El Dorado High

El Dorado High

1651 N. Valencia Ave.

Placentia 92670

(714) 993-5350


* Enrollment: 1,850

* Established: 1966

* Team name: Golden Hawks

* Newspaper: El Gavilan


* Principal: Joe Quartucci

* Student president: Tracey Richardson

* Valedictorians: Lorraine Y. Lui; Michelle Wasserman; Amy L. Wiedemann

* Famous alumni: Former major league baseball players Kevin Blankenship, Chris Cron and Dan Petry; Cincinnati Reds players Bret Boone

and Brett Tomko; “Days of Our Lives” actress Christie Clark; the Buffalo Bills’ Robert Coons; Olympic swimmer Janet Evans; pro golfer Carolyn Hill; Dodger Matt Luke; Olympic

silver medalist John Mykannen; Mike Palm

of Agent Orange; professional bodybuilder

Shawn Ray; Steve Soto of the Adolescents;


Calvin Klein model Rob Sporrer; opera singer Deborah Voight

* Winning moments: Boys’ soccer, girls’ basketball, boys’ volleyball and both girls’ and boys’ swim teams were undefeated during Empire League season; school received top scores in county in Golden State Math Exam

* Graduation: June 11, 7 p.m., at Bradford Stadium in Placentia


Michelle Wasserman of Yorba Linda

* Achievements: Earned 4.0 grade-point average; National Merit scholar; Bank of America Plaque winner; Regent’s scholar

* Connections: National Honor Society; California Scholarship Federation; Jewish youth groups; chapter president B’nai B’rith youth organization; counselor for Jewish children; works at synagogue and in molecular biology lab at UC Irvine; attends Revelle College, band and wind ensemble

* Ambitions: Attend UC San Diego and study biology; contemplating life of medicine


* Family: Parents are Melvin and Marilyn Wasserman; sister Melanie

* Claim to fame: “I am always first in line for pictures, as I am the smallest one in the band and the senior class”