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On Saturday, June 1, members of Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School’s Class of 2019 tossed their caps to the heavens to celebrate their graduation. Alameda Science & Technology Institute (ASTI) celebrated its graduation a day earlier. Then, on Thursday, June 6, members of the Class of 2019 at the Adult School and Island High graduated. The celebrations continued the following day for graduates at Alameda and Encinal high schools. The Alameda Sun congratulates all the graduates and will publish their names in an upcoming edition.

 

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.

 

Last Friday hundreds of students from Alameda High School, Encinal High School, Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), Island High School, Nea, ACLC and St. Joseph Notre Dame High School walked through the streets of Alameda to express their shared concerns about the future. 

 

As the official election approaches, many schools across Alameda, including ASTI (Alameda Science and Technology Institute) are holding mock elections to familiarize students with the voting process. Last Wednesday Oct. 26, ASTI held a mock election in which students voted for their desired presidential candidate, California propositions, and had the opportunity to dress as their favorite candidate. 

Student leaders at Alameda Science and Techonology Institute (ASTI) held a schoolwide assembly last month to help their peers learn that mental health issues are normal, that talking about them is helpful and that resources are available to discuss them. The student leaders facilitated the process by having their classmates take a quiz.

The quiz helped the students learn about the stigmas that surround mental illness and taught them about symptoms of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. 

Vicki Vien, a senior at the Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), has been named as the 32nd annual winner of the $5,000 Ken and Shirley Van Sickle Scholarship. Vien is a top student at ASTI and has earned her high school diploma from ASTI as well as two Associate of Arts degrees from the College of Alameda. She is president of several school clubs and participates in many other school and community activities. Vicki plans to attend California State University at Stanislaus this fall and has interests in both law and medicine.

Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) history teacher Brian Rodriguez recently hosted two visiting educators from Japan. During their visit to ASTI, Tomohito Harada and Masahiro Nil attended a multi-media presentation by sophomores studying American history. 

 

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. 

 

On Feb. 28, Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) teacher Todd Higashi was surprised to see his family, students and colleagues gathering at the beginning of lunch. What he didn’t realize is he would receive a national education award known as “LifeChanger of the Year.”  The honor recognizes and rewards teachers who make significant impacts on students’ lives. 

 

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