In photo: Seniors Lena Diller, Kaitlyn Connelly and Jennifer Borzym of Wellington C. Mepham High School in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District had an opportunity to interview alumna Maggie Hennessy (second from right) during a special activity in their Uncovering the Past elective class on Oct. 11.
Wellington C. Mepham High School seniors in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District had the opportunity to interview Mepham alumni from the 1940s through the 1960s as part of their Uncovering the Past history elective. On Oct. 11, the students listened to stories from the alumni about growing up in the Bellmore-Merrick community and attending Mepham in its earlier years. The students videotaped their interview sessions in order to preserve the stories of the alumni for future generations. Students marveled that while Mepham has certainly changed over the years, there is one thing that has remained the same – the immense Pirate pride shared by all who have walked its halls. The participants walked away with a new-found appreciation for the rich history of Mepham and all those who came before them.
The elective provides students with a unique opportunity to research the history of their school. Through the study of artifacts and newspapers preserved by the Mepham Alumni Association, the students research the growth and development of Mepham, influential figures, historic moments and famous graduates from the last 75 years. – Syntax