Horizon Students Continue to Make Their Mark

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Fifteen Lynbrook High School students in the school’s newspaper club, Horizon, along with their adviser Jessica Sanders, recently attended LIU Post's Press Day and Best of High School Journalism Awards. The students were presented with four awards, the most of any school in attendance. There were over 325 award entries, including some from schools as far as Connecticut and Texas. 

The LIU Post Best of High School Journalism Awards recognizes the best in high school journalism. To participate, high school students or their faculty advisers enter their best published or broadcast news stories to be considered in the following categories: Best High School Newspaper, Best Online Publication, Best News Story, Best Feature Story, Best Sports Story, Best Commentary/Editorial and Best News and Sports Photography. 

Sophomore Andie Glanzer won first place in the Best Commentary/Editorial category for her article entitled “13 Reasons Why 13 Reasons Why Gets It Wrong.” Glanzer has won an award for this article in each of the competitions that her piece as been entered in so far. She also took home second place in the Best News Photography category for her online photo series entitled “Students Tour The New York Times Printing Plant.”

In addition, senior Katie Heit received first place in the Best Sports Photography category for her photo entitled “Lynbrook Varsity Football,” and the entire Horizon Online Staff was awarded second place for the Best Online Publication category. Judges said they were “so impressed with the newly launched” newspaper and the fact that it “provides students with up-to-date news in an engaging and interactive format.”