Hundreds of local high school students, their teachers and family members packed the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center Theater at Hofstra University for the 10th annual Long Island Press High School Journalism Awards gala Tuesday.

The contest recognizes outstanding journalistic work from students across Nassau and Suffolk counties in print, online, and video, and encompasses reporting and writing, design, illustration, art, and photography.

“Skill, dedication and enthusiasm…flowed from each of the more than 2,000 entries submitted by over two dozen high schools,” Timothy Bolger, editor in chief of the Press, wrote in a letter to the students. “The quality of submissions gave us hope that the public will be well served by the next generation of journalists.”

Entrants vied for honors across more than 100 categories, ranging from coverage of news and sports, to production work such as layout and illustration, among many others. Special awards are also presented for Story of the Year, Student Journalist of the Year, Advisor of the Year and Newspaper of the Year.

Several honors possessed special significance for those in attendance: the Aura Diaz / First Person Award, named after the 16-year old mother from Brentwood, who along with her daughter Natalie, was murdered in 2015; the Andrea Rebello Community Service Award, its 21-year-old namesake a Hofstra student who lost her life in 2013; and the Robert W. Greene Investigative / Enterprise Journalism Award, which honors the memory of legendary, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Bob Greene, who taught at Hofstra University and was instrumental in the founding of its communication and journalism programs.

Award-winning journalist, broadcaster, Society of Professional Journalists Press Club of Long Island Board Member, and longtime Long Island Press High School Awards Program Coordinator David North once again did a memorable job as emcee.

The popular program and its joyous awards night is made possible by the extraordinary support of chief sponsor Hofstra University and its renowned Lawrence Herbert School of Communication. The event was also sponsored by Peoples United Bank, Northwell Go Health Urgent Care and Great Neck Nissan.

HERE’S THE COMPLETE LIST OF 2017 HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY / LONG ISLAND PRESS HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM AWARDS WINNERS:

NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

1. Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo

2. Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird

3. North Shore High School, The Viking View

Honorable Mention. Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup & East Islip High School, The Broadcaster

STUDENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

1. Nicole Rosenthal, Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup

2. Zoe Malin, North Shore High School, The Viking View

3. Emma Casey, Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo

Honorable Mention. Lauren Peller
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird

STORY OF THE YEAR

1. Ariel Harsinay
Oceanside High School, Sider Press
“Neglecting Fine Arts: Anything But Fine”

2. Arianna Dolan
Kings Park High School, Kings Park Herald
“Be Smart, Don’t Start: Kings Park is in the K(NO)w”

3. Nicole Rosenthal
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“Straight A Students”

Honorable Mention. Emma Boskovski
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Lack of Designated Spots Drives Students to Park Illegally”

ADVISOR OF THE YEAR

1. Walt Fishon
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo

2. Sara Millman
North Shore High School, The Viking View

3. Elyn Coyle
Massapequa High School, The Chief

Honorable Mention. Michael Howley and Joseph Perri
Oceanside High School, Sider Press
& Alexandra Martinez
Elmont Memorial High School, The Elmont Phoenix

REPORTING & WRITING AWARDS

ANDREA REBELLO COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

1. Nicole Rosenthal
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“Straight A Students”

2. Nicole Rosenthal
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“Doorways to Community (and Controversy)”

3. Lauren Peller
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Justice for Youth by Youth: Huntington Youth Court”

ARTS FEATURE

1. Brandyn Chan
Great Neck South High School, The Southerner
“Peeping Into the Precision of Pipa Playing”

2. Melody Randolph
Elmont Memorial Junior-Senior High School, The Elmont Phoenix
“Artist Highlight: Sabah Ahsan”

3. Munahil Sultana
Elmont Memorial Junior-Senior High School, The Elmont Phoenix
“Artist Highlight: Lea Gardiner”

ARTS REVIEW – THEATER

1. Xanthia Zoe
Smithtown High School East, The Matador
“Lights, Camera, Action—Oh My! Oz Sends East Over the Rainbow!”

2. Matthew Fama
Babylon Junior-Senior High School, PantherTales.org
“American Pride Reborn on the Stage”

3. Isabella Italiano & Leah Johnston
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“Massapequa High School’s Spring Production: Mary Poppins”

ARTS REVIEW – ART

1. Annie Zhang
Great Neck South High School, The Southerner
“Young Artists Featured in Spot Under Spot Gallery”

ARTS REVIEW – VIDEO GAMES

1. Ryan Stapleton
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“Running on Smartphones: A ‘Super Mario Run’ Review”

