2013-2014 Academic Year

2013-14 Academic Year
  • Crean Lutheran celebrated its 5th graduating class, bringing its alumni total to almost 450 Saints in the mission field.
  • Taehyung Kim, Class of 2014, was selected by the National Merit Scholarship Program as a National Merit Finalist out of 1.5 million candidates based upon his overall academic record and his PSAT score. Earning Commended Scholars status for the Class of 2015 were Cassidy Bauer, Jenny Kim, Matthew Kwak, and Krishna Pakalapati. 
  • CLHS launched its highly anticipated cohort program and successfully debuted its Medical and Engineering Cohorts.
  • On September 2, 2014 CLHS was honored to recognize and thank Budge and Carol Collins for their longstanding support, by naming the Event Center floor Collins Court during a special ceremony prior to the season opening match for the girls' volleyball program.
  • The Concert Choir took its first-ever choir tour in March, performing at St. John's Lutheran School in Bakersfield, Bethany Lutheran school in Vacaville, Sunny View Christian Retirement Home in Cupertino, and Trinity Lutheran Church in San Francisco.
  • In April, members of the Dance Department visited and took part in dance classes at the renowned Broadway Dance Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and the Steps on Broadway Premier Dance Studio in New York City.
  • A video production team including Jenny Kim, Kevin Kim, Tyler Koski, and Chase Masters coalesced their collective talents to win the 2014 Toyota Teen Driving Video Challenge, a national competition designed to promote driver safety among teenagers.
  • Violinists David Chang and Hasun Yoo were accepted into Julliard and the New England Conservatory of music, respectively. Additionally, Yoo was selected as a finalist for the OC Varsity Arts Instrumental Musician of the Year competition, sponsored by the Orange County Register.
  • The CLHS Dance Department hosted its annual benefit concert on behalf of Comfort Zone, a bereavement camp that provides healing for those who have experienced the loss of a parent, sibling, or caregiver. 
  • Students from the school's Art Department won first prize at the inaugural 2014 Pumpkin Glow Sculpture Carving Contest, sponsored by FivePoint Communities.
  • Crean Lutheran became the fourth largest Lutheran high school in the lauded LC-MS school system with 750 students.
  • For the eighth straight year CLHS was blessed to be acknowledged as the fastest starting Lutheran high school in Church history.
  • The Crean Lutheran Athletic Department captured the coveted Academy League Cup for overall excellence in competition and performance. Nine teams won league titles and ten teams made strong runs in the CIF playoffs during the 2013-14 school year.
  • Eight members of the Class of 2014 committed to competing on the 4-year college level. 
  • Boys Baseball won its second straight league championship and advanced to the semifinals of the CIF playoffs.
  • Boys Tennis earned its first Academy League title and reached the semifinals of the CIF Division II team tournament. Individually, Niko Ramadan and Justin Zhang advanced to the Round of 20 in the CIF Individual Open Championship Sectional.
  • Boys and Girls Track & Field each won league titles, resulting in 20 athletes who qualified for CIF Prelims and 1 athlete advancing to the CIF Track & Field Championships.
  • Girls Swimming & Diving won its second straight CIF Division III title, which also helped clinch the boys and girls combined title.
  • Five members of the girls' swim team earned all-county honors, including senior Lindsey Engel, who was also named the Orange County Register's Girls Small School Athlete of the Year.
  • Spring Academy All-League Selections included 2- MVP's, 36-1st team honorees, 21-2nd team honorees and 4-Honorable Mention recipients.
  • Swim Coach Craig Brown was named the Orange County Register's Swim Coach of the Year.
  • Girls Cross Country captured its third straight Academy League Championships and advanced to the CIF Prelims.
  • Crean Lutheran celebrated its first season of water polo with a co-ed team that greatly improved with each match.
  • Football enjoyed a breakout year by clinching third place in the Academy League to earn its first CIF playoff berth in school history. 
  • Fall Academy League All-League Selections included 15-1st team honorees, 10-2nd team honorees and 2- Honorable Mention recipients.