Elmont Senior, Michael Bailey, Nominated for US Presidential Scholar Program

Source: Sewanhaka Central High School District Elmont Memorial senior Michael Bailey has been nominated for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. One of only 25 New York State high school seniors nominated for the prestigious award, the Presidential Scholar recognition is one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. The award honors one maleContinue reading “Elmont Senior, Michael Bailey, Nominated for US Presidential Scholar Program”

A Year In Review: Elmont’s Top 20 Moments of 2016

By Karl Valere Dear Neighbors, What a year it’s been! 2016 will likely go down in history as a year filled with amazing highs and heartbreaking lows. Elmont was not immune to this trend, as the community experienced historic milestones and suffered intense losses. This year saw Elmont Alumni living out their dreams, while doing wonderful and exciting thingsContinue reading “A Year In Review: Elmont’s Top 20 Moments of 2016”

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”

Public Allies New York alum: ‘I was born to serve, love, and lead’

Originally posted on PUBLIC ALLIES:
When Karl Valere was growing up on Long Island, he remembers hearing a lot of anti-Haitian sentiment expressed on TV and across the world. His parents, who were born and raised in Haiti, would say to him: “We’re not what they say we are. We’re more than that. We have dignity. We respect ourselves and…

Higher Heights: An Interview with High Jumper Alexander Bowen Jr.

Higher Heights. For us, the phrase isn’t just a hashtag or a tagline, but a powerful declaration. A call to action. An affirmation of excellence. An aspirational ideal rooted in a relentless work ethic and a commitment to always improving. We needn’t look any further for the physical embodiment of excellence than to behold Elmont’sContinue reading “Higher Heights: An Interview with High Jumper Alexander Bowen Jr.”