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The Eagle Newsletter published by Santa Margarita Catholic High School

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Summer 2004

A Message from Our Principal... Dear Parents and Alumni,

Class of 2004 . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Year in Review . . . . . . . . 6-7 Around Campus . . . . . . 8-10 Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Academic News. . . . . . . . 12 Guild News . . . . . . . . . . . 13 General News . . . . . . .14-17 Alumni News . . . . . . . .18-27

With the completion of the academic year 2003-2004, the SMCHS community has much to look back on and be pleased with the results. The Class of 2004 finished their tenure here with great collective success. The Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises were carried out with class and with cooperation, a tribute to a great group of youngsters. Academically, this class has performed very well in keeping with the tradition of Santa Margarita graduates. The included list of colleges to which our graduates will be attending is an example of their successes. We were blessed to have one National Merit Scholarship finalist counted among our graduates and an extremely high success rate was garnered by those following the International Baccalaureate curriculum. What is most telling, of course, is that our students of all ability levels are consistently working hard, being successful in the academic realm and realizing their potential. As we have come to expect, Santa Margarita athletes have had another banner year. We are happy with our ten Serra League championships (girls golf, girls cross country, boys basketball, boys and girls soccer, girls water polo, baseball, boys golf, boys volleyball, and girls track) and we are proud of three CIF Championships (girls volleyball, girls cross country, and boys basketball).


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The band sported an undefeated season and finished up by winning the 2A Division Southern California Marching Band Championships. Dance repeated as National Champions.

For those who may not have had an opportunity to visit campus over the course of this year, a number of new additions and enhancements have been made to our site. The football field has been rebuilt with the latest technology materials trademarked Fieldturf. It’s the hottest item on the market! A new wrestling building was erected and equipped. ETV has a brand new huge, state of the art truck and a beautiful track monument has been constructed along side of the track. If you pass along Antonio Parkway you won’t miss the new electronic marquee. During the course of this summer, a large contingent of seniors will be participating in the Kairos retreat program, and the Classes of 1994 and 1999 will be celebrating their ten year and five year reunions, respectively. Summer school and summer camps are ongoing as usual. Campus is busy as always! Among the faculty and staff, we have a number of people moving to new opportunities and we wish them a fond farewell and best wishes. They are: Melissa Blower, Chris McMahon, Phil Morales, Padraic Emparan, Angela Iandoli, Donnelle Koselka, John Bennett, Mike McManus, Linda Videll, Adrienne Jenkins, Sheila Peyrebrune, Mike O’Neill, and Maria Preja. With best wishes for a pleasant summer, I remain, Sincerely in Christ,



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Class of 2004 news Where are they going? Hannah Ahn Harvard Tamara Aiello Sonoma State University Lauren Akazawa UC-Los Angeles Ashley Alber Saddleback College Santos Aloi CSU-Fullerton Alessandra Andersen Villanova University John Andersen CSU-Long Beach Joseph Angelo US Naval Academy Preparatory School Imran Ansari Pepperdine University Nicole Antomarchi University of San Francisco Jocelyn Apat University of Arizona Philip Arca Saddleback College Enrique Arcenas Saddleback College Ryan Archdeacon Johns Hopkins University Dwight Asuncion UC-Berkeley Kelcey Ayer San Francisco State University Natalie Ayoub San Diego State University Jeffrey Azaula Orange Coast College Andrew Bader John Carroll University Nicholas Bahr Saddleback College Michael Bailey, II Manhattan College Jessica Baldizon Saddleback College Elizabeth Baldridge University of Houston Lauren Barnecut San Diego State University Megan Bartel CSU-Fullerton Tiana Bayrami CSU - Fullerton James Beall UC-Santa Barbara Elizabeth Benton Loyola Marymount University Paul Bishop UC-Berkeley Brandon Bletzacker Saddleback College Garrett Bray Lindsey Brock Saddleback College Morgan Brown Loyola Marymount University Meghan Brumley San Francisco State University Katherine Buescher Kelli Buescher Laguna College of Art and Design Amanda Bumanglag San Diego State University

Justin Bunkis Loyola Marymount University Madison Butler Cal Poly - SLO Lindsey Campbell Mallory Campeau Saint Mary's College - Moraga Jannee Campero Saddleback College Michael Capata UC-Davis Lauren Carfioli Pepperdine University Jenna Carollo San Diego State University Taylor Carroll Pepperdine University Kathleen Casamiquela University of Southern California Christopher Castagno Saddleback College Eduardo Castro CSU-Fullerton Patrick Cento UC-Berkeley Caitlin Cherry La Salle University Jaime Chis St. Mary's College - Moraga Courtney Chu Loyola Marymount University Brittny Cipolla Saddleback College Sara Clough Saddleback College Christopher Coffman UC-Los Angeles Julien Coins San Francisco State University Cheryl Collins Gonzaga University Joanna Collins University of Notre Dame Anne Condas UC - Davis


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3 Libby Congelliere Saddleback College Eric Coppock CSU-Fullerton Lauren Cornell Orange Coast College Janine Cracchiolo Saddleback College Alana Cragin Saddleback College Brandon Crainer Loyola University - New Orleans Caroline Crump UC - San Diego David Csik San Diego State University Bryce Cullinane University of Hawaii - Manoa Robert Cunnane Villanova University Jean Currivan UC-Berkeley Matthew Cusick University of Southern California Ryan Cygan UC-Riverside Alexander Dal Porto Boston University Gracielle Dalisay University of San Francisco Gracielle J Dalisay University of San Francisco Lauren Daniels Azusa Pacific University Jami Darienzo San Diego State University Thomas David Salve Regina University Kristin De Ambrosio University of Notre Dame Maggie De Lain Saddleback College Gabriella De Rubira University of Notre Dame Elizabeth Deuster Boston University Christopher Devitt University of Notre Dame Garrett Di Corpo Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Institute Melissa Diek Pennsylvania State University Leah Dlugolecki UC-Berkeley Shannon Doersam Loyola Marymount University Theresa Doll Baylor University Kyle Donahue University of San Diego Luke Downey Chapman University Kilmeny Duchardt CSU-Fullerton Ashley Dunbar UC-Riverside Brian Dunn University of Southern California Matthew Dutton San Diego State University Patrick Eaton Irvine Valley College Alison Eberhart Saddleback College Courtney Eltinge Boston University Jeffrey English University of Southern California Timothy Erkelens Saddleback College Alan Fenstermacher University of Southern California Paul Ferraiolo Loyola Marymount University Andrew Ferraro Saddleback College Brandon Ferrigno City College of Santa Barbara Matthew Finch University of Arizona Ryan Fitzgerald UC-Davis Michael Fitzpatrick St. Mary's College - Moraga Brien Flanagan San Diego State University Chase Fleming Chapman University

Stephanie Flora Saddleback College Thomas Flynn Washington State University Todd Follmer UC-Santa Barbara Robert Fragnito George Washington University Stephanie Franz Saddleback College Lauren Frazee University of Idaho Alicia Fujii Yale Cristina Gaffoglio Saddleback College Michael Gaggioli Georgetown University Jonathan Garcia Loyola Marymount University Nicholas Geach Vanessa Germann Saddleback College Kelly Gilcrease Baylor University Andrea Giovannone UC-Santa Barbara Nicole Godinez University of Notre Dame Cathryn Goldberg Northern Arizona University Javanne Golob UC - Berkeley Jason Graban Saddleback College David Grazer University of Colorado Michelle Greszczuk Philadelphia University Colin Griffin Loyola Marymount University Anne Guffre Saddleback College Saurabh Gupta UC-Irvine Katelyn Hailey San Diego State University Sara Hamilton Occidental College David Hanegraaff Charleston Southern University

Katie Hankins Purdue University Andrew Hansen Saddleback College Breana Hansen CSU-Fullerton Michelle Hanson Orange Coast College Courtney Harper UC-Irvine Jordan Harper Jennifer Hartford University of San Francisco


Class of 2004 news Austin Hartigan CSU-Fullerton Meryl Hashimoto UC-Davis Christine Haskell University of San Diego Inge Hergenrather University of Southern California Marina Hernandez Boston College Tobias Hewitt UC - Santa Cruz Megan Hickey San Diego State University Lauren Hicks Saddleback College Erin Hidey University of Colorado - Boulder Jenna Hierro San Diego State University L. Mark Higgins, II Chapman University

Kathryn Hirschboeck Middlebury College Garrett Hoeflich Humboldt State University Christina Hoffski UC-Santa Barbara Matthew Hogan Paige Holbrook Northeastern University Whitney Hollison San Diego State University Adam Hopp Loyola Marymount University Erin Hormuth University of Arizona Genny Hornak UC-Irvine Brittany Hosner University of North Texas Todd Hovsepian Loyola Marymount University Kristen Howell Duke University David Huffman UC-Davis Michelle Hull Harvard Joseph Hunt CSU-Fullerton Rebecca Hunter UC-Berkeley Kurt Huston Loyola Marymount University Amy Isaac Arizona State University Noel Jackson Saddleback College Megan Jamerson UC-Los Angeles Ashley N Johnson Pepperdine University Jessica Johnson San Diego State University Justin Johnson Baylor University Mark Johnson University of San Diego Jeffrey Jones Arizona State University Jennifer Joy New York University Caitlin Judge Ashley Kalimada George Washington University Mark Khouzam UC-San Diego Judson Kidde CSU-Sacramento Satoshi Kido Middlebury College Joshua King Chapman University David Kneisel UTI Sydney Knobel Cal Poly - SLO Jenna Kohnke University of North Carolina - Charlotte Courtney Krouse Tulane University Adrienne Kuk Taylor University Shannon Kurthy San Diego State University Amberly Kushell UC - Santa Barbara Edward Kuzmack University of San Diego