2. Joey Gentile
Smithtown High School East, The Matador
“An Amazing Experience – PSVR Review”

3. Larry Ding
Jericho High School, The JerEcho
“Is FIFA Mobile Heading to the Top?”

ARTS REVIEW – BOOK REVIEW

1. Anitta Kottai
New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot
“Chasing the Hearts of Teenagers Everywhere”

2. Malaika Foster
Elmont Memorial High School, The Elmont Phoenix
“A Parallel Summary Between Two Novels: Delicate Monsters & A Darkly Beating Heart”

3. Sarah Hillman
East Islip High School, The Broadcaster
“Flaming Over Firestarter”

ARTS REVIEW – LOCAL MUSIC

1. Cierra Colon
East Islip High School, The Broadcaster
“Meet Long Island’s Newest Knockout Band: Nexus”

2. Julia Feldis
Oceanside High School, Sider Press
“Do You Barely Know Them? Well Not Anymore”

3. Liam Higgins
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“Winter Concerts Bring Warmth to Hearts of the Audience”

ARTS REVIEW – NATIONAL MUSIC

1. Nicole Rosenthal
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“The Flaming Lips Bring a Space-Age Spectacular to The Space at Westbury 3/11/17”

2. Joseph McMullan
Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause
“Views, Coloring Book… What’s Next?”

3. Seamus Deegan
Lynbrook High School, Horizon
“Dangerous Woman Tour Rocks Madison Square Garden”

ARTS REVIEW – ALBUM

1. Elma Thorarinsson
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“Apocalipstick: A New Beginning”

2. Mia Alonso
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“Head Carrier: The Progression of Four Talents”

3. Nicole Rosenthal
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“Charly Bliss – Guppy (Album Review)”

ARTS REVIEW – FILM

1. Victoria Keenan
East Islip High School, The Broadcaster
“A New Adventure on the Great Wide Movie Screen: A Beauty and the Beast Review”

2. Jackson Himonidis
East Meadow High School, Jet Gazette
“Far From Heaven”

3. Anush Shah
New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot
“Ouija Definitely Isn’t PG”

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

1. Nicole Rosenthal
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“Pop Is Purple”

2. Natalie Preston
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
Pow!-erful Wow!-men: Female Superheroes Take Movies By Storm”

3. Carla Garavito
East Islip High School, The Broadcaster
“A Wrong Winner Overshadows the Oscars”

AURA DIAZ / FIRST-PERSON AWARD

1. Joselyne Bermudez
Lynbrook High School, Horizon
“Racism and Discrimination: A Personal Story”

2. Kerri Kolensky
East Islip High School, Broadcaster
“Finding Emily and Finding Myself”

3. Isabel Rodriguez
Lynbrook High School, Horizon
“Women’s March on Washington”

BUSINESS

1. Diana Reyes
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Election Merchandise a Big Seller”

2. Samuel Valentin
New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot
“Snapchat’s Stocky Plan”

3. Emily Glennon
East Islip High School, The Broadcaster
“EI Alumni Creates Self-Made Business”

COLUMN – SCHOOL

1. Elle Rieger
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“From Paris to New York and Back Again”

2. Nicole Rosenthal
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“Cracking the Code to Success”

3. Taylor Kozak
East Islip High School, The Broadcaster
“Committing to A College? Here’s What You Need to Know”

COLUMN – GENERAL

1. Mia Alonso
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“Following the Hot Pink River to a Revolution: My Experience at the Historical Women’s March in Washington, D.C.”

2. Zoe Malin
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“What Keeps Se Cliff’s Heart Beating?”

3. Emma Casey
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“An Animal’s ‘Purpose’ is Not Up to Humans”

COMMUNITY SERVICE

1. Diana Farrell
Lynbrook High School, Horizon
“LHS Students Team Up With St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital”

2. Emily Glynn
Division Avenue High School, Dragon Tales
“Making a Difference, One Pillow at a Time: The Henrik Lundqvist Foundation”

3. Alyssa Schmidt
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“We Fight the Fight: Team Doc”

DEADLINE / BREAKING NEWS

1. Zoe Malin
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“As New Yorkers, We Are One”

2. Nicole Rosenthal
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“Circus of Fear: America’s Creepy Clown Epidemic”

3. Mia Alonso
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“Following the Hot Pink River to a Revolution: My Experience at the Historical Women’s March in Washington, D.C.”

