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2024 Hall of Fame Inductees


Patricia McKlem

Ms. Patricia “Pat” McKlem was a 1966 graduate. She received her BA from CSU-Ft. Collins in 1970 and received a Master’s in Public Administration from Brigham Young University in 1982.  Ms. McKlem began her work in the  VA Health Care system as a Registered Dietitian.  She progressed through leadership roles to the position of Medical Center Director and Network Director, overseeing VA Health Care in 7 hospitals in 3 states. She achieved the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service twice, and the Distinguished Executive Presidential Rank Award in 2002, the highest award that can be achieved by a federal employee.   Her focus on employee and leadership development, strengthened employees and the organization.  After retirement, she continued to  volunteer, receiving the CSU Health and Human Services Honor Alumna Award in 2023, as volunteer of the year.  She still is active in providing services to underserved communities in the Phoenix area.


Henry Carl Musso

Mr. Henry Carl Musso was born July 1, 1941, to Henry George and Rachel Musso. Carl learned every aspect of farming and humility from his dad and has passed those legendary skills on to his son and grandson. Carl took over the farm when his dad died In 1961.  Sweet corn put Musso farms on the map.  Carl was brought up to be a multitasker.  Carl farmed throughout junior high school as well as high school.  Upon graduating from Pueblo County High School in 1959, he began a 32-year career at ABC Rail.  Carl had entrepreneurial skills as well. He started Musso’s Market in 1961 and opened Musso’s Restaraurant in 1990.  He has since handed down the restaurant to his daughter where he still greets customers and credits them for his success. July 20th has been designated as “Henry Carl’ Musso Day by the County Board of Commissioners in recognition of his hard work as a farmer. 


Maria Arquello Subia

Ms. Maria Arquello Subia graduated from Pueblo County High School in 1963. She was very active in high school, earning several awards and scholarships. Moving to Denver she worked with the War on Poverty, she knew that education was the key to changing lives. She received her MA from Antioch University with an emphasis in secondary education. Returning home to Pueblo, she became Center Director of the East Side Childcare Center for 42 years. Besides being an advocate for early childhood education, and children’s rights, she worked diligently for the equal rights of others. She served on Pueblo School District 60 School Board, where she continued to impact the lives of our youth. Furthermore, she taught Early Education classes at PCC. Marie lived an honorable life filled with devotion to children, inspiring others to work hard and achieve their goals with honor, dignity, and respect.


Terrie Tafoya

Ms. Terrie Tafoya was a 1977 graduate. A lifelong resident of District 70, including a 33-year career with District 70.  Ms. Tafoya received a BA in Secondary Education in Social Sciences at the University of Southern Colorado. She completed her MA and Principal Licensure at the University of Northern Colorado.  Teaching 15 years at PCHS, she was part of the innovative school “CHOICE”.  She entered administration in 1999 as Assistant Principal at PCHS.  She continued her administrative career serving as Principal at Future’s Academy, Pueblo West Middle and ending her career as being hired as the first female Principal in PCHS history. Always active in promoting PCHS, she was a founding member of the PCHS Foundation/HOF, worked on several Bond issues and continues supporting students with Foundation scholarships.

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