John F. Kennedy High

John F. Kennedy High

8281 Walker St.

La Palma 90623

(714) 220-4101

* Enrollment: 1,953

* Established: 1964

* Landmark: Irish blarney stone in the quad

* Team name: Fighting Irish

* Newspaper: The Shamrock

* Principal: Norie Atherton

* Student president: Neal Hannifin

* Famous alumni: Major league pitcher Greg Hansell; actor John Stamos; Broadway actress Roxanne Toga

* Winning moments: Sophia Tsai was offered more than $350,000 in academic scholarships; Southern California and Telecommunications Assn. awarded Chiming "Jonny" Hwang a $5,000 scholarship for film production; school paper won The Times Orange County award for general excellance

* Footnote: First school in U.S. to be named after John F. Kennedy

* Graduation: June 11, 3 p.m., at Handel Stadium


Rishi R. Doshi of La Palma

* Achievements: Earned 4.59 weighted grade-point average; ranked first in class; National Merit scholar; UC Berkeley Regent's scholar; Berkeley Alumni scholar; student of the month; Bank of America Plaque; Academic Decathlon

* Connections: California Scholarship Federation; video production team; newspaper copy editor; basketball; draws; guitar; camps; travels; speaks Gujurati; volunteers at Walnut Manor senior home; Institute of Psychotherapy; Jain Center Medical Camp

* Ambitions: Study neurobiology at UC Berkeley; become a psychiatrist or an ophthalmologist

* Family: Parents are Ramesh and Bindi Doshi; brother Neel

* Claim to fame: Named "Mr Irish"


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