Staff members of Lynbrook High
School’s school newspaper Horizon won a total of 21 awards at the Long Island
Press High School Journalism Awards and Dinner, hosted by Hofstra University.
The Lynbrook students competed across a variety of areas with young journalists
from over 30 Long Island high schools.
Kessler swept the Single Photo category and also took home first- and
third-place awards in the Sports Photo category. A first-place award went to the
team of Dana Fader, Bari Schechter and Samantha Sitt for Best Page Layout. The
same team took third place for Best Overall Layout. The team of Hania Mahmood
and Kerianne McManus took first place in Science and Health. Molly Schiff won a
first-place award in the Local Feature category.
Lee took home two second-place awards in the Education/Local Issues and Science
and Health categories. Other second-place awards went to Erica DeMichiel in
Storytelling, Ana Gutierrez in Arts Review and Molly Schiff in Arts and
home third-place honors were Angela Schickling for an opinion piece and Tali
Zingman for a school feature.
Honorable mentions were awarded to
Emma Cohen in the General Opinion category and Zach Pekale for a sports special
Honorable mentions also went to Charley Lanter for reporting on
Newtown and to Kerianne McManus and Maggie Neal for their reporting on