Alameda Community Learning Center’s (ACLC) engineering design and graphics students Winnie Zhou, Megan Lam, Sandy Evsanaa, Henry Zhu and Zobeir Hamid took home the first-place prize for their bridge design in the Engineering Alliance for the Arts (EAA) competition held on April 26 in San Francisco.
The winning entry, “Soaring High,” is a cable-stayed bridge with counter-balanced support towers and an S-curved deck. The judges praised the project for its simple elegance, strength and beautiful design.
The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) has tapped Alameda High School (AHS) math teacher Michael Lamb as its “Teacher of the Year.”
Lamb, 48, has been teaching at AHS for 21 years. The district recognized him for his deep commitment to students, his awareness of what each individual student was doing and the unobtrusive manner in which he was able to monitor and provide help where it was needed.
More than 40 fourth- and fifth-grade students from Amelia Earhart Elementary School competed for the second year in the Destination Imagination (DI) regional tournament. The school’s PTA sponsored seven teams and four of those teams went onto the state tournament; one has been selected to compete in the Global Challenge in Knoxville, Tenn. from May 24 to 27. Parent volunteers co-managed the teams and prepared the students for the tournaments. “What I learned from DI is that we can imagine anything together,” said fourth-grader Maylee Witte.
The nonprofit board that oversees Nea Community Learning Center recently voted to fire the school’s top administrator and the nonprofit’s chief operating officer. The decision came after an emotional meeting at which students, parents and the school’s teachers defended the pair and called for their reinstatement.