Philip La Casto UC-Santa Barbara Allison La Joie Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Andrew Lamming UC-Los Angeles Ryan Lank Saddleback College Shelby Lavoie Saddleback College Matthew Lightner Saddleback College Kathleen Linzmeier University of Notre Dame Kim Liuzzi UC-Santa Barbara Jenna Loftus San Diego State University Nicole Lokietz UC-Santa Barbara Kristina Long Santa Clara University Michael Lopez University of Arizona Brian Loughman UC-Irvine Elizabeth Lovatt Georgetown University Megan Luciano CSU-Long Beach Alyssa Macias San Diego State University Christina Magaldi University of Arizona Nicholas Magarro Saddleback College Christina Maher Sonoma State University Annie Mai San Diego State University Kelyn Mainwaring Loyola Marymount University Kathryn Malec Maria Malec Cal Poly - SLO Sean Mandell George Washington University Maximilian Mann UC-Santa Cruz Mary Louise Marasigan CSU-Fullerton David Maricondo Loyola Marymount University William Marilley San Francisco State University Anne Markel Loyola Marymount University Alexander Martin Cal Poly - SLO Alexandra Martin-Senecal CSU-Long Beach Brandon Matthews UC - Santa Cruz William Matthews Santa Clara University John Maxwell Iona College Matthew Mc Anena Loyola Marymount University Brittany Mc Call San Francisco State University Kathryn Mc Carthy University of Dallas Brandon Mc Donald UC - Irvine Shannon Mc Govern University of Colorado - Boulder Brynn Mc Intosh Loyola Marymount University Alyson Mc Namara University of Colorado - Boulder Kevin Meehan Saddleback College Adelina Mehrazarin UC-Santa Barbara Nikita Mehta UC-San Diego Gregory Meihaus San Diego State University Adam Mekrut San Diego State University Jaime Melton Saddleback College Caroline Mersch University of San Francisco Lauran Merto Saddleback College Christine Mescher UC-Irvine Alison M Miller Wheaton College Zachary Miller Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Institute Aryan Moazami CSU - Long Beach Spencer Moran University of Southern California Gregory Moro Saddleback College Matthew Motley Colorado State University - Fort Collins Ryan Munoz UC-Los Angeles Ryan Murphy University of Oregon Chloe Musselman University of San Diego Emily Neubert San Diego State University Ryan Nienhuis United States Naval Academy Nick Normandin San Francisco State University Dylan O'Carroll UC-Santa Cruz Keelin O'Connell San Diego State University Caitlin O'Connor UC-San Diego Ashley Olson Azusa Pacific University Barbara Pando CSU-Monterey Bay Amisha Patel Johns Hopkins University Darshin Patel Georgia Institute of Technology Devanshi Patel Villanova University Brian Pavao Ashley Pearson UC-Los Angeles Lindsay Peckham Arizona State University Maryela Perez Frank Perna State University of New York - Buffalo Dannielle Perry Boston University Daniel Peterson Saddleback College


Kimberly Philp University of Colorado - Boulder Daniel Pineda American University Michael Popiolek University of Northern Colorado Jonathan Porras San Francisco State University Charlemagne Priela Saddleback College Brian Prinjinski Loyola Marymount University Daniel Pruneda Santiago Canyon Community College Nathaniel Purcell University of Arizona James Quealy Saddleback College David Quijano CSU - Monterey Bay Cody Quirarte University of Hawaii - Manoa Brent Raes San Diego State University Meredith Raith CSU-Fullerton Thomas Ramirez Cal Poly - SLO Robert Ramos Wheaton College Aleksandr Ramoska University of Colorado - Boulder Christopher Ramsey United States Air Force Academy Alexis Raton Saddleback College Mark Read Gonzaga University Robin Reames Saddleback College Danielle Redding Loyola Marymount University Christine Reed Santa Barbara City College Laura Reed UC-Santa Barbara Emily Reenders Santa Barbara City College Doug Reinhardt University of Southern California Jonathan Restelli Cal Poly - SLO Courtney Ritchie Saddleback College Francesca Rivero Saddleback College Stephanie Rivoli CSU-Fullerton

Christopher Robertson Boston University Heidi Robinson CSU-Fullerton Kaitlin Robinson University of Oregon Alisa Marie Rodriguez Jared Rodriguez Loyola Marymount University Charlie Rolison Boston Conservatory Veronica Rosenquist Saddleback College Bridget Roy CSU - Fullerton Timothy Royer Santa Monica City College Kelley Ruland UC-Los Angeles Michael Runkle UC-Santa Barbara Matthew Rupp Colorado State University - Fort Collins Caroline Rutenbar Biola University Aubrey Ryan Chapman University Megan Sabatasso University of Colorado - Boulder Thomas Sabin New York University Manuel Saenz University of San Francisco Emily Salveson University of San Diego Joshua Sanderson Point Loma Nazarene University Ashley Sayegh Saddleback College Gregory Sayer University of Southern California Amy Sayles University of La Verne Vincent Scardina Saddleback College Mollie Scarnecchia CSU-Fullerton Jeremiah Schaeffer Otis College of Art and Design Gregory Schinderle The Art Institute of California Orange County Kristina Schinko Saddleback College Ashley Schmidt UC-Irvine John Schneider Sonoma State University Alexis Schutte Saddleback College Christopher Segal Pepperdine University




Class of 2004 news Where are they going? (con’t)... Ashley Sewalk Saddleback College Courtney Shermer Loyola Marymount University Brian Shumway Santa Clara University Tyler Silber Loyola Marymount University William Simmons Grossmont College Donald Sinkey Saddleback College Amy Sisoyev Calvin College Brandon Slykhous Saddleback College Courtney Smith Point Loma Nazarene University Lindsay Smith San Diego State University Shelby Smith Western Kentucky University Taylor Smith University of San Francisco Tyler J Smith San Diego State University Kevin Song Columbia University Thomas Soraci CSU-Fullerton David Soria CSU-Fullerton Emily Speace Boston University Kathryn Sperry Irvine Valley College Kevin Sperry Irvine Valley College Stephen Strickroth University of Washington Lacy Stringfellow CSU-Chico Brendan Sullivan UC-Berkeley Katherine Sullivan University of San Diego Megan Svensson Biola University Kristina Swenson Biola University Chantal Taylor San Diego State University David Telly University of Southern California Aaron Tennis Santa Clara University Morgan Tharpe Saddleback College Caitlin Thompson Orange Coast College Taylor Thorn Catherine Thornton University of Washington Sarah Tilton Westmont College Ashley Tomberlin Santa Clara University Kristin Torok Wheaton College Lisa Tourtelot University of Hawaii - Manoa Michael Towles Saddleback College Jeffrey Treister Saddleback College Jason Trujillo University of San Diego Mary Urban UC-Irvine Andres Vaca Loyola Marymount University Monique Valle Saddleback College Margaret Van Dorn Santa Clara University Jeffrey Vancho San Diego State University Lauren Verbarg New York University Andrew Villanueva Saddleback College Julia Vogelheim University of Notre Dame Kimberly Vogl University of Arizona Alexander Vom Steeg Santa Barbara City College Nicole Wainwright UC - Santa Barbara Alyssa Walker San Diego State University Evan Walker Biola University Jessica Walker Concordia University - Irvine Haley Walsh UC-Riverside Robert Ward Saddleback College Ryan Ward De Paul University Edwin Weseloh University of Louisville Charlotte Wheeler Saddleback College Michelle White UC - Santa Cruz Michael Whitt Cal Poly - SLO Amanda Wilks San Diego State University Jay Williams UC-Irvine Christopher Wingert Saddleback College Timothy Witczak Loyola University - Chicago Michael Wolfsmith University of Colorado - Boulder Ashley Yergler University of San Diego Rebekah Yoro CSU-Monterey Bay Oliver Yu Saddleback College Christopher Zawacki Saddleback College Emilie Zuccolotto UC-Berkeley

G ra d N i g h t 2 0 0 4 This year’s grad night, “Viva Las Vegas,” was held at Cal State Fullerton. The SMCHS Class of 2004 had great time celebrating the end of their high school experience with tons of fun and togetherness. The evening could not have been better!! Special thanks to our Grad Night 2004 chair, Rosemary Sperry, for her hard work and dedication! Thank you to the Grad Night 2004 Committee and to all of the parents who helped to make this night a reality. We could not have done it without you!

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Class of 2004 news Santa Margarita Catholic High School announces Nicole Godinez and Michelle Hull as Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2004 The Valedictorian and Salutatorian are historically chosen as the Number one and two ranked students in their class. It is an academic honor bestowed upon the students who have made the greatest commitment to the very high level academic curriculum at Santa Margarita Catholic High School. Nicole Godinez graduated number one in the Class of 2004. Nicole, an International Baccalaureate Full Diploma Candidate, has consistently Nicole Godinez & Michelle Hull challenged herself by taking the most rigorous curriculum at Santa at Senior Awards night Margarita Catholic High School. She has demonstrated the ability to compete at the highest academic level. Her GPA and test scores speak to her determination and success. Nicole not only excelled in the academic arena but participated in many extra-curricular activities and service projects. A scholar athlete, Nicole played both SMCHS and Club soccer. She was also a member of the SMCHS Track & Field team. Involved in student government, choir, the math tutoring program, campus ministry and the Youth Group and Youth Leadership program at San Francisco Solano Catholic Church, Nicole has been a true asset to the Santa Margarita Catholic High School community. Her participation in the Corazon Project for the past six years exemplifies her commitment to the community at large. According to Nicole, involvement in the Corazon Project teaches you "how to truly live by your heart.� Her commitment to academic excellence and her desire to help others makes Nicole an outstanding example of a Santa Margarita Catholic High School student. Nicole will be attending Notre Dame in the fall. Michelle Hull, an International Baccalaureate Full Diploma Candidate, graduated number two in the Class of 2004. In her four years at Santa Margarita Catholic High School this outstanding scholar athlete has established a clear pattern of challenging herself. Totally engaged every day, she is a conscientious and independent individual who loves to learn. She is a member of NHS, CSF, and has earned school awards of excellence in history, economics and biology. Athletically, Michelle has won recognition as being a member of CIF teams and recognition for numerous individual records and accomplishments, including SMCHS Female Athlete of the Year. She has been an integral member of the SMCHS Girls Soccer and Track & Field teams as well as a starter for the nationally ranked West Coast Futbol Premier Girls Soccer Team. Michele volunteers her time as a counselor for Hope Camp and at the Aegis Nursing Home. This is a young woman who understands the importance of being involved and giving back to her community. Michelle will be attending Harvard in the fall. Both students were honored at Santa Margarita Catholic High School's Commencement Ceremonies, held on Saturday, June 5th, 2004 at the Bren Event Center in Irvine, California.




