Adam Ramadan's recent election as vice-president of Georgetown University's student body is a success he traces to his time in the Glen Cove School District.
"Everything I do here at Georgetown has its roots with what went on in the halls of Glen Cove High School," said Ramadan, a graduate of the Class of 2010.
The statement was part of an email he sent to two teachers and other faculty whose influence helped guide him on his path to his current post.
Ramadan reached out to teachers Ellen Lynch and Jason Bieder after he and his running mate won what he called a record-breaking vote, with 55 percent of the prestigious school's 7,000 students participating.
He described his experience in the district as formative, and credited his instructors and mentors with making him the person he is.
"Really, from the bottom of my heart, thank you all," Ramadan said. "I am so proud to call myself an alum of Glen Cove High School and I truly appreciate Glen Cove Schools. I would not have become what I am this moment, vice-president elect of a major university, had it not been for the Glen Cove Central School District."