The Lincoln Middle School Marching Band recently accepted the first-place award for its performance in this year’s Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco. Students and parents from the band and music director Tyra Ingram-Cable expressed their excitement at winning the award before a packed house of more than 500 guests that included parade organizers and participants along with Miss Chinatown and her court of attendants.
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.
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.