2003-2004 Year in Review

SMCHS Music Program Has Banner Year... Our SMCHS Eagle Regiment Marching Band and Color Guard just finished their most successful season in the History of Santa Margarita. The Eagle Regiment Marching Band won 5 field show contests in a row, ended with an undefeated season and won the 2A Division Southern California Marching Band Championships. They defeated over 100 high schools for this honor. Our SMCHS Flag and Dance Ensemble also won sweepstakes at each field show contest besting many color guards. Their show, entitled “TIME,” included a life size hour glass complete with falling sand as part of the shows effect. The SMCHS Drum Line was a great highlight for our Marching Band! The SMCHS Wind Ensemble earned superior ratings at the Tesoro High School Music Festival in March. They were the only high school at this festival to receive this honor. The entire SMCHS Band also traveled to Ensenada, Mexico on a cruise. Our Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble and Steel Drum Band all had the opportunity to perform for the guests on the cruise. The SMCHS Flag and Dance Ensemble also just finished their 2004 indoor season, undefeated. This group won seven contests which included them winning the WGASC Intermediate “A” division championships and the gold medal. They bested over 44 guards for this incredible honor. Our SMCHS Steel Drum Band has also just finished their performance tour for 2004. They performed at the Baja Fresh in RSM, the Spectrum in Irvine (with over 1000 spectators watching their performance) and performed for the Applied Medical Corporation in RSM. Congratulations to Mr. Weinberg, his staff and all of the members of our outstanding SMCHS Band and Color Guard Program!

EAGLE DEBATE TEAM The Eagle Competitive Debate Team closes Season 2003-2004 in style. Teams finished in the final top ten percent of the Orange County League again this year. The policy team of Javanne Golob and Brandon Golob took finalist honors at the State Quals and Danielle LaChance finished in the top Extemporaneous Presentation speakers. Special recognition goes to our graduating seniors - Greg Sayer, Javanne Golob, Katie McCarthy and Christina Maher who received the National Forensic League Honor Cords which they wore proudly at graduation. Coach Jean Hauser will have 22 returning Varsity members and 30 Novice students for Season 2004-2005. The team is planning trips to UC Berkeley and Stanford next year. Get ready - next year’s resolution is: That the United States federal government should establish a foreign policy substantially increasing its support of the United Nations peacekeeping operations. Varsity team members have begun the research!



2003-2004 Year in Review 2002 SMCHS DANCE PROGRAM The SMCHS Dance Program began the academic year with 130 students. Forty-four of the students were advanced level dancers, and they quickly began preparing for the annual Christmas Guild Performance in conjunction with the rest of the Performing Arts Department. The performance was once again a beautiful collaborative venture between the various disciplines within the Performing Arts Department. Everyone who saw these amazing students perform together was impressed with the level of dedication and commitment, not to mention talent, on display that special evening in early December. A shorter version was performed for the entire student body the following day. Ms. Lucia Wooley, Dance Program Director, traveled to Cardiff Wales in November to participate in her fifth IB Dance Subject Committee meeting where changes and amplifications were made to the still-evolving dance curriculum. SMCHS had the largest group world-wide preparing for the Spring Examinations. Of the 38 International Baccalaureate Dance students at Santa Margarita, 22 were Seniors. Four of these young ladies chose dance to complete their Full Diploma requirements. These Seniors, Gabby de Rubira, Chloe Musselman, Leah Dlugolecki, and Wellsley Lovatt were the first Higher Level dance students to go though the course work at SMCHS. Congratulations to all dancers who successfully undertook the challenge of participating in the pilot dance program. The annual Spring Dance Concert was again a critical and financial success. With the help of all dance classes and their families, donations of money, raffle and food items ensured that the concert was a classy, fun event, and as always, sold-out. The Saturday Evening Benefit Concert was a highly anticipated, memorable event, thanks to the efforts of Concert Chairs Beverly McNamara and Margaret Kalimada. Ticket holders were treated to a fabulous champagne reception, followed by an evening of incredible dancing. Many thanks go out to all who made this evening a tremendous success. This summer many SM dancers will continue their training at various summer intensives around the county. Watch for more outstanding accomplishments from the SM dancers in the upcoming year!

THE EAGLE DANCE TEAM The Eagle Dance Team is already gearing up for a new season after having an award-winning 2003-2004! After welcoming three new members this past year to the team, the dancers headed off to Cal State Long Beach for USA Elite Dance Camp. They came home with a superior award as well as an invitation to perform at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. As the school year approached, the dancers spent many hours at summer practice perfecting their technique, working with master teachers, and preparing choreography for the upcoming football season. The 2003-2004 SM Dance Team made their debut at the first home football game performing a hip-hop routine that had everyone dancing in their seats. A month later, the dancers wowed audiences at the Homecoming football game with their tribute to the glamour of Hollywood, dancing to “Sparkling Diamonds.� In addition, the Dance Team performed in the annual Christmas Guild celebrating the spirit of the season through music and movement. As competition season approached, the dancers showcased a few of their competition routines at boys and girls basketball games. This helped to prepare them for three months of tough competition. The Dance Team competed with seven competition routines and six solos. The girls worked with several professional choreographers in the area including Mike Esperanza, JP San Pedro, and Sara Sanders. It has always been the goal of the Dance Program to provide our dancers with a diverse group of choreographers and a wide range of dance styles. The SM Dance team competed with seven different and innovative routines this year including lyrical jazz, Fosse style jazz, hip-hop and modern. The dancers brought home countless first place trophies in team divisions as well as solo divisions. The highlight of the year however was the Contest of Champions in Orlando where the Eagle Dance Team was named National Champions in two divisions! In addition, Junior soloists Serena Chan and Trisha McNamara placed in the top 10 in the Senior solo division out of 150 other dancers. Sophomores Michelle Campion and Danielle Schulz also placed in the top 10 in the Junior solo division. Because of their incredible performance in Orlando, the girls were also awarded the Best in Category award - meaning they were the highest scoring team in their entire category! After 6 competitions, the Dance Team brought home over 50 trophies and plaques including two national titles. As competition season ended, the Dance Team closed out the year participating in the annual Spring Dance Concert. Performing along with the other SM dance classes for a sold out audience three nights in a row, the team performed their competition dances for the last time. The Dance Team graduated six talented seniors this year who have all been four year, dedicated members, all planning to continue dancing while in college. With only 18 members, the Eagle Dancers still set the standard high that will be tough to beat in the years to come! SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL



Around Campus news Magazine Drive News

.. . s w e N e c i f f O s e i t i v i Act Orientation Dates for 2004-2005 School Year August 24, 2004 Transfer Student Orientation August 25, 2004 Freshman Orientation August 26, 2004 Sophomore, Junior, Senior Orientation ***Reminder*** Orientation is required for all students. Students must be in uniform dress. Detailed information will be available at the beginning of August.

The magazine drive will take place again in February, 2005. Please help the Santa Margarita General Fund by waiting to renew your subscriptions until then.

Be on the look out for August Mailer In August, the Activities Office will be mailing out a packet of information pertaining to boosters, clubs, and orientation. Please look through the entire packet carefully.

MORNING BUSSING FROM SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO If you are interested in having your student(s) bussed to SMCHS, mornings only, from San Juan Capistrano, please contact Amy at (949) 248-4919, or email her at Cost per student dependent upon the number of families interested.

SMCHS Library News... The faculty and students of Santa Margarita Catholic High School want to thank the Mothers Club for their gift of $10,000 to the Library for the purchase of books. This was the profit of their Spring Fashion Show. Since 1990 they have donated $176,000 which includes this year’s money. The Library now owns over 21,000 books with a goal of 30,000 books. Each book purchased has a bookplate in the front that reads “From our generation to yours and beyond we share the love of reading and information. Mothers Club 2004.” This past year we checked out 11,500 books, so we know the whole school profits from your hard work. Thank you again for helping to make the Library such a wonderful place to finish the work started in the classroom. Sincerely, Joan Zelarney ~ SMCHS Librarian



Around Campus news PEP SQUAD NEWS Pep Squad’s Cheer and Songleading staff is excited to welcome 71 new and returning members, including 11 Seniors for the 2004-2005 season. Everyone is looking forward to supporting our great sports teams and performing at the SMCHS games. The Pep Squads will also be competing nationally against the best cheer and dance teams from around the country. The Annual Half-Time Youth Cheer Clinic will be hosted at the September 17th home football game. This half-time clinic is always a special event for young cheer leaders who receive cheer lessons before game time and join our Pep Squad on the field in a special half-time performance. All future Eagles are invited to watch the Pep web site for details later this summer

Don’t miss out on the first annual...

