EPHS Students Earn Microsoft Certification

The following students received Industry-Based Certification in Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2016. Microsoft Certification gives students the hands-on capability of succeeding in the workforce. Candidates capitalize on the power to be successful, fulfill their ambition, and realize their potential in real life. Microsoft Office Specialist Certification boosts academic performance and prepares students for college and career. Congratulations on a job well done! (Not all students were present for photo)

Also photographed: Ms. Anita Rodriguez, CTE Teacher & Mr. Isaac Gracia, EPHS Assistant Principal

The students earning the Industry-Based Certification are: 

Aidan Lopez, Alani Torres, Alberto Chavez- Martinez, Alexander Paniagua, Ana Flores, Analia Gonzalez, Andrea Garza, Andres Garcia, Angela Teran, Antonio Flores,  Ari Wong, Bret Alan Langley, Cesar Duque, Christopher Duron, David Hernandez, Diego Castillon, Jordan Soto, Jose Pena, Kristian Ayarza, Luis Kancheff, Mariana Castillon, Mariel Ceniceros, Mauricio Gonzalez, Naomi Montano, Natalia De La Garza, Octavio Gonzalez, Sebastian Diaz, Sofia Villareal, Tavare Chavez and William Davis.

Students Earned Recognized Veterinary Medical Applications Certification

CC Winn High Animal Science students took the Elanco Veterinary Medical Applications certification in their FFA class. Six students passed the rigorous 100 question exam. Pictured left to right are Cristian Cervera, Liana Alvarez, Aylin Gonzalez and Daniel Balderas. Not pictured are Romulus Salazar and Shelby Salazar. Congratulations to the students andd thier teacher, Mr. Juan Garcia for preparing the students for this difficult Industry-Based Certification exam.

FFA Student Awarded National Scholarship

Garrett Purcell of the Eagle Pass FFA  and Eagle Pass High School receives $10,000 in scholarships from the National FFA organization. Garrett was selected to receive the Darling Ingredients Inc $5000 scholarship as well as the Georgia M. Hellberg Memorial $5000 scholarship. Garrett was selected from the almost 900,000 FFA members throughout the nation. 

EPHS Alumni will air his film on Hulu

Eagle Pass’s very own Eleazar Perez has edited and executive produced a documentary coming to Hulu May 20th. Eleazar’s immense success is an encouraging tale of an Eagle Pass native making it big. We at the Audio Video Program were fortunate enough to have such a creative mind like Eleazar throughout his highschool career. His passion for film makes him a really dedicated creator and a great role model for our aspiring artists. Be sure to tune in! 

EPHS Archery Aiming for National Contest

We would like to congratulate the EPHS NASP Archery team for qualifying for NATIONALS this past week in Belton, Texas.

They qualified with a team score of 1526.

The National Archery in the Schools Program has students learn focus, self-control, discipline, patience, and the life lessons required to be successful in the classroom and in life. Huge thank you to our Ag Science Teacher Mr. Cardenas for being the coach of the 16 member team and pushing them to do their absolute best.

Team members include: Seniors: Carilyn Cardenas, Sadie Smith, Justin Rodriguez, Jacqueline Wright, Victor Landin, Danzel Ulep and Daniel Ulep. 

Juniors: Monique Rodriguez and Yleana Zambrano

Sophomores: Caitlyn Cardenas, Joshua De León, Sierah Flores, Marichel Hernandez, Jacqueline Ramirez and Christina Williams. Freshmen: Gael Arizpe Gomez.

We want to wish them the best of luck in May and make EPHS proud. Let’s go Eagle Archery!

FFA student places in Houston

Anahi Molina placed 7th at the Houston Livestock Show with her steer Ramon.  Congratulations !!

C.C. Winn High School CTE Career Days

In conjunction with the Career Fair, CCWHS counselors conducted sessions for students in which they discussed pre-registration, credits, and programs of study. Incoming freshmen were given a tour of the campus and also visited the Career Fair. By attending the CTE Career Fair, eighth-grade students were able to become acquainted with all the options that are available to them through CTE. The CTE Department and the Texas Workforce joined forces on Day 3 of our event to provide the Junior class with immediate employment opportunities. “Hiring Day” was a huge hit!

Thank you to the Texas Workforce Board and to all federal, state, and local employers for their role in the success of our Career Fair.

Special recognition to our EPISD Board, Superintendent Mr. Samuel Mijares, Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction Mr. John Cox, Executive Director for Instructional Services Mr. David Camarillo, CTE Director Ms. Ana Laura Castillon, CTE Assistant Director Mr. William “Billy” Davis, 

C.C Winn Principal Mr. Jesus Diaz-Wever, and all administration for their unconditional support.

