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

A Smooth Transition: Welcome, To New Elmont Principal, Kevin Dougherty

Written by Sophia Sunshine Vilceus This past summer, many of us became aware that John Capozzi was leaving Elmont Memorial High School as Principal to step into a new role as Assistant Superintendent of the Sewanhaka Central High School District. Many people of the Elmont Community, including me, an Alumna of Elmont Memorial, were understandably … Continue reading A Smooth Transition: Welcome, To New Elmont Principal, Kevin Dougherty

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’

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

Harlem Children’s Zone Educator, Kevin Dougherty, Named Elmont Memorial’s New Principal

  Source: Sewanhaka Central High School District At its meeting on June 5, 2015, the Sewanhaka Board of Education appointed Kevin Dougherty as Principal of Elmont Memorial High School. The Board of Education and Dr. Ralph Ferrie, Superintendent of Schools, are enthusiastic about his appointment and anticipate that Mr. Dougherty will use his leadership skills … Continue reading Harlem Children’s Zone Educator, Kevin Dougherty, Named Elmont Memorial’s New Principal

Elmont Memorial High School: Class of 2015

Source: Long Island Herald It was with great pride that Elmont Memorial High School’s Class of 2015 entered the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University for the school’s 58th annual commencement on June 28. The class as a whole achieved a 97-percent graduation rate, with 98-percent of those students receiving a … Continue reading Elmont Memorial High School: Class of 2015

We Started Here: Leslie

Elmont made me the person I am today. I love being able to call Elmont my hometown. I had always appreciated my upbringing, but it wasn’t until I got to college and compared my experiences to those of my peers that I realized how fortunate I actually was to be able to call Elmont home. … Continue reading We Started Here: Leslie

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

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 School … Continue reading Elmont’s Principal John Capozzi is named Assistant Superintendent

We Started Here: Paul

School is wonderful. Higher education is even better. Everyone can and ought to have a chance at a decent school where they can work hard, earn good grades and soar beyond his or her potential. Elmont Memorial High School is indeed such a place. Home to some of the best and brightest, Elmont upholds a … Continue reading We Started Here: Paul