SMCHS Activities Calendar sponsored by the SMCHS aquatics program ~ A school calendar that you can actually use. Plenty of space to write personal info (dentist appts. /game schedules, etc.). ~ Pertinent school-wide dates already provided for you. ~ Check out some of your senior friends or sons and daughters that have been recognized for their outstanding commitment to their sport or club in the 8x10 photo layouts! ~ All proceeds benefit the Eagle Aquatics Program.

Look for these fun and useful calendars to be sold during Book Sale Days in August.

Welcome Parent BBQ Save the date - Saturday, September 18th Go tropical and make new friends! Join other new SMCHS parents and learn what makes our school unique. Invitations will be mailed to all new parents in August.




Around Campus news

ATTENTION CLASS OF 2005... Summer Kairos Applications are available in Campus Ministry. Kairos dates for this summer are: August 3-6 ~ August 10-13 ~ August 17-20 Students who are interested in being considered for a leadership position on a future retreat are strongly encouraged to attend a summer retreat.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Membership in Santa Margarita Catholic High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society is an honor bestowed by the Faculty Council and is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership and service. Father Craig Butters presided over an induction Mass on campus at the Birtcher chapel for these students. They included (in alphabetical order): Akazawa, Margeaux Arshi, Lalyla Barnard, Kirk (transfer) Bennett, Monica Bond, Allison Borowski, Christina Brekke, Lauren Choperena, Alexander Cichocki, Daniel

Desai, Niki Driscoll, Emma Dunek, Rebecca Ferrara, Justine Gotschall, Mathew Hogan, Rebecca Jacks, Megan Kazston, Julie Kindorf, Courtney

Kobayashi, Ryan May, Megan Nichols, Courtney Olhats, Magali Palkovic, Beth Pike, Megan Rawji, Yasmin Shandrick, Alyssa Stout, Adam

ws... e N e h t Eagles in Pat Cento, SMCHS Class of 2004 earned the rank of Eagle Scout. After relocating 3 times, Pat was persistent and completed his task. Pat’s Eagle project was to design and build a reading center with a western theme, for the library of Wagon Wheel Elementary School. It had to be on an easily movable platform, so they could roll it away when space was needed. The job was completed in late summer and delivered to the school at the beginning of the school year, to everyone’s delight. All in all, the job consisted of a total of 141 hours of hard work. Pat is thankful for his Troop #636, and all of the adult leadership he received after just moving here from Naperville, IL. He couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help.

Thorn, Kristin Vogelheim, Charles Wagner, Kathryn Weiler, Thomas Yanni, Jennifer Yu, Irene

SMCHS Artist makes a difference Congratulations to Brianna Cunha (Class of 2005) for participating in the Fun with Chalk Children’s Festival in Mission Viejo. Brianna joined hundreds of other local and state artists for the festival that raised money to support public school art programs.

Brianna Cunha’s chalk creation.



Athletics news GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY SUMMER CAMP All incoming freshmen girls who are interested in running Cross Country in the fall still have time to sign up for our summer training camp. This camp is mandatory for all girls who wish to be on the team in the fall. Camp starts July 5th and runs until August 6th. Practices are held in the evening for the 1st two weeks (4:30p.m. - 6:30p.m.) and will switch to mornings (7:30a.m. - 9:15a.m.) for the remaining 3 weeks. 4 of the 5 weeks must be attended to make the team. Practice will be held Monday through Thursday at SMCHS and at various parks. A registration form and more information are available on the athletic website. Go to Athletics/FallSports/GirlsCrosscountry for summer camp information.

SMCHS POLO PLAYERS MAKE NATIONAL SQUAD Junior Mary Cousineau and Sophomore Darby Anderson were selected to the Women’s Youth National Waterpolo Team. The selection process began in March and concluded after a grueling three day selection process in La Jolla, California, where 165 of the nation’s cream of the crop battled in the pool, with only 13 athletes making the cut. Mary and Darby will travel to New Zealand and Australia on a training trip for 3 weeks at the end of June. Congratulations girls!!

E a g l e s Tr a c k a n d F i e l d ~ T h a n k y o u ! ! ! To the parents of the boys on the Track & Field team: Your generosity is greatly appreciated by me and the rest of the coaching staff. The staff truly loves coaching your boys because of the quality people we get to work with – you have done a great job of raising your son(s) which makes our job very enjoyable. The coaching staff would like to thank you for your year end gift. Sincerely, Coach Zeitler

For information on the SMCHS 2004 Summer Sports Camps visit our webpage at Athletics/summer_camps




Academic news

SMCHS SAT I Prep Courses Fall 2004 Class

September/October 2004

The NEW SAT I Test! There is a new SAT I test on the horizon. Its first examination date is March of 2005. This new test affects the class of 2006 and beyond. The class of 2006 has the option of taking the "old" SAT I test at the beginning of their junior year AND taking the new SAT I in the spring of their junior year. The class of 2007 and beyond will only be taking the new version of the test.

The Afternoon Class The course meets right after school and will last eight days: September 27th through the 30th (Mon. through Thurs.) and October 5th through the 8th (Tues. - Fri). The Evening Class This course also lasts eight days: September 27th through the 30th (Mon. through Thurs.) and October 4th through the 7th (Mon. through Thurs.).

Can a student take the "old" test and also take the new test? Some colleges/universities (the UC schools for example) have already indicated that they will only accept the new test scores. Other colleges/universities have yet to state their requirements and, as of this time, may accept both the "old" version as well as the new version. What is different about this new version? The math portion will no longer have a quantitative comparisons section but will add some Algebra 2 topics. The verbal portion will no longer have analogies. A completely new essay writing section has been added along with a multiple choice grammar section. For more information on the changes visit:

Materials Each student will receive 10 Real SATs, a Verbal manual and a Math manual.

The SMCHS SAT I Prep Course The fall 2004 courses will include strategies for both the old test and the new test. The spring of 2005 course, and all courses after that date, will only contain strategies concerning the new test. The SMCHS SAT I Prep Course is a 17 1/2 hour, intense program covering all of the testing techniques and skills offered in the longer and more expensive courses. Our eight day course is offered three times a year - once in the fall, once in the spring and once in the summer. Within our classes the students will learn and practice test taking techniques and shortcuts, guessing strategies, complete vocabulary building exercises and valuable essay writing tips specifically for the NEW SAT test.

The Instructor The afternoon instructors are Cheryl Wolgamott (Verbal) and Gary Fox (Math). The evening instructors are Tiffany Kuykendall (Verbal) and Sean Basford (Math). Future Dates Course

Course Dates

SAT Test Date


Afternoon 27-30 September 05-08 October Evening 27-30 September 04-07 October

09 October 2004


25-28 April 02-05 May

07 May 2005

Note: Dates are subject to change according to school calendar Note: SMCHS is an official testing site for the SAT on October 9 and May 7.

Questions? If you'd like to know more about the SAT or our preparation course, feel free to call me, Gary Fox, at (949) 766-6000 x 4044. Information about the SAT test and registration for the test may be obtained at the website:

Fall 2004 Registration Form


Please return this registration form with your check payable to SMCHS. There must be a MINIMUM of 10 students for the course to be held. Registration will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. All checks and registration forms must be returned by Price: $270.00 (includes $50.00 for books and manuals) Wednesday, September 22nd. Mail to: SAT I Preparation Course, 22062 Antonio Parkway, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 Student Name: Address:


Grade: Home phone: Work phone:

(as of September 2004)


Guild news Dear Santa Margarita Family: Another school year has flown by and for those graduating seniors and their parents, we wish you continued success in your future endeavors. You will always be a part of the SMCHS family and never far from our hearts. For parents who are new to Santa Margarita, whether you have incoming freshmen or transferring students, please join us on September 18, 2004 for the Welcome Parent BBQ. This is a fabulous opportunity to kick off the new school year, meet other SMCHS parents and learn more about what makes Santa Margarita the school that it is. During this social event we laugh a little, cry a little and generally share with you the road map to surviving the next four years. This year’s theme is “Tropical” so break out the Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts. Please visit the Guild web page at for late breaking news and updates.

SMCHS Guild Executive Board 2004-2005 Phil & Reed Nasser (949) 472-0832 Mark & Isabel Bloom (949) 581-5525 Hal & Patty Brand (949) 858-7642

The Gift Wrap program raises funds to support all the Guild sponsored events and programs. Information will be mailed out to you during the summer. Patty Brand, a member of the Guild Executive Board, is chairing this program. Patty and the Guild urge all parents to get their orders in early. Your generous support is appreciated!

Frank & Angela Godino (949) 498-4947

The Guild is comprised of all parents, faculty, staff and administration of the school. The Guild functions to support the school in fulfilling its mission. We encourage you to become active and participate in all the school events and programs. In addition to the Welcome Parent BBQ and the Gift Wrap program, there are other Guild sponsored events that are presented throughout the school year. One such event is the Eagle Classic 100 Golf Marathon (all proceeds go to providing Christmas bonuses for the faculty, administration and staff of the school) and another is the Family Retreat. The Family Retreat is generally held on an evening in the spring and past topics of the Family Retreat have been “respect”, “integrity” and “communication.”

James & Delene Hoff (949) 888-2075

Safe Homes is an ongoing Guild sponsored program that encourages parents to work together to support and strengthen our students against the pressures to use alcohol and drugs. Further information regarding the Safe Homes program will be mailed to you at the beginning of the school year. Lastly, all of the Guild would like to thank Phil and Reed Nasser, who served as Co-Presidents of the Guild Executive Board for the past two years, for their inspiring leadership, endless energy and undying support of Santa Margarita.

Gary & Robin Griffin (949) 240-8807

Ralph & Oonagh Linzmeier (949) 589-6647

SMCHS Gift Wrap Drive We kick off the Gift Wrap fundraiser every summer. Beautiful wrapping paper, ribbon, ornaments, gift items, candles, and candies for Christmas and special occasions are available. Look for your Gift Wrap Envelope in the mail and return your order for delivery before Thanksgiving.

