2017-2018 News Slider — 13 September 2017
School mourns beloved senior

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By Buna Poeng

In the early morning of Sept. 9th, Malakai Malikh Michael Lowe passed away due to a seizure he experienced while sleeping.

Malakai was a senior at Oakland High School, player on the baseball team, and part of the Environmental Science Academy (ESA). Popular amongst his teachers and peers, Malakai was a beloved member of the Oakland High community.

¨Malakai embodied the Oakland High spirit,” said ESA English teacher Christopher Johnston in a message to staff. “He was an invaluable member of the ESA community, a lead photographer for the yearbook class, and the starting shortstop on the baseball team. More than that he was generous, outgoing, filled with school spirit and always ready with a joke and a smile.¨

Being a senior at Oakland High, Malakai was getting ready to apply for college and take the next step in his life.

¨While Malakai was anxious and nervous about the college process, he was overall excited about being able to play baseball and move away to pursue a career as an athletic trainer,” said a short biography included in the invitation to a Celebration of Life scheduled for Sept. 16 in Simi Valley, Calif.

It was a sad moment, and day, for the Oakland High community when Malakai´s passing was announced schoolwide. For those who were close to Malakai, either as a teacher or friend, it was a hard time to be at school.

Oakland High will hold a memorial celebration and baseball game on the field after school on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

The ESA senior class established a GoFundMe page for donations to help cover the costs of funeral expenses.



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  1. Thank you for sharing..my daughter shared witj me about his life that he shared with her. It was very touching that the ESA class piut the gofund account together to help. I am very proud to say that I am an alumnus of OHS.

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