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Dear High School Journalists, Family, and Teachers: As Dean of the School of Communication at Hofstra University, I am delighted that the Long Island Press is conducting its High School Journalism Program. A strong press is vital to the proper functioning of a democracy, and high school is where so many people first get a chance to hone their skills as reporters, writers, and editors for the many media that carry news today—print, broadcast, online, mobile, etc. Journalism is a challenging and rewarding field. Challenging because it is hard to root out the truth, and when you succeed there will always be some who will not thank you; rewarding because you have the power to bring injustices to light and to help build a better world. Long Island is fortunate to have a tradition of great high schools, and we at Hofstra are happy that we see many graduates of those schools here in their college years. We enjoyed working with our friends at the Long Island Press and are proud that Hofstra is hosting the gala to honor the winning students and their teachers and faculty advisers. Not all high school journalists end up pursuing careers in journalism, of course—many end up in business, law, education, medicine, and other fields. But the skills learned—how to gather information, how to sort out a complex set of facts, how to reach conclusions about what those facts mean, and how to present your conclusions to an audience—are tremendously helpful in whatever career one may eventually undertake. Hofstra’s School of Communication offers concentrations not only in journalism but in other fields such as film-making, television production, public relations, and rhetoric. Each offers a way to build on the communication skills you learn in high school, and to do so in the context of a well-rounded liberal-arts education. I hope you will look seriously at our programs and us when you are applying to college. But for now, I urge you to give your all to your work, and to your efforts as part of the Long Island Press High School Journalism Program. I look forward to meeting some of you at the banquet here at Hofstra. All best wishes,

Evan Cornog, Ph.D. Dean, School of Communication Hofstra University

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School of Communication The School of Communication is a center of creativity on Hofstra University’s campus. Our students are producing award-winning work, presenting research, and kickstarting their careers as future communications industry leaders. Prestigious faculty lead small, intimate classes and combine expert teaching, mentoring and hands-on experience to create a rich, collaborative learning environment. As early as their first year, students have access to cutting-edge technology within the school’s state-of-the-art facilities and numerous co-curricular and pre-professional activities. The school’s close proximity to New York City allows students to take full advantage of world-class internship and career opportunities. Explore the School of Communication, including the Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations; Department of Radio, Television, Film; and Department of Rhetoric.

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t is with immense pride tethered to a heavy heart that I congratulate all the participants and winners of the 2013 Long Island Press High School Journalism Awards. The tragic and senseless death of Andrea Rebello this past weekend has been felt not only within the walls and the corridors of Hofstra University and its School of Communication, where she was a junior public relations major, it also resonates through every home in every community across Long Island, touches every school and every family. How can it not? Andrea was a sweet, beautiful and gifted 21-year-old so full of life and compassion but in the blink of an eye she was taken from her loving parents and twin sister by the dastardly acts of a career criminal and a police intervention gone awry. Her loss should further the national discussion of several issues still plaguing our society, topics that beg for solutions yet always seem somehow to forever be stuck in a loop defined by tragedy: gun violence and gun control; our nation’s ever-growing prison population and problem-ridden probation and parole system; police training and the lifeand-death challenges members of law enforcement encounter every day they perform their duty to protect and serve the public. As a member of Hofstra’s School of Communication—the core sponsor of this high school awards program—Andrea shared the hopes that so many of this year’s recipients hold dear. Therefore in her honor, the Community Service Award will hereby carry Andrea’s name. As part of the team of judges who spent two weeks judging this year’s competition, I can honestly say that the future of journalism is alive and well here on Long Island; so well, in fact, that this year’s competition was unprecedented in its scope and quality of submissions. The contest included more than 1,200 entries from more than 30 high schools across Long Island. Submissions ran the gamut—from colorful arts and entertainment coverage and insightful enterprise and investigative articles to emotionally moving first-person accounts of everything from album and performance reviews to what it’s like to lose both parents. Students provided in-depth analysis of such hot-button national issues as gun control and ballooning college loans to First Amendment rights and the drawbacks of standardized testing. They wrote about the environment, tackling such topics as the proliferation and toxicity of plastic to hydrofracking and global warming.