Vaya Con Dios, Isabel and Mark Bloom 2004-2005 SMCHS Guild Co-Presidents

Golf Marathon We are happy to announce that our first annual Golf Marathon, held April 26, was a huge success. A big thank you to our event golfers, sponsors, vendors, tee sign donors and committee members. Funds raised provide Christmas bonuses for the SMCHS faculty and staff. Our next Golf Marathon will be held in the Spring of 2005.


For more information on the SMCHS Guild or Guild sponsored events, check out the Guild webpage @ then click on Parent Information under About SMCHS.



General news SMCHS Scrip Program Buy Scrip - Lower Your Tuition Statement Dollar-for-Dollar Value We sell Scrip cards and certificates year-round in the SMCHS Front Office. We stock a variety of Scrip that can be used for your every day shopping needs. E-Scrip, Ralphs, and Albertsons are part of our Scrip program. The profit is split 50-50 with our customers and can lower your tuition bill. Please visit our website to learn more about this fundraiser that gives something back!

“And the Beat Goes On…” Santa Margarita Catholic High School’s

Celebrates the Music of the 60s and 70s Saturday, February 12, 2005 The Balboa Bay Club

Tricia & Daniel Donahue Linda & David Birck

2005 Event Chair & Co-Chair Couples

Get involved ~ There’s still time to join a groovy committee… Contact Megan Meihaus in the Development Office at (949) 766-6080 or via e-mail at


BUSINESS OFFICE NEWS Welcome to all of our new families and welcome back to our returning families! As we begin our new ‘tuition’ year we would like to go over a few things with you. All of our tuition payment schedules begin on July 1, 2004. If you are paying on the Annual plan your full payment is due on July 1st. If you are paying on the Semi-Annual plan your first half year payment is also due on July 1, 2004 and your second half year payment will be due on January 1, 2005. If you chose to pay on the 10-month payment plan your first payment is due on July 1, 2004 and the first of the month thereafter through April 1, 2005. Please make your payment on the first of the month and no later than the 10th of the month by 4pm. If your payment is received after 4pm on the 10th of the month your tuition account will automatically be charged a $10.00 late fee. There are no exceptions. When making your payment please put the billing account number, that is found over your name on the billing statement, in the memo portion of the check. Also, please tear off the top portion of the billing statement to send with your check. By doing this you will insure that your payment will be credited to your account. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and please call the Business Office at (949) 766-6051 if you have any questions regarding your tuition and payments.


General news SMCHS Coverlets make great gifts! The SMCHS coverlet, created by Mill Street Designs, captures the beauty of our campus and depicts Our Lady of Joy, the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary that resides in the Strader Grotto, and many of our school’s most significant buildings. A coverlet is on display in the front office. At $45.00 each (additional $7.00 to have the coverlet shipped anywhere in the Continental United States), the 100% cotton, two-layer jacquard coverlet is preshrunk, colorfast and machine washable. Not only is it handsome and practical, but it makes the perfect gift for family members near and far. Proceeds benefit the Academic Boosters and the Teacher Classroom Enhancement Grant Program. To purchase your coverlet, stop by the Reception Desk or mail your check payable to SMCHS in the amount of $45.00 ($52.00 if being shipped to an alternate address). Include your name, address, phone number and indicate alternate mailing address, if applicable. Please call the front desk at (949) 766-6000, Ext.0.

Empties 4 Cash Santa Margarita Catholic High School has launched a recycling and fundraising program with the help of a recycling company called “Empties 4 Cash.” Here is what the Empties 4 Cash program is about: The empty inkjet cartridges that we usually throw away as trash can be recycled and remanufactured. Bring the empty cartridges, secured in a sealed plastic bag, to school and put them in one of the collection boxes located in the Bookstore and Front Office. Our school will receive $2.00 for each empty inkjet cartridge that has a print head, regardless of the brand or type. We need cartridges from all of the following brands of printers that have print heads: HP, Lexmark, Xerox, Compaq, Samsung, Kodak, Canon, Apple. (No Epson print cartridges can be accepted, since the Epson cartridges are just ink tanks without a print head.) *Remember: Please place the cartridge in a sealed plastic bag to avoid ink spills.

Thank you in advance for helping us recycle old ink cartridges and participating in this wonderful fundraising program. If you have any questions, please call or e-mail Catherine Hassen at (949) 766-6004 or

Important eScrip Information You may now register your Macy's credit card with eScrip and receive credit for Macy's purchases!!! When you receive a replacement credit card that you have registered with eScrip - replacing an expired card or a lost/stolen card - you must notify eScrip with the new credit card number and/or expiration date. If not, eScrip will not be able to trace the contributions to give you credit. You may update your account information on line at or through eScrip Customer Service at 1-800-592-0942 by following the prompts on the recorded message. If you or any friends/relatives, who have signed up for eScrip, have a different last name than the student who is to receive the eScrip credit, please contact Catherine Hassen at 949/766-6004 or with the supporter's name and student name. Otherwise, it is impossible to match the student with the supporter in order to receive credit. This year, eScrip members will need to renew their commitment to Safeway, and Safeway stores, Vons and Pavilions, annually. There are two ways to renew: - Call (800) 801-4973 - Visit and click on "Yes! Renew"

MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO SAVE ON TUITION! Albertson's, Sav-On and Ralph's Grocery stores have discontinued their paper scrip program, however, they have replaced it with another program that is easier and more convenient! Go online to click on "In the Community" and follow the prompts to obtain and/or register your Albertson's/Sav-On Preferred Savings Card so that your purchases at Albertson's and Sav-On can be tracked and receive credit for your student's tuition, sport or club. You may register your Ralph's Club Card at the front desk of SMCHS to also receive credit for your student's tuition, sport or club. Obtain even more credit by registering family and friends' club cards, too! Call Catherine Hassen at (949) 766-6004 or e-mail with any questions. SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL



General news 2004-2005 DRESS CODE REGULATIONS Beginning this school year SMCHS pants, shorts, shirts, and skorts are provided by Westway Uniforms for all students. Dockers and Dickies pants and shorts, as well as the True Grit skirt, are no longer part of the uniform.

Boys’ Dress Code Regulations Pants and Shorts Pants and shorts may not be oversized, baggy, torn, rolled, or unhemmed. Pants must be worn at the natural waist. No Cargo pants or cargo shorts are allowed. Acceptable colors: Khaki, Navy. Shirts Shirts may not be oversized, baggy, or torn. The proper way to wear the shirt is tucked into the pants or shorts neatly. Acceptable colors: White, Navy, Light Blue (Oxford only). Sweaters Sweaters must be a solid school color. Sweaters may not be oversized, baggy, or torn. A uniform shirt must be worn under the sweater at all times. Acceptable colors: White, Navy, Khaki, and Grey. Undershirts Only solid white, short-sleeved tee shirts and turtleneck shirts in white or navy may be worn under the uniform shirt. Thermal or sleeveless under shirts of any color are not permitted. Jackets Only solid color jackets in school colors may be worn. Under no circumstances may a jacket or coat contain advertising slogans, pictures or professional or college team names or logos. Denim (or jean) jackets are not allowed. Black leather jackets or coats are not allowed. Trench coats or long raincoats may not be worn. Sweatshirts Sweatshirts may not be oversized, baggy, or torn. A solid navy, grey or white sweatshirt without a logo may be worn. A uniform shirt must be worn under the sweatshirt at all times. Acceptable colors: Navy, Grey, White. 1. Sweatshirts with a Santa Margarita logo may be worn. These are available for purchase in the bookstore. 2. A zipper-front sweatshirt is classified a sweatshirt and not as a jacket. 3. Hoods may not be worn inside buildings.

College Sweatshirts Seniors may be afforded the privilege of wearing a sweatshirt with a college name, logo, and/or mascot name only. For example, "USD TOREROS" is acceptable whereas "Property of USD Athletic Dept." is not acceptable. Black college sweatshirts are not allowed. College sweaters and/or jackets are not acceptable. Socks Solid, school color socks must always be worn and must always be visible. Shoes Shoes must be in a neat condition (Writing and/or drawings on shoes are not permitted). All shoes must be closed at the toe and heel. Students not in compliance with this may not participate in science labs. Tennis shoes/sneakers are permitted. Extreme or faddish shoes are not allowed (platforms, sandals, huaraches, Birkenstocks, combat or construction boots, steel toe boots/shoes, slippers, uggs, moccasins). At all times, shoes must be worn on campus and at all school events and activities. Hats Hats of any kind (including SMCHS baseball caps) are not permitted. Hoods may not be worn inside buildings.

Girls’ Dress Code Regulations Skort Skorts are to be no more than four inches from the floor when kneeling and should have an inseam of at least six inches. Skorts may not be excessively short, tight, torn, or rolled at the waist. Acceptable colors: Plaid. Pants and Shorts Pants and/or shorts may not be excessively tight or short, or oversized, baggy, torn, or unhemmed. Pants and shorts must be worn at the natural waist. Shorts may not be rolled or hemmed to an inappropriate length (modesty first) and inseams should be at least six inches. No cargo pants or cargo shorts are allowed. No low rise or ultra low-rise pants or shorts are allowed. No cuts or slits on inseam. Acceptable colors: Navy, Khaki. Blouses/Shirts Shirts/blouses may not be oversized, baggy, or torn. The proper way to wear the shirt/blouse is tucked into the skort, slacks/pants, or shorts neatly. Shirts must be worn buttoned so undergarments are not visible. Acceptable colors: Navy, White, Light Blue (Oxford only).

