Alameda High School

Alameda High School senior Caroline Choi traveled to New York City (NYC) last week to participate in the third annual NYC Green Schools Conference. She addressed the  international convention hosted as part of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and Climate Week Sept. 25. 

As a member of Project Green School’s National Youth Council, Choi was invited to speak at the conference about her role in starting Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) Youth, as well as founding an environmental club on her high school campus called “Amplify.”   

Last Thursday, Aug. 8, the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) held a ceremony celebrating the re-opening of the 100,000-square-foot Historic Alameda High School (HAHS), 2200 Central Ave., which is a registered Historical Landmark. The architects of the school’s restoration provided some historic background on the Island City’s most significant piece of school architecture and the project to restore it. 

Alameda High School (AHS) once again has a marching band. AHS has not had a marching band since the early 1990s. The AHS Marching Band “The Sting” performed its first halftime show at the AHS Hornets football team home opener on Sept. 6. They also performed at the Island Bowl on Sept. 13, both at Thompson Field.  

How did this new marching band come to be? Back in the fall of 2016, parents Sue and Glenn Yajko attended AHS home football games and left very sad there was no band or any music to cheer on the Alameda Hornets.  

Alameda High School (AHS) alum Keelan Doss signed a contract on Sunday, Sept. 1, to join the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). 

Doss, 23, decided to join the club’s practice squad. Players on the practice squad do not play in actual games. They only participate in practice with their respective teams. Practice squad players can only be upgraded to the team’s active roster — players that participate in games — if the team releases a player or an active-roster player suffers a season-ending injury and is placed on injured reserve. 

A newly created community group called Alameda Bands Together formed in April upon learning about a sudden two-thirds cut to the music program at Encinal High School for the next school year as well as the subsequent reassignment of its long-time music director to Alameda High School (AHS), which, in turn, would displace the AHS music director.

Parents and students from both high schools, as well as from all middle schools with current music programs, rallied immediately to save Encinal’s music program and protect AHS’ Mitchell White from being terminated.  

Members hand out tens of thousands to worthy students

The Wa Sung Community Service Club held its 63rd annual Merit Awards Banquet May 9 at Pier 29 Restaurant. The event ties into the club’s mission to promote community and educational services. The banquet is made possible through the efforts of the Merit Awards committee, perpetual scholarship donors, individual donors, the guest speaker, presenters and junior league and club members.

Wa Sung awarded 14 scholarships totaling $22,000 to well-deserving high-school graduates.

Alameda and Encinal high- schools’ track-and-field athletes competed in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) championship met Thursday, May 2, and Saturday, May 4, at Hayward High.

Women’s events
Alameda High School (AHS) senior Lauren Lum won the women’s overall 1,600- and 3,200-meter races. She won the women’s overall 1,600-meter meet with a time of 5:08.75. It was her best 1,600-meter time in the 2019 season. Lum won the 3,200-meter meet with a time of 11:17.52. It was also her best 3,200-meter time this season. 

 

The Alameda High School (AHS) Music Boosters invite the public to attend a nautical night of music, laughter, food and dancing at the iconic Aeolian Yacht Club to benefit the AHS music program, Saturday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. 

Party under the stars overlooking the marina, enjoy cocktails and a bountiful buffet. Hear live jazz by the Ron Graham group with special guests from the AHS music program and dance with Spill the Wine, the Bay Area’s favorite party band. 

An Alameda High School (AHS) student was selected as one of the National Football Foundation’s (NFF) Northern California chapter’s scholar-athlete scholarship recipients last week.

Lars Wick, a senior, was one of three Alameda County scholar-athletes to receive the honor by the NFF and the College Football Hall of Fame.

 

As natural disasters and healthcare issues strike California, the Red Cross Youth group decided to take immediate action. With the help of Red Cross clubs from Alameda High School, Alameda Community Learning Center, Alameda Science and Technology Institute, Encinal High School, Nea Learning Academy and others, students came together to organize and help make a difference in others’ lives. 

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