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THE CLASS OF 98: AN ORANGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK

Capistrano Valley High

June 03, 1998

Capistrano Valley High

26301 Via Escolar

Mission Viejo 92692

(949) 364-6100

* Enrollment: 2,850

* Established: 1979

* Landmark: Concrete "CV" on the hillside above school

* Team name: Cougars

* Newspaper: CVHS Times

* Principal: Dan Burch

* Student president: Tucker Johnson

* Valedictorians: 60 students with a 4.0 or higher grade-point average

* Famous alumni: Olympic discus thrower Brian Blutreich; Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mike Ramirez

* Winning moments: Kim Abbamonto named The Times Orange County girls' soccer player of the year; Music department performed in Austria, Switzerland and Germany

* Graduation: June 16, 5:30 p.m., at the stadium

SENIOR STANDOUT

Christopher Cheng of Mission Viejo

* Achievements: Earned a 4.26 weighted grade-point average; Louis Armstrong award; most valuable musician for Madrigals; student of the month; California All-State Honor Orchestra; All-Southern California Honor Choir; eight Advance Placement classes; Associated Student Body vice president

* Connections: Jazz band; orchestra; Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra; student conductor for Madrigals; Key Club; Mission Viejo Animal Shelter volunteer; founded the Capistrano Valley Transit Trio

* Ambitions: Attend UCLA, major in electrical engineering with a biomedical option; attend either medical school or pursue a career in computers

* Family: Parents are Benjamin and Magaly Cheng; sister Allison

* Words of wisdom: "To be successful in life, you must love what you do and do what you love"

THE SENIOR CLASS: 540

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