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DR. ANITA BROWN – JOHNSON A DISTINGUISHED EXCELSIORIAN


DR. ANITA BROWN – JOHNSON A DISTINGUISHED EXCELSIORIAN

By Duane Coombs

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Distinguished Excelsiorian, Dr. Anita Brown-Johnson (’78) has been thrust into the spotlight in recent days because of the groundbreaking accomplishment of her son, Nicholas Johnson, in being named Princeton University’s first Black valedictorian.

But as the Excelsior fraternity basks in the refracted glory of young Nicholas’ accomplishment, often lost in the euphoria is the fact that his mother is herself an accomplished individual of some repute.
Educated at Excelsior High School, Dr. Brown-Johnson was known as a brilliant student during her school days. Outside of the classroom, she was involved in other co-curricular pursuits such as the Girls Guide, and also assumed a leadership role on the school’s Students Council.

After leaving Excelsior,…

PROGENY OF XLCR NAMED PRINCETON’S FIRST BLACK VALEDICTORIAN

Nicholas Johnson
PROGENY OF XLCR NAMED PRINCETON’S FIRST BLACK VALEDICTORIAN

By Duane Coombs

May 12, 2020

In another proud moment for Excelsior High School, Nicholas Johnson, son of past student, Dr. Anita Brown-Johnson, has been named Princeton University’s valedictorian the 2020 graduating class. He becomes the first Black student given that signal honor in the 274 years history of the august Ivy League institution.

“WHERE ARE THEY NOW?” FEATURING BANCROFT GORDON

BANCROFT GORDON
“WHERE ARE THEY NOW?” FEATURING BANCROFT GORDON

By Duane Coombs

May 3, 2020

Excelsior luminary, Bancroft Gordon, an academic and multi-sports star, was a member of the Howard University men’s soccer team where he became an All-American for the Bison and was selected to the Senior Bowl. In 1983, the squad’s team captain graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Mecca. He also represented the Jamaican National Team…

In Memory of Vice Principal, Colleen Walker
Colleen Walker
In Memory of Vice Principal, Colleen Walker

I am deeply saddened to be writing this message to our Excelsior community. On behalf of the entire Board, I express our most profound condolences at the brutal and untimely passing of Vice-Principal Colleen Walker.

To Colleen’s former colleagues, students, friends, and associates, these moments are a combination of precious memories, filled with emotions that can never be fully defined but know that her purpose and presence was a gift to us all.

Vice Principal Colleen Walker exemplified true professionalism, dedication, enthusiasm, and total commitment. She displayed great pleasure in advancing the goals and morale of her students by helping them realize their inner strengths and achieving their ambitions.

Prior to being honored with the distinction of President…

$1 Million Boost for XLCR’S Model U.N. Team
XLCR-ModelUN
Matthew Robinson (L) and Alumni President, Jasmine Young (3rd from right)). Meeting with the members of Excelsior’s Model U. N. Team and staff advisor Ms. Leacia Patmore.

Excelsior High School’s participation in this year’s Model United Nations competition, set for Washington, DC on February 12 – 16, will get timely assistance from a staunch benefactor linked to the Excelsior Alumni Association of Florida.

Patron Matthew Robinson recently unveiled his plans to assist the selected participants of the competition when he visited Excelsior for the annual Founder’s Day Celebrations in January. He met with the principal, the school’s administration, and the students.

The Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the…

Students Compete in Maths Olympiad
XLCR-MATHS OLYMPIAD
Excelsior’s student contingent to Maths Olympiad 2020

By Duane Coombs

After a creditable performance in the 2019 Maths Olympiad Competition, Excelsior’s 17 member contingent has started on its quest to do even better in the 2020 edition. Last Saturday, January 18, 2020, was the kick-off of the first round of the competition on the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies.

The annual competition, which is hosted by the Mathematics Department of UWI, was attended by top high school mathematicians who competed against each other to qualify for Jamaica’s team. Jamaica’s team will be participating in the annual Central American and Caribbean Regional Mathematical Olympiad. This event aims to give promising students a leg up on Mathematics education.

Two Excelsior High School students, Daneel Downer and Victoria…