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            Christian Colon: Alumni Class of 2007
            Christian was the male Athlete of the Year and Rawlings All-American in
            2007. He was a member of CIF Runner-Up Baseball team and was the
            CSUF starting shortstop and All-American at CSUF. He was on the USA
            Baseball National Team and was the 4th pick overall in MLB draft by Kansas
            City Royals and hit in the winning run in the 2015 World Series.

            Zach Cooper: Alumni Class of 1990
            Zach was a 2X State and CIF Wrestling Champion with an undefeated
            record his junior and senior year. He earned All-American
            Honors at Nationals. Cooper was a Sr. National Champion and was selected
            to the AWN Magazine and WUSA Dream Teams. He wrestled at Harvard
            and earned All-Ivy Second Team Honors and he currently works in the
            financial industry in New York.

            Rob Deer: Alumni Class of 1978
            Rob was All-League in both football and baseball and was drafted in the 4th
            round of MLB by the San Francisco Giants out of high school. He was the
            first player to be drafted out of Canyon into Major League Baseball and he
            played for 12 seasons. He continued to be a part of Major League baseball
            as a hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs. He currently lives in Arizona and is
            the owner of Rob Deer Baseball Camps.

            Eric DeGraw: Alumni Class of 1985
            Eric was named Male Athlete of the Year in 1985. He was a member of the
            1984 CIF Championship Baseball team. He earned the Greg Jones
            Memorial Scholarship. He earned a full scholarship to Stanford University
            and was a member of the 1997 and 1998 College World Series
            Championship teams as the centerfielder. He now works in New York as the
            Vice President for IAC working with clients on taxation matters.

            Ken DeShano: Alumni Class of 1979
            Ken was a 3-sport star and was voted Canyon Athlete of the Year in 1979
            and was part of the CIF Runner-Up Football team. In his sophomore year, he
            was 2nd team All-League and 1st team All-League in his Junior and Senior
            Years. He was an All-Orange County Football player and was awarded a full
            scholarship to the University of the Pacific. He played for the Los Angeles
            Raiders in 1984 and is currently Vice President for Cimarron Oil Drilling
            Technologies. He lives in Montgomery, Texas with his wife and children
            where he is an active member of his community coaching Pop Warner.
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            Ray Dunne: Former Faculty
            Ray worked at Canyon for 17 years as a teacher, activities director, and
            assistant principal. After Canyon, he became the principal of Servite High
            School for 15 years. He is currently the Principal of Santa Margarita High
            School.

            Christina Haack El Moussa: Alumni Class of 2001
            Christina is the widely successful television show host of "Flip or Flop".
            Christina attended San Diego State University and earned her real estate
            license while in college and went on to become the owner of her own real
            estate company. Most recently, Christina will be the subject of her own
            spinoff show, "Christina on the Coast". Christina and her business partner
            created "Success Path Education", a real estate investment seminar series
            held at locations across North America for aspiring investors. Christina is still
            a part of the community and recently was "Principal for a Day" at Canyon
            High School.

            Kiana Henry: Alumni Class of 2011
            Kiana was a 4-year Varsity Track athlete and the Century League Most
            Valuable Track Athlete in 2011. She was a Century League Champion
            in Long Jump and 4x100 Relay. She was Canyon's Most Valuable
            Track Athlete. In addition, she was a Song Girl for 4 years and also the team
            captain in 2011. She was part of the 2013 USC Track Team and a USC
            Song from 2014-2015.

            Bob Hughes: Retired Faculty and Coach
            Bob earned his BS and MS degrees from UCLA. He was an inaugural
            teacher and football coach at Boron High School. In 1969, Boron was CIF
            Football Champions and Bob earned Coach of the Year. In 1970, he was
            hired to coach and teach at Villa Park High School and his team was CIF
            Champions in 1977. In 1979, he joined the Canyon Staff and he was the
            Anaheim Bulletin’s Coach of the Year in 1981. His teams reached the CIF
            Playoffs four years in a row. Bob coached the North-South All-Star Game.
            Bob was a fixture on the golf course as Canyon’s Assistant Coach for 17
            years. Bob retired from teaching in 2004 but continued to coach at Canyon
            for 10 more years.
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            Kevin Kieran: Alumni Class of 1977
            Kevin has coached girls and boys basketball in Orange County and is
            currently in his 12th season at Mater Dei High School as the women's
            basketball coach. Kiernan has won two National Championships, three State
            Championships, four CIF Championships and six Southern California
            Regional Championships. In 2006, Coach Kiernan was named the WBCA
            High School Coach of the Year and USA Today named Coach Kiernan its
            National Coach of the Year in 2010. Coach Kiernan was selected in 2011 as
            the Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times Coach of the Year, as
            well as the CIF Division 1AA Coach of the Year and the National High
            School Coaches Association National Coach of the Year.

            Denise Koyama: Alumni Class of 1982
            Denise is an extremely successful Hollywood storyboard artist for animated
            films and TV Series. Just a few of her credits include Hotel Transylvania 1, 2,
            and 3, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, The Smurfs 2, Shark Tale, The
            Tigger Movie, Open Season 2, Over the Hedge, Surf’s Up, Tarzan & Jane,
            Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (TV
            Series), and many, many more. She has received multiple Annie Awards for
            her outstanding work in the field of animation.

