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”

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…

Elmont Graduate, Sophia Sunshine Vilceus, Becomes a Best-Selling Author

Sophia Sunshine Vilceus, an author from Elmont has released her first Christian book, “The Last Pew: Journeying Back to God’s Will After an Affair.” Sophia graduated from Elmont Memorial High School as her Class President in 2007. She went on to The CUNY City College of New York to pursue her undergraduate studies, then toContinue reading “Elmont Graduate, Sophia Sunshine Vilceus, Becomes a Best-Selling Author”

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 understandablyContinue reading “A Smooth Transition: Welcome, To New Elmont Principal, Kevin Dougherty”

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 SchoolContinue reading “Elmont’s Principal John Capozzi is named Assistant Superintendent”