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THE CLASS OF 98: AN ORANGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK

Villa Park High

June 03, 1998

Villa Park High

18042 Taft Ave.

Villa Park 92861

(714) 532-8020

* Enrollment: 2,080

* Established: 1964

* Hangouts: Zito's Pizza; Del Taco

* Team name: Spartans

* Newspaper: The Oracle

* Principal: Fran Roney

* Student president: Molly Mahoney

* Famous alumnus: Actor Kevin Costner

* Winning moments: Tracey Kim named USA Today Scholarship and Bank of America finalist; Jeremy Shaw named Tandy technology and Westinghouse winner; Marin McDonald named a Westinghouse winner; the school has the largest Key Club in the world

* Memorable events: Sportswriter's head painted blue when he lost a bet on a Villa Park vs. Los Alamitos game; Red Ribbon Week Assembly; Awareness Week Assembly; Pasta for Pennies

* Graduation: June 11, 6:30 p.m., at Fred Kelly Stadium in Orange

SENIOR STANDOUT

Tracey Kim of Villa Park

* Achievements: Earned a 5.03 weighted grade-point average; valedictorian; National Merit scholarship; California State Assembly award for community service; Orange County Academic Decathlon; Science Olympiad medals; Advanced Placement scholar with distinction; Mock Trial attorney; Kiwanis Trivia Bowl participant; Pediatric AIDS Foundation research grant for HIV/AIDS research at UC Irvine; newspaper editor-in-chief; school's blood drive coordinator

* Connections: Donated more than 400 hours to the American Red Cross; tutors students in math; plays piano and cello in two professional orchestras; kendo, Japanese sword-fighting

* Ambition: Attend Harvard University

* Family: Parents are Michael S. and Hae Young Kim; one brother

* Claim to fame: Has collected more than 300 key chains

THE SENIOR CLASS: 423

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