Elmont Senior Loses His Mom on ‘9/11,’ Remembers Her Through Photography

A picture is worth a thousand words and a lifetime full of memories. Just ask Elmont Memorial High School senior and aspiring photographer, Sebastian Bass, whose passion for photography connects him to a bittersweet past but also to a promising future. "I love seeing growth," Sebastian told us in an exclusive email interview. The 17-year-old … Continue reading Elmont Senior Loses His Mom on ‘9/11,’ Remembers Her Through Photography

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Formerly Undocumented Elmont Grad Becomes A U.S. Citizen, Finds Solace in Art & Illustration

Angelica Maria Melo was born in Colombia. When Angelica was just six years-old, she had the unique responsibility of adjusting to a new country and learning the English language. A little over a decade later, Angelica graduated from Elmont Memorial High School and was named the Class of 2011 Salutatorian. She went on to pursue … Continue reading Formerly Undocumented Elmont Grad Becomes A U.S. Citizen, Finds Solace in Art & Illustration

Letter to the Editor: Edit Your Rhetoric for Evolving Elmont

Words by Alexandria Harvey* If I were leading a seminar about Elmont, I would probably begin with the following inquiry: When you tell people that you are from Elmont, what is their reaction? If you are like me, you are all too familiar with the widened eyes, raised brows, and gaping mouths. Some recipients of our … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Edit Your Rhetoric for Evolving Elmont

#GirlPower: Elmont’s Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna Joins Youngest of Forbes ’30 Under 30′ Recipients

Earlier this month, Elmont native Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, graciously splashed into headlines once again when the Elmont Memorial High School Class of 2016 Valedictorian, was named to Forbes' world-renowned "30 Under 30" List in the Energy 2017 sector. At just 18 years-old, Augusta joins rare company among 2017's youngest recipients of Forbes' elusive annual honor.  According to Forbes, it … Continue reading #GirlPower: Elmont’s Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna Joins Youngest of Forbes ’30 Under 30′ Recipients

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