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EPHS STUDENT'S PLAY A JEWEL BOX SERIES PRODUCTION

 
   

Cardboard House Dreams, a drama about the unavoidable conflicts of living on the border, is the next production of the El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre.

The performance by El Paso’s Youth Collaboration of the Arts is at 2:30 p.m. Sunday,March 8 in the Philanthropy Theatre in the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center.

Cultural lines blur in Cardboard House Dreams, about a Mexican adolescent and his sister who attend school across the border in El Paso. “He begins to understand that although he lives in Anapra in a cardboard home, he feels part American,” said Alexandra Dipp, a 17-year-old El Paso High School junior who wrote and is directing the production. “It’s a play for me that represents what it is to be a child of the border,” she said.

Cardboard House Dreams is the third of Alexandra’s plays to be produced on local stages. The others are Red and Black and Moving Stillness.

Tickets are $16 on sale at the Plaza Theatre box office. They also are available, plus service fees, at Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, 546-0609 and 800-745-3000.

LIVE INTERNET STREAM FROM BALD EAGLES' NEST

Norman Davis and Patsy Irons reside in Georgia and recommend this live steaming internet site from Berry College in Rome, Georgia.  A nest high in a tree on the college campus is monitored 24/7 by three live stream cameras at http://www.berry.edu/eaglecam/You may want to Bookmark/Favorite this site to visit it from time to time, perhaps several times a day, as the two eaglets now in the nest grow and eventually fledge (expected in late April or during May).  The history of the nest is that the Bald Eagle couple will return to the nest again in late fall to mate, tend their eggs and their eaglet offspring. 

Bald Eagles are, of course, not Tigers, but they are certainly part of our natural history and are a symbol of the national heritage of the United States.  This view into the lives of an eagle family is fascinating, intimate, and even soothing.  Thanks Norman and Patsy and the folks at Berry College for this opportunty.

FAVORITE BURGER JOINT POLL?  (That's BURGER joint, not just "joint," thank you.)

The Poll for February asked to which of the listed burger joints would you go if you were to travel back in time to 1965.  The Oasis Drive (on Mesa at Wyoming) was the choice of one respondent. One respondent picked Lucky Boy (could be the downtown location on El Paso Street across from the Capri Theater or the one on Mesa at Baltimore) and another choice was the soda fountain at Kern Drug (across Stanton Street from the the Gunning Castel drug store which also had a popular soda fountain).  But the runaway favorite on the list, chosen by ten respondents, is The Charcoaler which in 1965 was on Mesa near Waymore.  The Charc later moved south a block or so to Mesa near the intersection with Mesita/Sun Bowl Drive, but eventually relocated to it's current home on Mesa between North Mesa Hills and Crestmont/Crown Point.

Respond to the March Poll which wonders about where you may have incurred a memory you'd just as soon not remember.  All responses are anonymous.  Only members of this website may respond to a Poll; once a vote is submitted, the overall results are displayed to the respondent.  It's just for fun, so register your response to the Poll question each month.

ACADEMIC DECATHLON WON BY EPHS TIGERS

A hard working, fast responding, and amazingly knowledgeable group of El Paso High School students did it again:  they placed first in the Regional Academic Decathlon competition. The Tiger team, coached and sponsored by Journalism teacher Gerald Neumann, next vie for the State Championship on 27 February in San Antonio.

TIGERS CAPTURE REGIONAL MOCK TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP

The Mock Trial Team from El Paso High School won First Place at Regional competition and  advances to the State Mock Trial competition in Dallas.  This is another significant accomplishment for students of EPHS because of the competitive and prestigious nature of Mock Trial competition. 

Team members include:  Zane Harwell, Teacher/Coach; Cristian Pleters, Team Captain; Jacqueline Vallejo, Joshua De Anda, Ariel Ochoa, Marissa Rodriguez, Geraldine Cisneros, Oriana Dominguez, Dianna Herrera, Mariel Montero, and Eloisa Pleters.

SUPPORT THE CHAMPIONSHIP VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM AT EPHS:  PURCHASE A VIP CARD

The volleyball teams at EPHS and at Wiggs Middle School are once again selling VIP Cards to raise funds for travel, uniforms, or equipment that is not part of the school budget.  The price is $20 per card, but it is valid for one year and provides discounts at merchants in El Paso.

Cards are honored at some pretty cool places, vollyball girls report:  restaurants such as Geo Geske's G2, Billy Crews, Potbelly, Chubby’s, Menchies, The Bagel Shop, Carnitas Queretaro, El Taco Tote, etc.; and other businesses include Mister Car Wash, Ella Blu, flower shops, cleaners, etc. If you were to use your VIP discount every time you shopped these merchants, you might save the purchase price in just a month.  Think of the value over twelve months!  You may visit www.vipforme.com for the complete list of places that accept the VIP Card and for the conditions of it's use.

It's hard to get in touch with the players because they are in school during the day and after school most are either playing club volleyball or engaged in other sports, orchestra, or some other activity (they all tend to be active, accomplished students).  So, if you would like to purchase a VIP Card (or a pair of cards, perhaps), E-mail sregit66@hal-pc.org with your order (include your name, a phone number, and best time to contact you, please) so a vollyball salesgirl may get in touch with you.  Don't delay, the VIP Cards are available only until 16 March

SCHEDULES FOR EPHS SOFTBALL, BASEBALL, & TENNIS POSTED

The Boys and Girls Basketball seasons have been completed and the sports focus shifts outdoors again to Girls Softball, Boys Baseball,  Individual Tennis Competion, and Track for both Girls and Boys.  The schedules and results for softball, baseball, and tennis are posted on the Active Sports Schedules page under the EPHS Athletics menu option.  If you are interested in results for the Tigers varsity basketball teams, those schedules are now located on the EPHS Athletics/2014-15 Expired Seasons webpage.

