Elmont Graduate Becomes a Doctor, Triumphs in the Face of Sickle-Cell Disease

  Meet Melissa Jackson. Melissa graduated from Elmont Memorial High School in 2006. After graduating, Melissa attended the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York, where she was a Jackie Robinson scholarship award recipient from 2006-2010. Melissa graduated magna cum laude from Sophie Davis and was accepted into Dartmouth Medical School. She then graduatedContinue reading “Elmont Graduate Becomes a Doctor, Triumphs in the Face of Sickle-Cell Disease”

Letter to the Editor: A Spartan Family Legacy

Words by Sharlee Banatte I believe this is an amazing story if you are interested. My parents have been homeowners in Elmont since 1994. My twin sister, older brother, and I, all three graduated from Gotham Avenue Elementary School and Elmont Memorial H.S. When my twin sister had a son we knew his day wouldContinue reading “Letter to the Editor: A Spartan Family Legacy”

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: Elite Barber Parlor

We’re super duper excited to feature Elite Barber Parlor, it’s talented barbers and innovative products as part of our new, cutting-edge, 4-week series entitled, “Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship,” highlighting young adult business ownership in the Elmont community.

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 stretchedContinue reading “Crystal Haynes Presents: Rebounding”

Elmont’s Principal John Capozzi is named Assistant Superintendent

Source: James Galloway, The Island Now The Sewanhaka Board of Education has chosen Elmont Memorial High School principal John Capozzi to succeed Denise Nystrom as the district’s assistant superintendent for personnel and business. Nystrom is retiring at the end of the year.  Capozzi, who became Elmont’s principal in 2005, has worked at Sewanhaka Central High SchoolContinue reading “Elmont’s Principal John Capozzi is named Assistant Superintendent”