundreds of cookies. These refreshments were enjoyed by a standing room only crowd after the concert.
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50th Anniversary Committee

Del Norte High School’s Golden Anniversary will be celebrated from Spring 2014 through graduation of 2015 – Del Norte’s 50th graduating class. A committee has been formed to plan 50th Anniversary activities. All alumni are needed and welcome to attend planning sessions. The next planning session which will highlight activities
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Knight to Remember

Over 1,000 Del Norte High School alumni, former staff and faculty attended the June 7, 2012 “Knight to Remember” Open House. The $22.5 million Phase I rebuild of Del Norte High School was available for student led tours. The “old building” consisting of some 60 classrooms, labs and library was also open for
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