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

Congratulations, Karen & Jerry Zink!

Celebrate future promise with the

DHSAA Distinguished Student Award

Congratulations, Paxton Scott!



Nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award and 2019 Distinguished Student Award opens in Spring 2019! Stay tuned for nomination dates.

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 1979: 40th Reunion: 2019 Labor Day weekend