Student Writers Pen Success

Photo of Horizon Staff
For the second consecutive year, Lynbrook High School’s student newspaper, Horizon, received a Gold Award for Best All-Around Publication in the 2017 Empire State Scholastic Press Association awards program. Horizon staff members and contributors also exceeded last year’s record and won a total of 29 individual honors, including two gold, seven silver, 10 bronze and 10 honorable mention awards. 

Hosted by Syracuse University, the ESSPA awards program gives students across the state a chance to compete and showcase their talents through their school publications. 

"I could not be more proud of this hard-working group of student editors and writers,” said Horizon advisor Jessica Sanders. “It's so nice to see all their effort and talent recognized by the Empire State Scholastic Press Association. I'm blown away by the number of honors Horizon received this year.”

Gold Award:
Sam Cohen & Andie Glanzer – Editorial Page
Ela Ratkiewicz – Feature Writing

Silver Award:
Jackie Moreno – Editorial Writing 
Lindsay Marrione – Editorial Cartoon (Portfolio) 
Sam Cohen – Editorial Page
‘16-‘17 Layout Staff – Feature Layout
Angelica Almonte – News Story 
Jake Gus (‘17) – News Story 
Jackie Moreno – Picture Story/Layout

Bronze Award:
Jenna Marrandino (‘17) – Editorial Writing 
Lindsay Marrione, Alex Guglielmo & Isabel Rodriguez – Editorial Page
Morgan Pozolante – Feature Writing 
Joselyne Bermudez – Feature Writing 
Ela Ratkiewicz – Feature Writing
Brian Egan – In-Depth Coverage (x2)
Rhiannon Lynster (‘17) – News Story 
Sam Epstein (‘17) – Picture Story/Layout
Jackie Moreno – Special Topic/Event Coverage

Honorable Mention Award:
Isabel Rodriguez (‘17) – Editorial Writing 
Jackie Moreno – Feature Writing (x2)
Joselyne Bermudez – Feature Writing 
‘16-‘17 Horizon Staff – Front Page Design  
Isljam Purisic & Emily Moelis – Picture Story/Layout
Morgan Pozolante – In-Depth Coverage
Diana Farrell (‘17) – Story/Layout 
Ayesha Hussain (‘17) – Review Writing (Portfolio) 
Katie Heit – Sports Photography