The City of Alameda and the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) are launching a “Summer Jobs Campaign” to encourage more employers to create summer jobs and internships for teens. The Fifth Annual Alameda Youth Career & Job Fair will take place on Thursday, March 21, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., at Encinal High School’s gymnasium, 210 Central Avenue.
More than 1,500 Americans from across the country — including a delegation of Bay Area residents — will show their support for the United Nations (UN) at the United Nations Association of the United States of America’s 2019 Global Engagement Summit at UN Headquarters in New York City, this Saturday, Feb. 23. Gisele Araujo, a senior at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) is a member of the Bay Area delegation. Araujo serves as SJND’s student body president and leads the school’s Model UN Club.
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.