Brea Olinda High

Brea Olinda High

789 Wildcat Way

Brea 92621

(714) 990-7850

* Enrollment: 1,866

* Established: 1926, rebuilt in 1989

* Team name: Wildcats

* Newspaper: Wildcat

* Principal: Kathy Beard

* Student president: Alison Lasseter

* Valedictorians: Suchitra Ananthnarayan; Cindy Elsayed; Moshe Zutler

* Famous alumnus: Not a grad, but "Titanic" producer James Cameron drove the food truck for the Brea Olinda food department

* Winning moments: Southern Section Division II-AA and state Division II girls' basketball champions; yearbook staff won the NSPA All American Award for excellence; history teacher Jeffrey Carter Sink named one of Orange County's five teachers of the year

* She said yes: Math teacher Todd Saleski proposed to volleyball coach Noele Donley during the Mr. Brea school event

* Graduation: June 17, 5 p.m., at the school


Cindy Elsayed of Brea

* Achievements: Earned a 4.23 weighted grade-point average; valedictorian; Gold Medal Lettered scholar; Distinguished scholar; outstanding volunteer; speaks Spanish and Arabic; traveled throughout North Africa

* Connections: Key Club; HEART mentor; California Scholarship Federation; Interact club; tutors at Brea Boys and Girls Club; volunteers at the Brea Curtis Theatre and Brea Community Center

* Ambitions: Attend a UC school, major in science; possibly become a seismologist to help Californians better predict and prepare for earthquakes

* Family: Parents are Al and Dena Elsayed; sister Rhonda; brother Steve


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