Elmont Grad, Jacqueline Aquino, Speaks Out Against Sexual Abuse, Helps Others Cope with Trauma through Storytelling

Our voices are powerful.  By Karl Valere This isn’t simply true for when we yell at the top of our lungs, but rather each time that we are able to share ideas or stories that are meaningful, we exercise a form of power.  Stories to which others can relate have the power to resonate deeply … Continue reading Elmont Grad, Jacqueline Aquino, Speaks Out Against Sexual Abuse, Helps Others Cope with Trauma through Storytelling

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Young Elmont Men Feed the Homeless of New York City

Days before his 22nd birthday, Elmont native, Daniel Alexis, decided he wanted to do something different to celebrate this year: The Class of 2012 graduate rounded up all of his friends in Elmont and set out on a mission to feed the homeless of New York City. "I believe the greatest gift God gave us is … Continue reading Young Elmont Men Feed the Homeless of New York City

Argo Civic: A Solar Panel Event

Dear Argo Civic Members and Friends, On November 23, 2015, the Argo Civic Association meeting will be devoted to a comprehensive presentation on solar energy.  There will be a number of presenters that will provide information on the following: how solar energy benefits your pocketbook and the environment; leasing/purchasing and installation options; and, available state and … Continue reading Argo Civic: A Solar Panel Event

Good Luck and Hard Work to Everyone Headed Back to School

Best of luck, hard work and perseverance from The Elmont Excelsior to everyone who is beginning a new chapter in their academic journey. You all have worked very hard to reach this point. Keep it up and continue to make your families, your school and your community proud! Most importantly, do it for you! Challenge … Continue reading Good Luck and Hard Work to Everyone Headed Back to School

We Started Here: Gabrielle

"Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works." If we were to sum up this next young leader in one word, it would be "light." We Started Here, an original series by The Elmont Excelsior, sheds light on courageous young adults from Elmont who are following their dreams and making … Continue reading We Started Here: Gabrielle

Senator Dean G. Skelos Indicted by a Grand Jury

Source: The New York Times Roughly three weeks after their arrest in a federal corruption case, Dean G. Skelos, the former majority leader of the New York Senate, and his son were indicted by a grand jury on Thursday on charges of extortion, wire fraud, conspiracy and bribe solicitation. The accusations in the six-count indictment handed … Continue reading Senator Dean G. Skelos Indicted by a Grand Jury

We Started Here: Paul

School is wonderful. Higher education is even better. Everyone can and ought to have a chance at a decent school where they can work hard, earn good grades and soar beyond his or her potential. Elmont Memorial High School is indeed such a place. Home to some of the best and brightest, Elmont upholds a … Continue reading We Started Here: Paul

What Will Elmont Look Like in 2 or 3 Years?

In a recent newsletter cycle, Town of Hempstead elected officials unveiled new plans to improve the look and functionality of parts of Elmont, including upgrades to its main roads and parks. The capital projects are the latest efforts by the Town to make Elmont look better and work better for all. We're curious to see … Continue reading What Will Elmont Look Like in 2 or 3 Years?

19 year-old writes an emotional letter to her Town Government

[Via The Huntingtonian] To Whom it May Concern, My name is Kelly Bilodeau. I am nineteen years old, I am from Huntington Station, NY and I am currently a sophomore at the University of Maryland. I was hesitant to even contact you as most people my age have lost faith in the government’s ability to … Continue reading 19 year-old writes an emotional letter to her Town Government

We Started Here: Dominique

Our next generation of social leaders are rising up today. We know they are among the most unique in history due to a niche set by the explosion of social media and the Information Age. Today’s youth are multi-layered: vocal, with social media as a soapbox; headstrong, with a taste for adventures & trying new … Continue reading We Started Here: Dominique