Spotlight: Sammamish High School

Address: 100 140th SE, Bellevue

School district: Bellevue

Mascot: Totems

School colors: Red, black and white

Enrollment: 1,126 (grades 9-12)

League/class: KingCo 3A

When it opened: 1959

Biggest rival: Interlake

Last state title: 1996, girls tennis (1999, boys water polo, a non-WIAA-sanctioned sport)

Notable alumni: Ann Wilson, founding member of rock band Heart; David Julian, 2001 national collegiate triathlon champ at Arizona State; C.J. Sealey, member of Canadian women's basketball team at Los Angeles Olympics; John LeRoy, pitched briefly for Atlanta Braves in 1997.

What's unique: Sammamish is one of the few schools in the nation equipped with a glass-blowing studio. Several teachers also say the diversity of the student body, as well as its collective positive spirit, make the school one of a kind.

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