Kiwanis Awards Scholarships, Certificates

Courtesy photos      Scholarship photo: Kiwanis scholarship winners pictured from left to right are Elizabeth McDonough, Alameda High School; Madelyn LaFollette, St. Joseph Notre Dame; Julian Aguilar, Helen An and Jason Chen, Alameda High School; and Bethany Kharrazi, Alameda Community Learning Center. The students and their families were honored at an awards dinner with the Kiwanis Club.

 

The Alameda Kiwanis Foundation recently awarded scholarships to six high school seniors and eight middle-school students.  The foundation bases its scholarship awards on academics, character, community involvement and leadership. 

Kiwanis President Denise Gasti presented the Hope of America plaque, Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer gave the students their certificates of achievement. Teachers nominated the Hope of America students and a committee of Kiwanis members chose the recipients. 
Alameda Unified School 

District Superintendent Sean McPhetridge addressed the family members, friends, teachers and principals who attended the 21st annual event. 

Courtesy Photo      Certificate photo: Denise Gasti, Kiwanis Club of Alameda president and Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer joined the students receiving the Home of America certificates. The students (back row left to right): Brian Odour, Encinal Junior & Senior High School; Skye Krainer, Lincoln Middle School; Aleki Lozano, St Philip Neri School; (front row left to right): Karen Rojas, Academy of Alameda; Liana Moli, Wood Middle School; Rachel Bartley, St Joseph Elementary School; Sara Wheeler, St Philip Neri School; and Mia Bazo, Bay Farm School.