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 would … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: A Spartan Family Legacy

Homecoming at Elmont: ‘Not A Popularity Contest’

Source: Heather Doyle, Newsday An avalanche of cheers fell from the Elmont High School bleachers as principal Kevin Dougherty introduced each member of the 2015 homecoming court Saturday. One by one, five young women in sparkling gowns glided gracefully into a line next to their five male counterparts, each with a smile as dazzling as … Continue reading Homecoming at Elmont: ‘Not A Popularity Contest’

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #BeHumble

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship #CreateGoals #FollowThrough #BeHumble Words & photos by Joe DiDomizio for WeAreElmont.com. Today, Christopher views his position as a teacher and a business owner as an incredible opportunity to help promote growth in the community.   At the Long Island Barber Institute (LIBI) he has helped and continues to help young people realize … Continue reading Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #BeHumble

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #FollowThrough

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship 1. #CreateGoals 2. #FollowThrough Words & photos by Joe Didomizio for WeAreElmont.com. Anyone can create goals. It is the true entrepreneurs that not only identify the steps to achieving these goals, but take action. Simply put, my impression of Christopher is that he is a go-getter. I don't know if he has always been … Continue reading Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #FollowThrough

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #CreateGoals

Part 1: #CreateGoals Right from the start Christopher’s passion for barbering was apparent. Before even reaching the back room he stopped me to admire a small framed black and white photo on the wall. “This picture here is the first ever Barbershop School. 1893 in Chicago,” he told me with pride in his eyes, “First … Continue reading Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #CreateGoals

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

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