Murphy Earns Eagle Scout Badge
Peter Murphy with the Boys Scouts of America — Alameda Council, Troop 1015 earned the organization’s highest rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor held April 8.
Zoo Day at Library Draws Huge Crowd
Local kids jumped at the chance to get up close and personal with a number of animals at Zoo Day hosted by the Alameda Main Library on Saturday, March 24. The visitors included reptiles, raptors and raccoons, among others.
AUSD Takes on an Icon
If only it were astonishing that Ash Jones has “been removed from the substitute list” by the Alameda High School (AHS) principal. Having been in public education for more than 22 years, his removal is not astonishing.
Eggs Scrambled Again
Local children kicked off spring with the Island City tradition known as the Spring Egg Scramble last Saturday. The kids took part in beach exploration, lawn games and arts and crafts in addition to scrambling for eggs.
High School Hoopsters Compete
The Alameda men’s basketball team advanced to the Div. II NorCal regional semifinals due to the strong play of guard Ryan Cibull.
Middle School Musicians Perform at Conference
Music directors at Alameda’s public schools nominated middle school musicians to perform during in the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Bay Section winter conference, a two-day professional development seminar for music educators and college students.
Help Kids Remember Maya Lin Tree
A community fundraiser has been established to replant a coast live oak tree in the playground at Maya Lin School. The tree was felled during a stormy night on Dec. 15, 2016. According to the school’s fundraising page, the tree “was a beloved community landmark and a piece of Alameda history.
Red Cross Youth Make a Difference
Alameda’s chapter of the American Red Cross Youth (RCY) has been busy actively supporting community efforts. They packed special Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for the homebound and delivered them through Meals on Wheels all around the Island.
Student Committee Helps Cancer Survivors
On Jan. 20 Alameda High School’s Diversity Committee donated $700 to the Carol Ann Read Breast Cancer center, which provides health care and services to women who cannot afford Breast Cancer treatments.