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THE CLASS OF 98: AN ORANGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK

Valencia High

June 03, 1998

Valencia High

500 N. Bradford Ave.

Placentia 92670

(714) 996-4970

* Enrollment: 1,700

* Established: 1933

* Team name: Tigers

* Newspaper: El Tigre

* Principal: David Verdugo

* Student president: Debbie Torrez

* Famous alumni: Olympic softball pitcher Michelle Granger; author Michael Melcher; state Sen. John R. Lewis

* Winning moments: Science Olympiad team placed sixth in state; awarded $560,000 digital high school grant; girls' varsity volleyball team won 10th consecutive Orange League championship

* Tradition: Memorial Day Recognition of alumni who lost their lives in WWII, Korea and Vietnam

* Graduation: June 12, 7 p.m., at Bradford Stadium

SENIOR STANDOUT

Michelle LeBlanc of Yorba Linda

* Achievements: Earned

a 4.38 weighted grade-point average; ranked second in class while taking nine Advanced Placement courses; Cal State Long Beach president's schol- arship; Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified Collegiate scholarship; Girls' State representative

* Connections: National Honor Society; California Scholastic Federation; varsity softball; volleyball; volunteered at St. Joseph's Catholic Church; homeless and community cleanup projects

* Ambitions: Attend UC San Diego, UC Irvine, UC Davis or Loyola Marymount University, major in engineering

* Family: Parents are Mr. and Mrs. Nazaire LeBlanc; one brother; one sister

* Claim to fame: Named most valuable player for Orange League volleyball

THE SENIOR CLASS: 323

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