Keeping Our Promise


For almost two decades [2006-2023] with your continued support, our annual fundraising events we were able to continue to support student-centered programs for the common good of Holtville High School students.
It is our desire and promise to earn that continued support, to grow and improve with each year’s events and to fulfill our objectives and purpose as a nonprofit volunteer organization. Your support has made it possible to give back to our communities:

 The John Kirchenbauer Sports Complex dedication was held in October of 2007 and was hosted by the Holtville Unified School District and the Hall of Fame Committee. The complex is home to the Holtville High School Hall of Fame display cases, the Viking Wall of Pride, the Viking Spirit Courtyard
and the Walk of Honor.

 Since November of 2006, one-hundred and fifteen (115) Hall of Fame inductees have been named representing the categories of educators, community members and alumni. Each member receives an elegant zenith award and a CD copy of the induction ceremony and evenings events.

 Established Hall of Fame Award recognizing those who have demonstrated outstanding achievement or with special service distinction while serving the communities' students.

 As of June 2023, a total of ninety-five (95) $500 scholarships and/or teacher stipends have been awarded to current and continuing students representing the educational disciplines to include physical education, music and art.

 Eight Howard and Jewel Vencil Nursing Scholarship awarded for five-year program at IVC/SDSU in June of 2023..

 Walk of Honor- a special project complete with benches/trees set in planter, brick sections representing the halls of: alumni, educators, fallen hero’s, champions and Hall of Fame members with solar lighting, etched Viking head and inspirational quotes. Dedicated October 17, 2012.
 Resources were provided, as requested for: signage of the newly modernized and air conditioned Sports Complex: league and CIF Championship banners for display, portable volleyball standards and equipment, to include a new wrestling mat, for the newly constructed wrestling and state-of-the-art
weight rooms and permanent trophy cases, football field scoreboard and Middle School Gym scoreboard.
 After sixteen years, the annual John A. Kirchenbauer Memorial Golf Tournament/ Green and Gold Golf Tournament is the primary fundraiser to provide additional resources to HHS in support of scholarships for HHS students. With the goal of continued growth[great prizes], while continuing to remember the namesake. Remains one of the more popular golf tournaments for golfers of all ages and abilities. Participants provided with special T-prize (early bird drawing for professional sports tickets) and a “goodie” bag.

 HOF continues to sponsor youth sports camps. The inaugural Hall of Fame Sports Academies (baseball, softball, basketball and football) have hosted more than 300 boys and girls age 9 to 14 from all cities in the Valley, and Hall of Fame sponsorship expanded over time to include Holtville Little League and Pop Warner clinics and training programs.

 Established the Hall of Fame web site @:

 100 years of UNITY-PRIDE-SPIRIT [1909-2009] CD-ROM produced andpresented by Green and Gold Committee…

 Sponsors and Inductees provided “Green & Gold” lapel pin.

 Thirty-three former CIF Championship team members have been invited, on an annual basis, to attend the Hall of Fame Gala where they were presented with a “Championship ring” representing their sport. HHS’s most recent sixteenth annual event of 2022 CIF recognized the Championship of
the 2022 Wrestling team. Thirty-three teams have now been recognized t0 include the 1974-75 & 75-76 Vikettes State Championship Drill teams.
 Holtville High School Athletic Department received proceeds from annual raffle held at the John Kirchenbaur Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit, as needed, underfunded programs ($2,000 provided March 2017) and $750 for the Swim Team to purchase lane markers.

 All former CIF Championship team members now have the opportunity tohave their team rosters micro-etched on a green marble wall tile as a permanent reminder of Viking history on the Sports Complex’s Wall of Pride. Phase II completed with (15) championship tiles represented to date.

 Annual sponsor of back-to-school Teacher Luncheon [including annual Teacher-of-the Year stipend for K-5, 6-8 and high school levels]

 Multi-year sponsor of student's Career Day with career professionals to include alumni presenting pathways geared to students of interest.

 Previous ongoing project to recognize alumni Authors, Designers, Musicians,and Artists. All are displayed in the library along with Posters with Photo/bio's of all Hall of Fame inductees…

 Future plans [2024 and beyond]- for NEW Multi-Purpose facility at HHS, when completed, to house CUSTOMIZED DIGITAL WALL [CLOUD BASED] DISPLAY WITH TOUCHSCREEN MENU WEBSITE, REMOTE
ACCESS [BY INTERNET LINK] Using latest TECHNOLOGIES…Purpose is to DISPLAY-HONOR-ARCHIEVE history while connecting with today's student population expanding on themes [facilities, athletics, agriculture, band of pride and themes yet to be determined….

Ongoing project to recognize alumni Authors, Designers, Musicians and Artists. Purchased display board, books and artwork, and have had alumni provide biographies.  All on display in the Library and district board room.

All participants in the John A. Kirchenbauer
Memorial Golf Tournament have been presented with
commemorative watches and/or embroidered valuable bags.




On behalf of the Vencill family, Imperial Valley Pioneers, graduates and benefactors of HHS, a permanent endowment has been established for the Howard and jewel Vencill Nursing Scholarship that will be administered by the Green and Gold Hall of Fame Committee. The annual five-year Nursing scholarship to IVC/SDSU is to be used for HHS graduation student (male or female) entering the field of nursing.

Student leaders and advisor attend the California Association of Student Councils summer leadership conference. School leaders will now have the opportunity to acquire a variety of leadership skills and team building techniques.

Engraving of all Sponsor and Alumni brick pavers
for the Viking Spirit Courtyard and Alumni Walk of
Honor are complete and are displayed as orders are received.

New pavers section for gold level sponsors has been added to the Viking Courtyard in addition to thirty-six gold level sponsors already identified

The inaugural Hall of Fame Sports Academies
(baseball, softball, football and volleyball) have hosted more than 200 boys and
girls age 9 to 14 from all cities in the Valley, and were
sponsored by the Hall of Fame.

All former CIF Championship team members
will be invited, on an annual basis, to attend the
Hall of Fame Ball where they will be presented with a
“Championship ring” representing their sport.

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