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Encinal High School seni​or Rawabi Ali picks up her cap and gown at Encinal High School on May 9. Students received their diplomas from staff of Jostens, a company that produces college and high school class rings, yearbooks and other graduation products. A virtual ceremony was held May 26 at Alameda Theatre & Cineplex where students had their walks across the stage recorded for posterity.

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Carol Ng, a senior at the Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), has been named the 33rd annual winner of the $5,000 Ken and Shirley Van Sickle Scholarship. Ng is a top student at ASTI. She has earned her high-school diploma as well as two associate of arts degrees from the College of Alameda. 

Majority of College of Alameda classes will be held online

Last week, the Peralta Community College District (PCCD), which includes College of Alameda, announced that the majority of coursework and student services for the Fall 2020 semester will be offered online. The district said some courses will include limited face-to-face class time. 

On Monday, May 18, the Alameda Unified Board of Education announced that online instruction would be shortened by six days. The new official last day of instruction will be May 29 instead of June 8.

The decision was made after 79.8 percent of Alameda teachers voted in favor of ending the school year earlier than planned.

“Given the circumstances, I think it was a fair decision,” said Joshua Linville, who teaches English at Encinal High School. “Virtual attendance and work completion was down. Sadly, very few students were actually fully participating in distance learning.”

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