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High School Commencements

June 21, 2000

BACK BAY / MONTE VISTA HIGH SCHOOL

* When: 10 a.m.

* Where: 390 Monte Vista Ave., Costa Mesa

* Best of class: Frankie Fitus, Stephanie Skidmore * Speaker: Linda

DelaRosa, counselor

* Number of graduates: 100

CORONA DEL MAR HIGH SCHOOL

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* When: 3 p.m.

* Where: 2101 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach

* Valedictorian scholars*: Joseph Goodstein, Eilene Hao, Jennifer Lee,

Elizabeth Morse, Jason Tong,

* Student speakers: Sonia Lohiya, Joseph Goodstein and Jennifer Lee

* Vocal Performance: Eilene Hao

* Number of graduates: 247

COSTA MESA HIGH SCHOOL

* When: 6 p.m.

* Where: LeBard Stadium at OCC, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa

* Valedictorian scholars*: Jason Cabico, Caroline Siefert, Levina

Tran, Farshid Kazi, Magdalena Sandoval, Edson Cruz

* Student speakers: Farshid Kazi, Magdalena Sandoval and Evan

Swedelson

* Faculty speaker: Michael Lawrence

* Number of graduates: 240

ESTANCIA HIGH SCHOOL

* When: 3 p.m.

* Where: LeBard Stadium at OCC, 2701 Fairview Road in Costa Mesa

* Valedictorian scholars*: Katelyn Aronson, Laura Cote, Cynthia

Cuevos, Robin Letostak, Jessica Nelson

* Student speakers: Robin Letostak, Lauren Cassity, Dave Tow, Mehgan

Fay, Becca Silva, Sarah Hess, Debra Wyman, Helen Flores and Janet

Saavedra

* Number of graduates: 211

NEWPORT HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL

* When: 4 p.m.

* Where: Davidson Field, 600 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach

* Valedictorian scholars*: Greg Chinn, Nicole Dore, Kelsey Peterson,

Courtney Rotstan, Andrea Schultz, Patrick Sharma, John Swigart, Valerie

Terrell, Erin Toole, Cari Valenstein

* Student speakers: Greg Chinn, Nicole Dore

* Number of graduates: 432

* -- The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education in May

1999 decided to end the traditional practice of naming a valedictorian

and a salutatorian. Instead, schools will honor students in the top 2% of

the graduating class. Those students are now called valedictorian

scholars.

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