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

Elmont’s Model U.N. Team Excels At Yale, Honored by Assemblywoman Solages

Source: Long Island Exchange On Thursday, February 4, 2016, the Elmont Memorial High School Model United Nations (MUN) team and Intel Science Talent Search Finalist were honored by Assemblywoman Solages (Elmont-D) for their achievements. The Elmont Memorial High School MUN team attended the Yale University Conference in New Haven, Connecticut, from January 21, 2016 to … Continue reading Elmont’s Model U.N. Team Excels At Yale, Honored by Assemblywoman Solages

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

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

The Color of Brilliance: High Achieving Black Scholars at Elmont High School Say People Wonder If They’re Cheating

Source: Karin Chenoweth, Huffington Post The first time I visited Elmont Memorial High School in New York's Nassau County almost eight years ago, then-principal Al Harper showed me the space where he had carved out the science research lab. It was crammed with myriad equipment. Just what I can't remember, except that there was a cage and … Continue reading The Color of Brilliance: High Achieving Black Scholars at Elmont High School Say People Wonder If They’re Cheating

Elmont’s Prestigious Model U.N. Team Shines Again

Source: Long Island Herald Ten students from Elmont Memorial High School Model United Nations program traveled to the Georgetown Model United Nations Conference in Washington, D.C., held from Feb. 11 to 15. The conference, hosted by Georgetown University, is the largest Model U.N. conference in North America. Elite students from all over the world participated. … Continue reading Elmont’s Prestigious Model U.N. Team Shines Again

We Started Here: Tammie

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once wrote, "Some see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not." Tammie asks, "why not?" We first learned of her impact and tireless work through a friend in Red Hook-Brooklyn who described to us a passionate young woman from Elmont … Continue reading We Started Here: Tammie