On Nov. 4, two students at Alameda High School, brothers Patrick and Andrew Nguyen, organized “Warmth in the Winter,” a music and dance benefit concert. The event, which took place at St. Philip Neri’s O’Brien Hall, included youth from across Alameda. Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer was there along with many other atendees. Donations, totaling more than $2,500, were used to purchase sleeping bags for the homeless in Alameda.
School on site of Alameda High burned in one of city’s worst fires
In 1879, Alameda students started attending a new elementary school on Alameda Avenue near Oak Street. The members of the board of trustees who oversaw education in the city chose to name the school to remember one of their late colleagues Nathan Porter, a former board member who went on to serve in the State Senate. Porter had passed away on Jan. 7, 1878.
Alameda High student-athletes Annika Crvarich (left) and Bella Vick signed their letters of intent to join college sports programs at a signing day event last week. Crvarich will be part of the University of Southern California rowing team next fall. Vick will join the University of San Diego softball team. Crvarich is a member of the Oakland Strokes rowing team. She has been on the Strokes’ varsity women’s team since 2015. Vick is a standout member of the Hornet softball team. Last year, Vick posted 26 RBIs and 42 hits on a .583 batting average in just 20 games.
The Alameda High women’s golf team celebrate winning another West Alameda County Conference championship Monday, Oct. 16, at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex. From left: Ashley Heng (sophomore), Allyson Esguerra (senior), Elizabeth Scholtes (senior), Rob Friedrich (coach), Alexis Quan (sophomore), Lauren Tan (junior), Alexis Esguerra (junior). The team has won 11 straight league titles.
The Alameda High women’s volleyball team is off to a great start to the 2017 season with the team holding an 11-1 record.
After dropping their first match of the year 3-1 to Windsor on Sept. 6, Alameda has rolled off 11 straight victories. This includes going a perfect 5-0 to win the George Mark Volleyball Tournament on Sept. 16. The Hornets dropped just one set in the 11 sets they played.
As the school year draws to a close, it’s time to look back at the way Alameda students shined.
Two Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) high schools received medals in the recently releases US News & World Report annual “Best High Schools” report. Alameda High School, ranked #618 in the country and #109 in the state, won a Silver Award. Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), an Early College High School where students take college classes instead of AP classes, won a Bronze Award.
The opening day of the annual Willie Stargell Easter tournament was a success for Alameda’s two public school baseball teams. Both Alameda and Encinal put together resounding wins in the tournament named after the National Baseball Hall of Famer and Alameda native.
Encinal beat Deer Valley 3-0 Saturday, April 1, on day one of the three-day tournament. The game was played at Stargell’s alma mater Encinal High School, the event’s host.