...ASTI senior Sybil Fu who won a $2500 scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. She was among 300 California students chosen from more than 15,000 finalists in the national competition this year. Sybil is interested in pursuing International Relations.
...Encinal Jr. & Sr. Principal Dan Hurst, who on April 27 rode his bicycle to Sacramento to raise funds for his school's PTSA. Mr. Hurst rode with four Encinal parents (Anne and Fred Kohler, Lisa Zenner, and Rens Kleinman) through the Ride for a Reason program. In addition to raising nearly $6000 for EJSHS, Principal Hurst said the goal was to "lend our voices, donations, and pedal strokes to help demonstrate that we must better fund public education." To that end, once at capitol the Encinal team joined with Oakland Unified riders to rally for more state funding for public schools. Principal Hurst says he hopes that other AUSD families and employees will join the ride next year!
...Eman Khatri, a senior at Alameda High School, who was selected as a 2019 Girls Inc. National Scholar and has received the $20,000 Lucile Miller Wright Scholarship. Eman has been a member of the National Girls Inc. Teen Policy Board and an intern in Representative Barbara Lee's office. She also co-founded the Muslim Student Association at AHS. Earlier this year she received a Women Who Dare Teen Award from Girls Inc. of the Island City. She has plans to go into human rights law.