Sonora High

Sonora High

401 S. Palm St.

La Habra 90631

(562) 905-9805

* Enrollment: 1,812

* Established: 1966

* Hangouts: Veda's Deli; Applebee's; Starbucks; Rudy's

* Team name: Raiders

* Newspaper: Carpe Diem

* Principal: Karla Taylor

* Student president: Steve Wrathall

* Famous alumni: KNBC news field reporter Vikki Vargas; basketball players Ann and Dave Meyers

* Winning moments: Freshman Justin Jerome chosen as tuba player for the California Junior Philharmonic Orchestra; boys' varsity soccer reached Southern Section semifinals; girls' varsity basketball made it to Southern Section quarterfinals; Ben Oppenheim chosen as National Merit finalist; teacher Christine Clarke

named Orange County science educator of the year

* Traditions: Assembly before football game with rival La Habra High

* Graduation: June 11, 6:30 p.m., at La Habra High stadium


Casey Newton of La Habra

* Achievements: Earned a 4.49 weighted grade-point average; Fullerton Joint High School District Student Board member; Student Advisory Council chairman; National Honor Society; Principal's Honor Roll for three years; International Foreign Language Award winner; first place in editorial writing in the California State Journalism Convention; Advanced Placement; International Baccalaureate Club; California State Scholarship Federation publicity chairman; debate club president; school newspaper opinion editor and co-editor; Sonora High School speaker of the year; San Diego Christmas Classic Team Debate champion; Cerritos College Falcon Invitational Team Debate champion; Orange County Speech League Student Congress champion; Orange County Speech League Impromptu Speaking champion

* Connections: Works summers at Fullerton Community nursery school; movie critic

* Ambitions: Attend Northwestern University, major in journalism; work in print or broadcast journalism

* Family: Parents are James and Sally Newton; brother Patrick

* Claims to fame: Has won more than 25 speech and debate honors; prepared a seminar for Sonora High teachers on how to curb academic dishonesty


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