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 male … Continue reading Elmont Senior, Michael Bailey, Nominated for US Presidential Scholar Program

Regents Testing Week 2016 at Elmont Memorial High School

    A Message from Elmont Memorial High School Principal Kevin Dougherty  Dear Parent/Guardian: The following days have been designated as district testing days on our school calendar: Tuesday, January 26th, Wednesday, January 27th, Thursday, January 28th and Friday, January 29th. For the first two days of testing, regular classes will not be in session … Continue reading Regents Testing Week 2016 at Elmont Memorial High School

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #BeHumble

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship #CreateGoals #FollowThrough #BeHumble Words & photos by Joe DiDomizio for WeAreElmont.com. Today, Christopher views his position as a teacher and a business owner as an incredible opportunity to help promote growth in the community.   At the Long Island Barber Institute (LIBI) he has helped and continues to help young people realize … Continue reading Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #BeHumble

Elmont Welcomes Its Newest Teachers

Source: Long Island Herald The Elmont Union Free School District’s newest educators were welcomed to the district with a new-teacher orientation, a two-day program comprising workshops, meetings and motivational lessons led by building principals. The orientation, which featured an inspirational speech by Superintendent of Schools Al Harper, was designed to encourage the new teachers to … Continue reading Elmont Welcomes Its Newest Teachers

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #CreateGoals

Part 1: #CreateGoals Right from the start Christopher’s passion for barbering was apparent. Before even reaching the back room he stopped me to admire a small framed black and white photo on the wall. “This picture here is the first ever Barbershop School. 1893 in Chicago,” he told me with pride in his eyes, “First … Continue reading Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #CreateGoals

Harlem Children’s Zone Educator, Kevin Dougherty, Named Elmont Memorial’s New Principal

  Source: Sewanhaka Central High School District At its meeting on June 5, 2015, the Sewanhaka Board of Education appointed Kevin Dougherty as Principal of Elmont Memorial High School. The Board of Education and Dr. Ralph Ferrie, Superintendent of Schools, are enthusiastic about his appointment and anticipate that Mr. Dougherty will use his leadership skills … Continue reading Harlem Children’s Zone Educator, Kevin Dougherty, Named Elmont Memorial’s New Principal

We Started Here: Michaëlle

All good things must come to an end. For the past several months, We Started Here, an original series by The Elmont Excelsior Inc., has celebrated the achievements of a handful of young adults whose journey toward success began in Elmont. We asked them to offer insight about their work ethic, hardships & experiences with … Continue reading We Started Here: Michaëlle

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

We Started Here: Johanna

  The spirit of a teacher lives on through the eyes and wisdom of a student. Even contrarians who remark "those who cannot do, teach" have to admit they learned how to form words and sentences from someone who cared enough to teach them - You're welcome, contrarians. Fact is, for extended stretches of time, … Continue reading We Started Here: Johanna

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