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General news 2004-2005 Dress Code (con’t)... Sweaters Sweaters must be a solid school color. Sweaters may not be oversized, baggy, or torn. A uniform shirt must be worn under the sweater at all times. Acceptable colors: White, Navy, Khaki, and Grey. Undershirts Only solid white, short-sleeved tee shirts and turtleneck shirts in white or navy may be worn under the uniform shirt. Thermal or sleeveless under shirts of any color are not permitted. Jackets Only solid color jackets in school colors may be worn. Under no circumstances may a jacket or coat contain advertising slogans, pictures or professional or college team names or logos. Denim (or jean) jackets are not allowed. Black leather jackets or coats are not allowed. Trench coats and long raincoats may not be worn. Sweatshirts Sweatshirts may not be oversized, baggy, or torn. A solid navy, grey or white sweatshirt without a logo may be worn. A uniform shirt must be worn under the sweatshirt at all times. Acceptable colors: Navy, Grey, White. 1. Sweatshirts with a Santa Margarita logo may be worn. These are available for purchase in the bookstore. 2. A zipper-front sweatshirt is classified a sweatshirt and not as a jacket. 3. Hoods may not be worn inside buildings.

College Sweatshirts See Boys' College Sweatshirt Policy. Socks Solid school color socks must be worn and must be visible. Solid color tights (navy, white) may be worn. Not permitted at any time are: sweats, thermal underwear, stretch pants, thigh highs, nylons, patterned stockings, and/or fishnet stockings. Shoes Shoes must be in a neat condition (Writing and/or drawings are not permitted). All shoes must be closed at the toe and heel. Students not in compliance with this may not participate in science labs. Tennis shoes/sneakers are permitted. Extreme or faddish shoes are not allowed (platforms, sandals, huaraches, Birkenstocks, combat or construction boots, steel toed boots/shoes, slippers, uggs, moccasins). At all times, shoes must be worn on campus and at all school events and activities. Hats Hats of any kind are not permitted. Hoods may not be worn inside buildings.

WESTWAY Uniforms Shopping options: ~ Mail in an order form to Westway Uniforms, P.O. Box 7462, Laguna Niguel, CA 92607 ~ Contact Westway Uniforms at (949) 716-5330, (949) 716-5330 or (949) 496-3968 ~ Purchase uniforms at the Irvine store - located at 9272 Jeronimo Suite 121, Irvine CA 92618 Store Hours: June 1 - July 31, 2004 Tuesday 1:00-7:00 Wed-Friday 1:00- 4:00 Saturday 11:00- 2:00 Closed Sun/Mon


August 1 - September 11, 2004 Tues/Thurs 11:00-7:00 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat 10:00-5:00 Closed Sunday

Sept 14, 2004 - April 30, 2005 Tues-Friday 1:00- 4:00 Saturday 11:00-2:00 Closed Sun/Mon



Alumni news

S a n t a M a rg a r i t a C a t h o l i c H i g h S c h o o l Alumni Eagles continuing to soar... Welcome to the Alumni Section of WINGS! We love to hear from our alumni and share all your news with other former eagles and Santa Margarita families. Please email with any current information or fill out the update form in this issue of WINGS. Encourage your friends to join the Eagle Alumni Association so they also can be included in Santa Margarita mailings. We are so proud of all of our alumni so please continue to stay in touch! Once an eagle, always an eagle‌.Go Eagles!

We l c o m e t o o u r n e w e s t E a g l e A l u m n i . . . SMCHS Class of 2004!

On June 6th, the Class of 2004 attended their yearbook signing party. This annual tradition is when the senior class comes together to receive their yearbooks and gather signatures and stories to help preserve their high school memories. It is also tradition that the Eagle Alumni Association provides the yearbook signing pens which were engraved with Santa Margarita Catholic High School Class of 2004. Our Congratulations to each and every student in the Class of 2004 for a job well done! The 400 graduates of the class now join the ranks of the Santa Margarita alumni, bringing our alumni numbers to over 5,000.



Alumni news Eagle Alumni Association Scholarships Awarded

Thomas Sabin & Ashley Kalimada

The Eagle Alumni Association was proud to present two $1,000 scholarships on Monday, May 17, 2004 for the fourth consecuive year during the annual Senior Awards Night. These scholarship winners were selected from an impressive field of applicants based on academics, extra-curricular activities and service. The final pool of five finalists went through a personal interview with members of the Alumni Council Scholarship Committee and then three runners up and the two winners were selected. The runners up were presented with a lifetime membership in the Eagle Alumni Association and a Cross Pen with our eagle logo. Congratulations to our runners up: Joanna Collins who will be attending Notre Dame, Michelle Hull attending Harvard and Alek Ramoska attending University of Colorado - Boulder.

Our two winners presented an incredible list of achievements but also possessed the extra quality of “Eagle Spirit� and a special pride and attitude about being an active alumni who would give back to Santa Margarita in the future. We were very impressed with all the applicants and know they will be successful. The two winners from the Class of 2004 were Ashley Kalimada and Thomas Sabin. Ashley will be attending George Washington University and Thomas will be attending New York University this fall. In addition to the $1,000 each, the winners were also given lifetime memberships in the Eagle Alumni Association, the eagle cross pens and beautiful individual eagle plaques. They also both have their names added to the perpetual scholarship plaque in the Alumni Office at Santa Margarita. Congratulations to Ashley and Thomas!

Eagle Alumni & Eagle Alumni Parents: Join the EAA (Eagle Alumni Association) and the APA (Alumni Parent Auxiliary) today!

Eagle Alumni Association The purpose of the Eagle Alumni Association is to establish close relationships with alumni and encourage them to take an active role in SMCHS after graduation. The Eagle Alumni Association accomplishes these goals through a program of ongoing communication, special events, class reunions, leadership/volunteer opportunities, and by encouraging alumni participation in the future growth of SMCHS. Upon joining the EAA you will receive invitations to any special SMCHS alumni and school events, as well as the WINGS newsletter twice a year to stay current on all Eagle happenings! Stay in touch and continue to always make the most of your special high school years. Dues are $25.00 to the Eagle Alumni Association. Please fill out the Alumni Update Form on the Santa Margarita webpage & send it to: Santa Margarita Alumni Office, 22062 Antonio Parkway, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688.

Alumni Parent Auxiliary The purpose of the Alumni Parent Auxiliary is to provide parents of SMCHS alumni the opportunity to maintain a lasting relationship with the school and with each other. Several social events are planned throughout the year. The Alumni Parent Auxiliary is open to all Alumni Parents and the cost is just $15.00.




Alumni news

Boys' Volleyball Alumni Game On Friday, May 7, 2004 the past met the present at the Santa Margarita Eagles Alumni versus Varsity Boys' Volleyball Game. After incredible coordination and determination, almost all past volleyball players and their families were contacted and invited to attend the game. The effort paid off as over 20 alumni were present and ready to play. A great time was had by all. It was a close and competitive evening, but the past prevailed as the alumni were victorious! After the game, everyone headed over to Ballpark Pizza to enjoy dinner, lots of laughs and Santa Margarita camaraderie. It is rumored that the SMCHS Volleyball Team saw a few of the alumni hobbling out to their cars after the festivities! It was a great event - GO EAGLES! For more pictures, please visit the boys volleyball website at Alumni Night 2004 Team Rosters Marlins Andy Mauro '98 Trey Nelson '96 James Prietto '06 Brian Kallenbaugh '98 Ryan Perry '01 Brent Smith '03 Jordan Walker '06 Ryan Spillers '06 Damien Scott '01

Orcas Michael Haber '05 Vince Prietto '00 Jeff English '04 Matt Ballog '03 Zack Pelzel '91 Marcus Fernandez '06 Jordan Smith '05 Aaron Reiss '96 Paul Julian '96

Sharks Spencer Moran '04 Brian Meihaus '96 Matt Pavlovich '05 Chris Sayer '02 Mike Runkle '04 Justin DeBlasio '97 Cameron Jonsson '03 Trent Junkin '03 Nick Kolodziej '03

Dolphins Conor Eaton '06 Jay Williams '04 Steve Modry '02 Ryan O'Dell '05 Marcus Skacel '98 Paul Miszkowicz '05 Tommy Meena '02 Paolo Fiorentini '01 Brendan Crafts '03

Track “Monument” Dedication On the morning of March 6, 2004, which was opening day for the 2004 SMCHS track & field season, the Ribbon Cutting & Dedication of the new Record/Scoreboard & Hall of Fame took place. The idea was discussed in 2001, the project broke ground in summer of 2003, culminating with the dedication in March. This “board” is actually a permanent, concrete structure with seating for approximately 40 people and has been dubbed the “Monument.” It is used to display the scores during the track meets, and is a great spectator spot as those seated on it are looking down the home straightaway. The record board portion is two-fold and includes all the current SMCHS School Records and all Track Records; that is, the best performances set by anyone at our facility. The back side of the wall is the SM Track & Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame which honors the best who have represented these sports at SMCHS. The Monument is lit at night and is quite impressive! This Monument project became a reality through the first ever campaign where alumni and their families were contacted to donate to the project. The Monument is dedicated to all SM track and field and cross country athletes, past, present and future. Thank you to all those who made the vision become a reality.



Alumni news

Eagles Return to the Nest SMCHS Alumni and alumni families around campus... (left) SMCHS high school sweethearts, Megan (Strader) Meihaus ‘97 and Brian Meihaus ‘96 enjoyed a wonderful evening together at Valentasia 2004.

Alumni moms enjoy attending the Mothers Club Fashion Show and Luncheon each year.

Current MUN students join with SM alumni during a recent MUN Conference at Harvard.

SUMMER 2004 REUNIONS Class of 1999 and 1994 ~ Don't forget your Reunions are July 10th for the Five Year and July 24th for the Ten Year.

Alumni parents joined SMCHS current parents, faculty and staff at the 2004 Eagle Classic 100 Golf Marathon.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! FUTURE REUNIONS: SAVE THE DATES All five year reunions are currently being planned for the 2nd Saturday in July and ten year reunions are the 4th Saturday in July.

