Elmont Senior, Michael Bailey, Nominated for US Presidential Scholar Program

Source: Sewanhaka Central High School District Elmont Memorial senior Michael Bailey has been nominated for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. One of only 25 New York State high school seniors nominated for the prestigious award, the Presidential Scholar recognition is one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. The award honors one maleContinue reading “Elmont Senior, Michael Bailey, Nominated for US Presidential Scholar Program”

Young Black Women Sponsor All-Girls School in Haiti

  Endless possibilities abound when you follow your passion. A prime example of this fact can be found in the life and work of 24-year-old Elmont native, Rachalie Barthelemy, whose passion led her to join forces with family and friends to create a nonprofit organization that offers health, education, and inspiration services to underdeveloped regionsContinue reading “Young Black Women Sponsor All-Girls School in Haiti”

We Started Here: Tammie

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “Some see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” Tammie asks, “why not?” We first learned of her impact and tireless work through a friend in Red Hook-Brooklyn who described to us a passionate young woman from ElmontContinue reading “We Started Here: Tammie”

Election Day is November 4th

  Election Day is four weeks away – Tuesday November 4th – and several public figures want to ensure everyone is aware. New York State Board of Elections requires voter registration be postmarked 25 days before the election – Friday October 10th – and received no less than 20 days before the election – WednesdayContinue reading “Election Day is November 4th”

Elmont with one of the highest percentages of Haitian ancestry, research shows

In a recent Facebook post we highlighted diversity within the Elmont community. Among the many countries represented here in this multicultural hamlet, the Haitian cohort has secured a strong foothold in the Elmont community, which is comparable to some of the highest representations of the ethnic group in the region. According to research, Elmont  specifically hasContinue reading “Elmont with one of the highest percentages of Haitian ancestry, research shows”