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THE CLASS OF 98: AN ORANGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK

Esperanza High

June 03, 1998

Esperanza High

1830 N. Kellogg Drive

Anaheim 92807

(714) 779-2535

* Enrollment: 2,800

* Established: 1974

* Landmark: Bridge connecting east and west campuses

* Hangout: Esperanza Burgers

* Team name: Aztecs

* Newspaper: The Aztlan

* Principal: Ray Plutko

* Student president: John Kim

* Winning moments: Simon Kim took top debating honors at Junior Statesmen of America state meet; drama club's musical was first in Cal State Fuller- ton competition; Mock Trial team won O.C. Championship for second year and placed third in state; 83% of students taking Advanced Placement Test for college credit scored passing grades

* Memorable event: Air-band competition in which a group of guys won as "the Spice Girls"

* Graduation: June 10, 6 p.m., at Bradford Stadium in Placentia

SENIOR STANDOUT

Matthew Connelly of Yorba Linda

* Achievements: Earned a 4.1 weighted grade-point average; lead roles in school plays; CAEA scholarships; created cartoons and editorials for the school newspaper; "survived 18 years in Southern California"

* Connections: Newspaper editor; drama club; art; graphic design; poetry; film

* Ambitions: "If I had the money, I would attend a prestigious conservancy, but alas, I am without." Will attend Cal State Long Beach or Fullerton

* Family: Parents are Charles and Rennea; two brothers

* Claim to fame: Portrayed Spice Girl Geri Halliwell. "I got 20 bucks!"

THE SENIOR CLASS: 598

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