Overview The Long Island Press High School Journalism Awards Program helps students learn the craft of journalism at a fundamental level: We want young newspapermen and women to understand how to report and tell stories—stories that matter to their community and the world around it. We want to help high school students understand the ethics of journalism and the importance of getting the facts and reporting them impartially. We believe that the knowledge and the skills acquired from the program will inspire and support students in their efforts to secure internships, scholarships, apprenticeships and, eventually, jobs in journalism or publishing.

They wrote about government, sports, fashion. They wrote about food, technology, health, humor, the prom and war. From breathtaking photo spreads and smart, gripping headlines to elements such as layout, flow, placement of graphics and artwork, use of pullquotes and headlines—entrants in the design categories were likewise impressive. So were students’ video submissions, which ranged from powerful public service announcements about suicide and the dangers of texting while driving to light-hearted segments about Thanksgiving and fundraising. Of course, all of these topics, no matter how far-reaching, have local consequences and ramifications, and students did an outstanding job documenting them. Their coverage of Hurricane Sandy and the Newtown school massacre and even the presidential election added a perspective all-tooeasily ignored by some local news outlets. Overall, so many entries deserved recognition

As you have by now figured out, journalism grants the practitioner a magic pass with which the bearer can enter the lives and worlds of anyone, at any time. Journalism bestows upon the curious mind a key to unlock any door, look behind any curtain, tear away any mask. Journalism gives you the license to ask anyone, at any time, the questions that no one else will or dares to. With this access come great responsibilities, among them: a commitment to the truth, in all its forms, whatever those truths may be; the promise of never giving up until the story is complete, until you’ve spoken with every side, until you’ve researched all angles. It requires an open ear and an open heart and an open mind; compassion, courage, curiosity, a healthy dose of skepticism and a willingness to go wherever the story may take you, to follow each of its leads no matter how many times they may crisscross or bend; and a promise to do your due diligence to get the story right. This is hallowed ground, a hallowed calling. You are the confidantes, the investigators, the truthdiggers and the painters. You are the doctors and the nurses beneath the flag and banner of the written word whose mission it is to tell the stories of those in need. You are the police and prosecutors, charged with holding those in power accountable. You are the solution, making things brighter, and better, through exposing darkness to blinding sunlight. Flip through the pages of this newspaper. Acknowledge the support of your family members and friends, your fellow classmates, advisors and teachers. Read the names of all the other students just like you, from schools throughout this Island. Remember and hold dear this place, this gathering, this moment in time, this recognition. May it sear a little corner in your minds that you can return to and seek refuge in and call upon, many, many years from now, whenever you need a tiny nudge of reassurance. Derive inspiration from these awards and know that you are not alone on your path; you are never alone. Recognize that you have a voice. And be cognizant that you also possess the rare, unique and “special” ability of giving countless others a voice, too. Others, such as Andrea. Congratulations.

“This year’s competition was unprecedented in its scope and quality of submissions.” that we felt the only way to truly give them their proper due was to create additional categories for them. So in all, nearly 20 new rankings were established to recognize what we considered to be exemplary journalism. Among new categories created specifically for Hurricane Sandy, Newtown and election coverage: Storytelling, Social Media Analysis, Restaurant Review, Travel and Comic Strip.

To the students: Each of you have chosen, or at least shown an interest in, a special path. I say “special” because journalism is truly is a profession unlike any other. Despite the cameras and the headlines, the joy of breaking a major story or the thrill of seeing your name in print at the top of the page, it is far from the most glamorous. Despite the apparent effortlessness published words flow across your favorite newspaper, magazine or even website, their fluidity is really the fine-tuned result of hours, days, weeks, months, or even years of meticulous research, shoe-worn reporting and painstaking and neverending honing of the craft. (And great editors!) Neither is journalism the most lucrative profession; for its greatest rewards are not monetary.

