Letter to the Editor: Edit Your Rhetoric for Evolving Elmont

Words by Alexandria Harvey* If I were leading a seminar about Elmont, I would probably begin with the following inquiry: When you tell people that you are from Elmont, what is their reaction? If you are like me, you are all too familiar with the widened eyes, raised brows, and gaping mouths. Some recipients of our … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Edit Your Rhetoric for Evolving Elmont

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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 male … Continue reading Elmont Senior, Michael Bailey, Nominated for US Presidential Scholar Program

Holiday Special: #WeAreElmont ‘Community Pride’ T-Shirts

Happy Holidays, Elmont! For years, Elmont has lived in the shadows and has been pushed to the margins of Long Island and New York. But today is a new day and age. Join fellow Elmont residents, Alumni, students, parents, & community members as we showcase community pride and celebrate our beloved hometown. Get your hands … Continue reading Holiday Special: #WeAreElmont ‘Community Pride’ T-Shirts

Fosters Family: Why Elmont & Rosedale Are Like Brother & Sister

For those of us growing up in Elmont, the lines between Elmont and Queens have always been blurry. This fact endures today -- whether geographically, culturally, socially, or politically -- Elmont and Queens undeniably share a great deal in common. We reached out to Bill Florio -- a Valley Stream resident, historian, and author -- … Continue reading Fosters Family: Why Elmont & Rosedale Are Like Brother & Sister

DÉJÀ VU: Elmont Valedictorian, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, Accepted Into 8 Ivy League Universities & MIT

For a second consecutive year, an Elmont Memorial High School senior has been accepted into each of the prestigious eight Ivy League Universities across the country, not to mention the world-renowned MIT. Just a year ago, Elmont's Class of 2015 Salutatorian, Harold Ekeh, made a splash in local and national news headlines when he, too, … Continue reading DÉJÀ VU: Elmont Valedictorian, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, Accepted Into 8 Ivy League Universities & MIT

Elmont Community Rallies Together at Applebee’s Fundraiser for Katiana Fongsam

    Words by Sophia Sunshine Vilceus It was a brisk Spring morning on Saturday, March 26th, 2016. Between the hours of 8 and 10 a.m. a stream of loved ones trickled in and filled the seats of Applebee’s on Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont. What could possibly get us all out of our beds and … Continue reading Elmont Community Rallies Together at Applebee’s Fundraiser for Katiana Fongsam

Elmont Spartans Win Long Island Championship

Source: Tony Bellissimo, Long Island Herald Defense wins championships, especially when you don’t allow any points in the final 11 minutes and 25 seconds as Elmont did Sunday afternoon on the way to beating Harborfields, 41-32, for the Long Island Class A boys’ basketball title before a crowd of 2,750 at LIU Post. The Spartans, … Continue reading Elmont Spartans Win Long Island Championship

5 Favorite Moments from #TLPinElmont: “A Conversation with Sophia Sunshine Vilceus”

There's no place like home. Just ask Elmont native, Sophia Sunshine Vilceus, author of the best-selling novel, The Last Pew: Journeying Back To God's Will After An Affair.  On Saturday, February 27th, Sophia welcomed childhood friends, family, and supporters of her literary debut to The Sanctuary Church in Elmont for, "Meet the Author: A Conversation with … Continue reading 5 Favorite Moments from #TLPinElmont: “A Conversation with Sophia Sunshine Vilceus”

Fellow Alumni Join Elmont Graduate’s Fight Against Cancer

    Source: Facebook, Go Fund Me Friends, family, Elmont alumni and perfect strangers are showing an outpouring of support online for Elmont graduate, Katiana Fongsam, 26, who learned Friday that she is battling Stage 4 Cervical cancer. The Elmont native, who is described as "vibrant", "silly" and "outgoing" on her Go Fund Me Page, says … Continue reading Fellow Alumni Join Elmont Graduate’s Fight Against Cancer

Elmont Mourns Again: 12-year-old Elmont Student, Gabrielle Christina Johnson, Fatally Struck By Car While Crossing the Street To Elmont Memorial High School

Source: Nicole Fuller and William Murphy, Newsday An Elmont seventh-grader described by her family as a “star” was fatally struck by a sport-utility vehicle Monday morning as she crossed a busy street with her twin sister on their way to school, officials said. It’s not the first time the family of Gabrielle Christina Johnson has been … Continue reading Elmont Mourns Again: 12-year-old Elmont Student, Gabrielle Christina Johnson, Fatally Struck By Car While Crossing the Street To Elmont Memorial High School