ALUMNI v VARSITY BASEBALL GAME PHOTOS

It was for fun and to raise some funds for the baseball program at EPHS.  The baseball season gets underway soon, so give the current crop of ball players a little different kind of practice, against some older players.  Here are a few photos of the Alumni in action from the benefit doubleheader on the baseball field at George Hodge Ball Park.  By the way, the top-half of the first inning was cut short because the Tigers Varsity scored six runs without making their third out.  The alumni (mostly from classes in the 90s and first decade of the second millenium) turned the tables on the Varsity winning the first game 8-7. 

 

Alumni at Bat

 

Baseball Coach Nick DeSantis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Younger Alumni return to dugout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A strike-out is part of the game, too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pick-off play by the Alumni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Out! at Third

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Baseball Coach Nick DeSantis


Amy Richardson's Step-father Passed Away

Norman Dodge, Amy Richardson's step-father passed away on 14 February 2015 in El Paso.  A commital service will be held at Fort Bliss National Cemetery on 7 April 2015.  Amy shared the following tribute to a caring. gentle man who was her step-father for the past 42 years.

Norman Maxsudian Dodge Oct 24, 1920-Feb 14, 2015. He was the child of an American WWI soldier and his French Armenian war bride. He was a WWII soldier, a civil servant, an expert in French language, culture, history, and philately, a loving and faithful husband, a kind and wise stepfather and a faithful Christian. "Come heavenly angel band, Come and around him stand. Oh bear him away on your Snow White wings to his immortal home."


Obiturary of Terry Enriquez Slayton, Sister of Angie Enriquez Heredia

Maria Teresa Slayton, 69, passed away peacefully at her home, Thursday, February 5, 2015. She is survived by her children, Angie Jimenes ( Arcardio), William Slayton ( Jessica); grandchildren, James, Lou, Ivan, Hope and Faith; brother, Agustin Nakamoto (Dolores); and her sister, Angelina Heredia (Alfonso). Pallbearers: Ivan Villalobos, James Cubillos, Lou Cubillos, Kit Stemsrud, Isaac Heredia, and Aaron Heredia. Visitation with a Vigil/Rosary at took place February 10, 2015 at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Funeral Mass was held at 11:00am on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church celebrated by Father Ben Flores. Interment was Private. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Please visit our online register book at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net.

 

Maria Teresa Slayton, 69, passed away peacefully at her home, Thursday, February 5, 2015. She is survived by her children, Angie Jimenes ( Arcardio), William Slayton ( Jessica); grandchildren, James, Lou, Ivan, Hope and Faith; brother, Agustin Nakamoto (Dolores); and her sister, Angelina Heredia (Alfonso). Pallbearers: Ivan Villalobos, James Cubillos, Lou Cubillos, Kit Stemsrud, Isaac Heredia, and Aaron Heredia. Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 9:00pm with a Vigil/Rosary at 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00am on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church celebrated by Father Ben Flores. Interment will be Private. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Please visit our online register book at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/elpasotimes/obituary.aspx?n=maria-slayton&pid=174090032#sthash.7wAhu0hm.dpuf
MARIA SLAYTON Obituary
 
Maria Teresa Slayton, 69, passed away peacefully at her home, Thursday, February 5, 2015. She is survived by her children, Angie Jimenes ( Arcardio), William Slayton ( Jessica); grandchildren, James, Lou, Ivan, Hope and Faith; brother, Agustin Nakamoto (Dolores); and her sister, Angelina Heredia (Alfonso). Pallbearers: Ivan Villalobos, James Cubillos, Lou Cubillos, Kit Stemsrud, Isaac Heredia, and Aaron Heredia. Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 9:00pm with a Vigil/Rosary at 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00am on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church celebrated by Father Ben Flores. Interment will be Private. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Please visit our online register book at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net.
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/elpasotimes/obituary.aspx?n=maria-slayton&pid=174090032#sthash.7wAhu0hm.dpuf
MARIA SLAYTON Obituary
 
Maria Teresa Slayton, 69, passed away peacefully at her home, Thursday, February 5, 2015. She is survived by her children, Angie Jimenes ( Arcardio), William Slayton ( Jessica); grandchildren, James, Lou, Ivan, Hope and Faith; brother, Agustin Nakamoto (Dolores); and her sister, Angelina Heredia (Alfonso). Pallbearers: Ivan Villalobos, James Cubillos, Lou Cubillos, Kit Stemsrud, Isaac Heredia, and Aaron Heredia. Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 9:00pm with a Vigil/Rosary at 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00am on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church celebrated by Father Ben Flores. Interment will be Private. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Please visit our online register book at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net.
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/elpasotimes/obituary.aspx?n=maria-slayton&pid=174090032#sthash.7wAhu0hm.dpuf
Maria Teresa Slayton, 69, passed away peacefully at her home, Thursday, February 5, 2015. She is survived by her children, Angie Jimenes ( Arcardio), William Slayton ( Jessica); grandchildren, James, Lou, Ivan, Hope and Faith; brother, Agustin Nakamoto (Dolores); and her sister, Angelina Heredia (Alfonso). Pallbearers: Ivan Villalobos, James Cubillos, Lou Cubillos, Kit Stemsrud, Isaac Heredia, and Aaron Heredia. Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 9:00pm with a Vigil/Rosary at 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00am on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church celebrated by Father Ben Flores. Interment will be Private. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Please visit our online register book at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/elpasotimes/obituary.aspx?n=maria-slayton&pid=174090032#sthash.7wAhu0hm.dpuf
Maria Teresa Slayton, 69, passed away peacefully at her home, Thursday, February 5, 2015. She is survived by her children, Angie Jimenes ( Arcardio), William Slayton ( Jessica); grandchildren, James, Lou, Ivan, Hope and Faith; brother, Agustin Nakamoto (Dolores); and her sister, Angelina Heredia (Alfonso). Pallbearers: Ivan Villalobos, James Cubillos, Lou Cubillos, Kit Stemsrud, Isaac Heredia, and Aaron Heredia. Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 9:00pm with a Vigil/Rosary at 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00am on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church celebrated by Father Ben Flores. Interment will be Private. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Please visit our online register book at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/elpasotimes/obituary.aspx?n=maria-slayton&pid=174090032#sthash.7wAhu0hm.dpuf
MARIA SLAYTON Obituary
 
