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THE CLASS OF 98: AN ORANGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK

Los Alamitos High

June 03, 1998

Los Alamitos High

3591 E. Cerritos Ave.

Los Alamitos 90720

(562) 799-4780

* Enrollment: 2,700

* Established: 1968 in Anaheim Unified School District; 1980 in Los Alamitos

* Team name: Griffins

* Newspaper: Crusader

* Principal: Sherry Kropp

* Student president: Nick Triplett

* Famous alumni: Broadway's "Beauty and the Beast" star Susan Egan; Olympic gymnast and actress Cathy Rigby

* Winning moments: Southern Section Division II boys' water polo champions; Academic Quiz team won the Kiwanis Bowl; school received the Orange County Building Bridges Award for human relations program; Kira Whelan became national Teen Jeopardy semifinalist; peer support program honored by the Orange County Department of Education; Laura Cunningham placed second in the Orange County Science Fair; song leaders won National Championships in Florida

* Traditions: Senior farewells taped and played prior to graduation; senior memory book given to students at Senior Luncheon

* Graduation: June 16, 4 p.m., at Cerritos College

SENIOR STANDOUT

Siegrin Countryman of Orange

* Achievements: Earned a 4.14 weighted grade-point average; high honors on Golden State Exam; honors at entrance from Chapman University, Whittier College and UC Irvine; DAR citizenship award; Rossmoor Women's Club award; National Honor Society; California Scholarship Federation

* Connections: Science club; Interact club; the Kids Next Door performing ensemble; trains at Orange County High School for the Performing Arts; volunteers with her mother's special-education class; youth-leadership team at church; contemporary praise band; performs in community theater; works at Kabbara Engineering

* Ambitions: Attend Chapman University, major in English; become a writer; may teach high school

* Family: Parents are Dennis and Cora Countryman; sister Jana

* Claims to fame: "It has to be my perfect score of 800 on the verbal SAT or my naturally curly hair!"

THE SENIOR CLASS: 690

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