ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Del Norte High School opened its doors in 1964. It was the brand-spanking new Albuquerque high school modeled on the open-air shopping malls that were becoming all the rage.
That was 50 years ago, which means an anniversary is in the works. Del Norte former and current Knights will gather to mark the occasion on Friday evening at the sleek, brand-spanking new Del Norte building that replaced the old building two years ago.
When I found out that a number of the original teachers who helped open Del Norte – all of them long retired – would be in attendance and be honored, I wondered whether they would recognize the profession today.
The answer is yes, but barely.