Charles “Chic” Burlingame III – Class of 1967

Born Sept. 12, 1949, Chic Burlingame was one day short of celebrating his 52nd birthday when he died fighting hijackers who caused American Airlines Flight 77 to crash into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

An aeronautical engineer and honors graduate from the Navy’s Top Gun fighter pilot school, he served eight years flying F-4 Phantom fighters and 17 years as a reservist. A Persian Gulf War veteran, he was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. [Read more…]

Betty Jane (Key) Fee – Class of 1938

Many Anaheim High alumni, students and faculty have displayed heartfelt spirit and pride for “Old AU,” but few have equaled Betty Fee’s devotion to her alma mater as a student and later as a school staff member.

Anaheim-born, Betty was a graduate from the Class of 1938 and an active participant in school activities, including cheerleading and athletes. The Class of ’38 yearbook lists her as GAA Board 1; Girl’s A Club 2, 3, 4; Treasurer GAA 3, Vice President 4; Class Secretary 4; Commissioner of Girl’s Athletics 4; Yell Leader 4; Girl Reserves 4; Girl’s Sports Editor Anoranco 4; Sports 1, 2, 3, 4.  [Read more…]

Coach Clare Van Hoorebeke

image011004Anaheim High’s beloved head football coach Clare Van Hoorebeke led Colonist football teams to repeated victories from 1950 – 1972. Known as the “Dutch Master,” Hoorebeke forever changed the face of high school football. To this day, coaching principles pioneered by Van and his loyal staff have served as the model for football programs in Orange County and across the county. [Read more…]

Tom Daly – Class of 1972

Tom Daly has literally spent his life in public service, including as Anaheim’s mayor for 10 years and, currently, as Orange County’s Clerk-Recorder.

Starting at age 8, he walked door to door, helping his father hang doorknob flyers for Thomas Kuchel’s (AHS Class of 1928 graduate) State Senate campaign. His first county job was as an intern for then Supervisor Ralph Clark.

While at Anaheim High, where his father taught history, Tom was yearbook editor, a member of the California Scholarship Federation, a pitcher for the varsity baseball team, in addition to being a math and science major.
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Mickey Flynn – Class of 1957

Twice named CIF Player of the Year, Mickey Flynn was Orange County’s first high school football superstar.

Averaging a spectacular 15 yards per carry, “The Galloping Ghost of La Palma Park” drew thousands of fans to stadiums all over Southern California to witness his dazzling runs, and he established a county rushing record that stood for nearly 20 years.

In addition to leading the Colonists to a CIF championship in football in 1956, Flynn also excelled in basketball and track and was president of the Colonist Club. For decades, Mickey Flynn has been a familiar face at Colonist football games and has been an unofficial ambassador for Anaheim High School, keeping alive blue and gold traditions.

Lou Correa – Class of 1976

Lou Correa - Class of 1976

Lou Correa – Class of 1976

A role model and mentor to today’s Colonists, Class of ’76 graduate Lou Correa has dedicated his life to public service, but at the same time, always being there for his family, friends and fellow alumni.

Beginning Jan. 3, 2017, Lou will serve as a U.S. Congressman for California’s 46th District.

A former California State Senator, Lou is a product of the Anaheim school system. He attended Ben Franklin Elementary, Fremont Junior High and Anaheim High. While at AHS, Lou was a scholar athlete, excelling in science and track as both a long distance runner and sprinter. Lou was also a member of the school’s ROTC. [Read more…]