EDITORIAL

1. Satiris Georgakopoulas
Smithtown High School East, The Matador
“A Warning About Identity Politics”

2. Eleni Kothesakis
New Hyde Park High School, The Chariot
“Stick It To ‘Em”

3. Natalya Baichan
Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause
“Register—You May Change a Life”

EDITORIAL – NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL

1. Alec Israeli
Cold Spring Harbor High School, The Harbor View
“Islamophobia is Racism. Period.”

2. Isabella Harnick & Amanda Shen
Great Neck South High School, The Southerner
“Reliable or Reposting Lies? Reevaluate Relying on Social Media for Political Info”

3. Emily Budhram
New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot
“Teacher, Who Did You Vote For?”

EDITORIAL – SCHOOL

1. Jack Graziano & Liam Higgins
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“Highlighting Black History Month at MHS”

2. Charlotte DeMartini
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“School: 1900s or Modern?”

3. Emma Boskovski
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Dear Staff: Leave Students Parking Spots”

EDITORIAL – ENVIRONMENTAL

1. Sophie Stein
Cold Spring Harbor High School, The Harbor View
“The Moral Obligation to Standing Rock”

2. Ariel Harsinay
Oceanside High School, Sider Press
“Global Warming: Fact or Fiction?”

3. Kristen Lennon
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“North Shore Wants to ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’”

EDUCATION – NATIONAL ISSUES

1. Ava Coppola
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“New Secretary of Education Raises Concerns”

2. Emma Casey
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Prez Election Language a Minefield for Teachers”

3. Sophia Simon
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Lower College Acceptance Rates Worrying Seniors”

EDUCATION – LOCAL ISSUES

1. Jake Gus
Lynbrook High School, Horizon
“The ‘Opt-Out’ Movement”

2. Lauren Peller
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“We The People Team Demonstrates Constitutional Knowledge at States”

3. Zoe Malin
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“Cursive’s Final Curtain Call”

EDUCATION – SCHOOL

1. Alexandra Doulos
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“MHS Gets New Principal: Mr. DiClemente Leads Team”

2. Danielle Anzelone
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“Mr. McCaw Has Left the Building”

3. Alexandra Doulos
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“Future Plans Set to Update the Science Classrooms at MHS”

ENERGY REPORTING

1. Lindsay Korman
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Preserve the Reservation”

ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE

1. Victoria Lombardi
Smithtown High School East, The Matador
“Deck Out Your Home for Autumn With These Festive Decoration Ideas”

2. Charlotte DeMartini
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“Places to Go and Things to See”

3. Camryn Garrett
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Political Films Could Offer a Respite From the Crazy Election”

ENVIRONMENTAL STORY

1. Lindsay Korman
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Preserve the Reservation”

2. Olivia Schatz
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“What the Frack Is Going On?”

3. Diana Farrell
Lynbrook High School, Horizon
“Global Warming Is Not a Hoax”

FASHION FEATURE

1. Ava Coppola
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Makeup Companies Eliminating Gender”

2. Julia Piazza
East Islip High School, The Broadcaster
“Straight Off the Streets: The Best Looks from Around the World”

3. Carla Garavito
East Islip High School, The Broadcaster
“Students and Teachers Strut Their Stuff at EI SADD Fashion Show”

FEATURE – GENERAL

1. Joselyn Bermudez
Lynbrook High School, Horizon
“Racism and Discrimination: A Personal Story”

2. Sarah Wang
Syosset High School, The Pulse
“Documenting Through Lenses: Matthew Zweigbaum”

3. Nicholas Cristofari
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“Ready, Set, Write”

FEATURE – LOCAL

1. Samuel Mahoney
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“Lord of the Bees: MHS Administrator Has a Unique Hobby”

2. Mohammed Shaji Rahman
Elmont Memorial High School, The Elmont Phoenix
“Something To Add To Your AP U.S. History Exam”

3. Lauren Peller
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Justice For Youth by Youth: Huntington Youth Court”

FOOD – COMMENTARY

1. Rachel Rosenstein & Hallie Schuster
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Food Features, March 2016: Long Island Super Bowls; Taste the Chocolatey Goodness Without the Guilt; Rustic Root”

2. Lauren Peller
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Cha Cha For Matcha”

3. Samantha McCleery
Smithtown High School East, The Matador
“Does Your Favorite Food Place Have a Secret Menu?”

FOOD – RESTAURANT REVIEW

1. Rachel Rosenstein
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Revolutionary Farm to Table Restaurant: Rustic Root”

2. Rachel Schneider
Great Neck South High School, The Southerner
“Crazy Coolness: New Dessert Location”

3. Rachel Rosenstein
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Long Island Super Bowls: Better Than a Brady Comeback”

