Kiwanis Club Presents ‘Hope of America’ Awards to Eighth Graders

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. 

Students received their awards during a luncheon attended by Mayor Trish Spencer and Alameda Unified School District Superintendent Sean McPhetridge, family members and members of the Kiwanis Club. 

Pictured above, front row, left to right, are: Kari Thompson, President, Kiwanis Club of Alameda; Gracielle Basco, Lincoln Middle School (LMS); Michael Leung, Academy of Alameda; Mia Wootten, Bay Farm School; Annika Perez, Wood Middle School (WMS); Sylvia Annia, St. Philip Neri School; Mayor Spencer and McPhetridge. Back row, left to right, are: Raul Fabian, St. Joseph Elementary School; Iris Phillips, Encinal Junior Jets; Geoffrey Dubay, LMS; Ryan Chang, Bay Farm School and Darla Hoang, WMS.