1401 S. Grand Ave.
Santa Ana 92707
* Enrollment: 2,500
* Established: 1989
* Landmark: Parking lot on school roof
* Hangouts: Pizza Hut; Denny's; MainPlace/Santa Ana
* Team name: Centurions
* Newspaper: CHS Today
* Principal: Thomas Reasin
* Student president: Cynthia Blackburn
* Valedictorian: Phung Lai
* Winning moments: Varsity cheer squad placed second in nationals; Andrew Albers won the Golden Bell Award and 12 other medals at the Orange County Academic Decathlon; the school placed third overall in Division II of the competition and first in the Super Quiz event; the band placed first in Class 4A Marching Competition in the Bowl Game festivals and competitions in Arizona, and second place in parade competition
* Graduation: June 16, 1:30 p.m., at Eddie West Field in Santa Ana
Han "Christine" Nguyen of Santa Ana
* Achievements: Earned 4.17 weighted grade-point average; Recognition of Student Excellence in School award; Bank of America Plaque; Golden State Exam award; Orange County Academic Decathlon medalist; Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement officer; essay winner; Soroptimist of the year; student of the month; California Scholarship Federation president; United Student Body officer; newspaper editorial editor
* Connections: Volunteers for blood drives; Santa Ana Zoo; Leukemia Society; Santa Ana Community Action Network; Santa Ana Volunteer Youth; Accelerated Learning Program tutor; cashier at Shinoda Design Center; office clerk for county clerk-recorder's office
* Ambitions: Attend UCLA, major in molecular genetics; become a doctor
* Family: Parents are Francis and Lily
Nguyen: "My family [of six] watches hockey together"
* Claim to fame: "I helped five classmates apply online and on paper to UC schools the day applications were due"
THE SENIOR CLASS: 478