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So Long, Farewell…Class of '16 Heads Off (06/14/2016)

Some 600 seniors are graduating from Alameda Unified School District this month and within one short ceremony will commence the beginning of their young adulthoods.


Graduates of Alameda High School (AHS), Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), Encinal High School (EHS), and Island High School (HIS) now move on to a wide range of exciting opportunities. A number of students will start their careers with the military or at military academies.  And many are heading off to two- and four-year colleges, including:



Academy of Art

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Arizona State University

Bard College

Bennington College

Boston University

Brown University

CSU Channel Islands

CSU Chico

CSU Los Angeles

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Humboldt State University

Lewis & Clark University

Mills College

New York University

Oberlin College

Occidental College

Pacific University

Peralta Community Colleges

Portland State University

Princeton University

Purdue University

Rutgers University

Saint Mary's University

San Diego State University

San Francisco State

Santa Barbara City College

Simmons College

Sonoma State University

Stanford University

UC Berkeley

UC Davis

UC Irvine

UC Los Angeles

UC Santa Barbara

UC Santa Cruz

University of Hawaii

University of Oregon

University of Nevada

University of Southern California

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Wellesley College

Xavier University

"I am always amazed to learn about the accomplishments of our seniors and the paths they choose to take," says Superintendent Sean McPhetridge. "Many of them have been with us since kindergarten – and now they are leaving us to explore college, career, and their emerging adult identities. I wish them every success and happiness in their next steps ahead."


Awards and Scholarships


Many seniors received full or partial scholarships to the colleges of their choice.  Many students also received scholarships from local organizations, including the Rotary Club, the Kiwanis Club, and the Elks.


In addition, community members (including alumni and the estates of alumni) provide scholarships each year to our graduating seniors. This year, those scholarships were awarded to:


Scholarship Name & Criteria

Award Recipient

Beatrice B Barrett Scholarship

Senior with intent to pursue any science discipline

Yishan McNabb

Florinda Bartalini Scholarship

Student who demonstrates exemplary community service and wants to pursue a  career in public health

Ju-Hoon Lee

Cox/Hollywood Scholarship

Well-rounded AHS student

Ashley Cobb

Abraham and Sara Kofman Alameda Times-Star Journalism Scholarship

Most deserving journalism student from AHS and EHS

Jasmin Ruiz Virgien (AHS)

Stacy Sahagun (EHS)

Marlene and Steve Kofman Scholarship

AHS art student

Eric Martinez

Chipman/Mastick Scholarship

Most deserving EHS student, good grades, good citizenship

Anne Barretto


Paul Hardy Parker Scholarship

Students pursuing a career in education

David Bui  (AHS)

Kristal Osorio (EHS)

Ken Brown Scholarship

EHS student

Anne Barretto

Susan Scott Scholarship

EHS student

Wed Basedeq


Lou Allen Scholarship

EHS student

Kadeef Salaam

Van Sickle Scholarship

Student who exhibits academic achievement, leadership, and financial need.

Tannya Vargas



We congratulate all of our graduating seniors. Have a wonderful summer and a wonderful next year!


Upcoming Board of Education Meetings


June 14, 2016

City Hall, 6:30 pm


June 28, 2016

City Hall, 6:30 pm

Posted by: Susan Davis, District Staff, Alameda Unified School District Published:6/14/16
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