A Message from Elmont Online: What Is the American Dream?

Source: Elmont Online When families move to Elmont, many move with the American Dream in mind. They move to live in fully detached houses with a one or two car garage, 2.5 children, a dog and a white picket fence. It appears to the recently gerrymandered community of Elmont that local politicians and some misguided … Continue reading A Message from Elmont Online: What Is the American Dream?

Regents Testing Week 2016 at Elmont Memorial High School

    A Message from Elmont Memorial High School Principal Kevin Dougherty  Dear Parent/Guardian: The following days have been designated as district testing days on our school calendar: Tuesday, January 26th, Wednesday, January 27th, Thursday, January 28th and Friday, January 29th. For the first two days of testing, regular classes will not be in session … Continue reading Regents Testing Week 2016 at Elmont Memorial High School

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

Elmont grad, Aaron Dennis, signs with Arizona United SC

  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (August 5, 2015) – Today, Arizona United SC announced the signing of forward Aaron Dennis. The Elmont, NY, native last played with Villanova where he was named second-team All Big East following his senior season in 2014. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to play with United,” Dennis said. “I’m ready to … Continue reading Elmont grad, Aaron Dennis, signs with Arizona United SC

The Scene: Debut

We are excited to introduce our new series, The Scene, bringing you an exclusive look inside Elmont's music scene. Each week, we'll feature artists, entertainers and performers from the Elmont neighborhood who have a passion for music. For years, Elmont has cranked out high-quality musical talent like a machine. Now, you can find it all … Continue reading The Scene: Debut

Crystal Haynes Presents: On Fire

Remember when you were five and had your life all planned out? You were going to be a superhero and save the world! Maybe your hero drove around in a fire truck or police car, may be even wore a stethoscope. Who ever it was and who ever you wanted to be can still happen! … Continue reading Crystal Haynes Presents: On Fire

Crystal Haynes Presents: Rebounding

Sometimes I think about rubber bands. They are relatively small yet they stretch once, twice and- if done carefully- even thrice! It should not be a surprise that rubber bands can do this; they are named for their purpose, but think about it. Rubber bands are circular and flexible; when a rubber band is stretched … Continue reading Crystal Haynes Presents: Rebounding

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

Elmont Senior, Harold Ekeh, Accepted Into All Eight Ivy League Schools and MIT

Source: James Galloway and Bryan Ahrens, The Island Now Sewanhaka senior Harold Ekeh has a tantalizing decision facing him: Yale or Harvard? Or maybe MIT? Or, if he decides he wants still more options, he can always fall back on Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, Brown, the University of Pennsylvania or Cornell. Ekeh, the Elmont Memorial High … Continue reading Elmont Senior, Harold Ekeh, Accepted Into All Eight Ivy League Schools and MIT

We Started Here: Iesha

"That art that matters to us--which moves the heart, or revives the soul, or delights the senses, or offers courage for living, however we choose to describe the experience--that work is received by us as a gift is received. -Lewis Hyde We are nearing the end of our We Started Here series, which seeks to elevate … Continue reading We Started Here: Iesha