Kids Stuff

The Kiwanis Club of Alameda awarded more than $30,000 in scholarships to six high school seniors at a dinner ceremony on May 1. The students chosen excelled in academics, community service and leadership. Above, surrounded by Kiwanians, the selected students hold certificates, left to right: Melanie Yip (Key Club Scholarship), Maryam Bahgat (Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship), Annina Jordan (Herb & Jeanne Justin Scholarship), Samantha Kim (John Hanson Scholarship) and Miles Abadia (Martin & Lucille Stohr Scholarship).

Three Alameda Boy Scouts, members of Troop 11, took action and celebrated Earth Day, April 20, by planting two Chinese Pistachio trees in Washington Park, during the City of Alameda’s Earth Day Festival. Matt Nowlen, Alameda Recreation and Park Department’s park maintenance foreperson, instructed and demonstrated to the Scouts how to loosen the tree from the plastic container by stomping on the container as they rolled it across the ground. 

The Delta Zeta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International awarded 33 Alameda students in the fifth and eighth grades for their exemplary citizenship on April 17 at Paden Elementary School. This marked the 28th year that the society has honored students selected by their teachers and administrators in this way. All the award winners received engraved plaques, gift certificates for Tucker’s Ice Cream as well as backpacks. Society members joined teachers, administrators, parents and friends, as well as Superintendent Sean McPehtridge to fete these extraordinary students.

Alameda Recreation & Park Department (ARPD) has prepared another summer of programs for kids. ARPD’s Summer Day Camp has been around since 1953, and the department is proud to announce it has, once again, been voted the Best Camp in Alameda Magazine’s “Best of Alameda Contest.” Campers can enroll in one of three programs: Hidden Cove, Trails End or Trailblazers. 

The Alameda Boys & Girls Club (ABGC) will host its annual “Sunrise Club” Summer Day Camp for youth ages 6 to 12, Monday, June 10 through Friday, Aug. 16.

At 1900 Third St. in Alameda, ABGC will provide kids with unique activities inspired by fun weekly themes and provide daily breakfast and lunch to all campers. Themes include “Around the World,” “Decade Week” and “All Things Local.” Four field trips will occur including a trip to the Oakland Zoo, Chabot Space & Science Center, California Academy of Sciences and California’s Great America.