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LLHS Tributes

LLHS has many tributes to graduates and staff members.

Picture of LLHS football field, performing arts center, and field house.

Los Lunas High School has a rich history leading all the way back to its origin in 1926 where Solomon Luna Union High School was built to allow students in Los Lunas a closer commute for a secondary education. Prior to this, students needed to travel to Belen to get a secondary education. It was named after Solomon Luna, a prominent local politician, sheep-man, and banker who was instrumental in crafting the NM Constitution that helped gain statehood for NM in 1912.

Our football field is named after Willie Chavez. Wille Chavez was a proud graduate of Los Lunas High School. He was a State Senator from 1974 until his untimely death in 1982, he was only 40 years old. He graduated from New Mexico Highlands and the University of Albuquerque. He was a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senate Education Committee, and the interim legislative Finance Committee.  

Our performing arts center is named after Elfego Orona. He was a Lunas High School graduate, and he later became a member of the Los Lunas Schools Board of Education. During his time on the board, he was a strong advocate for the funding of the performing arts center.

Our football field house is named after Joshua JR. Romero. Joshua was a football player at Los Lunas High School from 2002-2005. He passed away his senior year at Los Lunas High School. He was a proud Tiger.

On the gym wall you will notice a jersey with a Tribute to Pat Jojola. Pat was our beloved custodian at Los Lunas High School for several years. Pat was a proud Tiger who touched so many lives at LLHS. He and his family proudly supported every school event at Los Lunas High School. Pat took pride in keeping our school beautiful and enjoyable for everyone who came to visit.

In our Courtyard we have a tribute to Rex Henington. Rex was a principal and athletic director at Los Lunas High School from 2001-2007 Prior to his run as principal he was a longtime coach. Rex Henington coached at Goddard, Clovis, Hobbs, Roswell, Belen and Las Cruces (three times). His son Greg Henington is the current head football coach at Los Lunas High School.

The main road that leads to Los Lunas High School is named Emilio Lopez Rd. Emilio Lopez was a long-time teacher at Solomon Luna Union High School. When the new school was built, the road that led to the school was named in his memory.