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

First correct answer to the problem presented above, sent to my e-mail,, will be mailed a $20 Tucker’s Ice Cream gift card. Snail mail address required. Open to all but Alameda Sun staff.

Local ice cream shop, Tucker’s Supercreamed Ice Cream — famous for creating one-of-a-kind homemade flavors for special occasions — has announced a contest for its latest flavor open solely to the Class of 2020. All 2020 graduates are invited to help create the historic taste by submitting the flavor’s name and ingredients to with the subject line “Class of 2020 Flavor.”

Submission must be sent by 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 2.

Encinal High School seni​or Rawabi Ali picks up her cap and gown at Encinal High School on May 9. Students received their diplomas from staff of Jostens, a company that produces college and high school class rings, yearbooks and other graduation products. A virtual ceremony was held May 26 at Alameda Theatre & Cineplex where students had their walks across the stage recorded for posterity.

Carol Ng, a senior at the Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), has been named the 33rd annual winner of the $5,000 Ken and Shirley Van Sickle Scholarship. Ng is a top student at ASTI. She has earned her high-school diploma as well as two associate of arts degrees from the College of Alameda.