FIRST AMENDMENT / FREEDOM OF SPEECH AWARD

1. Eboni Crosland
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Student Finds Her Voice at D.C.’s Women’s March”

2. Aditi Patil
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Protests at Berkeley Challenge Free Speech”

3. Lauren Peller
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“WTP Constitution Team Hears Supreme Court Cases”

GOVERNMENT – LOCAL

1. Danielle Anzelone
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“The Results Are In: MHS Weighs In On Presidential Election”

2. Lindsay Korman
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Subway Passengers Erase Anti-Semitic Messages”

3. Anish Pisipati
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“5-Cent Bag Fee Implemented in NYC”

GOVERNMENT – NATIONAL

1. Robert Joannou
Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause
“Students Take On Presidential Election”

2. Alexandra Doulos
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“Reviewing the RNC: The Past, Present and Future of the GOP”

3. Liam Higgins
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“The Expectations of Donald Trump as He Begins His Presidency”

HEADLINE – ENTERTAINMENT

1. Natalie Preston & Maroon Echo Staff
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
Pow!-erful Wow!-men: Female Superheroes Take Movies By Storm”

2. Lauren Peller & Thunderbird Staff
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Skip the Forks and Join the Spoon Revolution”

3. Michael Tripptree & Wildcat Pause Staff
Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause
“Expresso Yourself at Local Cafes”

HEADLINE – EDITORIAL

1. Rohit Srivastava
New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot
“Fake News, Real Problems”

2. Eleni Kothesakis
New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot
“Never Sleeping In, Always Stressing Out”

3. Rachel Rosenstein
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Long Island Super Bowls: Better Than a Brady Comeback”

HUMOR

1. Samantha McCleery
Smithtown High School East, The Matador
“Biggest Scandal of 2017: Steve Harvey Caused the Best Picture Mix-up at the Oscars”

2. Michelle Tiango, Abby Harris, Sydnie Boule, Amanda Scheman & Breana Hancock
Jericho High School, The JerEcho
“Senior Fitness Frenzy”

3. Victoria Bonacasa, Julia Feldis & Rachel Finkelstein
Oceanside High School, Sider Press
“You Might Be an OHS Social Studies Teacher If…”

IN-DEPTH REPORTING

1. Ariel Harsinay
Oceanside High School, Sider Press
“Neglecting Fine Arts: Anything But Fine”

2. Emily Rosenkrantz
East Meadow High School, The Jet Gazette
“Calculating The Cost”

3. Arianna Dolan
Kings Park High School, Kings Park Herald
“Be Smart, Don’t Start: Kings Park is in the K(NO)w”

INFORMATIONAL FEATURE

1. Megan Confino
Commack High School, The Courant
“Step One: Vote. Set Two: Take A Selfie… But Not in the Booth”

2. Meghan Hayfield
Smithtown High School East, The Matador
“The Power of Millennials is Apparent in Whole Foods’ Newest Endeavor”

3. Caroline Chen
Jericho High School, The JerEcho
“2017 Regeneron Scholars Get Results”

ROBERT W. GREENE INVESTIGATIVE / ENTERPRISE JOURNALISM

1. Ariel Harsinay
Oceanside High School, Sider Press
“Neglecting Fine Arts: Anything But Fine”

2. Emma Boskovski
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Lack of Designated Spots Drives Students to Park Illegally”

3. Brianna Stanco
Oceanside High School, Sider Press
“Getting Tangled in the Dark Web”

MEDIA COLUMN

1. Charlotte DeMartini
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“Hitting Replay on Movies”

2. Isabel Zorn
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“Better Not Believe The Bachelor”

NEWS STORY

1. Megan Julian
Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause
“Heroin Destroying Lives, Communities”

2. Zack Abrams
Commack High School, The Courant
“Taking The Lead on Water Safety”

3. Jake Gus
Lynbrook High School, Horizon
“LHS Enforces Stricter Cell Phone Policy”

OPINION – GENERAL

1. Julia Woods
Oceanside High School, Sider Press
“Kaepernick: Hero or Villian?”

2. Alec Israeli
Cold Spring Harbor High School, The Harbor View
“Democrats, Republicans and the Working Class: A Post-Election Autopsy”