Maria Teresa Slayton, 69, passed away peacefully at her home, Thursday, February 5, 2015. She is survived by her children, Angie Jimenes ( Arcardio), William Slayton ( Jessica); grandchildren, James, Lou, Ivan, Hope and Faith; brother, Agustin Nakamoto (Dolores); and her sister, Angelina Heredia (Alfonso). Pallbearers: Ivan Villalobos, James Cubillos, Lou Cubillos, Kit Stemsrud, Isaac Heredia, and Aaron Heredia. Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 9:00pm with a Vigil/Rosary at 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00am on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church celebrated by Father Ben Flores. Interment will be Private. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Please visit our online register book at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net.
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/elpasotimes/obituary.aspx?n=maria-slayton&pid=174090032#sthash.7wAhu0hm.dpuf
MARIA SLAYTON Obituary
 
Maria Teresa Slayton, 69, passed away peacefully at her home, Thursday, February 5, 2015. She is survived by her children, Angie Jimenes ( Arcardio), William Slayton ( Jessica); grandchildren, James, Lou, Ivan, Hope and Faith; brother, Agustin Nakamoto (Dolores); and her sister, Angelina Heredia (Alfonso). Pallbearers: Ivan Villalobos, James Cubillos, Lou Cubillos, Kit Stemsrud, Isaac Heredia, and Aaron Heredia. Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 9:00pm with a Vigil/Rosary at 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00am on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church celebrated by Father Ben Flores. Interment will be Private. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Please visit our online register book at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net.
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/elpasotimes/obituary.aspx?n=maria-slayton&pid=174090032#sthash.7wAhu0hm.dpuf

YOU MAY HELP TO SPONSOR AN AD IN SPRING FIESTA PROGRAM

The Spring Fiesta has a very long history at El Paso High.  It is more than one night of festivity: students and PTSA volunteers spend weeks preparing for the event.  It is pomp and pagentry mixed with fun, teen romance, and some heartbreak inevitably stirred-in.  No longer staged in the El Paso County Coliseum, Spring Fiesta is a campus event, held in the CD Jarvis Gym this year on 28 March. 

To support the EPHS PTSA so students may revel at the 2015 Spring Fiesta, EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion Organizing Committee will place a full-page ad in the printed program for that formal evening.  If you would like to help underwrite the ad, you may make a donation of from $10 to $25 for this purpose.  You can help to demonstrate the dedication of the Semi-Centennial Class, the Class of 1966, with your check sent to EPHS66, 2227 N Kansas Street, El Paso 79902.  Please make checks payable to "EPHS66" and mark the Memo with "Spring Fiesta."  The deadline for ads is 14 March, so please act today.

This year the Spring Fiesta Theme is Dance To The Music!  You surely recall the hit of the same name (click here) by Sly and the Family Stone when you were just a couple of years out of high school.  Looks like The Funk is back, if only for the night of 28 March at The El Paso High.  Here's another dose of dat Funk:  Thank You!

If the Spring Fiesta Program Ad is over subscribed, surplus contributions may be used to support EPHS's Operation Celebration the night of graduation in June.


 


Reunion Organizing Committee Meeting Dates Projected

Please save the dates below for meetings of the EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion Organizing Committee:

16 March, Monday (6:15 PM at Village Inn, 2929 N Mesa)

  1 June, Monday (at an eastside location)

31 August, Monday (at a westside location)

These dates are projected meeting dates and are subject to change.  Notice of the meeting date, time, and location will be announced once a suitable location has been reserved for the meeting.  If you would like to suggest a restaurant conducive for a meeting of 15 or more persons, please use the Contact Us menu button on the left to make your recommendation.  If you are well acquainted with a manager or restaurant owner, by all means, let the committee know.

Any classmate of EPHS66 is welcome to attend these meetings.  Please volunteer to join the Organizing Committee and to serve on a reunion Standing Committee or a Special Committee.

EPHS Alumni Association Meeting - 18 March

Please attend the next meeting of the EPHS Alumni Association,  Wednesday, 18 March, 6 PM at Applebee's, N Mesa at North Mesa Hills.  The Centennial Celebration Year is only months away and there is still plenty of work to be done and a lot of volunteer opportunities.  This is a critical meeting and your participation is needed. 

If you are not currently a member of the EPHS Alumni Association, you may join at the meeting or go to ephsalum.com

 "Don't leave it up to somone else!" 

EPHS Alumni Association Coming Events

Get involved with Tigers from classes ranging from the '50s into the current century as a member of the EPHS Alumni Association, as a volunteer for the EPHS Centennial Celebration Year, and as a participant at special events sponsored by the Alumni Association.  Here's a look at some up-coming EPHS Alumni events:

18 Mar - Association Meeting, Applebee's Restaurant, N Mesa @ Mesa Hills

 8 Apr - Association Meeting (location to be determined)

11 Apr - EPHS Alumni Night at the Chihuahuas (special ticket offer), Southwest University Stadium

20 Apr - Deadline for Alumni Assocition Team entries for the Braden Aboud Memorial Run/Walk (see 17 May)

13 May - Association Meeting (location to be determined)

17 May - Braden Aboud Memorial Run/Walk, Zach White School, 8 AM

24 May - Tigers Night at The Comic Strip (specital ticket offer)

June    - EPHS Graduation/Alumni Association Product Sales (date to be announced)

June   - EPHS Alumni Association Bowling Party, Fiesta Lanes (date to be announced)

8 Oct - Eve of the "E", RR Jones Stadium

9 Oct - EPHS Homecoming Pep Assembly & Football Game v Irvin

Events appearing in italics are in planning.  Dates are subject to change.

 "Don't leave it up to somone else!" 


