The Alameda Sun salutes all of Alameda’s 2018 high school graduates! We’re most proud of everyone’s accomplishments. Sun staff thanks Susan Davis of Alameda Unified School District for providing this list of the Class of 2018.
Encinal Junior and Senior High School students and teachers gathered in the KJTZ studio Tuesday morning to celebrate the first birthday of the school’s FM radio station. Students Emani Vaughn, Sean Gorham and Jake Beales marked the occasion by interviewing Alameda Unified School District Superintendent Sean McPhetridge, below. Managed by students, the station is part of a career technical education program in media. Tune in to KJTZ every weekday morning from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 96.1 FM or live at www.encinalradio.com.
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.
On Monday evening, Sept. 26, 110 Encinal High School students in Kevin Gorham’s Advanced Placement Government and Politics class convened at Wescafe for dinner and to watch the first presidential debate of the 2016 election. The students watched intently as presidential candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump went at it for 90 minutes.
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.
Memorial Day in Alameda has long been commemorated with a ceremony at Veterans Park near the Bay Farm Island Bridge on Veterans Court. The annual ceremony is set for Monday, May 30, at 11 a.m.
This year’s keynote speaker is Patrick Harris who graduated Encinal High School in 1966. Chief Harris retired from public service in 2003, serving as the first chief of staff of the Maritime and Land Security Office of the Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security.
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.
The Encinal High School (EHS) Extravaganza of Bands, the annual parade marching band competition, will be held for the 20th year on Saturday, May 19. The event happens in the EHS Gymnasium and on city streets on the West End from 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. An expected 16 marching bands from around the region and more than 2,500 student musicians, drum majors and their parents will be participating.