Colton High “Fact of the Day” – May 5


A group of young Folklorico dancers performed in the Whitmer Auditorium for students in celebration of Cinco de Mayo in 1997.

Colton High School opened in 1895. It is one of the oldest high schools in the Inland Empire. In this daily feature, we celebrate Colton High’s rich history.

Cinco de Mayo is a once a year event to celebrate our Mexican culture. On April 28, 1997 Colton High School celebrated Cinco de Mayo with food and dance. Students were served nachos. But the big surprise was that there was a folklorico dance, which MECHA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán) invited over for Cinco de Mayo. And at the end there was a King and Queen announcement: Rey Trevino and Marisa Gomez were crowned for King and Queen of the Cinco de Mayo festivity.