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 results of this year’s National Public Radio Student Podcast Challenge were announced on June 3. The Challenge received more than 2,200 podcast entries from students all over the country. From this competitive pool, judges chose two grand prize winners, 25 finalists and awarded 215 honorable mentions. Of 12 podcasts submitted by high schoolers at the Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC), one was among the nationwide finalists and two more received honorable mentions.
On Sept. 20, in 120 countries, some 4 million people rallied at an estimated 2,500 climate strikes to demand action to prevent climate change. These rallies have been described as the largest youth-led global demonstration in history. Alameda Community Learning Center participated with a climate strike rally organized by student leaders. Students made posters and shared passionate speeches and poems, including one by Alameda Poet Laureate, Cathy Dana, titled “One Planet, Count ‘em, One.”
Student poets from Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) and St. Joseph Notre Dame High School were featured together at the Alameda Island Poets reading at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts May 1. ACLC’s Poetry Club “The Mighty Pens” showed off their 2019 collection of poetry, featuring poems from more than 25 students. The enthusiastic crowd was highly impressed by the quality of poetry.
Four promising young scientists from the Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) participated in the Golden Gate Science, Technology, Engineerying and Mathmatics (STEM) Fair and three received awards on Saturday, March 23, in Sausalito. Aidan Gleason, Michael Pham, Katherine Supremo and Emma Willoughby all qualified to attend the Golden Gate event by winning a first place ribbon at ACLC’s annual Science Fair, which was judged by UC Berkeley graduate students in December.
The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Board of Education (BOE) will place a district representative on the Community Learning Center Schools (CLCS) board after approving an agreement at its Feb. 12 meeting.
All five BOE members voted to approve a settlement agreement with CLCS in the closed session portion of the school board meeting. CLCS operates Alameda Community Learning Center and Nea Community Learning Center.
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.