Alameda High

Alameda High School (AHS) graduate Keelan Doss signed with the hometown Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent Saturday, April 27.

Doss, who graduated from Alameda High in 2014, was expected to be picked by many football pundits in the middle rounds of the National Football League (NFL) draft, which took place April 25 to 27. However, the UC Davis graduate was not one of the 254 players selected in the seven-round draft. 

The Alameda High School (AHS) softball team defeated the Encinal High School (EHS) team, 13-7, in a high scoring match Monday, April 29, at Lower Washington Park.

The Jets got the scoring started with four runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Hornets quickly responded with two runs in the top of the second and six more in the third inning. The Jets made a rally with a three-run fourth inning to close the deficit to 8-7, but the Hornets thwarted the Jets’ comeback attempt with a five-run sixth inning to put the contest out of reach.

 

A sophomore at Alameda High School has won a statewide contest for teens to help promote the dangers of drinking and driving. Serena McIntosh, 15, will receive a $2,000 prize from the contest sponsor, the National Road Safety Foundation. She will also receive the opportunity to work with an Emmy Award-winning director to make her concept into a finished 30-second public service announcement (PSA) that will be broadcast nationwide on more than 150 TV stations after it debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Students from Alameda High School’s drama department welcome Alamedans to visit the town of Pin Cushion, Calif., population 791 and falling fast. The actors portray Pin Cushion High’s drama class in Stephen Gregg’s play Crush.

 

Have you ever wondered where the batteries used in our daily appliances come from? The batteries contain cobalt, a raw material mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and often mined by children. 

I am a senior at Alameda High School. I am writing to reach out to the community in hopes of expanding my committee to create a sister city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, ideally the city of Kolwezi.

But why? We are in the Bay Area, home to the Silicon Valley, the hub of the tech world.

 

The second annual Alameda High School (AHS) Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, at the Alameda Elks Lodge. The AHS Hall of Fame Committee will be inducting 10 more athletes that achieved great athletic feats while sporting the black-and-gold AHS colors.  

Eddie Fry, class of 1943, was the top-ranked junior golfer in the United States during the early 1940s. He won the Alameda Commuters while a student at AHS. At age 18 he enlisted in the Army and was tragically killed in action in 1944.

Three graduating high school seniors in Alameda have been awarded 2018 eQuality Scholarships for their service to the LGBT+ community. 

Kaitlin Alcontin and Ella Burk, students at Encinal High, and Danny Charney of Alameda High were among the 19 recipients announced at the 29th eQuality Scholarship Awards Dinner held May 14 at Delancey Street Town Hall in San Francisco.

Each student was awarded $6,000 toward their post-secondary education, bringing the total distributed to more than $1.3 million since the first scholarship was awarded in 1989.

 

Alameda High School (AHS) student-athlete Ramir Smith won the men’s 100-meter dash competition at the Granada Distance and Sprint Festival Saturday, April 14, at Granada High in Livermore.

Smith, a senior, posted a time of 10.94 in the sprint. Junior Akil Riley of Oakland Tech came in second place at 11.08. Senior Danny Maguire of Monte Vista High in Danville placed third with a time of 11.19. His teammate Elijah Sheppard came in fourth place with a time of 11.20. Senior Trokon Johnson of James Logan in Union City rounded out the top five with a time of 11.25.

 

The Alameda Police Department (APD) arrested a suspect who allegedly wrote graffiti on a bathroom wall at Alameda High School (AHS) threatening violence against Muslim students. 

The suspect was arrested at 8:34 a.m. on Friday, March 16, the same day the graffiti was first discovered, according to APD reports. Description of the suspect was withheld. The suspect was charged with a hate crime.

The Alameda High men’s basketball team won its first NorCal regional title after a thrilling 76-66 overtime victory over St. Mary’s of Stockton at home last Saturday, March 17.

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