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THE CLASS OF 98: AN ORANGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK

La Quinta High

June 03, 1998

La Quinta High

10372 McFadden Ave.

Westminster 92683

(714) 663-6315

* Enrollment: 1,375

* Established: 1963

* Landmark: John F. Kennedy Memorial Rock

* Team name: Aztecs

* Newspaper: Aztec Sun

* Principal: Jim Monohan

* Student president: Edgar J. Urrutia

* Valedictorian: Eric Mason

* Unsung hero: Joan Gstoettner, longtime campus supervisor

* Winning moments: Phu Cam Nyugen received National Merit scholarship; Gerald Laird broke state record for hits in high school baseball; baseball team named Garden Grove League champions

* Traditions: Faculty Talent Show; International Week

* Graduation: June 16, 3 p.m., at Bolsa Grande High Stadium in Garden Grove

SENIOR STANDOUT

Edgar J. Urrutia of Westminster

* Achievements: Earned a 3.60 weighted grade-point average; Associated Student Body president; nominated for Aztec of the year; yearbook section editor; Ethnic Relations Activities director; Baccalaureate and graduation speaker; competitive roller skater

* Connections: Key Club; National Honor Society; California Scholarship Federation; Advanced Placement club; Boys' League; Mock Trial; Human Relations Task Force; soccer team; ecology club; Ethnic Relations Club; Chinese club; works at Fountain Valley Skating Center; volunteers in beach and park cleanups; distributes Christmas gifts through the Salvation Army

* Ambitions: Attend UCLA; become a high school teacher

* Family: Parents are Edgar and Berta Urrutia; sister Sandra

* Claim to fame: 1995 Junior Olympic National Champion in artistic roller-skating

THE SENIOR CLASS: 292

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