Encinal High

Two Encinal High School (EHS) senior athletes were honored with a collegiate signing ceremony at EHS’ annual sports award dinner on Wednesday, May 22. 

Alex Olaes and Shelby Nelson made their college choices known at the annual ceremony. Olaes will be attending Menlo College to play collegiate baseball, while Nelson signed to attend UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) and compete in cross country and track.

Alameda and Encinal high- schools’ track-and-field athletes competed in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) championship met Thursday, May 2, and Saturday, May 4, at Hayward High.

Women’s events
Alameda High School (AHS) senior Lauren Lum won the women’s overall 1,600- and 3,200-meter races. She won the women’s overall 1,600-meter meet with a time of 5:08.75. It was her best 1,600-meter time in the 2019 season. Lum won the 3,200-meter meet with a time of 11:17.52. It was also her best 3,200-meter time this season. 

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.

 

Back for its second year, “Political and Proud, Young Women Take the Lead” returns to celebrate the work of young women leaders in the Alameda community Tuesday, April 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

The evening features a discussion with young women like Eman Khatri of Alameda High School, who earned Girls Inc. of the Island City’s Women Who Dare Teen Award and Amy Chu, an Encinal High School alum studying environmental economics and policy at UC Berkeley.

Carlin Shannon, a graduating senior at Encinal High School, has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools this year.

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.

The high school basketball season is underway and all six Alameda teams are playing well on the hardwood.

 

The Encinal High School (EHS) Drama Department is presenting Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as a special fundraiser to help support the Alameda Food Bank. Midsummer will play over two weekends: Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 2 p.m. in the Encinal Amphitheater (a.k.a. the student parking lot). 

Admission is free, but donations are requested to help provide food for the hungry in Alameda. This continues a tradition of using theater to help fund local nonprofits going back many years. 

 

Three Alameda high school athletes took part in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) track championships Saturday, June 3, at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis.

Encinal junior Kendall O’Farrell finished tied for 10th in the women’s high jump finals with a height of 5’ 2”. She finished just six inches behind the first place winner Abigail Burke from Poly High of Riverside.

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