HHS Class of 1965 gives back to alma mater


On March 3, members of the Harlingen High School Class of 1965 presented Principal Imelda Munivez with a $6,000 donation towards the purchase of a new electronic marquee for the Cardinal campus.

Standing in front of the same marquee they donated 40 years ago, the alumni broke into song to the tune of their HHS Alma Mater.

“Cardinal spirit never dies,” said Lupita Castillo Muniz, a representative of the Class of 1965. “We love HHS, and it feels great to be able to give back to our alma mater in this way.”

The donation was made possible through a surplus of funds from two well-attended events celebrating the class’ 50th reunion last October.

“We want to thank all of the members of the Harlingen High School Class of 1965,” said Muniz. “Because of them, we had the surplus. We are very proud to be Cardinals and to be part of HHS history. We want to have an impact and inspire the Cardinals of today and the future to continue being productive members of the community.”

“I’m filled with emotion and gratitude. Mrs. Muniz called one day and said, ‘We have this extra money. What do you need?’ I said that we were in need of an electronic marquee,” said Munivez.

In May, the group will also award a $1,000 scholarship to a lucky relative of the Class of 1965. Students can get more information in regards to the scholarship from their HHS counselor.

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