Santa Margarita High

Santa Margarita High

22062 Antonio Parkway

Rancho Santa Margarita 92688

(949) 858-3350

* Enrollment: 1,800

* Established: 1988

* Landmarks: Bell Tower; chapel

* Team name: Eagles

* Newspaper: Eagle Update

* Principal: Merritt Hemenway

* Student president: William Kewell

* Valedictorian: Vikram Patel

* Famous Alumni: 1997 UCLA NCAA Championship soccer team members Seth George, Matt Reiss, Matt Keller, Danny Sparks

* Winning moments: Southern Section Division III boys' soccer champions; Southern Section Division III girls' soccer champions; T.J. Williams named The Times Orange County boys' basketball player of the year; Southern Section Division II-AA boys' basketball champion; state Division II boys' basketball champions; Southern Section Division II-AA girls' volleyball champions; Southern Section Division V football champions

* Traditions: Kairos senior retreat program; yearbook signing party; Baccalaureate Mass and luncheon

* Graduation: June 6, 10 a.m., at the Bren Events Center in Irvine


Vikram Patel of Laguna Hills

* Achievements: Earned a 4.76 weighted grade-point average; Boys' State nominee; HOBY leadership nominee; National Honor Society treasurer; Red Cross Club publicity officer; speaks Gujarati

* Connections: Accounting clerk for a hotel management company; volunteers at nursing center; tutors for auxiliary studies program

* Ambition: Attend University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business

* Family: Parents are Chuni and Vharti Patel; sisters Toral and Resham

* Claims to fame: CEO and president of Junior Achievement


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