Sincerely, Christopher Twarowski Long Island Press Editor in Chief

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sto·ry

an account of incidents or events a statement regarding the facts pertinent to a situation in question a news article or broadcast

Race demographics in Bellport High School

Bellport High School, The Clipper

objective look at the population of the school. Conclusion: We can say with certainty that there is a problem—but what is it? White reface: In past issues of The Clipper, students are represented far too highly in “advanced grand statements like: “That race is an issue classes”—physics, Hon-ors classes, advanced math in Bellport High School is not something classes, and advanced placement classes. We know that can be debated” were made. These that there are no true differences between race or sex statements were not groundless. There is a diverse when it comes to ability in education, so we must community in Bellport, and that is not something assume a factor in the environment. Perhaps it is that can be ignored. However, no one has addressed economic status, location, or maybe even a latent race as this article does for the first time. This article attitude which many feel; AP and Honors classes provides a wealth of substantiated, statistically signifiare “for white kids.” cant information about While we may not racial demographics in quite understand the Bellport High School. mix of factors that play It is the first and only into this problem, we study of its kind, and do know that some of it confirms what most them exist, and that we people privately worry, can address them the but cannot prove: that schools of our district. racial distribution Our problem among classes is horribly is that we have an skewed. achievement gap. Study: This study Somehow created, includes an important History We can see that for Regents Global 9, 10, Math Part of the problem with the data here is US History, and Participation in Government, the that we did not measure any Algebra classes, this gap widens year selection of regents, distribution of race is approximately the same, and so we have an incomplete view of this after year, and there is honors, and AP courses if not more skewed towards minority groups. subject. However, we can still see that honors really no catching up. in each of the four However, in the Honors and AP classes, this classes have much higher rates of white takes a dramatic turnaround, where minorities students (along with AP Stats) while AP Calculus Rather than seeing main subject areas. are less than 20%, when they should compose has no Black or Hispanic students. students increase Course rosters from the exactly 50% of the course. their workload and beginning of the year take more challengwere tallied up, by race. ing courses, we see The four categories of students repeat years, race represented, for and avoid, or not make ease of data gathering the cut, or simply not and viewing, are know about more White, Black, Asian, advanced courses and Hispanic/Other. that they should be A school authorized taking. It widens over list of names with races the years, and as it was used to ensure that does, we see that it the race tallied was English While there is a large drop off from 9th Science We see here, a trend in regents science falls along racial lines. correct. grade regents to the other regents classes, classes. Data is skewed towards whites the the rest of the regents classes remain at a further you get in the progression of regents There is no reason it Significance: reasonable level, while the honors classes classes usually taken: Living Environment, Earth needs to be like this. Studies that examine remain skewed, but steady. However, AP Language Science, Chemistry, and then Physics. Again, AP and We can fix this. It’s racial distribution and Composition completely distorts the results Honors classes are extremely skewed towards by having almost 85% of its population as white, white, although AP Chemistry actually has a higher not racist to admit it; point out and highlight and 0% black. number of traditional ‘minorities’ than whites, we’re a diverse, but problems in systems because of its high Asian population. segregated school. But and society. In this case, our results show that as classes advance from classes jumped back up to 4 standard deviations, in we can be a diverse school dedicated to fixing this course segregation. regents, to honors, to AP. This is easily observed in favor of non-white. Acting on the Data: Well, what can be done Essentially what this means is that for Honors the graphs, which show incredibly skewed classes. Classes like AP Calculus and AP Physics have few to and AP classes, it’s very, very unlikely that the per- about this? Part of the problem stems from students no Hispanic of Black students. Data as strong as this centage of white students, for the number that falling behind in 9th grade, but also earlier, in 6th there are, would be that high. For regents classes, it grade, where they missed joining the “honors leads to a conclusion: there is an achievement gap. Analyzing the Data: The easiest way to break means that it is very unlikely that the percentage of track,” or even earlier, in elementary school, where many children did not master the fundamentals of the data down further is to white and non-white non-white students would be that high. Unless, all students didn’t have an equal prob- reading. This is an achievement gap that can be surstudents, because each of these two categories comprise about 50% of the students in the school. ability of moving onto advanced science or math mounted, not an ability gap. We need to put more safety nets in place, and start students off early with This leads us to assume that each class should be half courses, or taking honors of AP courses. The numbers are impossible to take any other a solid base, so they at least get to high school on white, and half non-white—if race and ethnicity are not factors. We tested this on all of the AP classes way. This sampled hundreds of Bellport students level ground with their peers. If you start to act on first. Of the AP classes we listed, 198 of the students in dozens of courses, and though it left out a few this data now, in less than a decade, this data will were white, while only 40 were non-white. After our courses, and many electives, it gives a complete and begin to turn around.

