Estancia High

Estancia High

2323 Placentia

Costa Mesa 92627

(949) 515-6500

* Enrollment: 1,050

* Established: 1965

* Hangouts: Triangle Square; Starbucks

* Team name: Eagles

* Newspaper: El Aguila

* Principal: Marguerite Anatol

* Student president: Megan Faulkner

* Unsung hero: Well-liked security guard Tony Cabassa

* Winning moments: Drama team won Macy's award for outstanding production; Da Lynh Tu received Edison Award for academic achievement; Sam Nelson and Ryan Simpson won full scholarship for U.S. Naval Academy

* Memorable event: Two-week visit of 19 German exchange students

* Graduation: June 18, 4 p.m., at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa


Dana Cassity of Costa Mesa

* Achievements: Earned a 4.17 weighted grade-point average; senior class president; E.I. Moore award; Principal's leadership award; Zonta girl of the month; named bright spot and best actress by SCETA; Rotary student of the month

* Connections: Associated Student Body officeholder for four years; drama club; French club; Ethnic Forum; Girl Scouts; varsity track and swim teams; dance chairwoman; church retreat volunteer; blood drives; Adopt-a-Family; works in a retail clothing store; has traveled extensively

* Ambitions: Attend UC Santa Barbara, major in communications; own and operate a business

* Family: Parents are Chuck and Elaine Cassity; sisters Tiana, Lauren and Jenny

* Claim to fame: "Meeting the challenge of successfully juggling [Advance Placement] classes with drama, swimming and being senior class president"


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