3. Lynne Xie
Great Neck South High School, The Southerner
“Human Tendencies That Underlie Racial Separation”

OPINION – NATIONAL

1. Alec Israeli
Cold Spring Harbor High School, The Harbor View
“Opinion: Trumpism? No, Fascism.”

2. Ariel Harsinay
Oceanside High School, Sider Press
“How the Media Normalized Trump”

3. Chris Hadsall
Massapequa High School, The Chief
Counterpoint: Colin Kaepernick’s Flawed Form of Protest”

OPINION – POP CULTURE

1. Victoria Keenan
East Islip High School, The Broadcaster
“It’s a Tale Keeping Up With New Times”

2. Lucia Hu
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“The Dehumanization of Society”

3. Alexis Albert
Smithtown High School East, The Matador
“Girl Meets World and Changes It”

OPINION – SCHOOL

1. Liliann Ulysse
Elmont Memorial High School, The Elmont Phoenix
“Face Off: Should School Have a Later Start Time? PRO”

2. Sam Cohen
Lynbrook High School, Horizon
“Cell Phones Are Not Detrimental”

3. April Rowell
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“Extra Extracurriculars”

POLITICAL / LOCAL FEATURE

1. Carina Boyce
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“The Women’s March Across America”

2. Cassidy Sollazzo
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Some Seniors Miss Voting Age by Mere Days”

3. Zoe Malin
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“What Keeps Sea Cliff’s Heart Beating?’

1. Zack Abrams
Commack High School, The Courant
“Make America Stronger Together”

2. Marlie Allen
Commack High School, The Courant
“Fact or Fiction: Social Media Political Game Changer”

3. Emma Casey
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Trump Stuns World With Electoral Win”

PROFILE

1. Zoe Malin
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“What Keeps Sea Cliff’s Heart Beating?”

2. Amy Glanzer
Lynbrook High School, Horizon
“Alumni Feature: Daniel Silvermintz”

3. Matthew Portnoy & Hannah Weinberger
Great Neck South High School
“Student Balances Ballet and Books”

Q&A

1. Matt Watling
Syosset High School, The Pulse
“The Pulse Sits Down With Syosset Track Athlete, Peter Zimbalist”

2. Taylor Kozak
East Islip High School The Broadcaster
“Our Roving Reporter Asks: What Would You Be if You Weren’t a Teacher?”

3. Anna Tobin
Commack High School, The Courant
“A Fateful Farewell: Principal Nolan Retires”

Q&A – SCHOOL-RELATED

1. Emma Casey
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Speaker Shares Danger of Drugs, Alcohol”

2. Scott Long
East Islip High School, The Broadcaster
“What Keeps Athletes Motivated?”

3. Danielle Anzelone
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“Getting to Know the Administrators at MHS”

REVIEW / CRITICISM

1. Victoria Bonacasa
Oceanside High School, Slider Press
“What Can We Learn From the Handmaid’s Tale?”

2. Alexa Grill
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“This Is Us Season Finale Gets Mixed Reviews”

3. Leetal Prezelmayer
Jericho High School, The JerEcho
“Jericho Students Learn ’N Roll”

RELIGION / MULTICULTURAL

1. Maroon Echo Staff
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Inclusivity at Forefront of Education as U.S. Becomes More Diverse”

2. Ylisha Ford
Valley Stream North High School, North Star
“That Time I Went to Temple”

3. Maya Masheb
Jericho High School, The JerEcho
“Testing Religion”

SCHOOL – FEATURE

1. Sarah Kopp
Cold Spring Harbor High School, The Harbor View
“Holocaust Survivor Speaks at CSH”

2. Zoe Malin
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“Cursive’s Final Curtain Call”

3. Nicole Rosenthal & Roundup Staff
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“Doorways to Community (and Controversy)”

SCHOOL – NEWS

1. Emma Boskovski
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Lack of Designated Spots Drives Students to Park Illegally”

2. Matthew Gold
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“Bill Mitaritonna Steps Down as High School West’s Basketball Coach”

3. Declan Beran
Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause
“Veteran’s Board Will Strengthen Community”

SCHOOL – FINANCIAL NEWS

1. Cassidy Latham
Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause
“Growing Up = Financial Responsibility”

2. Haley Raphael
Great Neck South High School, The Southerner
“2016-17 Preliminary Budget: Why They Cut and Why You Should Care”