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calculations, this falls past 7 standard deviations. This is less than one in a billion chance of probability. For all the Honors classes we listed, we had a total of 363 white students, and 129 black students—again, we had over 7 standard deviations on our result. Finally, we tested the regents courses. As predicted, due to the white students in other courses, this data was skewed towards the non-white group. Surprisingly, it was only at a significance level of 1.6 standard deviations. However, if you remove the math and physics regents classes, the correlation for other regents

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Brianne Garrett

jour·nal·ist

a person engaged in journalism; especially a writer or editor for a news medium; a writer who aims at a mass audience; gay Student Denied Chance to Donate Blood

Student Journalist of the Year

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he New York Blood Center claims on its website that donating blood is literally giving the gift of life. But for one student, this gift could not be given at the 2012 spring blood drive because he is gay. “I didn’t want to lie, so I told the truth, and one of the nurses automatically told me that I couldn’t donate any blood,” said a gay male student, whose name will remain anonymous. “It made me feel hurt and different from everyone else, and I felt like I was being judged for my sexuality.” The Long Island Blood Services requires all potential donors to answer a Blood Drive questionnaire to be completed prior to being allowed to donate. Since the student answered “Yes” to the question asking if he had ever been intimate with another man, even once, since 1977, he was immediately not permitted to donate his blood. A Maroon Echo reporter was turned away from the blood drive after asking to speak to a supervisor about the incident, and the doors to the gym, which had been open for the blood drive, were closed. Blood Services defends excluding certain groups from donating blood, arguing that it protects people from HIV. “The science behind the Blood Services’ reason for the exclusion of this population is to protect the blood supply from possible blood borne pathogens,” said Karen Heller, school nurse. The excluded population of potential donors does not stop at homosexual men. Other populations include people who have received tattoos or have traveled to a certain country. “Eventually, those with new tattoos or those who have travelled are eligible, but a male homosexual can’t donate for his entire lifetime, even if he has gotten tested,” said Janine Mazzie, social worker. According to CNN, the regulation barring gays from donating blood dates back to the emergence of HIV and AIDs in the mid-1980s, when there were no tests in existence for identifying HIV-positive blood. “The workers aren’t wrong and can’t be blamed because they are governed by the law,” said Mazzie. “The people who actually write the laws need to consider the times because the laws aren’t at all current.” The policy instituted by the Red Cross has not been amended or re-analyzed since it was first constituted in 1985. “The policy that the Red Cross adopted years ago was based on scientific data,” said Matthew Fimbel, physics teacer and co-advisor of the Gay/ Straight Alliance (GSA). “However, they seem to refuse to reanalyze the data and if they did, they would see that there is no predominant risk in taking the blood of homosexual men over any other race/nationality/gender.” According to the New York Blood Center, each blood donation from every person is screened with the exact same testing method, which means

Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo once in the lab, it makes no difference if the donor is male or female, black or white, gay or straight. “The frustration I have comes from the organization because they test all the blood donations anyway, so it doesn’t make sense that they wouldn’t take blood from everyone,” said Mazzie. “They claim they need blood but then they throw out perfectly good opportunities by denying gay males.” According to the New York Times, critics say the exclusion of gay men in the blood donation process is scientifically and medically unjustified and that it unfairly singles out gay men. “Based on the fact that there is no scientific data backing up the risk of blood being infected, it comes down to discrimination,” said Fimbel. “I believe the policy makers are not making it a priority to change this policy because they are discriminating against male homosexuals.” Faced with a blood shortage, the Red Cross loosened age restrictions in the last decade,

allowing those 16 years of age and older to donate. High School and college age donors now make up almost 20 percent of donations, the Red Cross reports. “The blood drive in the school is a great thing, giving students a chance to do a great thing for the community, yet as a whole I believe there rules are horrible and unfair,” said Emily Napear, junior and president of the GSA. “People of a certain sexual orientation shouldn’t be denied a simple right such as this.” Homosexual men aren’t the only ones that are denied the opportunity to role up their sleeves. The Red Cross bans anyone who has spent a cumulative time of five years or more from January 1980 to the present in any combination of over 25 European countries. “When they told me that I couldn’t donate blood, I felt both embarrassed and singled out,” said Jacek Niedzwiecki, social studies teacher who was born in Poland.

