University High

University High

4771 Campus Drive

Irvine 92612

(949) 854-7500

* Enrollment: 2,350

* Established: 1970

* Landmark: The Theater

* Team name: Trojans

* Newspaper: Sword and Shield

* Principal: Diana Schmeltzer

* Student president: Brooke Clayton

* Summa cum laude students (4.40 GPA or higher): Siavosh Bahrami; Sean Cheng; Kathy Huang; Geoffrey MacDonald; Jennifer Oh; Junko Ohara; Prapti Patel; Irene Pau; Jed Santamaria; Edward Sheen; Helen Shen; Joe Wen-Kai Su; Michael Sy; Xiabo Wang

* Famous alumni: Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha and Tim Bob; six-time All Star National League baseball player Tim Wallach; Will Ferrell of "Saturday Night Live"; soap opera actor Diego Serrano; Washington Redskin player Shariar Pourdanish

* Unsung hero: Joan "Mom" Schott, counseling secretary.

* Winning moments: Ranked 17th in nation by Newsweek; first place in Orange Coast College Math Meet; first place in nation in International Aviation art contest; 33 National Merit semifinalists

* Traditions: Senior Activity Day at Magic Mountain; Spirit Night

* Graduation: June 16, 5 p.m., at Irvine Stadium


Erin Hayes of Irvine

* Achievements: Earned a 4.27 weighted grade-point average; UC Davis Regents scholar; University of Notre Dame scholar; scholar athlete; Loyola Marymount University Presidential scholar; high honors; Gold State Exam awards; California Scholarship Federation seal bearer; All-Pacific Coast League most valuable player; California State Games; varsity water polo team captain; varsity letter winner and swim team captain

* Connections: Uniworld; Enigma club; German club; High Adventure club; volunteers at Hoag Hospital; UCI College of Medicine

* Ambitions: Attend UCLA, play water polo; become a firefighter or a field biologist

* Family: Parents are Michael and Laura Hayes; brother Daniel; sister Jessica

* Claim to fame: "Probably the only person who wrote about yams in a college application essay"


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