3. Lily Hoffman
Kings Park High School, Kings Herald
“Restoring Kings Park Pride: Facilities Upgrades at KPCSD”

SCHOOL CULTURE REPORTING

1. Zoe Malin
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“Cursive’s Final Curtain Call”

2. Annie Zhang
Great Neck South High School, The Southerner
“Room 214: The Scene for Unseen Science Research”

3. Jake Gus
Lynbrook High School, Horizon
“LHS Enforces Stricter Cell Phone Policy”

SCIENCE / HEALTH

1. Carolyn Berghorn
Lynbrook High School, Horizon
“Cancer: The New Cold”

2. Vincent Cavaliere
Commack High School, The Courant
“Everything in Moderation: The Rules of Fast Food”

3. James Oldham
Commack High School, The Courant
“The Fountain of Youth”

SOCIAL COMMENTARY – SCHOOL

1. Zoe Malin
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“Cursive’s Final Curtain Call”

2. Claudia Pascale
Babylon Junior-Senior High School, Panther Tales
“Simple Truths”

3. Lily Hoffman
Kings Park High School, Kings Herald
“Lady Kingsmen? The Hypocrisy of the Kings Park Mascot”

SOCIAL COMMENTARY – GENERAL

1. Kaitlin Channell
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“Misconceptions of Feminism”

2. Joshua Polansky
Lynbrook High School
“The Photoshop Effect”

3. Mia Alonso
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“Following the Hot Pink River to a Revolution: My Experience at the Historical Women’s March in Washington, D.C.”

SHORT FEATURE

1. Emma Casey & Michael Lamanno
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“’Star Wars’ Redefining Damsels in Distress”

2. Jessica Papavera
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Third-Party Candidates Remain on Fringe, Impact Elections”

3. Victoria Keenan
East Islip High School, The Broadcaster
“The Heart Behind Organ Donations”

SERIOUS FEATURE

1. Munahil Sultana
Elmont Memorial High School, The Elmont Phoenix
“Hot Topics: Discrimination”

2. Alexandra Doulos
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“The Transgender Bathroom Bill Debacle”

3. Kaylin Wood
East Meadow High School, The Jet Gazette
“Equal Education: Equal Opportunities”

SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYSIS

1. Lucia Hu
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“The Dehumanization of Society”

2. Lili Sturge
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“Is Social Media Making Us Socially Awkward?”

3. Thomas Kozlowski
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Social Media Becoming Means of Transmitting News”

SPORTS FEATURE

1. Emma Casey
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Get ’Cha Head in the Game”

2. Gabe Lefkowitz
Great Neck South High School, The Southerner
“Senior’s Sailing Olympic Fantasea May Just Become a Reality”

3. Chris Kerrane
New Hyde Park Memorial high School, The Chariot
“Transgender Students Transition Into Sports”

SPORTS – SCHOOL

1. Emma Boskovski
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Getting Off Track: Renovations Force Athletes to Train Elsewhere”

2. Matthew Gold
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“Bill Mitaritonna Steps Down as High School West’s Basketball Coach”

3. Emma Boskovski
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Gone Overboard: Crew Loses 11 Seniors From Largest Team Ever”

SPORTS – NATIONAL

1. Victoria Barbera
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“Rio Recap: All You Need to Know About the 2016 Olympic Games”

2. Renata Quinto
East Meadow High School, The Jett Gazette
“Safe in Seattle?”

3. Yash Kumar
Jericho High School, The JerEcho
“Colin’s Contentious Call”

STORYTELLING

1. Marco Robinson
Elmont Memorial High School, The Elmont Phoenix
“Creative Inspiration: Do All for Love for Love Liberates”

2. Victoria Keenan
East Islip High School, The Broadcaster
“Ithaca College Makes the Summer of a Lifetime”

3. Rodney Legrand
Elmont Memorial High School, The Elmont Phoenix
“Love Without Limits: Elmont Graduates Getting Married”

STUDENT ISSUES

1. Zoe Malin
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“Cursive’s Final Curtain Call”

2. Nicole Rosenthal
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“20/29 Vision”

3. Emma Boskovski
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Lack of Designated Spots Drive Students to Park Illegally”

STUDENT PROFILE

1. Jenny Hickey
New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot
“Diamond Girls Grow Up”

2. Christopher Alexander
Elmont Memorial High School, The Elmont Phoenix
“Student Spotlight: Munahil Sultana – Inspiring One Peer at a Time”

3. Cooper Bower
Kings Park High School, Kings Herald
“KPHS Legend Retires Mr. Pete Thompson”

TECHNOLOGY

1. Lucia Hu
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“The Dehumanization of Society”

2. Griffin Genet
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“Wrestling With The Tesla”

3. Kylee Vasil
East Meadow High School, The Jett Gazette
“I’ll Never Let Go, (Headphone) Jack”

TRAVEL

1. Chris Hadsall
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“Munich, Salzburg and Vienna: A Trip of a Lifetime”