            Jeff Leuenberger: Alumni Class of 1997
            Jeff was Canyon Athlete of the Year in 1997 and a contributing member of
            the 1996 CIF Championship Baseball team. He was the CIF Player of the
            Year recipient. He was also a member of the Century League Championship
            teams in 1995 and 1996. He earned the MVP award in 1997 and he was
            selected to the All-County Team and OC All-Star Team that same year. He
            earned a scholarship to Cal State Long Beach for baseball and was drafted
            by the Detroit Tigers. Jeff is currently a Senior Business Executive for the
            Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and he is actively involved with the Canyon
            Baseball team giving back through his time and donations.

            Troy Mills: Alumni Class of 1996
            Troy was Century League Athlete of the Year and Canyon Athlete of the
            Year in 1996. Troy was a contributing member of the 1996 CIF
            Championship Baseball team and he was also a member of the Century
            League Championship team in 1994, 1995, and 1996. Troy was the recipient
            of the Greg Jones Memorial Scholarship and continued his baseball career
            at Santa Ana College and won the McDonald's Bowl. He graduated Cal
            State Fullerton with a degree in Business Administration. Troy married his
            high school sweetheart and has 3 boys and still lives in Anaheim Hills. He is
            now the successful owner of China Pacific Carbide Company and spends his
            free time coaching youth sports for his children.
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            Jacquelyn Nelson Walburn: Alumni Class of 1979
            Jacquelyn was the 1978 CIF-SS Track and Field Champion for Shot Put.
            She was a member of the 1977 and 1978 CIF and League Champion Track
            Team. Jacquelyn attended Cal Poly Pomona where she was the National
            Collegiate Javelin Champion and an All-American. She participated in the
            Olympic Trials twice. Jacquelyn was a science teacher at Villa Park High
            School and is a Condition Specific Nutrition Coach and a published author.

            Chris Snitko: Alumni Class of 1991
            Chris was a Parade All-American in 1995 as Canyon's goalkeeper, a
            position he held for 4 years. In that same year, he was also part of the CIF
            Runner-Up for the Baseball team. Chris earned a full scholarship to UCLA
            for Soccer and went on to earn Goalkeeper of the Year from the International
            Soccer Association. In 1996, Chris was selected by the Kansas City Wizards
            in the first round of the MLS Draft, as the fifth pick overall. Chris deferred his
            MLS career to play for the 1996 USA Olympic Soccer team in Atlanta. After
            the Olympics, he went on to play six seasons in the MLS. Chris became a
            soccer coach at the collegiate level and now volunteers his time for youth
            organizations. He is the principal owner of a real estate company in Irvine
            where he lives with his family.

            Eric Valent: Alumni Class of 1995
            Eric was an All-American baseball player while at Canyon. He was also a
            member of the California All-State Team in 1995. Eric was drafted by the
            Detroit Tigers while in high school but instead, accepted a full scholarship to
            UCLA. He had a standout career at UCLA and held the record of most
            career home runs in the PAC 10. He helped lead the Bruins to the College
            World Series in 1998 and was voted the PAC-10 Player of the Year in 1998.
            Eric was selected in the first round of the draft by the Philadelphia Phillies
            and had a five-year career in Major League Baseball. He transitioned to a
            hitting coach for the Philadelphia Phillies and then a scout, where he most
            recently became a scout for the Miami Marlins.

            James Vanderbilt: Alumni Class of 1983
            James Vanderbilt was elected to the Anaheim City Council in November
            2014 and represents the city at large. Vanderbilt holds a bachelor’s in
            Sociology from UC Berkeley, and a master’s in Public Administration
            from Cal State Fullerton. Vanderbilt has an extensive history serving
            Anaheim residents. At Canyon, he was a member and president of the Key
            Club service organization. Since 1992, Vanderbilt has served on the
            Anaheim Community Services Board (seven years as a member), Anaheim
            Planning Commission (five years as member and chair), and Anaheim City
            School District (10 years as a board member and president). Vanderbilt is
            a former Naval Reservist and currently serves as a reserve Captain with an
            Army Combat Support Hospital. A decorated veteran, he was twice
            honorably discharged following recall and deployment for Operations Noble
            Eagle and Enduring Freedom. Vanderbilt is a member of the faculty at Cal
            State Los Angeles, where he teaches public policy and state and local
            government courses.
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            Erin Volcan: Alumni Class of 2002
            Erin was a four-time Canyon Swim Team MVP and Century League
            swimmer of the year. She holds 6 out of 8 individual event school records
            and was a Century league champion for four years in four events. She was
            the 200 free CIF Champion in 2001 and 2002 and she broke CIF records two
            years in a row. Erin never lost a race in a Canyon dual meet or league meet
            and earned a full scholarship to Auburn University. She participated in the
            Beijing Olympics as a Venezuelan athlete. She is a former South American
            record holder and current Venezuelan record holder.

            Amanda Wyatt: Alumni Class of 1992
            While in high school, Amanda worked at Disneyland. Her experiences there
            helped her build a career in the Gaming Voice-Over Industry where she is
            now an extremely successful casting director in Los Angeles. Some of the
            titles she's directed are the Assassin's Creed franchise, Halo 4, Skylanders,
            Call of Duty Online, etc. She hosted an "Inside the Voice Over Actor's
            Studio" event at the San Diego Comic Con and spoke at Canyon's very first
            Future Business Leaders of America Club's first meeting about her
            experiences in the gaming industry and her path to success.
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