Mater Dei High

Mater Dei High

1202 W. Edinger Ave.

Santa Ana 92707

(714) 754-7711

* Enrollment: 2,150

* Established: 1950

* Landmark: Statue of Mary in the grotto

* Team name: Monarchs

* Newspaper: The Scarlett Scroll

* Principal: Patrick Murphy

* Student president: Nicholas Hellbusch

* Famous alumni: Singer Jennifer Warnes; Heisman Trophy-winner John Huarte from Notre Dame

* Unsung heroes: Father Robert Hodges, who teaches a senior religion class on marriage; activities secretary Linda Hobbick

* Winning moments: Special Olympics event;

* Tradition: Hundreds of bricks in the grotto are dedicated to graduates and teachers

* Graduation: May 30, 9:30 a.m., at the Bren Center in Irvine


Tam Thao Pham of Huntington Beach

* Achievements: Earned a 4.66 weighted grade-point average; National Merit scholar; UCLA Regents scholar; Advanced Placement scholar with honors; Student Action Leadership team; gold, silver and bronze medals at the Academic Decathlon; Youth Leadership Council of Volunteer Center of Orange County

* Connections: Christian Outreach; Renaissance; California Scholarship Federation; National Honor Society; Scarlet Ambassadors

* Ambition: Attend UCLA

* Family: Parents are Frank and Tam Loan Pham; three sisters

* Claim to fame: "My pet rock"


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