2. Lauren Perez
North Shore High School, The Viking View
“Un Voyage D’une Vie”

3. Lauren Hochheiser & Brooke Blumberg
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Assisting the New Orleans Community, One ‘Mardis Gras’ Bead at a Time”

NEWSPAPER DESIGN / ILLUSTRATION & HEADLINE AWARDS

CARTOON

1. Lindsay Marrione
Lynbrook High School, Horizon
“Election Night Reactions”

2. Kiera Pagano
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“Let’s Hope the Russians Don’t Hack PowerSchool!”

3. Michael Dondero
East Islip High School, The Broadcaster
“Violence Is Consuming Our World”

CARTOON – ENTERTAINMENT

1. Marissa Marino
Kings Park High School, Kings Herald
“Mochie (Thanksgiving)”

2. Kiera Pagano
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“Mudslinging 2016”

3. Michael Dondero
East Islip High School, The Broadcaster
“Spring Into Shape”

CARTOON – POLITICAL

1. Michael Dondero
East Islip High School, The Broadcaster
“Are Fur Coats Worth the Lives of Our Furry Friends?”

2. Lindsay Marrione
Lynbrook High School, Horizon
“You Are Not Welcome Here”

3. Kaylee Ferraro
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Trump: Clinton’s Baggage”

COMIC STRIP

1. Marissa Marino
Kings Park High School, Kings Herald
“Mochie (Graduation)”

ILLUSTRATION

1. Mackenzie Lutz
Commack High School, The Courant
“Conspiring Against the Norm: Popular Conspiracy Theories”

2. Michael Dondero
East Islip High School, The Broadcaster
“Second View”

3. Matthew Wong
New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot
“Honoring Legends”

ILLUSTRATION – NEWS

1. Tori Marzari & Kiera Derrig
Lynbrook High School, Horizon
“See It, Hear It, Take It”

2. Lindsay Marrione
Lynbrook High School, Horizon
“Brock Turner Should Still Be In Jail”

3. Katherine Curran
Smithtown High School East, The Matador
“Trump Firestarters”

ILLUSTRATION – GRAPHIC ART

1. Emma Casey
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“How to Spot Fake News”

2. Emma Casey
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Where Do They Stand?”

3. Kiera Pagano
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“Catch a Wave”

GRAPHIC ART – SPORTS

1. Thomas Kozlowski & Jess Papavera
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Marauder Basketball 2017”

LAYOUT – ISSUE

1. Maroon Echo Staff
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Winter 2017 Issue”

2. Broadcaster Staff
East Islip High School, The Broadcaster
“February 2017 Issue”

3. Danielle Anzelone & Michael Riggi
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“January 2017 Issue”

LAYOUT – FRONT COVER

1. Afir Jakir
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“Issue 3”

2. Michelle Zhang
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“Senior Edition”

3. Sam Epstein & Amy Glanzer
Lynbrook High School, Horizon
“February 17th Cover”

LAYOUT – FEATURE

1. Michelle Zhang
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“Story of the Week – March 17, 2017”

2. Julia Camina
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“Issue 3 – Doorways to Controversy”

3. Michelle Zhang
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“Issue 4 – Pages 4 & 5”

LAYOUT – SINGLE PAGE

1. Michelle Zhang
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“Homecoming Edition, Page 4”

2. Eleni Kothesakis
New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot
“The Sharioot Front Cover – April Fools Edition”

