Kids Stuff

Alameda County Office of Education &nbsp&nbsp Julian Chea

Local Spellers Place on County Level

Apr 16,2020

Julian Chea, a seventh-grader at Lincoln Middle School, took fourth place in the Alameda County Junior High Spelling Bee on March 7. The Alameda speller who progressed the furthest this year didn’t qualify for state competition, but he did take home an impressive trophy.

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Compare Award Letters to Find Best College Deal

Mar 19,2020

Most high school seniors headed for college will soon be receiving financial aid award letters. Seniors and their parents should read those letters carefully, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Association (KHEAA).

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Local Girl Scout Earns Gold Award

Mar 12,2020

Jackie Lim, left, of Girl Scout Troop 31417 of Alameda, received her Gold Award on Jan 5 — the highest award that can be earned in Girl Scouts. At present, about 6 percent of all Girl Scouts earn a Gold Award.

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Original graphic by Colin Close &nbsp&nbsp Put your best foot forward by learning the “ins” and “outs” of landing a job, internship or volunteer opportunity. The Alameda Main Library and Alameda Recreation and Parks Department host this free event.

Job Workshop Slated for Teens, Tweens

Mar 05,2020

Sixth- through 12th-graders looking for summer jobs, internships or volunteer positions, but don’t know how to go about getting one are invited to attend the fourth annual “Get a Job” workshop next Monday, March 9, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

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Courtesy photo &nbsp&nbsp Jayla Anderson (left) and Sophia Lau planned and executed a bake sale that raised more than $4,000 for their fellow students.

Students Support Students

Feb 20,2020

A pair of 10-year-old best friends, Jayla Anderson and Sophia Lau, wanted all their fifth-grade classmates at Love Elementary School to attend outdoor Science Camp. They decided to help raise money for students who might need financial assistance.

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Be More Chill Performance Inspired Audience

Feb 13,2020

If creativity is really the flower of the mind, then the rest of the body is just a flower pot and every community owes it to itself to be a garden. Just as a flower can spring up through a crack in a sidewalk, so too can a bourgeois community afford young minds an opportunity to blossom.

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