One will present her findings in neurobiology to the American Academy of Sciences; another put together her school's first campus TV station.
One was the highest scorer in the state in the Academic Decathlon; another works magic through the art of illusion. Many have volunteered to preserve wetlands, to fight AIDS, to help the disabled.
For the Record
Los Angeles Times Monday June 14, 1993 Orange County Edition View Part E Page 3 Column 3 View Desk 2 inches; 69 words Type of Material: Correction
The wrong photograph ran with an article about Lindsay Amsberry of Fullerton Union High School in Thursday's edition. Amsberry was among students recognized in Salute to Seniors '93 for their accomplishments and leadership. Amsberry finished first academically in her class and was also on the school's cross-country, track and soccer teams. She is a full diploma candidate in the International Baccalaureate Program. Amsberry, a resident of Fullerton, plans to attend Brown University.
PHOTO: Lindsay Amsberry
The members of the Class of '93 are as varied in their accomplishments as they are in their backgrounds.
They come from traditional two-parent families, from homes with one parent and from foster homes. They hold down jobs to earn spending money, to save for college, to help feed the family. Some have recently arrived in this country--from as close as Mexico and as distant as Romania and Uganda--and have mastered a new language and culture. All have found the strength to succeed in a world that has not always been gentle.
For this, its second annual Salute to Seniors, The Times invited Orange County high schools to nominate students who have distinguished themselves in the areas of leadership, academics and arts.
From those nominees, one student from each of 75 high schools in the county was chosen to be featured in today's edition--students who may not be their school's "top" student, but who by their involvement and accomplishments seem to especially represent the hopes of the future.
The Times salutes these students and their 23,000 classmates who form Orange County's graduating class of 1993. In their successes, there is much about which to be optimistic.
ANAHEIM HIGH SCHOOL
David T. Vu
David ranks first in his class academically with nearly a straight-A grade-point average. He is an active member of the California Scholarship Federation and National Honor Society.
"David is the epitome of someone who represents academics," said counselor Walter J. Michallik. "When things need to get done, we can count on David to do it in spite of his rigorous course load."
David has been involved in the Key Club, Junior Statesmen of America, Science Club, Academic Decathlon, Kiwanis Bowl and Citizen Bee team. He also played basketball, varsity tennis and church youth volleyball. His hobbies include collecting baseball cards, exercising, working with computers and hiking.
David, a resident of Anaheim, plans to attend UC Irvine and study biochemistry.
BETHEL BAPTIST SCHOOL
In served as student body president and played volleyball as well as excelling in academics. During her years at Bethel Baptist, In has been involved in choir and the Crusaders, an award-winning singing group. She was also a teacher's aide.
Bill Bowen, vice principal, describes In as an excellent student leader and a person who cares about her peers and school in general. "She is excellent academically and has a personality which endears her to many," Bowen said.
In, a resident of Garden Grove, has a 3.95 grade-point average and plans to pursue a career in nursing.
BOLSA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL
Angela Nguyen Tran
Throughout high school, Angela demonstrated leadership capabilities in her involvement in clubs and activities. She served as an officer on the student council, was a member of the Spanish Club and participated in the choir and orchestra groups. She plays the violin, cello and piano.
"Angela is quite a capable young lady and deserving of recognition for her leadership qualities," said Barbara Kiernan, school counselor, who noted that Angela volunteered many hours to projects that served the school at large.
Angela, a resident of Anaheim, plans to attend a two-year community college.
BREA OLINDA HIGH SCHOOL
Niloofar served as editor-in-chief of the school newspaper and as president of the Girls' League and National Honor Society. She also participated on the varsity speech team and was involved in gymnastics.
She is a member of the California Scholarship Federation, the school's conflict management team and the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization.
Niloofar has earned numerous awards and honors, including Brea Chamber of Commerce Youth Citizen of 1993 and North Orange County Exchange Club Outstanding Student. She participated in the Sister City Committee Exchange Student program to Hanno, Japan, in the summer of 1990.
Her hobbies include playing the piano, painting and drawing.
Niloofar, a resident of Brea, has a 4.24 grade-point average and plans to attend UCLA and eventually study law.
BRETHREN CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL
Jeffrey's leadership skills were demonstrated not only in his role as student body president but also in sports and music programs. He played varsity baseball and varsity football, serving as captain on the latter team.
He also starred in musical theater productions and was involved in music groups, including the A Cappella Choir and Ecclesia, a mixed ensemble. Jeffrey was a member of the Math League and California Scholarship Federation.
His hobbies include audio-visual work and sports.
Jeffrey, a resident of Lakewood, plans to attend Biola University and major in communications or music.