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•   Patricia "Patsy" Apodaca (Samaniego)  9/18
•   Margarita Alarcon  7/28
•   Miguel "Mike" Rojas  7/8
•   Sandy Aaronson  7/7
•   Norma Martinez (Kernz)  6/17
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•   Dolores "Lola" Herrera  6/3
•   Helen "Elena" Zamora (Rodriguez)  6/3
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3 live in Arizona
3 live in California
1 lives in Colorado
1 lives in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
1 lives in Illinois
1 lives in Kansas
1 lives in Minnesota
3 live in New Mexico
1 lives in Oklahoma
1 lives in Pennsylvania
40 live in Texas
1 lives in Virginia
1 lives in Washington
228 location unknown
35 are deceased


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Rewind for 10/25/14


 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.

Flu Season and Vaccination

You probably know someone who refuses to get the seasonal influenza vaccine because she/he believes it will cause them to have flu.  On the other hand, maybe you are that person.

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this is the leading misconception that prevents millions from taking flu vaccines each year.  Flu shots cannot cause the flu because they are made with viruses that are not infectious or contain no virus at all.  In fact, the best way to prevent getting flu is to be vaccinated each year.

Here are more flu prevention tips from CDC:

  • Avoid close contact with sick persons.
  • Stay home from work, errands, or other places where people congregate while you are sick.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Clean your hands frequently with soap and water, or use an acohol based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth to prevent cross contamination infection.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Be physically active.
  • Manage your stress.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Eat nutritious foods.

CDC recommends that everyone over the age of six months be vaccinated annuallly to provide the best defense against being infected.  Like to admit it or not, this includes you.

During the 2013-14 flu season in El Paso County alone, 18 persons died from influenza.  Hundreds of others were hospitalized placing a severe and extended strain on Intensive Care facilities because of flu or pnumonia developing from flu.

Providers such as private agencies and public health clinics usually begin giving shots in September and continue through March.  The ideal time to be vaccinated is as soon as possible.

  EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion Set for September 2016  

Your Reunion Organizing Committee has decided to schedule the EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion for 15 - 18 September 2016 to coincide with the EPHS Centennial Canivale, probably the beggest event of the Centennial Celebration Year.  Committees will be scrambling over the next several weeks to work-out a reunion schedule and reserve appropriate venues for the gathering of EPHS66 in 2016.

The Centenial Carnivale will take place on Saturday, 17 September 2016, and will be highlighted by 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 Tigers against cross-town rivals, the Panthers; and a concert in the stadium following the Homecoming football Game.  The outdoor concert is expected to 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 your gustatory delight.

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 on the day it completes it's first century of "molding minds and careers," and a whole lot more!  Stay tuned for additional details in the next two years.  Please save the dates!

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 this link:  El Paso Times.

EPHS Athletes in El Paso Times

Two of the most outstanding high school athletes in the El Paso area were featured in the El Paso Time Sunday edition of 12 October 2014. Both are Sophomores at EPHS and, surprise to some, both are females and good students, too!  

Click here to read about Spencer Spier, a captain on the Lady Tigers Volleyball Team.  Then click here to read a profile of defending State Champion Swimmer Victoria Garcia.

EPHS Sports Featured in the El Paso Times

Read about the Lady Tigers Vollyball Team (10-0 in District 1-5A as of 7 October and ranked 3rd in the county), Tigers Tennis standout, Scott J. Spivey (District 1-5A Team Tennis Champions), and Tre Wolf, a versitile athlete on the Tigers Varsity Football Team.  Click on any highlighted text to go to that story on the El Paso Times website.

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 Plans are for the Alumni Band to perform during the Centennial Celebration Year 2016 (maybe before and hopefully after, too). 

Go BANANAS at the 4th annual Tiger Ball
Sat, November 15, 2014 - 8 p.m. to midnight
The Electric Banana at Mesa Inn
4151 North Mesa

DJ George Cisneros will get the party started then Fungi Mungle will turn on the groove.  Dress in your disco best!
Tickets are $50 each ($25 each for EPHS Faculty and Staff).
All proceeds go to fund the El Paso High PTSA.
For more information, contact Ann Horak -

NOTE:  This event conflicts with the EPHS66 Countdown Party III, but you may certainly spread the word about The Tiger Ball to family and friends and you are welcome to support the ball with a contribution.

Tigers Varsity Volleyball & Football Schedules Posted

The quest for another championship by EPHS Volleyball is underway.   The District Championship campaign started with a victory over a talented Jefferson squad.  The regular season concludes on 28 October when the Chapin Huskies come to CD Jarvis Gym in what may be the decisive game of the newly re-conformed District 1-5A.

The varsity football season began  29 August in RR Jones Stadium as the Tigers defeated the Clint Lions..  The Tigers face arch-rival Austin in the Homecoming Game on 17 October.  The following week, action shifts to the Sun Bowl Stadium on Saturday, 25 October, with a tussle against the Andress Eagles.  The regular season closes with a Thursday-night game against perennial district power Chapin at the Irving HS stadium.

For details of EPHS Varsity Sports schedules, go the EPHS Athletics menu button and click Current Season Schedules.

Tardeada to Benefit EPHS Centenial Celebration

Support this social event sponsored and organized by Robert Manzanares & the Class of 1970.   Tables of ten (10) may be reserved so put together your group and get tickets early.   A $20  ticket includes beer, set-ups, cups, and ice; bring your own snacks.  The popular Papa Burger food truck will be parked outside vending burgers and fries in case you'd like something more substantial than the chips & dip you bring to the ballroom.  The band, Rhapsody, plays a little of everything so get your dancin' shoes and party hardy!    The next day is MLK Day, a day-off for most -- a day you could sleep-in. 

Tickets may be ordered through this website -- CONTACT US -- or  by calling 915-343-7233.  Please purchase tickets even if you do not plan to attend.  Let's demonstrate that EPHS66 supports other classes and the EPHS Centennial Celebration. 

Please Drink Responsibly and if you do drink, arrange in advance for a sober Designated Driver.


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: .  

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.

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 Tatler

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.

"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 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 (, and will be used in releases to news media in El Paso.

El Paso High School Alumni Association

          • President:  Michael Montes (Class of 1997)

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

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

          • Secretary:  Melissa Lea Cruz (Class of 2005)

El Paso High School Alumni Association – 800 E. Schuster – El Paso, Texas 79902

Annual Dues $10.  For meeting notices, events and other information:

"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 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 – for more information.


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
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: 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

President Elect -
Victor Vazquez

1st VP-Programs -
Terri Bell

2nd VP-Membership -

Nancy Licon
Laura Leslie

3rd VP-Ways and Means -
Nancy Malooly

Secretary -
Julie Freund

Parliamentarian -
Angie Nickey

Treasurer -
Cindy Crane

EPHS PTSA Facebook page is up and running!

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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 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 (