This event came to fruition through the hard work of CCWHS CTE Department Head Mrs. Martha Hernandez, Head Counselor Mrs. Marilu Uriegas, and all the amazing CTE teachers and counselors from C.C. Winn High School.

Culinary Arts Students Excel

CTE would like to congratulate Mrs. A. Esquivel's Culinary Arts students from CC Winn High School for successfully completing the SafeServ Manager Exam-Industry Based Certification.  The students who were certified are : Jeshua Saucedo, Adrian Jimenez, Gad Bermea, Roxana Viana, Keyla Pena,and Ailen Oca.  These students are the first in the Culinary Arts program to receive this rigorous certification.

The ServSafe Manager Certification verifies that a manager or person-in-charge has sufficient food safety knowledge to protect the public from foodborne illness and is recognized by the National Restaurant Association.  

Congratulations on a job well done!  Bon Appetit!!

CC Winn High School FFA Student's Project Places in San Antonio

Congratulations to Jimena Molina, a Junior at CC Winn High School for placing 5th with her Medium Wool Lamb in a tough heavy-weight class at the 2023 San Antonio Stock Show.  

Criminal Justice Students Examine Crime Scene

EPHS students with Mr. Victor Juarez Criminal Justice class learn technique to examine crime scenes.  Students utilize a measuring app to acquire exact measurements as required in crime scene investigation.

For more information about courses in Criminal Justice, visit the CTE Counselor or one of the Criminal Justice teachers on campus.

Business Information Manangement classes prepare for the workforce

EPHS students enrolled with Ms. Karla Balderas worked on developing and perfecting their business and workforce skills.  Students developed basic job seeking skills  and set students up for success when job hunting. Students learned the need for cover letters and successful resumes strategies. 


EMT Students Soar to New Heights

Students of Eagle Pass High School and C.C. Winn High School enrolled in the EMT classes visited the SWTJC training center and learned first hand about EMT skills.  In addition, they were afforded the ability to experience an ambulance and Air Evac helicopter used to transfer patients needing to be airlifted to receive medical attention.

The EMT instructor is Mr. Jose Garza

Students Aim for Hunter's Certification

Congratulations to CC Winn High School Students enrolled in the Wildlife and Recreation Management Course., as these students just completed the State Required Hunter Education Certification.  In order for a person to Hunt in the State of Texas, they must complete the Hunter Certification.  As part of the Curriculum, students receive the opportunity to obtain the certification while they are currently enrolled in High School.  Wildlife and Recreation Management is a pathway offered at CC Winn through the  Agriculture Science Program which is part of the Career and Technical Education Program. 

EPHS and CCWHS FFA students         excel at District Contest

Congratulations to members of the CC Winn HS and Eagle Pass HS FFA  students who competed in the Winter Garden FFA District Leadership Development Contest in Jourdanton, TX, on Monday November 14, 2022.  The Parliamentary Procedure team claimed the District Championship and will advance to Area contest. Hannah Hardt  placed Second in the Job Interview contest and will advance to Area.  Also placing 2nd is the Agriculture Advocacy team and will advance to Area.   The Agriculture Issues Forum Team claimed 1st place and winning the District Championship and advance to Area contest.  The Greenhand and Chapter Radio Broadcasting teams claimed the third place.  Also placing 3rd in District was the Agriculture Public Relations team and 4th place in District was the FFA Skills Demonstration Team.  Students also competed in FFA Creed Speaking and FFA Spanish Creed speaking.  Results from the Greenhand And Chapter FFA quiz are still not available 

FFA Students obtain Industry-Based Certification

Congratulations to Mr Charles Purcell's Advanced Animal Science students who attend CC Winn HS.  Students were recently certified with an Industry-Based Certification (IBC) in the ELANCO Fundamentals of Animal Science.  Those who earn the certification are more qualified and prepared to enter a wide variety of roles in one of the largest industries in the world. Students will be able to list this certification on scholarships and job applications as well as add on to their resume and job ready profile 

CTE Students acknowledge Manufacturing Day with tour of Local Manufacturing facility

EPHS and CC Winn High Career and Technical Education (CTE) students from the Manufacturing and Engineering programs of study toured MicroStar facilities located in Eagle Pass, TX. In recognition of National Manufacturing Day, an annual event that occurs on the first Friday of every October, is an occasion during which manufacturers open their doors, showcase the potential of modern manufacturing, and foster interest in manufacturing careers. 

Students enrolled in the Advanced courses in these two programs of study were afforded the opportunity to visit the manufacturing plant and interact with management and see the extensive operations and opportunities in this career. The EPISD CTE Department collaborated with the City of Eagle Pass Economic Development Department to facilitate this tour.

