Family, Friends, Loved Ones and Community At-Large Mourns The Death of Nine Year-Old Amiyah Dunston

Source: Lorena Mongelli, Reuven Fenton and Tina Moore, New York Post The shattered family of a little girl mauled to death by a pit bill on Long Island over the weekend mourned the loss of their ”princess” Monday — as cops weighed whether to bring criminal charges against the dog’s owner. Mayra Castillo, the devastated mom of … Continue reading Family, Friends, Loved Ones and Community At-Large Mourns The Death of Nine Year-Old Amiyah Dunston

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

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