Encinal High School

Change must happen now say young environmentalists

Civil rights Attorney Pamela Price received a standing ovation after a rousing Keynote Speech at Encinal High School’s “Political and Proud” event, held Feb. 21. Local women holding elected office shared their stories to encourage young women to step up, engage in civic activities and run for office. 


Encinal High School (EHS) hosted a signing-day ceremony to celebrate two student-athletes earning full-ride athletic scholarships to four-year universities last Wednesday, Feb. 1

Akil Francisco and Lily Wilmot were lauded at the ceremony outside the Encinal High media center Wednesday afternoon. Francisco is a football player who signed to be a student-athlete for University of Hawaii. Wilmot is a softball player who will attend Miami University of Ohio. The seniors were accompanied by family, friends, classmates and school officials. 


As natural disasters and healthcare issues strike California, the Red Cross Youth group decided to take immediate action. With the help of Red Cross clubs from Alameda High School, Alameda Community Learning Center, Alameda Science and Technology Institute, Encinal High School, Nea Learning Academy and others, students came together to organize and help make a difference in others’ lives. 


The Encinal High School Drama Department is currently performing the Tony Award-winning A Chorus Line. The show takes the stage tomorrow, Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. To paraphrase John F. Kennedy, “the director’s chair has been passed to a new generation.”
Although nominally directed by stage-veteran Gene Kahane, he has handed the megaphone and le beret noir to Marjorie Ortiz. She more than measures up to the standards Kahane and his predecessor Bob Moorhead have established. 


The music department of Encinal High School (EHS) will present the 22nd annual Extravaganza of Bands this Saturday, May 20. The school expects to host 15 visiting bands and more than 1,000 musicians and spectators. 

The event will include both a middle- and high-school concert band competition in the EHS gym from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parade competition on Pacific Avenue will start at 10 a.m. An awards ceremony and presentation of trophies will follow at 3 p.m. on Willie Stargell Field.


Alameda High School joined with Encinal High School in a Key Club “Take Over” of the Kiwanis Club of Alameda’s April 5 meeting. Sixteen members of the two high school leadership clubs took over the podium from Kiwanis President Denise Gasti and announced that the students were now in charge. The students talked with the Kiwanians about their volunteer activities, community events and leadership training.


Alameda Children’s Musical Theatre will bring An Original Christmas Carol to the Alameda stage. The show will premier tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 9, at the Encinal Playhouse (Encinal High School’s west wing stage), 210 Central Ave.

The presentation is based on the Charles Dickens’ classic that features Ebenezer Scrooge, the miserly businessman notorious for his lack of Christmas cheer. 

Members of the Alameda community gathered at Alameda Island Brewing Company Monday, Jan. 11, to attend the 2016 Relay For Life of Alameda Kickoff event.

Attendees represented churches and schools, fraternal organizations and businesses, families and friends, all present to get ready for Alameda’s 22nd year of participation in Relay For Life, supporting the American Cancer Society.