Encinal High

 

The Kiwanis Club of Alameda recently announced that it has awarded $35,000 in scholarships to five high school students in Alameda. Kiwanis awarded the scholarships based on the students’ submitted applications, their community involvement, educational factors and financial need. Parents and teachers attended a luncheon held at the Elks Club to honor the recipients. 

Pictured above, Cheryl Saxton, Kiwanis president, far left, and Jim Franz, Kiwanis past president, far right, flank the scholarship recipients.

 

The Alameda Sun received a copy of an email that Encinal Junior and Senior High School Principal Kirsten Zazo sent to parents warning of scavenger hunts “that could involve illegal activities.” Zazo stated in her email that high school students in both Oakland and Alameda were planning these hunts to “earn points for filming themselves performing a variety of dangerous and illegal activities in different locations in the East Bay.”

Zazo also stated that the students plan to post these videos to social media.

 

The Encinal Drama Department just completed a highly successful and most entertaining run of the musical Annie. Rarely would a reviewer give top priority to the technical staff, but this time it is warranted: The challenges presented by the play and the venue were certainly daunting but the crew, like true Jets, soared above the snags, setbacks and obstacles.

 

Tomorrow, Friday, April 15, will be the opening night for Annie at Encinal High School (EHS), but it also marks the end of one of the most remarkable teaching careers on this island. Thirty-two years ago, Bob Moorhead joined the staff at EHS as the drama teacher and director, and with Annie he takes a deserved final bow. 

High school students in Alameda can learn about college, career, summer jobs, and internships from 3 to 5 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, March 18, at the second annual Alameda Unified School District Career Pathways and Youth Job Fair. The fair will be held at the Encinal High School gymnasium, 210 Central Ave. 

Alameda Unified School District has announed its Youth Career and Job Fair is slated for 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, March 18, at the Encinal High School gymnasium, 210 Central Ave. The event is free to all public high school students in Alameda. 

Students have the opportunity to apply for local summer jobs and paid internships, talk to representatives from local colleges and explore opportunities in vocational education.

To find out more, contact Eric Fonstein, City of Alameda, at efonstei@alamedaca.gov or 747-6895.

Alameda
Both Alameda high school football teams were downed in the opening round of the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs in blowouts last Saturday, Nov. 14.
The Alameda Hornets proved to be outmatched by Tennyson of Hayward Saturday afternoon. The Hornets, the 12th seed, lost 30-0 in a pretty remarkable fashion in the first round of the NCS Div. II playoffs. The Lancers, the fifth seed, scored all 30 of their points in the second quarter. 

In honor of former Encinal High School (EHS) Principal Frank Hanna’s passing, (see Local Deaths below) the Alameda Sun has chosen to retell the story of how a former Navy jet came to be posted in front of the school during his tenure.

In May 1984 a crowd gathered in front of EHS to celebrate the arrival of an A-4 Skyhawk jet. They looked on as workers backed the jet onto the lawn in front of the school. The aircraft had served the Marine Corps in Vietnam and in 1974 fell victim to a fire while in midair over San Francisco Bay.

"NO ONE IS TO SPEAK TO ANY REPORTERS!"

Where would you suppose such an order in all capital letters with accompanying exclamation point would have been issued? North Korea? Mother Russia? Cuba? The NSA? Or that bastion of liberalism known collectively as the Bay Area? Actually the edict was issued right here in River City following the Tuesday, Feb. 11, gas leak at Encinal High School.

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