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December 25, 1998 | James Meier, (714) 966-5988
The 1999 National Merit Scholarship Program recently commended four Sonora High School students for their exceptional academic promise. Jonathan E. Dangers, Kevin B. Kaplowitz, Daniel P. Tallant and Denise M. Ullrich were among 34,500 Commended Students nationwide.
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April 11, 2001 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo has wired up more than 600 computers and 110 television monitors for in-house broadcasting and distance learning. It also prides itself on its extensive curriculum and having a staff that goes the extra mile in being helpful and accessible to students. Those qualities helped earn the campus on the northwestern edge of Mission Viejo its first California Distinguished Schools award Tuesday.
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July 29, 1998 | LINN GROVES and MIMI KO CRUZ
Sonora High School has won a $5,000 grant from the Orange County Community Foundation to help students with limited English proficiency to graduate and find employment. The grant was one of 16 to schools countywide.
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November 22, 2000 | Raul Gallegos, (714) 520-2512
Officials for the Fullerton Joint Union High School District are seeking bids to replace leaky roofs on the gymnasiums of La Habra High, Sonora High and Troy High. All of the roofs are more than 20 years old and qualify for $157,000 in maintenance funding.
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June 28, 1985
Gordon Blakeley, baseball coach at Sonora High School, has also been named the Raiders' football coach. Blakeley, 31, replaces Vince Senik, who resigned at the end of the 1984 season. Blakeley will retain his position as baseball coach at Sonora and thus becomes the only coach of two major varsity sports in Orange County.
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May 29, 1992 | HELAINE OLEN
Cindy Hall Ranii has been named the new principal of Sonora High School, effective July 1. Ranii currently is an administrator in the Fullerton Union High School District's instructional services department. She has been with the district since 1984 and has worked as a coordinator for alternative and continuing education, and as a federal projects specialist. "We've been privileged to have Cindy's services in this district," district Supt. Kenneth Jones said.
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November 14, 1989 | TOM HAMILTON
Larry Allen, Sonora High School football coach, announced Monday that he will resign his position for personal reasons. Allen, who resigned after a 2-8 season in which the Raiders failed to win a Freeway League game, had difficulty getting athletes and walk-on coaches to participate in the football program. He becomes the fourth football coach to resign at Sonora in the past seven years.
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February 7, 2000
Two athletes from Sonora High School have made their college choices, Sonora Athletic Director John Link said Friday. Allison Merchant, an All-Freeway League outside hitter and middle blocker on the Raider girls' volleyball team, signed a letter of intent with Saint Louis. Dawn Ramynke, an All-Freeway League pick in softball who plays catcher and first base, committed to Indiana. She will sign during the late signing period in April.
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June 7, 2000
Bim Okunrinboye, a former Sonora High guard, has signed with San Jose State, his club basketball coach, Oscar Abreu, said. Okunrinboye committed to Pepperdine out of high school in 1999 but did not achieve a qualifying score on college entrance exams. He was a part-time student this past year at San Joaquin Delta College, where he worked out with the men's basketball team but did not play.
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February 7, 2000
Two athletes from Sonora High School have made their college choices, Sonora Athletic Director John Link said Friday. Allison Merchant, an All-Freeway League outside hitter and middle blocker on the Raider girls' volleyball team, signed a letter of intent with Saint Louis. Dawn Ramynke, an All-Freeway League pick in softball who plays catcher and first base, committed to Indiana. She will sign during the late signing period in April.
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January 15, 2000 | KATE FOLMAR and TARIQ MALIK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Fullerton man who speaks four languages and coaches aquatic sports took state honors Friday for yet another ability: being a great day-to-day science teacher. John M. "Jack" Hawkins of La Habra's Sonora High School was honored as one of California's five teachers of the year. "I'm humbled, I'm overwhelmed and I'm exhilarated," Hawkins said Friday after a Sacramento luncheon where he and the other four were feted by state schools Supt. Delaine Eastin. "Teachers aren't used to getting honored.
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