Westminster High

Westminster High

14325 Golden West St.

Westminster 92683

(714) 893-1381

* Enrollment: 2,500

* Established: 1959

* Landmarks: A large lion statue in front of the school; a working farm in the back of the school

* Team name: Lions

* Newspaper: Buckingham Press

* Principal: Kathy Miller

* Student president: Antoinette Antonio

* Valedictorian: Kathleen Dang Cao

* Famous alumni: Former boxer Carlos Palomino; Atlanta Braves outfielder Ryan Klesko

* School hero: Football coach Bill Boswell, for whom the stadium is named

* Winning moments: Healthcare Academy held blood drive in conjunction with American Red Cross; Badminton team won Golden West League championship; girls' basketball team was league co-champ; first graduating class of the special MERITS (Math Educational Resources Integrated with Technology and Science) program

* Graduation: June 11, 5 p.m., at the stadium


Michael Zankich of Westminster

* Achievements: Earned 1380 on SAT; 3.30 weighted grade-point average; Advanced Placement, economics; MERITS magnet program

* Connections: District honor band and tuba section leader; writes music; volunteers at KOCE telethon; installed multimedia system in health class

* Ambitions: To teach or perform music; study chemistry; become a researcher

* Family: Parents are David and Marileen Zankich; brothers Todd and Victor; sister Tracy

* Claims to fame: Because he's 6-foot-5, his sousaphone often hits ceilings that are lower than 8 feet; rebuilding a '69 Chevy Nova


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