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THE CLASS OF 99: AN ORANGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK

Corona del Mar High

June 09, 1999

2101 Eastbluff Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660

(949) 515-6000

* Enrollment: 1,599

* Established: 1962

* Team name: Sea Kings

* Newspaper: The Trident

* Principal: Donald K. Martin

* Student president: Tyler Jaggers

* Valedictorians: Aaron Gruber, Emily Ludmir and Nidhi Pandhoh

* Famous alumni: Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray; fashion moguls Kelly Gray, Mossimo Giannulli, Shawn Stussy and Holly Sharp; Michael Steele of the Bangles; Green Bay Packer Jeff Thompson; Lars Ulrich of Metallica; former Yankees pitcher Marty Kiele; "Tarzan" Joey Laura; sportscaster Bill McDonald; actress Kelly Rutherford

* Winning Moments: Accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges; senior project; boys' basketball Southern Section Division IIIA and state Division III playoffs; girls' cross-country state Division IV runner-up; football Southern Section Division VI playoffs; girls' volleyball Southern Section Division IIIA playoffs; boys' water polo Southern Section Division I playoffs

* Graduation: June 17, 3 p.m., at the school

SENIOR STANDOUT

Emily Ludmir of Newport Beach

* Achievements: Earned a 4.26 weighted grade-point average; Southwestern Youth Music Festival winner; National Hispanic Recognition scholar; Temple Beth Yahni's Maurice Sherman Award for excellence; Literary Guild of Orange County Award; two-time E.I. Moore Award winner; Advanced Placement scholar with honor; USC Book Award; newspaper editor; California YMCA legislature and court programs business editor; speaks Spanish and Hebrew

* Connections: Choir; nurse's assistant at the Clinica Latino Americana; volunteers for Peer Assistance Leadership Program and Rep. Loretta Sanchez; works at Macy's

* Ambitions: Attend Harvard University, majoring in English and Spanish literature; attend law school "then venture into the field of international law dealing with Latin American countries."

* Family: Father is Jaime Ludmir; mother is Carol; brother is Joshua

* Claim to fame: "When I go to visit my family in Peru, I am always called upon to sing at weddings and bar mitzvahs. I am proud to be known as, simply, 'La Cantante.' At school, I am known as the multicultural girl with a quirky sense of humor who can frequently be found in the journalism room until 2 a.m. during deadline weeks."

THE SENIOR CLASS: 219

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