It was a big night for 15 Sunol Glen School eighth
graders as they took to the auditorium stage on June 17 to accept
their diplomas. Dressed in their very best, the students looked
nervous as proud parents and grandparents snapped photos of
this very small graduating class.
The graduates were Anjuli Alexander, Jovan Beard, Alexander
Boag, Megan Capilla, Ryan Harper, Nicole Harvey, Travis Hoxie,
Ashley Kentra, Corbin Kuntze, Angela Lee, Jessica Merrill, Wyatt
Milne, Julian Reisenthel, Andrew Wheeler and Tara Zahiri.
The auditorium was brightly decorated in pink, black and red
with a "Rock and Roll" theme for the dance that would
follow. Parents did a terrific job decorating and providing
food and refreshments for the end of the year dance. Fifth grade
teacher, Phil Mumford, entertained the audience with his usual
comedic antidotes as Commencement speaker. But on a serious
note he gave the class some great advice as they enter another
phase of their young lives.
Each year a graduating high school senior from Sunol is awarded
a scholarship from Sunol Glen School. During the Sunol Glen
graduation ceremonies principle, Diane Everett presented Jessica
Crawford with the Beverly Zimmerman Scholarship and Katie Donovan
was awarded the Sunol Glen School Scholarship.
Jessica addressed the eighth grade class with some heartfelt
advice on leaving a small town school for a much larger high
school. She said it was important to make lots of friends right
away and not be intimidated because you are from a small school
and won't know anyone. Jessica plans on attending Las Positas
College and then transferring to UC Davis to major in veterinarian
medicine. Jessica's Mom Donna said, "She felt very honored
to receive the scholarship." Katie plans to attend Las
Positas as well and will be majoring in the medical field. Both
girls and their families have been involved in Sunol 4-H for
Also graduating this year were Sunol seniors from Foothill
High School, Jessica Crawford, Reid Davis, Katie Donovan, Matthew
Graham, Galen Hoxie, Jeremy Kerby, Peter Lindstrom, Meghann
Pine, Clinton Rose, Morgan Williams and Amber Winders. Sara
Harris and Janelle Mills graduated from Amador High School and
Heather McClelland graduated from Livermore High School.
As the school year has ended, I would like to extend a big
thank you to Sunol Glen Schools administrative staff, especially
Teresa Donovan and Miki Whitfield for being so helpful to me.
Attention Kilkare Road residents --be very aware. A mountain
lion was sighted in the early morning hours last Wednesday.
The lion was seen sprinting across the road right in front of
a passing vehicle. The lion then crossed a bridge over Sinbad
Creek and went up the driveway of a house on Kilkare Road near
mile marker 1.47. Living in such a rural, country environment,
we know we share space with lots of these beautiful wild creatures,
but please lets just take certain precautions and know they
The first of many awards to be acquired by the fantastic citizens
of Sunol during the Alameda County Fair season have been announced.
Sunol winners of this years 2005 San Francisco Bay Wine Competition
include Fenestra Winery's Silver Award for their 2001 Zinfandel,
2003 Alvarelhao and 2003 Dry Rose; and a Bronze Award for their
2003 White Riesling, True Red Lot #17, 2000 Syrah, 2001 Merlot,
2003 Cabernet Franc, 1999 Port, 2003 Malbec, 2002 Port, 2004
Semonnay, 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2002 Chardonnay. Little
Valley Vineyards also received a Bronze Award for their 2000
Tempranillo and 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon.