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Elmont Memorial High School Teacher Wins Inspiring Teacher Award

Elmont Memorial High School teacher Benjamin Pesenti has been named a 2021 winner of the Inspiring Teacher Award, an honor presented by The National High School Musical Theatre Awards, also known as The Jimmy Awards.

The Inspiring Teacher Award is granted to theatre educators whose students are previous Jimmy Award winners. Pesenti was the teacher of 2019 Jimmy Award recipient and Elmont Memorial student Ekele Ukegbu.

Pesenti has been at Elmont Memorial since 2012, teaching chorus, AP music theory and general music, as well as music for Life Skills students. He will be honored at the awards ceremony, which is being held virtually, on July 15.

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