The P.E.O. International STAR scholarship was given to Ada Barreto, a graduating senior at Encinal High School, May 24 at the annual Encinal High School senior awards assembly by P.E.O. chapter president, Elizabeth Madaras. At right, Barreto appears with school superintendent, Sean McPhetridge.
Ten students from Alameda middle schools were honored by the Kiwanis Club of Alameda during the 23rd annual Hope of America Awards luncheon. Teachers nominated the students in the areas of community service, academics and leadership.
An artist living in Alameda for 15 years, Vicki Newcomer’s determination and resilience to achieve a lifetime goal came to fruition on Friday, May 25, when she graduated from Laney College. She raised her family and studied art for her own pleasure and development.