Higher Heights: An Interview with High Jumper Alexander Bowen Jr.

Higher Heights. For us, the phrase isn't just a hashtag or a tagline, but a powerful declaration. A call to action. An affirmation of excellence. An aspirational ideal rooted in a relentless work ethic and a commitment to always improving. We needn't look any further for the physical embodiment of excellence than to behold Elmont's … Continue reading Higher Heights: An Interview with High Jumper Alexander Bowen Jr.

Elmont Class of 2016 Valedictorian Named Intel Science Talent Search National Finalist

Source: Elmont Memorial High School The [Sewanhaka Central High School] District is thrilled to announce that Elmont Memorial valedictorian Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna is a 2016 Intel Science Talent Search finalist. Augusta was recognized for her project, “Rheological Characterization of Attapulgite Nanoclay Modified Cement Slurries for Oil Well Applications,” which she conducted in the Civil Engineering and … Continue reading Elmont Class of 2016 Valedictorian Named Intel Science Talent Search National Finalist

The Scene: @WhoIsAriel

The mark of a truly successful individual is that of one who is able to craft a unique vision and then apply themselves to bring it to life. Luck, miracles and serendipity take a backseat to work ethic, preparation and consistency when chasing one's dreams. Our next featured artist has natural musical ability, which includes … Continue reading The Scene: @WhoIsAriel

Elmont grad, Aaron Dennis, signs with Arizona United SC

  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (August 5, 2015) – Today, Arizona United SC announced the signing of forward Aaron Dennis. The Elmont, NY, native last played with Villanova where he was named second-team All Big East following his senior season in 2014. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to play with United,” Dennis said. “I’m ready to … Continue reading Elmont grad, Aaron Dennis, signs with Arizona United SC

Crystal Haynes Presents: Let It Go

Recently, I’d gotten some upsetting news. You know the kind that leaves you steaming for weeks at the mere memory or mention of it? Yes, that is kind of news I’d received and I was upset for two reasons: 1. It was damage through a friend and 2. It was unwarranted (I had done nothing … Continue reading Crystal Haynes Presents: Let It Go

Cars in Elmont Tagged with Graffiti Vandalism

Source: Long Island Exchange Fourth Squad detectives are investigating multiple incidents of Criminal Mischief that occurred in Elmont. According to detectives, during the overnight hours of Wednesday, June 24, 2015 into the morning of Thursday, June 25, 2015, a total of 4 vehicles were sprayed with the letters “GBK” in red paint. The vehicles involved … Continue reading Cars in Elmont Tagged with Graffiti Vandalism

We Started Here: Leslie

Elmont made me the person I am today. I love being able to call Elmont my hometown. I had always appreciated my upbringing, but it wasn’t until I got to college and compared my experiences to those of my peers that I realized how fortunate I actually was to be able to call Elmont home. … Continue reading We Started Here: Leslie

We Started Here: Gabrielle

"Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works." If we were to sum up this next young leader in one word, it would be "light." We Started Here, an original series by The Elmont Excelsior, sheds light on courageous young adults from Elmont who are following their dreams and making … Continue reading We Started Here: Gabrielle

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: Paul

School is wonderful. Higher education is even better. Everyone can and ought to have a chance at a decent school where they can work hard, earn good grades and soar beyond his or her potential. Elmont Memorial High School is indeed such a place. Home to some of the best and brightest, Elmont upholds a … Continue reading We Started Here: Paul