The Alameda Sun presents a complete list of Alameda’s graduating seniors in a tribute to their academic accomplishments. Congratulations, Class of 2017!
Alameda High School
Yehya Abuzaid, Christian Aceves, Sierra Adachi, Sarah Adamson, Julian Aguilar, Elma Ahmetspahic, Fahmida Akter, Kyle Alves, Khasbold Amarjargal, Helen An, Bradley Anderson, Logan Anderson, Isaac Appiah, Ryan Ashbaker, Bryan Au.
The Mighty Pens, the student poetry club at Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC), will read from their 2017 student anthology, Wandering Minds, Dancing Words, at the upcoming Alameda Island Poets free gathering. The monthly reading, set for Wed., May 3, from 7 to 9 p.m., features an open-mic for those bold enough and light refreshments by donation. The fun takes place at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St.
The Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair (ACSEF) was held the weekend of March 10 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Students at Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) participated in the competition after qualifying at the ACLC Science Fair held in December. The youth spent the weekend talking to scientists and engineers about the science experiments they developed as part of their ACLC science classes. Learners returned from the experience with new insights and much enthusiasm for science.
Last month, the College of Alameda (CoA) hosted eighth-grade students from Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) for a day of science exploration on the CoA campus. The eighth-graders were fully engaged as they were exposed to college classes, professors, administrators and fully outfitted science labs.
The students were not only exposed to proper science equipment such as chemical centrifuges and fume hoods but were also treated to engaging demonstrations.
A ninth-grade student at Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC), and cellist, Isabelle Brown-Lyden, will be performing at Carnegie Hall in New York on Saturday, Nov. 26. Isabelle has performed the cello twice at Carnegie Hall with third- and second-place finishes in the international competition, American Protégé.
This year Isabelle again came in second in the American Protégé competition and will perform at Carnegie Hall for the third time. She will play solo on a beautiful old Italian instrument loaned to her from Reed Yoboah Fine Violins in New York City.
Dark Meat was just inches away from California title
Alameda varsity-level Ultimate Frisbee Team, Dark Meat, lost to Berkeley High 11-10 in the USA Ultimate 2016 California Division I High School State Tournament final on May 8 in Santa Cruz. Dark Meat was just inches away from winning its 10th state championship, but after a hard-fought game against Berkeley, they took second place on a “universe” (tie-breaker) point.
The Kiwanis Club of Alameda recently announced that it has awarded $35,000 in scholarships to five high school students in Alameda. Kiwanis awarded the scholarships based on the students’ submitted applications, their community involvement, educational factors and financial need. Parents and teachers attended a luncheon held at the Elks Club to honor the recipients.
Pictured above, Cheryl Saxton, Kiwanis president, far left, and Jim Franz, Kiwanis past president, far right, flank the scholarship recipients.
I agree with one statement Patti Wilczek, the executive director of the charter management organization for NEA and ACLC) made in her op-ed piece (“Dispelling Charter School Myths,” March 17). There’s evidence of a new trend regarding charters.
Young scientists from the Nea and Alameda Community Learning Centers (ACLC) entered a broad range of projects in the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair held from March 20 to 22 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.
They entered 35 projects and 19 placed, including five first-place winners, one second-place winner and six third-place winners. Seven projects gained additional recognition, garnering 10 special awards.