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THE CLASS OF 98: AN ORANGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK

Huntington Beach High

June 03, 1998

Huntington Beach High

1905 Main St.

Huntington Beach 92648

(714) 536-2514

* Enrollment: 2,205

* Established: 1906

* Landmarks: Auditorium; Bell Tower, which once served as the height-limit guideline for city buildings

* Hangout: Huntington Beach Pier

* Team name; mascot: The Oilers

* Newspaper: Oiler Times

* Principal: James Staunton

* Student president and valedictorian: Ryan N. DuBose

* Famous alumni: Pulitzer Prize-winner Steve Breen; surfers Corky Carroll, Nea Post, Brett Gerlach and Robert August; ex-NBA player Jack Haley; Kansas City Chiefs player Tony Gonzales; Mike Martt of Low & Sweet Orchestra

* Unsung heroes: Paul Wood, who has taught 34 years at the school; media services technician Dick Wittington, who never fails to greet students with a smile and high-five

* Winning moments: Drill team placed first in the USA regional championships; surf team won National Surfing Scholastic Assn. (NSSA) championship; 16 students won best delegation award in Bath, England

* Memorable events: Pride Day, where 220 students cleaned the campus and planted flowers; International Peace Week, part of a campaign against violence and racial intolerance; Plunge the Pool fund-raising efforts for the school pool, which has been closed since 1992

* Graduation: June 11, 4 p.m. at the stadium

SENIOR STANDOUT

Larkin Moore of Huntington Beach

* Achievements: Earned a 4.54 weighted grade-point average; excelled in five Advance Placement classes this year; senior of the year; National Merit Scholarship finalist; senior class secretary; lettered in soccer, track and cross-country

* Connections: California Scholarship Federation; Model United Nations; school newspaper; youth league soccer coach; Hoag Hospital candy striper; UC Irvine technology workshop instructor

* Ambitions: Attend Princeton University, major in ecology and evolutionary biology; attend medical school

* Family: Father is Richard K. Moore; brother Kenneth

* Claim to fame: Voted most likely to succeed

THE SENIOR CLASS: 501

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