Fountain Valley High

Fountain Valley High

17816 Bushard St.

Fountain Valley 92708

(714) 962-3301

* Enrollment: 2,700

* Established: 1966

* Landmark: Paul Berger Gymnasium

* Hangouts: Del Taco; Taco Bell; Juice Stop

* Team name: Barons

* Newspaper: The Baron Banner

* Principal: Gary Ernst

* Student president: Sara Leimbach

* Famous alumni: Olympic backstroke silver medalist Shirley Babashoff; actress Michelle Pfeiffer; Green Bay Packer Lance Zeno; former NFL players Duval Love, Emil and Carl Harry, and Kenny Margerum

* Unsung hero: Security guard Lance SanFelipo, who is known for his great school spirit

* Winning moments: Won "The Battle of the Bell" (football rivalry with Edison High) for the third year in a row; "Clean Sweep" versus Edison High: varsity, junior varsity, freshman and district football teams beat their cross-town rivals

* Memorable events: Dropping blue pingpong balls from a helicopter onto rival Edison High campus; "There's No Place Like Homecoming" assembly with a "Wizard of Oz" theme complete with Munchkins, flying monkeys and wicked witch

* Graduation: June 10, 5 p.m., at Sheue Field in Huntington Beach


Ivan Mayerhofer of Santa Ana

* Achievements: Earned a 4.22 weighted grade-point average; Student Alliance president; Bank of America Plaque recipient; named class clown in choir

* Connections: AIDS Walk Orange County team leader; Troubadours choir; Mock Trial; yearbook; Baron Banner online; writes for Meanstreet magazine; creates Web pages; works at the Orange County Museum of Art

* Ambitions: Study English, psychology and philosophy at UCLA; become a journalist or English teacher

* Family: Parents are Henry and Emma Mayerhofer; two brothers; one sister

* Future claim to fame: "As a journalist, I will expose a multimillion-dollar government cover-up. My picture will be all over America and I'll be famous"


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