Elmont Senior Loses His Mom on ‘9/11,’ Remembers Her Through Photography

A picture is worth a thousand words and a lifetime full of memories. Just ask Elmont Memorial High School senior and aspiring photographer, Sebastian Bass, whose passion for photography connects him to a bittersweet past but also to a promising future. “I love seeing growth,” Sebastian told us in an exclusive email interview. The 17-year-oldContinue reading “Elmont Senior Loses His Mom on ‘9/11,’ Remembers Her Through Photography”

A Letter to Petro: 10 Years Later

Words by Sophia Sunshine Vilceus (Class of 2007) A decade ago, on a cold February night, the legendary Elmont Memorial High School Basketball Coach and Guidance Counselor, Gregg “Petro” Petrocelli, passed away. It was February 27th, 2007 — I was seated directly next to him during our Championship Game. I can never forget my shrillContinue reading “A Letter to Petro: 10 Years Later”

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”

Spartans Defeat Byram Hills, Face-Off Against Troy in Class A Final

  Source: Bob Herzog, Newsday GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — Elmont’s historic basketball season almost ended because of a tweet. No, not a social-media post, but rather the shrill sound of an inadvertent whistle that had the crowd and both teams twittering among themselves in the final seconds. Elmont, clinging to a two-point lead with 3.8Continue reading “Spartans Defeat Byram Hills, Face-Off Against Troy in Class A Final”

Fellow Alumni Join Elmont Graduate’s Fight Against Cancer

    Source: Facebook, Go Fund Me Friends, family, Elmont alumni and perfect strangers are showing an outpouring of support online for Elmont graduate, Katiana Fongsam, 26, who learned Friday that she is battling Stage 4 Cervical cancer. The Elmont native, who is described as “vibrant”, “silly” and “outgoing” on her Go Fund Me Page, saysContinue reading “Fellow Alumni Join Elmont Graduate’s Fight Against Cancer”