Holy Names High School students graduating to bright futures

The scholarships are funded by philanthropist Barbara Bass Baker, who founded the Achieve program in 1997. After remaining anonymous for a few years, Baker realized it was important to become personally involved with the students she was helping by visiting their homes and adding an intensive college counseling component to the program, said Dean of Students Kendra Carr. 
Milt Werner, who will be taking over the duties of Principal Simon Chiu, is a former superintendent of the Fremont Unified School District, and has previously served as principal of San Leandro High School, Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, Union City's James Logan High School and Washington High School in Fremont.  
 
"The board of directors is confident that Christine's working knowledge of Alameda's schools, the needs of its youth and her connection to government and community leaders will serve Girls Inc. of the Island City well," said Andrea Carlise, attorney and board president, in a statement.  
 
Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer was on hand to present the City of Alameda Harvey Milk Day proclamation and AUSD Superintendent Sean McPhetridge was honored for his enthusiasm in supporting the start of the AUSD LGBTQ Roundtable as well as his dedication to making Alameda schools more inclusive of the LGBTQ community.  
 
The garden is dedicated to Eileen Rohmer, a popular chemistry teacher who passed away from cancer in 2012 at the age of 40.  
 
A top administrator at the Novato Unified School District who worked her way up from a teaching position is leaving to become superintendent at Oakley Union Elementary School District in the East Bay.  
 
The San Jose-Evergreen Community College District board on Tuesday named John Hendrickson as interim chancellor to lead the district while it searches for a permanent leader.  
 
Alice Spearman, who held an elected school board seat in Oakland for eight years, died of complications from a heart attack in March. She was 63.  
 
Sunnyvale student wins robot video contestShiloh Curtis, 16, of Sunnyvale, was one of five national winners in the DARPA Robots4Us contest. Shiloh, a senior at Beach High in Santa Cruz, won a trip to the DARPA Robotics Challenge in Pomona.  
 
Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson will continue to advocate for teaching computer science and engineering to minority and low-income students when he visits an Oakland high school today.  
 
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