Students from Alameda’s South Korean Sister City, Yeongdong-gun, recently returned home with souvenirs and stories from the United States (“Sister City’s Students Pay Visit to City Hall,” Jan. 31). Among the treasures they attained were copies of the Alameda Sun with the group’s picture on the front page. While in town, the students visited several Island City landmarks including: Crab Cove, USS Hornet and Semmifreddi’s Bakery. They also attended classes at Academy of Alameda.
Carlin Shannon, a graduating senior at Encinal High School, has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools this year.
Alameda’s Climate Action session on Jan. 26 asked the question “What can each of us do for Mother Earth?” Dylan Mochizuki, left, and Jack Connolly, pictured at left, chose to do their part right away by using the recently installed bike rack at Queener’s Piano Studio. They also know to keep their sweaters on during the colder days to conserve heat and to donate used music to the studio’s lending library. In addition, students earn drought-resistant plants for their musical accomplishments at the studio.
The Board of Education for the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is currently taking public comment on the proposed new name for Haight Elementary School. The AUSD regulation that governs school names mandates a comment period for a new name that runs, at a minimum, from March 1 to April 15. The comment period for the Haight renaming opened on Jan. 25. Comments can be sent to Board of Education members who can be reached at 337-7187, or at their individual email addresses.
Public invited to see how students would use one plot
The public is invited to the Wood Middle School (WMS) multi-purpose room at 420 Grand St., on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 2:15 to 3 p.m. for a walk through a gallery of projects by student engineers. WMS students created Plot of Land, a showcase of what students would build to benefit Alameda if they were given a 900-square-foot plot of land. This event is free and open to the public.