Elmont Graduate Stars in a New Subway Mini-Documentary

    Elmont Class of 2006 graduate, Naiika Sings, was recently featured in a short film about her creative arts and musical journey along the subway lines of New York City. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JfA3kZQC9k Out of Transit, the docu-series by Visual Arts Masters student and cinematographer, Shravya Kag, follows Naiika along with several other creative artists who set … Continue reading Elmont Graduate Stars in a New Subway Mini-Documentary

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

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

Crystal Haynes Presents: Let It Go

Recently, I’d gotten some upsetting news. You know the kind that leaves you steaming for weeks at the mere memory or mention of it? Yes, that is kind of news I’d received and I was upset for two reasons: 1. It was damage through a friend and 2. It was unwarranted (I had done nothing … Continue reading Crystal Haynes Presents: Let It Go

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

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: Greg

Elmont has no shortage of talent. In fact, it may very well have an abundance. Talented musicians, talented athletes; talented people with wonderful ideas about how to improve their community. However, talent alone simply isn't enough. And perhaps what makes these people so effective at what they do is the way they combine their talents … Continue reading We Started Here: Greg

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