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Scouts and Scouting supporters gathered on Saturday, June 15, to celebrate the dedication of the Alameda Council, Boy Scouts of America, Centennial Legacy Wall. The Scouts installed the tribute at the Alameda Council service center, 1714 Everett St., to honor the first century of Scouting in Alameda. Council President, Hon. Ben Reyes, emceed the gathering and Mayor Marilyn Ezzy-Ashcraft (an Eagle Scout mom) attended to dedicate the wall. Ezzy-Ashcraft shared her own personal reflections on Scouting’s influence on the Alameda community.

Encinal High School
Miles Abadia, Miriam Acosta, Jackson Ade, Abigail Jomina Adiong, Ajmeer Ahmadzaoy, Jacob Ahmed, Lauryn Alexander, Marion Allen Devore, Sarai Almaguer Hernandez, Clyde Daniele Ambalong, Anthony Anderson, Hannah Arbios, Danielle Archuleta, Jonathan Atases, Dylan Aubrejuan, Ariana Ayer Winslow

Joseph Rhoi Baisa, Kayla Rian Baldoz, Raiden Baldoz, Anastasia Balthasar, Coryn Banks, Rowan Barbeau, Munkhdul Bat Erdene, Ben Batom, Joseph Batom, Fer Christian Baybayon, Jake Beales, Jaden Berner, Diego Borba, Aloyouis Bruce

The annual Jack Capon awards are presented in honor of Jack Capon, a long-time Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) educator who specialized in physical education. Capon tirelessly advocated for physical fitness and movement. He founded the AUSD middle-school sports program and Alameda’s Special Olympics and wrote many books on movement. 

Each year Rotary Club of Alameda confers scholarships to outstanding students attending high schools in Alameda: Alameda High, Encinal High, Island High, St. Joseph Notre Dame High, Alameda Science & Technology Institute, Alameda Community Learning Center and NEA Community Learning Center. Letters and applications were sent to counselors and principals at all high schools mid-March.  

Registration for the 2019 Summer Reading Program at the Alameda Free Library is now open. Created to encourage reading as well as life-long learning, this eight-week program is open to everyone from birth through adult.

Like last year, registration and the tracking of reading and activity completion will take place online, enabling anyone to take part in the program from home, on a mobile device, or by using the computers at the library. All three library branches will have a supply of physical game boards available to those who prefer them. 

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