It is Women's History Month and we are celebrating the first girl to earn an athletic letter at El Cerrito High!

In spring of 1975, El Cerrito High School senior Rose Aguilar was looking forward to receiving her diploma and her athletics letter for competing in interscholastic sports. The diploma wasn’t a problem, but when she didn’t receive her “Block C” letter for playing varsity softball, tennis and JV basketball over four years, she wanted to know why.

Rose Aguilar returns a shot on the tennis court.

Rose Aguilar McHone wore her Block C letter to her 2014 induction into the ECHS Athletics Hall of Fame.

Rose Aguilar and her tennis teammates pose for their yearbook photo.

All photos are Photos from the El Cerrito High School El Camino yearbook/El Cerrito Historical Society collection.
Click Here to read the whole story of her accomplishments and recognition.

EL CERRITO NOTABLES The El Cerrito Historical Society believes that a remarkable number of noteworthy people have come from El Cerrito or have lived here at some time in their lives. A few were world famous, others were well-known in the area or were particularly noteworthy in their own field. Click Here to visit our extensive list.

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If your local organization would like a speaker on these or related topics, the El Cerrito Historical Society has a speakers panel available. Click Here to request more details.