RSVPs are due NOW but there is still time to attend! Please contact Michele Papay in the Alumni Office at (949) 766-6000, ext. 1511 or for more information and to RSVP. You'll be glad you did!

Sue Prietto, beaming SMCHS mom, was escorted by her 4 sons to the 2004 Mother-Son Social. They are Miguel ‘98, Vince ‘00, Luke ‘03 and James ‘06.

Class of 2000 - Five Year will be Saturday, July 9, 2005 Class of 1995 - Ten Year will be Saturday, July 23, 2005 If you belong to the Class of 1995 or 2000, please be sure we have

your current address on file so you can be sure to receive an invitation. E-mail us at Check out the webpage for more information as the dates approach!




Alumni news

Class Updates… Class of 1991 David Nix ‘91 will be inducted into the UC Davis Baseball Hall of Fame on June 5, 2004, along with six former UC Davis student athletes and a coach as members of the 2004 induction class to the Cal Aggie Athletic Hall of Fame. David played baseball while at Santa Margarita and then went on to be a two time all All-American at UC Davis where he batted .401 as a junior in 1995, helping lead UC Davis to its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division II College World Series. Constanza Novillo ‘92 received her MBA from Thunderbird and moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil with her boyfriend Gonzalo Grillo. Ironically, she ended up living 15 minutes away from Veronica Westberg ‘92, one of her best friends from Santa Margarita. Veronica is currently residing and working in Brazil. After living in Brazil for one year, Constanza has returned to the US and is currently working for a production company in Hollywood, California that will launch a new TV series. Moreover, she recently got engaged to her boyfriend Gonzalo, a native from Uruguay that she met at graduate school. She’s hoping to hear from her fellow classmates, especially if they are still in Southern California. Class of 1993 Ryan James Hart ’93 is currently a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He served as Maintenance Material Control Officer (MMCO) and Quality Assurance Officer for Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169 in Ali Al Salem Kuwait, Jalibah and Safwan, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom from January to July 2003. He is currently the Director of Training for Marine Aviation Training Support Group-21, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. Stacy McClain ‘93 graduated with the Class of 1997 from the US Air Force Academy. She served for five and a half years on active duty as an intelligence officer and was stationed in Texas, South Carolina, and most recently, South Korea. Stacy is currently a Captain in the USAF Reserve at Charleston AFB, SC and works as a civilian consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton on the National Security Team. Her military support to Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom has been stateside, but she did have the opportunity to serve in Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Southern Watch and at Ramstein AB, Germany in


support of Operation Allied Force. The Air Force has also taken Stacy to Bolivia, Albania, Kazakhstan, Spain, and other countries along the way. Sheila Peyrebrune ’93 recently celebrated two exciting events this May when she passed the California State Bar Examination and became engaged to Rob Stiles (Mater Dei graduate, Class of ‘89). Sheila and Rob are planning a February 26, 2005 wedding which will include SMCHS graduates Rachel (Peyrebrune) Sedlmayer ‘92, Amanda Peyrebrune ‘95 and Clare Peyrebrune ‘01 in the wedding party. Many other SMCHS and Mater Dei graduates are expected to attend the wedding. Sheila has worked at Santa Margarita for the past three years as the Community Relations Coordinator but will be moving on in August to pursue her career in law. Cathy Radakovic, O.D. ‘93 recently opened her own practice in Newport Beach as an eye doctor. Cathy’s practice handles all types of eye care but specializes in family vision, sports vision and children’s vision care. Cathy is very happy to be back in the area. Class of 1994 Elizabeth A. Bales, M.D. ’94 is currently residing in Los Angeles and is a Surgical Resident at UCLA. Paul Ferguson ’94 was married to the former Nicole Bye of Bellingham, WA on 25 October 2003. Paul and Nicole were wed at Christ, Prince of Peace Catholic Chapel, Hill AFB, Utah. Paul currently serves as a Captain in the United States Air Force at Hill AFB. Nicole is a student and a full-time mortgage processor; she earned her MA in Human Resource Development and is pursuing an MA in Teaching in the hopes of teaching secondary mathematics when the AF moves them in 2005. The couple has a home in Layton, UT. Mike Habich ‘93, Geoff Poer ‘93, Dave Reinhard ‘93, Nicole (Lamperis) Hanley ‘94, Stephen Ferguson ‘96, and Steph Soltis ‘97 all trekked out to Utah to stand in the wedding.


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Class Updates (con’t)... Stephen Latty ’94 received his Master’s Degree in Film from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He currently resides in Los Angeles. Shanell (Moffatt) Pierce ‘94, married Jerome Pierce ‘92 on June 7th, 2003 in Laguna Niguel. Cory Acomb ‘94 and Alexandra Morall ‘94 both attended as bridesmaids along with Shannell’s sister Allie Moffatt ‘98 who was her maid of honor. Jerome’s groomsmen from SMCHS were Neil Sullivan ‘91, Matt Burgess ‘92, Ted Cordova ‘92, Tim Mullen ‘92, Danny Brennan ‘98 and Tim Pierce ‘98 was the best man. Shanell is a kindergarten teacher in Palos Verdes and Jerome is in his 4th year of residency at LA County Hospital. The two are enjoying being newlyweds! Class of 1996 Jason Castner ‘96 and Holly Alfrey of Wisconsin were married November 11, 2003 in a sunset ceremony in Key West, FL. Jason was involved in the Air Force JROTC Military Science Program at SMHS and served as the first Commander of the Color Guard and as Squadron Commander his senior year. Jason attended Arizona State University on an Army ROTC Scholarship where he studied Military Science and Political Science. In 2001, Jason graduated from the International Dive Institute at Marathon Key, FL where he met Holly. Both Jason and Holly went to work for Norwegian Cruise Lines in 2001 and have lived on the company’s private island in the Caribbean for most of the last 3 years, as well as serving on various ships of the line. The sunset ceremony in Key West was attended by family and friends, including two other former SMCHS ROTC Commanders; 1st Lt. Court Holland ‘95, USAF, Security Forces, Yokota, Japan (Commander 1994-95) and Ensign Andrew McKee ‘98, USN, FA18 Super Hornet Carrier Pilot (Commander 1997-98). (see photo page 24). Alyssa (Wenda) Finkelstein ‘96 After serving in the military following her graduation, Alyssa finished her BA in Sociology at CSU San Marcos, where she was lead editor of the student newspaper during her senior year. She lives in Honolulu now with her husband Eric, where she is working to earn her MBA and a Masters degree in Communication from Hawaii Pacific University while he finishes up his tour with the US Navy. They have two children, Kathline and Bethany. Kat will be five in September and Bethany celebrated her first birthday on May 16th. When Alyssa is finished with her two Masters degrees, they are planning to return to southern California. SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Lindsay Gladwell ‘96 asks us to tell all of her friends that she misses them. She is living in beautiful Ogden Utah with her 6 year old daughter Samantha. Lindsay states “it is not too much of a glamorous life, working as an EMT/phlebotomist/CNA, getting my hands bloody and living on an adrenalin rush 10 hours of the day. Here is a picture of my most important accomplishment. Hope to see you all at the reunion! P.S. if anyone is ever near Utah and wants to go skiing, we have the best snow on earth and my door is always open.” Lia (Carreon) Vaca ’96 was married June 14, 2003 at San Francisco Solano Church to Danny Vaca from Fountain Valley. Nicole (Pierantoni) Munz ‘96 was the matron of honor and Christina Copes ‘96 was a bridesmaid with Lia’s daughter Joelle as a flower girl. Danny and Nicole now live in the Corona/Norco area. Dan Whittington ’96 graduated from Biola University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Accounting. After graduation he worked for two years at PIMCO in Newport Beach. Then after two years of working in a cubicle, Dan realized his passion, quit working and went back to school to attain his teaching credential. Dan is currently in his second year of teaching and coaching at Whittier High School where he teaches math and computers and coaches cross-country and track. Dan was married in July of 2000 in Monrovia, Ca and in November 2003 he and his wife, Gabrielle were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Emma Reese. Danny writes, “There were so many great } teachers and coaches [at SMCHS] that molded me into the person I am today. Some of the people were Mr. Dixon, Coach Williams, Coach Zeitler, Mr. Welch-Stamos, Mr. Osterlund, Ms. Sweet, Mr. Girardin, and Mr. Cunningham.” Class of 1997 Brian Estes ‘97 has been in the Army since February 2001 and did a tour in Afghanistan during 2002-2003. Brian has recently been in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom for several months.



