Saturday, April 17, 2010
A.B.G. Shultz Students Runner-Up Winners in 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. African American Academic History Challenge
From left to right: (front row) Dr. Patricia Watkins (superintendent-Hempstead Public Schools), Elijah John (student), Timothy John (student), and Khayyam Ali (academic advisor/teacher). Back row: Mr. Holly, Clarence Williams (Principal-A.B.G.Shultz Middle School), Phil Andrews ( President-100 Black Men of Long Island), MR. and Mrs. Malcolm John ( parents).
A.B.G. Shultz Students Runner-Up Winners in 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. African American Academic History Challenge (History Bowl Challenge)
On April 10, 2010 two brothers from the A.B.G.S. Middle School, Elijah and Timothy John were runner-up winners in the 100 Black Men of Long Island African American Academic Challenge (History Bowl Challenge). The competition is open to all Long Island Schools and is played in a Jeopardy style format. The duo came within two questions of winning the championship round and a trip to the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. national finals in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The siblings performance round was so impressive that they have been invited back to compete in next year’s competition (which will be the first time the competition – which was hosted by Newsday and scholarships for the 2009 calendar year awards in the amount of $500.00 were provided by State Farm – has allowed this).
Their efforts will also be recognized in the local media throughout the New York State area. We anxiously look forward to their bringing home the “Gold” next season. Congratulations to Elijah and Timothy for a job well done, as well as, to their parents Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm John for their assistance in actively helping to prepare their children for this event.
Special thanks to Mr. Ali, six grade social studies and math teacher for serving as the academic advisor and pedagogue to the students for this affair.
For more information on the programs and activities of 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. visit http://100blackmenoflongislandinc.blogspot.com