Century High

Century High

1401 S. Grand Ave.

Santa Ana 92707

(714) 568-7000

* 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"


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