 


mail Alumni Association New Postal Address

The EPHS Alumni Association has a new Postal Box address; please make a note:

 EPHS Alumni Association, PO Box 5024, El Paso TX 79953-5024.

  EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion Changed to October 2016   (Updated 16 Nov 2014)

Your Reunion Organizing Committee has decided to re-schedule the EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion to 6-9 October 2016 to coincide with the EPHS Centennial Celebration Canival which has been moved to 8 October 2016.  The move of the Carnival was made necessary when UTEP announced it had signed a contract with West Point for the Miners to play Army on 17 September 2016 in the Sun Bowl Stadium.  It was recognized by the committee putting together the Centennial Carnival (with concurrance by the EPHS Administration and EPISD officials, as well) that it would be impractical to stage the Carnival on the same day as the first ever contest between UTEP and West Point.  The long and important history of EPHS and the EPISD with Fort Bliss also mitigated against holding the Centennial Celebration Carnival on the same day as "The Army comes to town."  

The October date for the Carnival means that it will also coincide with EPHS 2016 Homecoming and permit EPHS66 alumni to enjoy the Homecoming atmosphere at the The School on the Hill in addition to participaing in the Carnival, probably the biggest event of the Centennial Celebration Year 2016. 

The Centenial Carnival on Saturday, 8 October 2016, is planned to center around three primary events:  an attempt to set a new world record for the largest high school reunion; the return of Saturday afternoon varsity football in RR Jones Stadium pitting the legendary El Paso Tigers against cross-town rivals, the Austin Panthers; and a concert in the stadium following the Homecoming football game.  The outdoor concert may  be capped-off with an aerial fireworks display.  Throughout the day, food trucks will be at the EPHS campus to provide a variety of fare for the gustatory delight of EPHS alumni from the 1940s through the Class of 2015. 

You will not want to miss the 50-year reunion of The EPHS Class of 1966 nor the opportunity to be counted as an alumnus of EPHS as our alma mater embarks on it's Second Century of Excellence!  Stay tuned for additional details over the next year and into the 2016 Centennial Celebration Year.  Please save the dates Thursday, 6 October through Sunday, 9 October 2016 for your EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion!

EPHS BOYS SWIMMERS FINISH 8TH AS A TEAM AT STATE MEET

With a total of 83 points, the Tiger Boys Swimmers finished a respectable 8th place in the Texas UIL State Swimming Meet.  Senior Victor Baca medaled with a thrid place finish in the 100-yd Butterfly and took fourth in the 100-yd Breaststroke final. Baca also swam a leg on the the fourth place Tiger Boys 200-yd Medley Relay Team.  That relay team included Victor's brother, Brandon Baca, Enzo Modesto-Abbud and Andrew Harmon.

Last year's State Champion in the 100-yd Girls Butterfly as a Freshman, Victoria Garcia, medaled again with a third place in that event.  Garcia was the only member of the EPHS Girls Swimmers to medal in this year's state meet.

The Tigers Swimmers were the only contestants from El Paso high schools to medal in the top three places during the 5A state finals this year.  Ale Acosta of Jefferson finished sixth in the 5A Girls 500-yd Freestyle.  In 6A competion, the Franklin Girls earned fifth overall with fourth place finishes in the Girls 4 x 50-yd Freestyle Relay and the 4 x 100-yd Freestyle Relay.  Franklin's Nina Gonzales (who also swam on the relay teams) finished fifth in the 200-yd Freestyle.  Eastwood Senior Leonard Sanchez placed highest among all swimmers from El Paso finishing second in the Boys 200-yd Freestyle.

The EPHS Swim Team is coached by Dow Farley and Betsy Ighnat.

Read here Felix Chavez' report in the El Paso Times about Ivy Claflin, an EPHS Senior, who, with Senior Victor Baca and Sophomore Defending State Champ Victoria Garcia, lead ten Tiger Swimmers into the State Meet in Austin.

See below, Tiger Swimmers results from the District and Regional swim meets.

TIGER SWIMMERS ADVANCE TO STATE MEET

In Andrews, the EPHS Boys captured the Region Championship while the Tiger Girls finished in second place overall in the UIL Region 1 Swimming Championships. 

Defending State Champion in the Girls 100-yd Butterfly, Victoria Garcia (Soph), took first place in that event and was also first in In the Girls 100-yd Backstroke.  Ivy Claflin (Sr) also had two victories in individuall events:  200-yd Individual Medley and the 100-yd Freestyle. The Tigers also caputred the Girls 4x100-yd Freestyle Relay.

The Boys won both the 4x50-yd Medley Relay and the 4x50-yd Freestyle Relay.  Victor Baca (Sr) lead the Tiger Boys with victories in the 100-yd Butterfly and 100-yd Breaststroke.  

The State UIL Swimming and Diving Meet takes place in Austin, 20 & 21 February.

Complete results for EPHS State Qualifiers follow:

Girls 200-yd Medley Relay:  1st EPHS

Boys 200-yd Medley Relay:  1st EPHS

Boys 200-yd Freestyle:  3rd Andrew Harmon

Girls 200-yd Individual Medley:  1st Ivy Calflin

Girls 50-yd Freestyle:  3rd Danielle Gonzalez

Girls 100-yd Butterfly:  1st Victoria Garcia

Boys 100-yd Butterfly:  1st Victor Baca

Girls 100-yd Freestyle:  1st Ivy Claflin; 2nd Danielle Gonzalez

Boys 100-yd Freestyle:  2nd Oscar Alvarado

Boys 500-yd Freestyle:  3rd Andrew Harmon

Girls 200-yd Freestyle Relay:  2nd EPHS

Boys 200-yd Freestyle Relay:  1st EPHS

Girls 100-yd Backstroke:  1st Victoria Garcia

Boys 100-yd Backstroke:  2nd Branson Baca

Girls 100-yd Breaststroke:  3rd Natalia Villa

Boys 100-yd Breaststroke:  1st Victor Baca; 3rd Enzo Abbud

Girls 400-yd Freestyle Relay:  1st EPHS

Boys 400-yd Freestyle Relay:  2nd EPHS

 

EPHS SWIMMERS DOMINATE DISTRCT, AGAIN!!!

