About the Durango High School Alumni Association

The Distinguished Alumni award will be given in memory of the late DHS alum, USMC Captain Jeff Kuss, whose personal character also inspired the required qualifications for the Distinguished Student Award. Future awards will continue to recognize these attributes: Perseverance, passion, self-discipline, respect for others, integrity, and above all, the kind of charisma that inspires others to achieve their best.


Future plans for the association call for developing an alumni mentorship program, to connect students and recent grads to alumni in their areas of interest. The association is also planning for an alumni speakers program, to bring information about life preparation and experiences to students about to leave high school for the wider world. More activities will develop as the association grows, and you can help grow it!


So do these things NOW:


Register as an alum and begin to find friends and get updates on the plans. It’s FREE.


Post (and get) ongoing alumni news on the new Facebook page.


Get involved with the DHSAA. Contact the association via email or call (970) 385-1491.


Honor achievement with the

Jeff Kuss Distinguished Alumni Award

Celebrate future promise with the

DHSAA Distinguished Student Award

DHS staff and students are invited to nominate DHS students for the 2018 Distinguished Senior Student Award.  This student is recognized for their joyful, lifelong pursuit of excellence in self and for others. Deadline to nominate: March 1, 2018.  Please complete and submit the Nomination Form to DEF.

Presented by the Durango High School Alumni Association (DHSAA)

Contact DHSAA at dhs.demongrads@gmail.com or (970)385-1491


The Durango Education Foundation is honored to serve as fiscal agent for the DHSAA.

Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and at the net value after deducting the costs of any goods or services received.



Come back to Durango for Reunions


Send us your reunion information to announce here. We’ll also post to Facebook and send out a news release to local papers.
We have a great Demons banner for your alumni gathering and (most likely) we can get an electronic version of your year’s Toltec. Let us know how we can help.


Class of 1977: 40th Reunion: July 21 and 22, 2017

Contact info for more information:
FaceBook Page – Durango High School Class of 1977
MaryJo James   maryjojames123@gmail.com  970-749-2937
Su Compton    Compton.su@gmail.com    970-799-2651