Friday, May 21, 2010

Students of Longwood School District Recieve Winners of African American Academic Challenge sponsored by 100 Black Men of LI, Inc.


L to R: 4th from Left Bulo Osofisan, 5th from Left Phil Andrews, President of 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc., 6th from Left Sudas Shah, Parents, Mandell Smith State Farm Agent, 2nd Row 3rd from right, members of Long Wood School District, Members of 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. congratulate winners of 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. African American Academic History Challeng (History Bowl)

Town Council and Superintendent Give Students Praise

(HEMPSTEAD, NY) – Students of Longwood Schools received high honors for their victories in the 2010 One Hundred Black Men of Long Island, Inc. African American Academic Challenge (History Bowl).

Students Bulo Osofisan and Sudas Shah , both of Longwood High School defeated Wyandanch High School in the Senior Divsion.

Students competitors were recognized for their academic strides by their local community and education leaders; and the Town of Brookhaven Town Council.

“The 2010 African American Academic Challenge helps to advance the Knowledge of African American History of Long Island (History Bowl),” said Phil Andrews, OHBMLI President. “The 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. would like to personally thank Newsday for hosting event at its Melville, Long Island office and State Farm for sponsoring the 2009 scholarships for History Bowl Winners.”

The Challenge is played in a Jeopardy-style format. The winners will go on to compete in the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. National Finals in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the organization’s national conference in June. The April competition was hosted by Newsday and scholarships for the 2009 calendar year awards in the amount of $500.00 for each student-winner were provided by State Farm Insurance.

The competition is open to all Long Island Schools.

“This year’s National Competition of the African American Academic Challenge is expected to be a grand success with our local students participating,” said Jeremiah Sumter, OHBMLI Vice President of Education. “The students are primed and ready to compete. There is a great level of excitement among their peers, educators and local Members of the 100.”

For more information on the African American Academic Challenge (History Bowl) contact Warren Woodberry Jr. Public Relations Chairman by phone, 212-560-2513 or email,

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