The El Paso High Swim Team won the District 1-5A Swimming Championship with combined Girls & Boys team score of 440.5 points compared to Chapin's second place score of 187.5 and Jefferson's third place total of 154 points.  The events where Tigers did not finish in first place is much shorter than the many events won by Tiger swimmers.  The Tiger Girls amassed 208.5 points, 103 points ahead of Jefferson's 105 points, while the EPHS Boys earned an exceptional 235 points, far out-distancing Chapin's 134 points.  Congratulations to these dedicated athletes and Coaches Farley and Ighnat.

The District Swim Results in Event Order (Event 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place sweeps in italics)

Girls 200 yd Medley Relay:  2nd (Marcella Todd, Jr; Natalia Villa, Fr; Maria Guerrero, Fr; Emily Soto, Sr)

Boys 200 Yd Medley Relay:  1st (Branson Baca, Fr; Victor Baca, Sr; Edel Santiesteban, Sr; Enzo Modesto-Abbud, Sr)

Girls 200 yd Freestyle:  2nd Rebecca Perez

Boys 200 yd Freestyle:  1st Andrew Harmon; 3rd Tyler Arnold

Girls 200 yd Individual Medley:  1st Ivy Claflin

Boys 200 yd Individual Medley:  1st Isaiah Acosta; 3rd Enzo Modsto-Abbud

Girls 50 yd Freestyle:  1st Danielle Gonzalez; 2nd Rebecca Perez; 3rd Emily Soto

Boys 50 yd Freestyle:  2nd Nicholas Porras

Girls 100 yd Butterfly:  1st Victoria Garcia; 2nd Maria Guerrero; 3rd Emani Brown

Boys 100 yd Butterfly:  1st Victor Baca; 2nd Mohammed Abdeljaber

Girls 100 yd Freestyle:  1st Danielle Gonzalez; 2nd Ivy Claflin

Boys 100 yd Freestyle:  1st Aoscar Alvarado; 3rd Ivan Cordova

Girls 500 yd Freestyle:  2nd Natalia Villa

Boys 500yd Freestyle:  1st Andrew Harmon; 2nd Mohammed Abadeljaber; 4th Sebastian Machado

Girls 200 yd Freestyle Relay:  1st (Victoria Garcia, Danielle Gonzalez, Rebecca Perez, Ivy Claflin)

Boys 200 yd Freestyle Relay:  1st (Victor Baca, Andrew Harmon, Oscar Alvarado, Tylelr Arnold)

Girls 200 yd Backstroke:  1st Victoria Garcia; 3rd Marcella Todd

Boys 200 yd Backstroke:  1st Branson Baca; 2nd Oscar Alvarado; 3rd Vittorio Kirken

Girls 100 yd Breaststroke:  1st Natalia Villa

Boys 100 yd Breaststroke:  1st Victor Baca; 2nd Enzio Modesto-Abbud

Girls 400 yd Freestyle Relay:  1st (Victoria Garcia, So; Rebecca Perez, Fr; Ivy Claflin, Sr; Danielle Gonzalez, Sr)

Boys 400 yd Freestyle Relay:  1st (Andrew Harmon, Jr; Mohammed Abadeljaber, Fr; Tyler Arnold, So; Oscar Alvarado, Sr)

 EPHS Registers Top 2014 TEA Evaluation 

Congratulations Tiger students, faculty, staff, and parents!  El Paso High has been announced as receiving all Six Distinctions in TEA Accountability Measures for 2014.  The "School On The Hill" and Coronado High School are the only two traditional high schools in the district to receive all distinctions in 2014 and EPHS is the only traditional high school in the Region to receive all possible distinctions two years in a row!  The Silva Magnet School for Healthcare Professions at Jefferson HS was the only EPISD non-traditional high school to obtain all disctinctions in TEA accountability. 

Additionally, Wiggs (7 of 7 evaluations) and Lamar (6 of 6 evaluations),  both EPHS feeder schools, are the only EPISD middle school and elementary school, respectively, to also receive All Distinctions in TEA Accountabiity.

The TEA Distinctions for which the high schools were evaluated in 2014 are Academic Achievement in Reading/English Language Arts; Academic Achievement in Mathematics; Academic Achievement in Science; Academic Achievement in Social Studies; Top 25 Percent:  Closing Performance Gap; and Postseconday Readiness.

129-Year Old School Bell is At Home at EPHS

The bell, which for years pealed from the tower of Central School at what was then the east side of downtown El Paso, is now part of El Paso High.  The bell arrived on campus on 15 October 2014 and was presented to the student body, faculty, and a crowd of alumni less than 48 hours later during the annual Homecoming Pep Assembly. 

The EPHS Alumni Association coordinated the transfer of the bell from the home of Ken Thomas, a retired EPISD employee, and alumni volunteers and voctional education students at EPHS will take part in the reconditioning of the bronze bell and the refinishing of the cast iron yolk and cradle.

The school bell was originally cast in 1885 in St. Louis, Missouri, by the L. M. Ramsey Manufacturing Co. which specialized in farm machinery and bells during the last quarter of the 19th Century until 1917 when the company closed.  High School for El Paso started on the second floor of Central School in September of 1885.  With the Old Central School Bell now at EPHS, an ad hoc committee is considering options on how and where the bell will be displayed.  One proposition being given consideration is to mount the bell on a custom-made trailer so The Old Central School Bell may initiate some meaningful new traditons at EPHS at the confluence of the end of the high school's first century and the beginning of it's second century of excellence in public education for El Paso.  In this option, the bell may be used during football games to mark scoring plays by the Tigers; as signal indicting initiation or conclusion (or both)  to graduations held in RR Jones Stadium; Memorial Day and Veterans Day Ceremonies on the front steps; Homecoming and Sun Carnival parades; and as part of other events on the campus and in the community.

