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Famous Alumni

Catherine Coulson - 1961


An Actress who starred in Twin Peaks as the Log Lady on television. She was the assistant director for Eraserhead. She was also in Portlandia, The Secret Life of Houses and Redwood Highway. She acted in 50 productions at the Ashland Festival in Ashland, Oregon where she resided until her death on September 15, 2015. 


Francis Lee McCain - 1962


An Actress in motion pictures, Broadway and television that includes Back to the Future, Stand by Me, Gremlins, Apples Way and many other films. Currently, she teaches directing in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  

John Alexander "Andy" Messersmith - 1964


A Professiona Major League Baseball Player who was a  right-handed pitcher that played with the California Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. He is most famous for his role in the historic 1975 Seitz decision that  led to the downfall of Major League Baseball's reserve clause and ushered in the current era of free agency. 

Randy Schekman - 1966


 Scientist and 2013 Nobel Prize Winner  for discovering a set of genes required for transporting proteins through and out of a cell in the small packages called vesicles in which they hitch a ride.​


John Moses - 1974


Major League Baseball outfielder with the Seattle Mariners, Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers and, again, the Seattle Mariners as a player, the first base and outfield coach. He held various coaching positions with other major league teams 

Eldrick "Tiger" Woods - 1991


American Professional Golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time, and one of the most popular athletes of the 21st century. He ranks second in the world by total men's major championships won (14). He also donated the Tiger Woods Learning Center for the Anaheim High School District.

greg cannom - 1969


A Hollywood Special Makeup Effects Artist - He won his fifth Oscar in 2019 for transforming Christian Bale into VP DIck Cheney in Vice. He has been nominated a total ten times for an Oscar.

beau "casper" smart 2005


Professional Dancer, Actor and a Well-established Choreographer. He is best known for his appearance in the movies like 'Honey 2', 'Step Up 3D' and 'Leave It on the Floor'.   

Mike Iupati - 2006


Professional Football Player -  He played for the San Francisco 49's before going to the Arizona Cardinals.He signed a contract on March 14, 2019 to play for the Seattle Seahawks wearing number 70.