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A Salute To Seniors '97 / Orange County High Schools

June 13, 1997

ALISO NIGUEL HIGH SCHOOL: Jaime A. Le

Jaime is well-traveled, having visited the Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Haiti, Hawaii, Jamaica, Mexico and many U.S. states. Ranked No. 1 in her graduating class of 610, she has a 4.81 weighted grade-point average and earned honors from the California Scholarship Federation, the National Honor Society and the Principal's Advisory Committee.

She volunteers for Head Start, public libraries and the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop and works part-time as a secretary for an accounting firm.

She earned a varsity letter on the swim team.

The Mission Viejo resident plans to attend Yale University Connecticut.

ANAHEIM HIGH SCHOOL: Jaswinder Kaur

Though she moved from India to the United States only four years ago, Jaswinder overcame language hurdles and rose to the top of her graduating class of 347. She has a 4.29 weighted grade-point average and was president of the Math and Science clubs and a member of the National Honor Society, the California Scholastic Federation and the Key Club.

She makes pottery and volunteers with the disabled and elderly at AM Medical Center in Anaheim.

The Anaheim resident plans to major in chemical engineering at UCLA.

BOLSA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL: Juana P. Hernandez

Juana has exhibited a comprehensive understanding of art and has earned recognition for her painting and drawing. She has a 3.13 grade-point average, and is a member of the art club and the GATE program.

She works at a fast-food restaurant but finds time to pursue her artistic interests and a passion for computers.

The Garden Grove resident plans to attend Golden West College in Huntington Beach.

BREA OLINDA HIGH SCHOOL: Amy Chen

Amy, the school valedictorian, has been involved with a variety of campus activities while maintaining a 4.55 weighted grade-point average.

She has worked for the student newspaper as a writer, page advisor and editor-in-chief.

She has also been a member of the Key Club and Interact Club, and she acted as president of Club International and treasurer of Asian Cultures International.

Amy also spent time as a volunteer at Friendly Hills Medical Center.

The Brea resident will attend Stanford University.

BRETHREN CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL: Joshua Nelson

Joshua has exhibited leadership skills throughout high school, in areas from sports to student government. He is Associated Student Body vice president and served on class councils during his sophomore and junior years.

He is a Fellowship of Christian Athletes leader and a member of the math league and math team. He also appeared in a school musical.

Joshua played football for four years, volleyball for three and participated in wrestling and track for one year. He has a 4.05 weighted grade-point average.

Joshua enjoys snowboarding, bodyboarding, dirt biking and rock climbing. He owns a gardening service with 10 clients and runs his church's sound system.

The Norwalk resident plans to major in civil engineering at Cal Poly Pomona.

BUENA PARK HIGH SCHOOL: Gabriele R. Fagins

Gabriele's list of campus activities is long and varied.

She has participated in the Inter-Ethnic Council, the Friday Night Live anti-drug program, the Black Student Union and the Future Teachers of America.

Other activities include working with the Science Club, the Black Mentor Program, the Aviation Science Program and serving as vice president of the Associated Student Body.

Gabriele participated in volleyball, soccer and track.

She has been on the Young Adults Teen Committee of La Palma and the La Palma Inter-Community Hospital Foundation.

Gabriele, one of five children in her family who will be in college this fall, plans to attend University of Southern California.

CALVARY CHAPEL HIGH SCHOOL: Kevin Falconer

Kevin's athletic abilities were seen on and off the court. He was captain of the basketball team and a volunteer coach at an area Boy's Club. He is also dedicated to community service. He helps his parents care for foster children, some of whom are recovering from drug abuse.

Kevin carries a 4.0 grade-point average and scored well on college admissions tests. He was the student government's communications director and a participant in school plays.

The Tustin resident plans to attend Westmont College in Santa Barbara.

CANYON HIGH SCHOOL: Jessica Scott

Jessica was one of three student team leaders who created, planned and developed the school's home page for the Internet. She then was responsible for overseeing a group of student volunteers in maintaining and improving the page. She has a 4.88 weighted grade-point average and is a member of the International Baccalaureate Program, the National Honor Society and the California Scholarship Federation.

She was a student ambassador to the British Isles through the People to People Program. Jessica works as an office assistant for a law firm and is a volunteer tutor.

The Anaheim Hills resident plans to attend Williams College in Massachusetts, where she was admitted on an early decision.

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