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Bowie Bears come out in hundreds to celebrate 100 years of legacy

EL PASO, Texas -- Bowie High a school in South Central El Paso celebrated 100 years of legacy.

Three days of festivities included a parade and concluded with a Legacy Gala at the El Paso County Coliseum.

Hundreds of Bowie Bears showed up to celebrate. The reunion brought back many emotions for the alumni.

"What can I tell you it brings tears to my eyes," said Jesus Badajosa a Bowie alum.

"It's a once in a lifetime, once in a lifetime. People came from all over the world," said Jimmy Alba a Bowie alum.

The bears told us what makes Bowie high school special.

"I was from Segundo barrio also and it is its family you know. We're so united, you know and Bowie has a lot of loyalty, and that's the main thing that makes the school so special.  It doesn't matter where we're at, there's always someone from Bowie and we get all excited and we start talking about Bowie," said Margie Alba a Bowie alum.

"We're all over the place," said Alba

"I'm a Bowie Bear. You know like they say, once a bear always a bear," said Badajosa.

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