El Modena High

El Modena High

3920 Spring St.

Orange 92669

(714) 997-6331

* Enrollment: 1,700

* Established: 1966

* Landmark: The Vanguard Bell

* Team name: Vanguards

* Newspaper: The Front Line

* Principal: Nancy Murray

* Student president: Michael Day

* Valedictorian: Megan Weber

* Winning moments: Southern Section Division III girls' cross-country champions; teacher Donna Banning received the Creative Challenge teacher of the year award from Disneyland

* Memorable event: The campus served as an evacuation center during the Santiago Canyon fire

* Graduation: June 11, 1:30 p.m., at Fred Kelly Stadium


Michael Christensen of Orange

* Achievements: Earned a 4.8 weighted grade-point average; six outstanding departmental awards; Heritage scholarship; homecoming chairman

* Connections: Track, cross country, basketball and volleyball teams; homecoming court; youth soccer referee; videographer

* Ambitions: Attend Brigham Young University, major in engineering; go on a two-year mission retreat; obtain pilot's license

* Family: Parents are Rick and Michelle Christensen; three brothers; two sisters

* Claims to fame: "My charm and my sense of humor"


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