Students were accompanied by their CTE teachers, Hassen Moses, (EPHS), Claudia Garza Rodriguez (EPHS-CTE Dept. Chair), Sergio Escamilla (EPHS/CCWHS), Erick Navarro (CCWHS) and Martha Hernandez (CCWHS-CTE Dept. Chair).  

Special thanks to Ms. Addy Mendoza of the City of Eagle Pass Economic Development Department.

FFA Students Lead The Way

On Wednesday September 7, 2022 students from the Eagle Pass FFA traveled to Jourdanton, Texas to take part in the 2022 Winter Garden District FFA Leadership Lab.  Students were given skills to bring home to Eagle Pass to pass along to all students at both EPHS and CCWINN.  Leadership Development is a key part of the Eagle Pass FFA program which is growing tomorrow's leaders.    

EPHS FFA Soars Through The Galaxy

FFA, which falls under Career and Technology Education, participated in Eagle Pass High School Homecoming Festivities this year.  The theme for the FFA was Star Wars - and pictured here is the float which was put together by students for the homecoming parade which took place October 5, 2022 .

Pictured are: (L-R) Caitlyn Cardenas, Garrett Purcell and Hanna Hardt.

FFA Explores Career Pathways

On October 10, 2022, first year members of the Eagle Pass FFA participated in the 2022 Greenhand Camp in Robstown, TX.  Students were introduced to the FFA leadership program through student lead seminars.  First year students are introduced to various pathways in the Agriculture Science Program, Basic FFA information and Options for career paths. 

Supervising teachers include Juan Garcia, Charlie Cardenas, Jenny Purcell and Charles Purcell 

EPHS A/V visits EPJ

AV class representatives visited the Eagle Pass Junior High to visit with future Eagles.  The EPHS students demonstrated the art of film and media to the EPJ students enrolled in Principles of Information Technology.  

Great job EPHS A/V students for  promoting their program of study and sharing their experience with the middle school students..

EPISD does not own the rights to the music.

EPHS A/V Rallies during Rival Week

The EPHS AV crew compiled footage showcasing the talents of EPHS dance, cheer, football, and band during  Rival Week as Eagle Pass faced cross town rival of C.C. Winn High.  The AV crew was on hand to catch great memories being made.  Two schools, One District. Good sportsmanship!!

EPISD does not own the rights to the music.

CC Winn & Eagle Pass High FFA Students Recognized

Congratulations to Garrett Purcell and Hanna Hardt of the Eagle Pass FFA for placing first and second individually in the Winter Garden District  FFA Range Evaluation contest held on the Peeler Ranch near Christine TX.  Both Garrett and Hanna received scholarships from the Peeler Ranch.  

Pictured with the EPHS students is Mrs Peeler, owner of the Peeler Ranch.

Interested in learning about the opportunities in FFA and the Agricultural Programs of Study,

visit with the Ag Teachers or your CTE Counselors.

Congratulations to Eagle Pass FFA.  Students from CC Winn and EPHS competed in the Winter Garden District FFA Fall Career Development Event held on the Peeler Ranch near Christine, TX.  Placing 1st was the Chapter Farmer Range Evaluation team which advanced to Area, The Green Hand (Freshman) range team placed 2nd and advanced to Area.  The Chapter Farmer Plant Identification placed 3rd and Advanced to Area competition along with the Green Hand Plant Identification team.  Chapter Farmer Land Evaluation placed 2nd and advanced and the Green Hand Land Evaluation was 3rd and Advanced.  Chapter Farmer Homesite Evaluation Placed 2nd and advanced to Area as well as the Greenhand Homesite team.  Very Successful day for Eagle Pass FFA.  Area Contest will take place on October 5, 2022 at the Welder Wildlife Refuge in Sinton TX.

EPHS A/V Alumni Makes a Film

A/V Alumni

Dean Contreras was a student in the AV class who contributed his interest in film through many projects and events. He was the host for the podcast series “Project Mayhem” and was the writer, director, and producer for Eagle Pass television. After high school, Dean attended college at San Antonio to study radio, television, and broadcasting. He is currently attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. 

Interested in learning about the opportunities in the Digital Communications Program of Study,

visit with the A/V Teachers or your CTE Counselors.


Dean is in the process of producing an independent film called “For the Love of the Game.”  In the film, Dean interviews people from the vintage clothing community in Lubbock, Texas. A group of them gather at one location to sell not only clothing, but valuable pieces with meaning and history. In today’s generation, vintage fashion is becoming more recognized to teenagers and young adults. Dean captures the stories behind what led these passionate vendors to do what they do. 


