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.
St. Joseph Notre Dame’s (SJND) two prominent cross country athletes competed in national cross country competitions in the last several weeks.
Men’s cross country team member Cooper Teare took 16th place, out of 195 participants, at the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 3. Teare completed the three-mile course at the Glendoveer Golf Course in 15:58. The top 21 finishers at event, which included Cooper, earned the distinction of All-American.
The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s cross country team won the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. V title for the second year in a row last Saturday, Nov. 19, at Hayward High.
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The Pilots were paced by senior Kiera Marshall who finished first in the individual race out of 166 participants. Marshall completed the three-mile course at Hayward High in 17:08.40. Marshall had the third fastest time out of the 603 female participants who competed in the five division meets.
St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s tennis sister duo Aysha and Azaria Hayes won the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. II women’s doubles championship in a three-set match last Wednesday, Nov. 16.
The siblings defeated Sophia Landes and Hanna Marcus of Piedmont in the final at the Harbor Bay Club. After dominating the first set 6-1, Aysha, a senior, and Azaria, a sophomore, dropped the second set 3-6. However, the SJND duo rebounded in the third set with a resounding 6-0 set to win the title.
Bank of Marin has announced the names of 16 students from 12 local high schools whose photography is featured in the bank’s 2017 community calendar. This marks the seventh year that the bank has worked with photography teachers and students at North and East Bay high schools to select images for the calendar.
Students submitted more than 150 images; judges at the bank made the final photo selections. They selected photographs from two Alameda students: Buzor Obiorah from Alameda High School and David Kresage from St. Joseph Notre Dame High School.
The St. Joseph Notre Dame women’s cross country team took home the Bay Cities League East regional championship, while the men’s team finished in second place on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland. Pilots’ seniors Kiera Marshall and Cooper Teare each won their league championship individual races.
The teams will take part in the North Coast Section Championships this Saturday, Nov. 19, in Hayward.
On Oct. 15, alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and students of St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) gathered at the Claremont Country Club in Oakland for an evening of dining, dancing and giving.
The second annual event drew 160 donors. All together, the event raised $81,000, up from $64,000 last year. The funds will go to deserving young students who may not otherwise be able to afford an education at the private Alameda Catholic school.
Members of the St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) cross-country team set up a Gofundme page to raise money for its summer training program.
The Pilots are specifically raising funds to pay for the expenses of a trip out of town where they will train during the summer.
A St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) track-and-field athlete completed an impressive 2015-2016 season with a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) title in the men’s 3,200-meter race, last Saturday, June 4.