Take Over at Kiwanis Surprises Wright

Courtesy photo Members of the Alameda and Encinal high schools’ Key Club surprised photographer Al Wright with a special award. Pictured back row left to right: Anna Nguyen, Sammi Liu, Sharon He, Angela Wong, Al Wright, Joe Lu, Jayson Tram, Cecilia Miao and Derek Au; front row left to right: Brian Leung, Kathy Yan, Deanna Chu, Julian Yan, Tiffany Wong, Emily Chau and Mariele Dacron.


Alameda High School joined with Encinal High School in a Key Club “Take Over” of the Kiwanis Club of Alameda’s April 5 meeting. Sixteen members of the two high school leadership clubs took over the podium from Kiwanis President Denise Gasti and announced that the students were now in charge. The students talked with the Kiwanians about their volunteer activities, community events and leadership training.

They also shared their appreciation for the support that Kiwanis gives to both school clubs by way of transportation, chaperones, financial aid and mentoring. The students then surprised Kiwanis sponsor Al Wright with an award for his 25 years of dedication and leadership to the two Alameda Key Clubs.