LHS Journalists Win Big at Quill Awards

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Members of Lynbrook High School’s newspaper Horizon, recently attended Adelphi University’s Press Day and took home top awards during the annual Quill Awards portion of the day. Horizon staff won first- and second-place awards in five of the six categories that they entered while competing against 29 schools across Long Island and Queens. More than 300 high school students and staff attended the annual event. 

Each school was limited to enter six of the 15 award categories with only one nominee in each category. The Horizon staff earned first place for “Most Outstanding Newspaper,” while Horizon member Ela Ratkiewicz earned first place for “Best Opinion Piece” for her story, “An Obvious Choice: Gun Control or Our Lives.” The entire Horizon staff was also recognized as the second place winner for “Best Online Newspaper.” Horizon Online or, was launched in 2017. 

In addition, Horizon member Jane Hoeflinger received second place for “Most Outstanding Reporter” for a portfolio of her work and editor-in-chief Sam Cohen earned second place for “Best News Article” for his piece, “Too Much! Too Little! Just Right: The Story of LHS’s Regents Weighting Policy.” 

The district congratulates the entire Horizon staff and Horizon advisor Jessica Sanders on another successful competition!