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The Alameda High School class of 1957 is hosting its 60th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Elks Rathskeller, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, use the rear entrance on the lower level.

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a no-host reception; a sit-down dinner starts at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a flat iron steak, stuffed chicken breast, salmon, or crispy polenta cakes, and then dance to the music of the 1950s. 

Checks in the amount of $65 a person payable to 1957 Class Reunion are due Sept. 8. Mail the checks to Marilyn Zecher, 3263 Washington St., Alameda CA 94501. 

Applications are now open for the $5,000 Ken and Shirley Van Sickle Scholarship. This college scholarship is open to graduating seniors from the city’s public high schools who are also residents of Alameda. Selection is based on a combination of academic achievement, leadership ability and financial need.

For the past month, a group of teenage artists have been hard at work at the Alameda Free Library. The teens designed and painted an entire mural themselves, despite having no prior mural experience.

Teen Librarian Matt Conciatori at the Alameda Free Library and Alameda High School art teacher Margaret Morrissey helped guide the project.

The artists, their families and the library will hold an unveiling ceremony this Sunday, June 22, at the Main Library Branch at 11 a.m.

The branch is located at 1550 Oak St.

Graduates of the Class of 2014 celebrate the receipt of their diplomas last Saturday, June 14, at Encinal High School. St. Joseph Notre Dame High School graduated on May 31 and Island High on Thursday, June 12.

New local team to compete in Northern California Junior Lacrosse meet

The Alameda Attack high school women’s lacrosse team has qualified for the Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association (NCJLA) championship tournament in its inaugural season.

Men’s volleyball is another sport Alameda’s high school students are taking part in this spring.

With the spring season in full bloom Alameda high school athletes have made their treks from the basketball courts and soccer fields to the baseball diamonds. The spring baseball/softball season is a month into action and all six Alameda high school teams have put on some impressive performance so far.
Hornet Baseball

Four Alameda Girls’ Softball Association contests took place on the weekend of March 22 and 23.

The Harbor Bay Realty Thunderbolts took on the Tucker Dolphins in the age six-under match up. Harbor Bay’s Zaia Kramer’s homerun finished the first inning by bringing in multiple base runners. The six-under game did not have an official score.

The Eyewise Optometry Purple Pigs beat the Event Magic Monarchs 3-0 in the eight-under match. The Monarchs went scoreless during the contest, but made some great defensive plays. Sophia Tramel looked great in her pitching debut.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a top- ranked university that students dream of attending. Out of the 18,357 students who applied for admission to the 2014 freshman class, the Institute admitted 1,419 students, pegging the admission rate at 7.7 percent. Julian Mendoza, a senior at Encinal High School, is among that 7.7 percent.

The Red Cross clubs at Alameda’s high schools are currently raising funds for Nothing But Nets, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sending mosquito nets to Sub-Saharan Africa.

The clubs from Alameda and Encinal high schools and Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) have raised thousands of dollars for the nonprofit with the objective of meeting the United Nation’s millennium goal of eradicating malaria.

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