Ken Thomas, the donor of The Old Central School Bell, told media before the Homecoming assembly that El Paso High was the ideal place for the bell because a) El Paso High is the succesor to high school at Central School; b) the JROTC program at EPHS was a continuation of the first JROTC unit in all of Texas which was formed at High School, then at Central School and it was Major James Gaines, an EPISD Assistant Superintendent for JROTC who saved the bell from oblivion and possibly the scrap heap; and c) El Paso High has an alumni association which cherishes and preserves the history of The El Paso High School dating back to the early days at The Old Central School.   Thomas also told reporters that he was very impressed on how competently and amicibly the personnel of the EPHS Alumni Association had acted in the three weeks since he offered the bell to El Paso High. The palpable excitement on the EPHS campus among students, faculty, and alumni, Thomas said, was evidence The Old Central School Bell has found it's rightful home.

Read a report about The Old Central School Bell at these links:  El Paso Times or EPISD .

Alumni Tiger Band Forming

If you were a member of the EPHS Tiger Marching Band at anytime, this is for you!  An Alumni Band is forming.  Even if you haven't played music in public since graduating high school, you have a couple of years to get back into action under the direction of UTEP Director of Bands Kenny Capshaw and Chito Portillo, formerly at UT-Austin.  If you are a musician, an EPHS alumnus, even if you didn't participate in band while in high school, contact the EPHS Alumni Band at ephsalumniband@gmail.com. Plans are for the Alumni Band to perform during the Centennial Celebration Year 2016 (maybe before and hopefully after, too). 

Read The Tatler On-Line

The EPHS student newspaper is still The Tatler but it's not a weekly anymore.  The newspaper is published bi-monthly and is available on-line.  Here's a link to the December 2013 edition of The Tatlerhttp://tinyurl.com/ousqsjh

The EPHS Class of 1966 Centennial Commemorative Tile Installed (Updated 9 Oct 2014)

On Friday, 26 September 2014, The EPHS Class of 1966  Centennial Commemorative Tile was mounted top row, center of the tile installation on the back wall of the press box of RR Jones Stadium.  The EPHS66 tile is located immediately above the tile honoring the school's architects and engineers, Trost & Trost.  This placement recognizes The Class of 1966 as the EPHS Semi-Centennial Class.  (See The EPHS Class of 1966 tile on the top row, above the Tiger and "HIGH" in the photo below.)

  The 16" x 16" tiles, commemorating the EPHS Centennial, are a project of the El Paso High Friends & Exes organization.  You may find additional images of the initial Installation of tiles on the back side of the press box at R.R. Jones Stadium (see EPHS Campus Photo Gallery).  The second installation of Centennial Commemorative Tiles is now planned to be affixed to a retaining wall by the east end of the Library & Cafeteria Building facing the CD Jarvis Gym.  That installation is expected to accommodate an addition hundred or so tiles.  As of September 2014, the EPH Friends & Exes has donated $5,800 from tile sales to the EPHS PTSA for campus improvement and beautification.

The EPHS66 Centennial Commemorative Tile mounted top center (Photos courtesy Sandra Aaronson)

The EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion Organizing Committee voted to assure that EPHS66, as a class, would be represented among the tiles which become a permanent reflection of the school's first century as it embarks on its second century. 

So that the purchase of the commemorative tile would not place a burden on the reunion organizing committee's treasury, it was agreed to off-set the cost with voluntary contributions from EPHS66 classmates.  Those who have contributed are listed below, but you may now join the list with your contribution of from $5 to $20, sent to EPHS66 Reunion, 2227 N Kansas St, El Paso 79902.  More infomaton about the Centennial Commemorative Tile Project and how you may purchase one is displayed elsewhere on this Home Page.  Thanks to these contributors:

   Arthur Nieto (Denver, CO)                  Grace Ruiz (Albuquerque, NM)

   Richard Baron (Santa Fe, NM)           Freda Nelson Evans (Tustin, CA)

   Angie Enriquez Heredia                     Norma Martinez Kernz

   Rose Mary Arreola Lopez & Fernie Lopez  Bob Novick

   Romie Pichardo Monteros                  Steve Blumenthal

EPHS66 Donates to Campus Improvement

The EPHS Class of 1966 is to be listed among the donors who have contributed to the El Paso High School PTSA's Outdoor Improvement Project for the school campus.  The EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion Organizing Committee voted to sponsor the planting of a tree on the campus during the 2014 beautification project in advance of the Centennial Celebration and thereby contribute to the enviornmental enhancement of the community during the school's second century.  The plan is to plant 100 new trees which will restore to the El Paso High campus its original compliment of trees during the first decade of "The School on the Hill."  Shrubbery and a memorial garden are also part in the beautification project.

The PTSA's Outdoor Improvement Project includes installation of secured trash recepticals variously around the campus to provide additional sites at which to deposit trash and to reduce litter in the area when the wind blows.  Additional picnic tables on the plaza outside the cafeteria are also part of the project as are replacement and additional concrete benches on the campus.

El Paso High to Get Birthday Makeover

That's the headline for an El Paso Times article discribing the Beautification Project at EPHS to ready the campus for the EPHS Centennial Celebration.  Although there are some inaccuracies in the Times story, it does describe the project which expects to plant 100 new trees and shrubbery on the campus along with a sponsored memorial garden, addition of concrete benches and tables, and the installation of commemorative tiles on the backside of the press box.  Read the "Makeover" story on the El Paso Times website:  http://tinyurl.com/nyb5eoe .  

For more information about ordering comemmorative tiles and about the EPHS PTSA's Beautification Project, scan down on this Home Page to the content section with the white background.

