Kids Stuff

Unfortunately the Alameda Sun was not able to obtain a list of the Alameda Community Learning Center’s (ACLC) list of graduates by press time. The Sun is looking forward to publishing the names of the ACLC grads in a future issue. In the meantime, Cooper Boyle (right) represents his fellow graduates. He will be attending the University of California at Santa Cruz. 

Alameda High School’s Creative Writing Circle is putting together a journal to distribute to the general public. The Circle accepting poetry, short stories and art pieces from Alameda High students and alumni. 

The circle will only accept two art pieces to serve as the journal’s front and back covers. The journal has no main theme. Submissions can be on any topic that the authors and artists choose. Poetry pieces may be one to two pages. Writers must limit their short stories to 1,300 words. 

The results of this year’s National Public Radio Student Podcast Challenge were announced on June 3. The Challenge received more than 2,200 podcast entries from students all over the country. From this competitive pool, judges chose two grand prize winners, 25 finalists and awarded 215 honorable mentions. Of 12 podcasts submitted by high schoolers at the Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC), one was among the nationwide finalists and two more received honorable mentions.

Encinal High School (EHS) has recognized six scholar-athletes for their work in the classroom and on the field. Volleyball player Madelyn Macaskill has been named EHS Female Athlete of the Year and baseball player Jeriah Lewis has been named Male Athlete of the Year. Each award comes with a $250 scholarship.

The Diversity Committee at Alameda High School interviewed Professor Arthur Shostak (right) for Jewish American Heritage Month in May. Shostak, a member of the Jewish Roundtable for Alameda Unified School District, spoke about his experiences, passion for education and how to best teach and celebrate Jewish American history in school. Readers may view the full interview at