Buena Park High

Buena Park High

8833 Academy Drive

Buena Park 90621

(714) 870-3500

* Enrollment: 1,784

* Established: 1956

* Landmark: Senior quad memorial

* Team name: Coyotes

* Newspaper: Paw Print

* Principal: Tom Triggs

* Student president: Vaishalee Shah

* Valedictorian: Andrea O'Cain

* Famous alumnus: Actor Steven Seagal

* Winning moments: Biennial Satisfaction Survey showed 91% of students feel safe at school, the highest percentage ever recorded; Renaissance Program instituted, which recognizes students for attendance, grade-point average and other academic issues

* Graduation: June 11, 5 p.m., at the stadium


Veltria Johns-Richardson of Buena Park

* Achievements: Chosen Kiwanis student of the month; Bank of America Plaque winner; Associated Student Body officer; earned 3.31 weighted grade-point average; acted in eight plays; Mock Trial team captain; at- tended Young Leaders Con- ference in Washington, D.C.

* Connections: Key Club; Black Students Union; drama; speech; debate; sales associate at Sears

* Ambitions: Attend Point Loma Nazarene College, major in theater; study law at UCLA; become a criminal defense trial lawyer

* Family: Mother is Vanessa Johns; sisters Veronica, Victoria, Valoria

* Words of wisdom: "Wherever I am, I will make sure that I can always be heard!"


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