Link to KTSM-TV Special Report: The 1963 Battle for the Claw; the battle that never fought

This will link you to the KTSM-TV website for the story broadcast on 8 November concerning the football rivalry dating from 1930 between EPHS and Austin High and the interruption of that string of battles between the Tigers and Panthers in 1963 when President Kennedy was assassinated.

http://www.ktsm.com/sports/high-school-football/1963-battle-claw-battle-was-never-fought

"You only understand the tradition if you were blessed enough to live it."

Welcome to the El Paso High Class of 1966 website

See a satellite view of the EPHS campus via Google Earth http://googol/maps/Xwd0L.  
 EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion & EPHS Centennial Celebration

Planning for the 50-Year reunion of the El Paso High School Class of 1966 is underway. The reunion will coincide with the Centennial Celebration of EPHS (1916-2016) at it's majestic location “on the hill.” That's why this website has been created, to help bring the class back together for some fun, some reminiscing, and to keep fresh the memory of our departed classmates. Make a commitment today to be a part of the Quinquagenary Reunion: it's not a reunion without you!

The Quinquagenary Reunion Organizing Committee has already formed and meets quarterly to plan a very special experience in 2015 or 2016. Want to volunteer or have suggestions for reunion events? Just send an E-mail through this website – first register, please. Find the Members Log-In box on this page and create your Classmate Profile. If you're not on the current list of classmates, please use the Contact Us tab on the left to get in touch. There is no cost to create a Classmate Profile and you decide what information may be displayed to other classmates.

The Organizing Committee elected these classmates to head the committee: Chairperson: Steve Blumenthal; Vice Chairperson: Bob Novick; Secretary: Doris (Chacon) Valdovinos; Treasurer: Norma (Martinez) Kernz.

Reunion Committees are forming and volunteers are welcome.

In addition to working toward a meaningful and memorable Quinquagenary Reunion, the Organizing Committee is also dedicated to assisting with the George Hodge Monument Project. You'll find information about the project honoring your classmate below on this Homepage. Your contributions for the monument project as volunteer and as donor will be appreciated.

Bookmark the ephs66.org website, return often, and look for new announcements as well as new Classmate Profiles. Help spread the word to other members of EPHS66 and friends from those good ol' high school days. If you Facebook, watch for news of the reunion, the centennial, and the George Hodge Monument Project at EPHS 66 Reunion 2016.

Whether as a visitor or as EPHS66, we want you to enjoy this website. Tony Baldi is the website administrator so suggestions, problems, and compliments should be addressed to him through the Contact Us tab.

Who is EPHS66? If you attended El Paso High School in the class that began as lowly 8th Graders in September 1961 and which graduated in May 1966, you are EPHS66. You needn't have attended throughout that five year period; you didn't even have to have graduated from El Paso High School; nor did you have to begin in 8th Grade: you are a member of the EPHS Class of 66 if you are a classmate and at heart an EPHS Tiger!

 

George Hodge Ball Park Monument Project

Available Now!  Take a virtual of tour of George Hodge Ball Park in the Photo Galleries menu tab.

             

A Conceptual Image displaying the George Hodge Monument at the site in the ball park where it is to be erected.

On January 8th, 2013, the El Paso Iindependent School District Board of Trustees approved an application from El Paso High School to name the new (completed in 2011) baseball & softball facility for EPHS in memory of George C. Hodge (EPHS Class of 66). The approved application included a monument concept of a tall hunk of quarried limestone on which would be attached a cast bronze plaque displaying a relief of George Hodge and a biographical sketch of him.

The El Paso High School Alumni Association has been authorized to collect donations for the George Hodge Monument Project. Contributions should be made payable to “EPHS Alumni Assn” and mailed to the following address:

EPHS Alumni Association

El Paso High School

800 E Schuster Ave

El Paso TX 79902

When sending a donation by check, please write in the Memo “George Hodge Monument” and your EPHS Class above the date (e.g., Co1966). All donations will be acknowledged. The EPHS Alumni Association is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; donations may be deducted for income tax purposes to the extent allowable.

Any donation is welcome, but it is asked that all donors consider a minimum contribution of $15 – the equivalent of just $1.25 per month for a year. EPISD provides no funding for this project: all funds and donated materials and services must be collected from EPHS alumni and from the community. If you can help collect in-kind donations such as contractor services, transportation for the monument stone; the stone itself; etc., please contact Steve Blumenthal or Tony Baldi, administrator for this website, through the “Contact Us” tab or “Classmates Profiles” tab.

Carl Campos (EPHS Class of 69) volunteered to provide architectural services for the George Hodge Monument Project and has created four conceptual shemes for the monument and ideas for a paved plaza with coordinated benches to surround the monument.  An EPHS committee adopted the design concept (see above) for the monument on 3 December 2013 from which final design work will be produced.  A architects rendering of the monument as it will ultimately appear within the ball park is forthcoming. That rendering will be displayed in this website, on the EPHS 66 Reunion Facebook page, on the website of the EPHS Alumni Association (www.ephsalum.com), and will be used in releases to news media in El Paso.


          • President:  Michael Montes (Class of 1997)

          • 1st Vice President & Treasurer:  Ana Cisneros (Class of 1999)

          • 2nd Vice President & Secretary:  Rebecca Armenta Robinson (Class of 1991)

NEW POSTAL ADDRESS mail El Paso High School Alumni Association – PO Box 5024 – El Paso, Texas 79953

Annual Dues $16.  For meeting notices, events and other information:  www.ephsalum.com

"You only understand the tradition if you were blessed enough to live it."



 

  

EPHS Centennial Tile Project

El Paso High School has been a part of you for decades.  Now, as the historic "School on the Hill" is preparing to observe its Centennial, El Paso High Friends & Exes has devised a way for you to become a part of EPHS, literally.  Above is the 16-inch square tile purchased by the EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion Organizing Committee with individual contributions.  The displayed tile will be installed at the school to commemorate the Centennial Celebration.  Each high relief, etched tile is custom made with from one to three lines of personalized text (limit 21 characters and spaces per line). A tile may represent a family of EPHS students, an individual, a graduating class, a business, or a message.

