Students in the Class of 2016 at Encinal High School (EHS) continued a student body tradition this year, just in a slightly different format. Since the mid-1990s graduating seniors at EHS have created tile mosaic murals with tiles designed seperately by each student. This year, around 88 percent of the student body voted to create a tile mural that presented a message from the entire class.
The music department of Encinal High School (EHS) will present the 22nd annual Extravaganza of Bands this Saturday, May 20. The school expects to host 15 visiting bands and more than 1,000 musicians and spectators.
The event will include both a middle- and high-school concert band competition in the EHS gym from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parade competition on Pacific Avenue will start at 10 a.m. An awards ceremony and presentation of trophies will follow at 3 p.m. on Willie Stargell Field.
The holiday season brings out the giving in everyone. Here in the Island City, there has been no shortage of generous giving happening within the community this year.
County Supervisor Helps Out Locally
As reported last week, Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan’s office made a large contribution to Alameda-based Alameda Meals on Wheels (above left).
Chan (center, holding check) presented a donation of $17,000 from her office budget to representatives of the Meals on Wheels board of directors, volunteers and staff last Thursday.
While Alameda’s local schools are friendly rivals for sure, the class presidents representing the student leadership of Alameda, Encinal and St. Joseph high schools have teamed up to hold an affordable prom dress sale. The trio: Emily Rentschler of Encinal, Marisa Woo of Alameda High and Marissa Murphy of St. Joe’s invite students to find affordable dresses and possibly win a free prom ticket just for showing up.
The sale will be held this Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alameda High New Gym at 2200 Central Ave.