3. Michelle Zhang
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“Homecoming Edition – Page 8”

LAYOUT – SECTION

1. Danielle Anzelone & Michael Riggi
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“Profiling The MHS Community”

2. Broadcaster Staff
East Islip High School, The Broadcaster
“Layout – Section (Sports)”

3. Arianna Dolan
Kings Park High School, Kings Herald
“Homecoming / Spirit Week”

PHOTO

1. Jackson Himonidis
East Meadow High School, The Jet Gazette
“Teen Spirit”

2. Alyssa Schmidt
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“We Fight the Fight: Team Doc (Jones Beach Walk)”

3. Danielle Anzelone
Massapequa High School, The Chief
“Stressed Out”

PHOTO – SPORTS

1. Diana Reyes
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Basketball Crowd”

2. Scott Engelhardt
Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause
“Competition Heats Up For Spring”

3. Ashley Mamys
Division Avenue high School
“Soccer”

PHOTO ESSAY

1. Maroon Echo Staff
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“Checkmate”

2. Taylor Kozak, Defne Duyku & Sarah Bloom
East Islip High School, The Broadcaster
“East Islip Homecoming 2016”

3. Taylor Kozak
East Islip High School, The Broadcaster
“2017 EIHS Fashion Show”

NEWSPAPER SPECIAL SECTIONS AWARDS

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

1. Abha Japi & Anush Shah
New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot
“December 2016 Entertainment”

SPORTS

1. Maroon Echo Staff
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“BSHS Sports – Basketball”

2. Emma Casey & Mike Lamanno
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“The Scoop Page”

3. The Roundup Staff
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“Colts Corner Podcast”

OPEN CATEGORY

1. Maroon Echo Staff
Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo
“The Road to the White House”

2. The Courant Staff
Commack High School, The Courant
“The Rant”

3. Madison Ugan, Peter Markotsis, Olivia Genovese & Katie Napolitano
Cold Spring Harbor High School, The Harbor View
“Homecoming Fall 2016”

SPECIAL ISSUE / MAGAZINE

1. Michelle Zhang
Half Hollow Hills West, The Roundup
“The Roundup Senior Edition”

2. Horizon Staff
Lynbrook High School, Horizon
“Senior Edition”

ONLINE AWARDS

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

1. Austin Krach
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Reboot or Bust”

2. Emily Disman
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“13 Reasons Why: A Story That Needs To Be Told”

3. Jolie Freedman
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Lady Gaga Gives Fans a ‘Million Reasons’ to Support Her Comeback”

PHOTO SERIES

1. Rachel Schier
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Ben & Jerry’s Core Flavors Tasting”

2. Maryanne Mahoney
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Enigmatic, Electric, Enlightening: Electricity”

3. Rachel Schier
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“There’s Always Room for Dessert”

FEATURE

1. Rachel Rosenstein
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Mediterranean Snack Bar: Not Your Typical Greek Diner”

2. Lauren Peller
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“A Hidden Gem in Heckscher Park”

3. Rachel Rosenstein
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“The Shake Shack Attack Comes to Melville”

EDITORIAL

1. Andrew Yanover
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Two Too Many”

2. Andrew Yanover
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Yes We Khan”

3. Alyssa Schmidt
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird
“Cover Girl’s New Cover Boy”

NEWS SITE

1. Thunderbird Staff
Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird

2. The Chief Staff
Massapequa High School, The Chief Online

3. The JerEcho Staff
Jericho High School, The JerEcho

VIDEO AWARDS

DOCUMENTARY

1. Peter Ingenito
Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career and Technical Education Center
“Behind The Glasses (How I Learned To Overcome a Disability)”

2. Matt Davis
Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career and Technical Education Center
“One Last Run”

3. Jessica Gerbe
Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career and Technical Education Center
“Baldwin Juniors”

NEWS STORY

1. Irene Jiang, Daniel Choe & Muhammad Asif
Jericho High School, The JerEcho
“Fly Fishing Reeling in Students”

2. Lauren Steinberger & Alexa Albicocco
Jericho High School, The JerEcho
“Having a Say About The New Chick-Fil-A”

3. Jayden Kupferman & Leetal Prezelmayer
Jericho High School, The JerEcho
“Let the Battles Begin”

FEATURE STORY

1. Katie Leigh, Jordana Pearlman & Emily Nelson
Jericho High School, The JerEcho
“Uncovering Above”

2. Larry Ding, Jason Choi & Yash Kumar
Jericho High School, The JerEcho
“Working on Water Wellness”

3. Amanda Solomon, Dani Chipman, Jordyn Malone, Emma Newman, Lindsay Tanney & Lauren Marmann
Jericho High School, The JerEcho
“Keeping Up With Jordyn”

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

1. Muhammad Asif
Jericho High School, The JerEcho
“A Passion for the Saxophone”

2. Ryan Boico, Tyler Scher, Joe Niemir, Michael Ohabi & Kunal Galani
Jericho High School, The JerEcho
“JHS Cops”

3. Michelle Tiango, Abby Harris, Sydnie Boule, Amanda Scheman & Breana Hancock
Jericho High School, The JerEcho
“Senior Fitness Frenzy”

SCHOOL SPIRIT

1. Michelle Zhang
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“Homecoming Court 2016 – Meet the Candidates”

2. Michelle Zhang
Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup
“Valentine’s Day Special”

3. Katie Leigh, Jordana Pearlman & Emily Nelson
Jericho High School, The JerEcho
“Uncovering Above”

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Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
Photographer: Jonathan Heisler, Hofstra University Photographer
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