The price per tile is NOW $135 plus $3 for each character over the alotted 60.  Payment to El Paso High Friends & Exes. 

For more information or to obtain an order form, contact EPH Friends & Exes Treasurer, Sandy Aaronson by E-mail sandyaaronson@gmail.com or by phone 915-588-7888 (or use the Contact Us menu tab on the left to request an order form; be sure to include the E-mail or street address to which you want the form sent). 


 

Campus Enhancements Progress
Take a look at the continuing change at the corner on Schuster and Virgina. The top photo is of transformation from a weed ridden yard within a short chain-link fence to a school bus waiting area as it first appeared early in 2014.  The bottom photo is of that space now that some landscaping has been added and taken hold (April 2014)  

This is significant enhancement undertaken by the El Paso High PTSA, but it is by no means the only improvement undertaken by parents, faculty, and students to spruce-up the campus before the Centennial Celebration Year, 2016.  Additional evidence of the PTSA Outdoor Improvement Project is now displayed in an EPHS Campus photo gallery open on this website.  

Thank to the donors who made the Bus Wait Area project possible. The PTSA is still in need of donations and sponsors for these additions to the campus through the end of 2014:  Tree $200; Trash Receptacle $500; Classic 4' Bench $375; Classic 6' Bench $700; Classic Picnic Table $800; Round Table $900.  Click on the SONSORSHIP FLYER links in the EPHS ROAR below for more information.  The deadline for sponsorships is 1 January 2015.  The EPHS Class of 1966 has contributed for a new tree planted at our venerable alma mater; individual donors have contributed for additional items.



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El Paso High Is Turning 100!

The Lady on the Hill is turning 100 in 2016 and the PTSA has some very exciting projects to announce in anticipation of this historic event.

1. Because of an incredible gift by some very generous donors and the hard work and spectacular efforts of Jennifer Barr Ardovino and Desert Elements Landscape Design, LLC, the entrance along Schuster and Virginia will soon have new landscaping. Work will begin very soon. Our goal is to have this phase of the project completed by January, 2014.

2. You can participate in beautifying our beloved school and honoring your loved ones by making a general donation or purchasing trees, tables or benches for installation this Spring. All tables and benches will have a plaque stating in whose memory/honor the donation is made. All other donors’ names will be written on an El Paso High 100 Plaque, placed inside our school. Deadline for purchases is March 1. The sooner items are ordered, the sooner they may be installed. Please see the attached flier and/or go to the EPHS webpage – www.tigerptsa.org for more information.

SPONSORSHIP FLYER

3. Thanks to the generous donations of Pearson’s Tree Farm and the Christmas Tree purchases made by the following, we have planted beautiful new large oak trees at EPHS this week. We would like to thank:
Hugo Arreola, the Claflin/Crane Family, Diane Williams, Felipa Solis, Beth Lucas,
Gloria Ambler, Monica Benjamin, the Mowles Family, the Hallmark/Slavin Family, Judy Templeton, Susan Urbieta, Dan Knapp, Kristina Legan and Mike Bonilla.
The PTSA will again be selling Christmas Trees that will then be donated to EPHS. Look for a Tiger Roar announcement about this project soon.

4. El Paso High 100 will invite students to lead a national program, sponsored by El Paso Master Gardener Ileana Lazo-Kim, in partnership with Ms. Dawn Zumar. This group of students will learn about engaging in their environment and transforming spaces, all while serving and beautifying our school. Look for news about this exciting project coming soon...all students welcome. For more information you may contact Ileana L. Kim by email at ileanak@sbcgloglobal.net.
We hope you will join us in celebrating our city’s oldest high school!
If you would like to actively participate in this project or would just like further information, please contact Tricia Jay or Monica Henschel: elpasoptsa@gmail.com. We have many more plans to beautify our school and we could use your help to accomplish them.

EPHS Beautification Project Sponsor Sheet

EPHS is Turning 100!
 

PTSA OFFICERS - 2013/2014


President -
Monica Henschel monica@desertpepper.com

President Elect -
Victor Vazquez victor@riobravorealestate.com

1st VP-Programs -
Terri Bell tbell1176@gmail.com

2nd VP-Membership -

Nancy Licon nancyalicon@yahoo.com
Laura Leslie lleslie1010@gmail.com

3rd VP-Ways and Means -
Nancy Malooly nancymalooly@gmail.com

Secretary -
Julie Freund juliefowlerfreund@yahoo.com

Parliamentarian -
Angie Nickey anickey@elp.rr.com

Treasurer -
Cindy Crane seeacrane@sbcglobal.net

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NEW (11 June 2013)

Brothers on the RunMinutes before a gang of murderous Nazis bursts into their home, nineteen year-old Gottfried and seventeen year-old Rudolf jump on their bikes and race to the German border. For the next four years, the boys ping-pong through Europe as illegal refugees fighting fear, poverty, illness, and injury. Denied entry into the United States, the boys ultimately decide to resist fascism as volunteer soldiers in the Spanish Civil War. Brothers on the Run, based on the brothers’ true story, chronicles the defining moments of their terrifying journey into manhood.

This book is the story of the fathers of two EPHS66 classmates: cousins Arlo (Ronnie F.) Kahn and Kenny Kahn. Arlo, now a physicain in Arkansas, is the son of Gottfried or Freddy Kahn; and Kenny (a psychologist now deceased) was the son of Rudolph or Rudy Kahn. Both Freddy and Rudy married after coming to the United States in 1937 and the brothers eventually settled in El Paso where six of their seven children (Pat, Gary, Marian, Ronnie, Linda, and Kenny) graduated from El Paso High School (Kenny's younger sister, Sandy, is a Coronado HS graduate). The book was written by Pat Loraine Simmons, Freddy and Fay's eldest daughter. Find more about the book, in softcover and e-book editions, at www.brothersontherunbook.com. Profits from the sale of the first 250 copies will be donated to Ready Readers, a nonprofit that inspires low-income preschool children to become readers (www.readyreaders.org).