Fullerton Union High

Fullerton Union High

201 E. Chapman Ave.

Fullerton 92634

(714) 870-3720


* Enrollment: 1,600

* Established: 1898

* Team name: The Indians

* Newspaper: Pleiades


* Principal: Greg Franklin

* Student president: Jesse Ayala

* Famous alumni: Former All-Star baseball catcher Del Crandall; Broadway performer John Raitt; former Pittsburgh Pirate and Brooklyn Dodger Arky Vaughn; Richard M. Nixon and former major league pitcher Walter “The Big Train” Johnson attended but did not graduate from the school

* Unsung hero: Teacher William Brown, who graduated from the school in 1964

* Winning moments: Academy of the Arts received Macy’s award for production of “The Sound of Music"; agricultural department computer team won second place in state computer competition; 100 students volunteered for the Special Olympics

* Graduation: June 11, 5 p.m., at the football field


Vince Ruiz of Fullerton


* Achievements: Earned a 4.11 weighted grade-point average; completed 100 community-service hours as captain of Fullerton Police Explorers; Macy’s award; U.S. history student of the year; lead roles in school plays; newspaper editor

* Connections: Associated Student Body treasurer; vocal ensemble; Jazz choir; drama club; Thespian Society; California Scholastic Federation; works at Knott’s Berry Farm; church volunteer; backstage hand for children’s theater group

* Ambitions: Attend USC, major in broadcast journalism “to participate in some broadcasting aspect of our world”

* Family: Parents are Vicente and Josefina Ruiz; three siblings: “The best people I’ve ever known”

* Claim to fame: Known as “the man with the voice!”