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Class Updates (con’t)... Sarah Latty ‘97 graduated from the American University of Paris in May 2003 with a major in Art History and a minor in Film Theory. She has been living in Paris and Dublin with plans to move to New York City. Nora Mautner ‘97 is currently living in Washington, DC and working for the Bush-Cheney ’04 Campaign. Erika Provence ’97 graduated in May, 2003 with her nursing degree. She is currently employed at Hoag Memorial Medical Center as a registered nurse in the Cardiac Telemetry Unit. She will be transferring to the emergency department in June. Erika currently resides in Aliso Viejo. Katie (Ferguson) Rando ’97 and her husband Adu celebrated their first wedding anniversary on June 12, 2004 with a church wedding here in California with family and friends, after being married in Brazil last year. Also, while Katie attended California Baptist University the head swim/water polo coach was Rick Rowland, who coached at SM from 1993-1998. Coach Rowland left SMCHS to coach at CBU. Katie earned NCAA All-American recognition under Coach Rowland at CBU. Coach Rowland coached Katie for her entire career in water polo. Ryan Sim ‘97 graduated from UC Berkeley in June, 2001 with his degree in Cognitive Science and a minor in education. After substitute teaching locally for awhile, Ryan is now living in Ocotepeque, Honduras, which is where Honduras, el Salvador, and Guatemala meet. He is a Peace Corps volunteer working in the youth development program primarily at a high school. Ryan is working with the counselors and also with the seniors who are doing their in-classroom practicum. He is having a really good time getting to know the people, Central America, and Spanish really well. Ryan says that it’s true that the people who benefit the most from the Peace Corps are the volunteers themselves. Stephanie Soltis ’97 is currently a pilot in the Air Force flying the C-17 cargo plane and is stationed at McChord AFB, WA. Stephanie flies the C-17 all over the world, however has predominately been flying in the Middle East with a couple dozen combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Class of 1998 Laura (King) Fuller ’98 was married in August of 2003 to Erik Fuller, her long-time fiancee. She is also currently in a pre-med program at University of Georgia and working at a surgical practice in Georgia. Ensign Andy McKee ’98, US Navy, graduated from the US Naval Academy in May 2002 with a BS in General Engineering. He received his “Wings of Gold” in January 2004, after successfully completing advanced jet training in Kingsville, Texas. Ensign McKee is currently assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 122 at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California where he is a fighter/attack aviator flying the F/A-18 E/F SuperHornet. Andy is pictured with fellow SM alumni Court Holland ‘95 and Jason Castner ‘96. Eric McLean ’98 graduated in May, 2004 with a degree in Music Synthesis and Production from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. While at SM, Eric was in chambers choir all four years and was lead vocal in the play “Working” by Studs Turkel. Eric made the Berklee College of Music Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2003-2004 school year, which requires maintaining a grade point average of 3.4 or above. Natalie Pelton ’98 graduated from the University of the Pacific in June 2002. After graduation she relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area. Natalie earned her real estate license and is now a Realtor in Orinda, CA with Coldwell Banker Real Estate. She was thrilled to buy her first home last May in San Ramon. Natalie is enjoying being close to friends and family in the Bay Area. Miguel Prietto ‘98 graduated from UCSB with a BA in Philosophy and a BS in Biopsychology in June 2003. Miguel is on his way to ASU Law School this fall. Class of 1999 Joanna Castle ’99 graduated magna cum laude from Saint Mary’s College in May with a Bachelors of Science in Child and Adolescent Psychology. She is currently working as an assistant speech therapist in Dana Point and plans to pursue pediatric speech therapy in graduate school. Joanna is also getting married in September of 2004! She was engaged to Eric Bowden in January of 2003 and they are in the midst of wedding plans.


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Class Updates (con’t)... Sean Crawford ’99 is a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marine Reserves and his parents Kim and Dick Crawford are very proud of him! Ashley (Hutchins) Hales ’99 was married to Bryce Hales in June 2002 and is currently living in Edinburgh, Scotland. Will Watson ’99 graduated from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on June 2, 2004 with the hard earned rank of Second Lieutenant, USAF. Will has been selected to continue on to pilot training to pursue his life long dream of flying and after a year of “casual” work for the Air Force, he will report in July 2005 to Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas. Class of 2000 Ryan Campeau ’00 graduated from Saint Mary’s College in Northern California on May 22, 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science. He will take a year off and then return to graduate school in Sept 2005. Kyle Carroll ’00 attended Concordia University in Irvine, CA. Kyle received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration: Sports Management on May 8, 2004. Carly Draudt ’00 was set to graduate from Coastal Carolina University this May, where she was a NCAA volleyball player. She was on a full scholarship; was an honor student and was preparing for a career in psychology. She was also starting to talk seriously about marrying her longtime boyfriend, Clint. Carly did not graduate as she was critically injured when she was thrown from a Jet Ski into nearby trees and suffered a traumatic brain injury in October 2003. The accident happened in South Carolina near Carly’s college. She was finally able to come home to Southern California after enduring two brain surgeries, a coma, and intensive rehabilitation. The celebration of Carly’s homecoming was cut short when her family discovered Carly’s lifetime insurance benefits had run out. She spent only a week in the hospital before she was sent home. Her fellow Santa Margarita classmates want Carly to get the care she so desperately needs. They are raising money by raffling off dozens of great prizes, including a brand new 2004 Kia Rio from June 1 – August 8, 2004. For more information about Carly and/or to purchase tickets visit Be sure to sign the guestbook as Carly wakes up and reads it everyday and we know she would love to hear from some former classmates! SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Vince Prietto ’00 graduated from Santa Clara University in June 2004 with BA degrees in Spanish Studies and Philosophy. Beginning in November, he will work with the poor in Managua, Nicaragua for two years as a part of Jesuit Volunteer International. JVI is a division of Jesuit Volunteer Corps, which is the largest Catholic lay program in the USA and emphasizes social justice, simple lifestyle, community and spirituality. Class of 2001 Michelle Keating ’01 transferred from California State University Fullerton in 2002 to the University of Oklahoma where she is studying History and Hebrew and has a part time job as a photographer. She is also the newly elected Vice President of her sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta, Upsilon Chapter. Michelle had stayed busy following their awesome football team to the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl. Michelle hopes that after graduation in 2005 she will go on to do mission work in New Zealand. Cynthia Mescher ‘01 SMCHS MUN Alumna was a presenter at the UCI Undergrad Research Symposium this spring. Cynthia presented a report on Micro-Devices for Protein Crystallization & Cell Assays. She will graduate from UCI next year and currently has an internship at Parker Hannifin Aerospace in Irvine. Mike Provence ’01 graduated from Sonoma State University May 22, 2004 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science. While attending college Mike worked for the city of Sonoma Fire Department as an Emergency Medical Technician. He is pictured at right with his sister Erika Provence ’97. Class of 2002 Anthony Cimino ’02 has been attending Saddleback Community College and is planning on transferring to either UCLA or Berkeley. Jade Carissa Gabriella Salata ’02 is currently attending Chapman University and plays volleyball for the Chapman Panthers. Jade started for the Panthers as an outside hitter and was in national rankings for digs. Jade loves school and life and could not be happier! SUMMER 2004


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Class Updates (con’t)... Class of 2003

We need your help to find our Alumni!!

Nathan Imperiale ’03 recently completed his freshman year at George Washington University. While there, he was named a Rainey Scholar by the U.S. House of Representatives Republican Conference. As a result of this appointment, President Bush invited Nathan to the White House for a reception following the 2004 State of the Union Address. Rainey Scholars intern in Republican Congressional offices, take part in Congressional symposiums and meet with House Leaders.

The next alumni edition of Wings will spread its wings even further. Plans are underway to send the winter edition of Wings which is usually mailed in December, to each and every alumni we can find. Please encourage any alumni you know to contact our office via email at or at (949) 766-6000, ext. 1511 to give us their current address, phone and email. Thanks!

Gabriel Medeiros ’03 is currently in the USMC Reserves and has completed his basic and infantry training. He was promoted to Private First Class (PFC) and will train monthly with his 4th LAR unit which is stationed at Camp Pendleton and recently returned from Iraq. Gabe will be attending Saddleback College and plans to become an officer for the Marine Corps in addition to earning his degree in video/film production.


Alexis Etow ’03 recently completed her freshman year at Princeton and was selected to the 2004 All-Ivy League Women’s Golf Team. Her solid play helped the Tigers win the Ivy League Championship this past April on a tough, challenging course. Princeton advanced to the NCAA Semi-finals in Bloomington, IL where they finished 19th. Also, Alexis has been chosen to represent the Ivy League as a member of the 2004 Collegiate All-Star Golf Team which is comprised of 10 outstanding NCAA Division 1 players. She will travel to Asia from 6/21-7/24 and the U.S. Team will compete in tournaments in Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Thailand & Singapore.

Luke Prietto ‘03 just completed his first year at UC Santa Barbara and enjoys surfing at Rincon! Sterling Showalter ’03 has been attending Northwestern Prep and was recently accepted to West Point Academy for the fall 2004 Class.

In Memoriam Shannon Hungerford ‘00 10/15/1982- 4/22/2004 She is dearly missed by her family, friends and the entire Santa Margarita family.

We are also looking for any SMCHS alumni who are serving our country in any branch of the Military - Active Duty or Reserve! If you know of any former SMCHS students who are currently or formerly in the military we would love to know their updated information, including service, duty station and assignment and their current mailing or e-mail address. Please email the Alumni Office at or call (949) 766-6000, ext. 1511. Our list continues to grow so keep the information coming! THANK YOU!



Alumni news Looking for Old Friends? SMCHS Alumni Locator Service Due to the Right to Privacy Act of 1974, SMCHS will not release addresses and or phone numbers of our graduates. In order to assist you in keeping in touch with one another, the Eagle Alumni Association has established the SMCHS Alumni Locator Service. If we have current address or email information for the SMCHS graduate you wish to contact, we will forward your letters or emails to that person. This service is free to all alumni. Just send us your letter in a stamped envelope with the addressee’s name and we will fill out the address and forward it for you. Or email us at with the information and we will forward it via email. It’s that simple. Please mail correspondence to: SMCHS ALUMNI OFFICE 22062 Antonio Parkway ~ Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

ALUMNI UPDATE FORM (Please attach another sheet if necessary) Name

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Permanent address (if different from above) City/State/Zip E-mail address College

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What have you been up to? E-mail us and let us know. Please send photos of your graduation, wedding or children to be included in the next newsletter. We love to share all the news about our Eagles who have spread their WINGS!

Please mail, fax, or email information to the SMCHS Alumni Office 22062 Antonio Parkway, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 (949) 766-6000, ext. 1511 Fax (949) 766-6040 ~ E-mail: Note: As with any publication, we try our best to have all the facts and spelling correct. We apologize if we overlooked anyone who sent information to us for this issue of WINGS and for any errors that may have occurred in this publication. Thank you for understanding. SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL



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