As someone interested in the fashion industry, I could understand  why they chose to bring these vintage clothing back to life. While fast fashion is an easy and cheap way to buy clothing, it isn’t as meaningful as one unique piece you could find at a thrift store. Fashion, in my opinion, is one of the most important ways a person can express who they are, and with vintage clothing, you could tell when someone has an appreciation for the colorful days. 

In the AV class, one could express themselves fully with no judgment. We work together to create something significant, whether it be a project, an event, or even just bonding and communicating. To have every individual be completely unique but also very alike with an interest in art and media, is something that not any regular class could gather. Dean is just one of many students who have achieved something great by following his interest and participating in any chance he got to show his skills. “For the Love of the Game” will capture his talent in the media while also sending a valuable message to the world.

Written and Edited by: Brianna Rivas - Eagle Public Radio writer and website editor

FFA Students Lead The Way

On Wednesday September 7, 2022 students from the Eagle Pass FFA traveled to Jourdanton, Texas to take part in the 2022 Winter Garden District FFA Leadership Lab.  Students were given skills to bring home to Eagle Pass to pass along to all students at both EPHS and CCWINN.  Leadership Development is a key part of the Eagle Pass FFA program which is growing tomorrow's leaders.    

CTE A/V host Breezeway Indies: A Celebration for Art and Expression in Eagle Pass, TX

This is a great example of what CTE Audio Visual has to offer.

If you're ever looking for good times or good vibes, look out for any of our future A/V events! 

HOSA student, Collin Caballero, advances to International Leadership Conference in Nashville

Congratulations to our EPHS students who participated in the 2022 HOSA State Leadership Conference in Galveston, TX. Eagle Pass High School Senior, Collin J. Caballero placed 3rd at State Contest in Pharmacy Science and will advance to  HOSA International Leadership Conference (ILC) in June 2022. 2022 HOSA ILC will be held in Nashville, Tennessee. 

CTE Student earns AWS D1.1 Certification

Exemplary CTE student, Mario Gonzalez, was recognized on Friday, May 13, 2022, with the Eagle Excellence Award in Welding. Mario is a student with Mr. Hassen Moses 3rd period Advanced Welding class.  The Career and Technical Education Department congratulates Mario on his accomplishments, especially with receiving the Industry-Based Certification recognized by the American Welding Society as he earned the AWS D1.1 Certification.  

EKG/Phlebotomy students practice their skills

CTE students enrolled in the EKG/Phlebotomy course practiced drawing blood on volunteers/ fellow classmates.  Students are instructed by Mr. Fernandez of SWTJC as per an agreement between the SWTJC and the EPISD Career and Technical Education Department. Upon completion of the program of study, students can test and earn their Industry-Based Certification as a Phlebotomist/ EKG technician. "As a CTE teacher I know the benefits of our classes, but as a parent I thank the CTE program for offering these opportunities to our children," stated Mrs. Garza Rodriguez, CTE Department Chairperson. 

Pictured: Mrs. Claudia Garza Rodriguez, EPHS - CTE Department Chair and her daughter, Catia Rodriguez

FFA students advance to State

EPISD Career & Technical Education students of the Environmental & Natural Resource program of Eagle Pass High School & C.C. Winn High School traveled to Sinton, TX to compete at Area X Wildlife contest. These students are all members of the Texas FFA and enrolled in the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Cluster.  They placed 1st and will Advance to State!

Pictured (From left to right):  Anahi Molina, Hannah Hardt, Charles Garrett Purcell, Jessica Sebastian, Marisol Gonzalez, Eduardo Gonzalez, Jimena Molina, and Brylyn Wall.

Congratulations to all of the EPHS audio/video team. 

The EPHS Audio/Video team competed in the Laredo Media and Film Festival on February 24th 2022. 

We would like to congratulate the following students for placing in the FILM CATEGORY:


We would like to recognize

The EPHS Audio/Video Team sponsor is Mr. Francisco Sanchez


CONGRATULATIONS to our EPISD - HOSA students who competed in Area Contest.  They will be be competing in the State Contest in April 2022.  Good luck to all our Health Science students competing at State!  

Representing the Eagle Pass ISD at the contest were the following :(pictured left to right)

Isabella De Luna (EPHS)- Medical Assisting

Naelea Sifuentes (CCWIN) - Veterinary Science   4th place

Collin Caballero (EPHS)- Pharmacy Science   1st Place

Quincy Chavarria (EPHS)- Pharmacology

HOSA Sponsors: Myriam Posada (EPHS), Miguel Posada (EPHS), Dr. Luis Vielma (CC Winn)