Horizon Students Crowned ESSPA Winners

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For the third consecutive year, Lynbrook High School’s student newspaper, Horizon, received a Gold Award for Best All-Around Publication in the 2018 Empire State Scholastic Press Association awards program. Under the guidance of Horizon adviser Jessica Sanders, the 2017-2018 student staff members also proudly took home the Gold Award for Best New Publication for Horizon Online, the student newspaper’s newly launched website. 

Hosted annually by Syracuse University, the ESSPA awards program gives students across the state a chance to compete and showcase their talents through their school publications. During the awards program, Horizon staff members and contributors, including some 2018 graduates, also won a total of 14 individual honors, including six gold, one silver, two bronze and five honorable mention awards. 

Gold Award: 

Emily Bergin – News Writing 
Brian Egan – Feature Writing
Jane Hoeflinger – News Writing
Helaina Rehs – Sports News
Christian Sarlo – Sports Feature 
Pooja Shah – Picture Story Layout 

Silver Award: 

Terence Deegan – In-Depth Coverage

Bronze Award: 

Josh Polansky – News Writing 
Harrison Simon – Sports Feature 

Honorable Mentions: 

Marti Candel, Dustin Mandell and Djelza Pulitani – Picture Story Layout
Sam Cohen – News Writing 
Lauren Hernandez - Review Writing Portfolio
Tess Rechtweg – Feature Writing 
Horizon Staff – Front Page Design Portfolio

Congratulations, Horizon!