Alameda natives accomplished many athletic feats in 2018. Here’s part one of a two-part series looking back at some of the great athletic exploits from Alamedans in 2018.
The 45th annual Alameda Elks Hoop Shoots City finals kicked off 2018 on Jan. 5. Isaiah Croxton and Mia Wong won the boys’ and girls’ eight- to nine-year-old division; Jack Omarra and Isabelle Lu won the boys’ and girls’ 10- to 11-year-old division; and Kaim Hajjem and Jayden Banaria won the boys’ and girls’ 12- to 13-year-old division.
Thanks to a nomination from local optometrist Dr. Daniel Chin, the Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) will receive a $1,000 grant through ABB Optical Group, one of the nation’s leading distributors of optical products.
AEF is the recipient of the company’s fifth annual donation through the ABB Cares program, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding non-profit organizations throughout the country.
Last week, Peralta Community College District received a $3 million federal grant to expand and modernize the College of Alameda’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) training facility.
Founded in 1973, the College of Alameda’s AMT program is located in Oakland, adjacent to the North Field of the Oakland International Airport at the intersection of Harbor Bay Parkway and Doolittle Drive. The program is currently housed in two buildings that date back to the 1960s.
Alameda freshman shows the way via cell phone tour
In October, Alameda Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year, Ja’Nylah Johnson, who now attends Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C. with a full scholarship, took some time to give her former schoolmates at Alameda’s Nea Community Learning Center a virtual tour of her campus and dormitory. Using her cell phone, Johnson showed the Nea seniors around and answered questions about her experiences at Bennett College in North Carolina.
Alameda youth are standing up to big tobacco companies. Eighty six students from Lincoln Middle School, Bay Farm Elementary School, Encinal High School and other volunteers attended the final neighborhood canvassing event in the city on Saturday, Oct 27. They delivered more than 5,000 educational door-hangers with facts about candy flavored tobacco products, the new tactic from tobacco companies to hook a new generation of smokers.