Cultural Exchange Opens Eye

consumption habits of Denmark and the United States. From this joint exercise, I was able to take away something pertaining to the environment—a large portion of the Danish population relies on bicycling for travel rather than driving. This opened my eyes to the idea of being ecological friendly and amending my habits in order to conserve energy. I have since found myself shutting off the lights after leaving my bedroom, and turning off the faucet while brushing my teeth—things I never even thought about doing before the trip. Through learning extensively about both countries, I was able to sense countless differences between America and Denmark and explore the strengths and weaknesses of our own American culture. Part of the reason I loved the Danish city, Copenhagen, so much was for its fresh, natural smell and peacefulness—I could actually wake up in the morning and instead of hearing the sound of bustling traffic, I heard nothing but the sound of birds chirping. The city holds a kind of tranquility that you just can’t get in New York City. The hustle and bustle of the taxis, buses, and cars is replaced by walkers, bikers, and true nature. I could easily walk out of my hotel and roam the streets of Copenhagen in peace without worrying about getting hit by a hurried car or being shoved by a crowed of pedestrians. This experience taught me not only about the good and bad values of American society, but also my own. In witnessing the unhurried relaxed lifestyle in Denmark, I now crave to amend my crazy, overactive life and hopefully integrate some peace and free time into my schedule. I think everyone can take something from their way of living—after all, Denmark is considered one of the happiest places in the world.

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s an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate, one of the most memorable experiences so far has been participating in the exchange program with students from Denmark. I, among many other Bay Shore students, was lucky enough to have hosted a Danish student for one week and, in return, was able to visit Denmark. I know I speak for everyone when I say it was an amazing opportunity. Over the course of the time spent with my host student, Rikke, we bonded over activities ranging from bowling to movie night, to even ping pong— at which she successfully killed me! Our many conversations regarding the differing American and Danish cultures forced me to learn that while I am granted a lot of freedom as a 16 year old high school student, I am not given nearly as much leeway as she is in Denmark. After hearing about the drinking age of 16 in Denmark, as well as the college-like atmosphere at school, I quickly learned that as a 17 year old girl, Rikke has already experienced things that I won’t encounter for a few years. Having a person stay in my house for a week was definitely an experience unlike any other. I was forced to step out of my comfort zone—one full of people I usually spend time with—and get to know a complete stranger. In spending every waking moment together for a week, Rikke and I learned that our personalities merged perfectly. Through nights that resulted in excessive laughter and ended with late night chats about every possible detail of our lives, we learned that although we are from two opposite parts of the world, we are actually very similar. The week in America was not without an educational element. We completed an online ecological carbon footprint lab and the compared

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Skyler Kessler

pho·tog·ra·phy

 the art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface (as film or an optical sensor)

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First Place, Single Photo “Junior Hope Glassman Shows ID” 2 Third Place, Single Photo “Students Take Advantage of New Courses” 3 First Place, Sports Photo “Jake Siciliano” 4 Second Place, Single Photo “Senior Citizens Dinner” 5 Third Place, Sports Photo “LHS Senior Matt Murphy”

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William Floyd High School

Best Illustration

a picture or diagram that helps make something clear or attractive

First Place Original Illustration “The Choice” Lori Gianlombardo

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“School Bullying” Sydney Cerase “Gorillas” Samantha Blackshaw

First Place Multi-Medium Graphic Art “Gun Control” Amanda Kennedy

“Anorexia” Dana Gangone “Global Warming” Ashley Korpi

Art & Illustration Submissions

“Bullying” Nicole Reyes “Michael Jordan” Michael Scandiffio “Trapped “ Joanna Bugenis “Olympics” Melanie Klein

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Au·ra Di·az

1 6-year-old mother from Brentwood murdered in 2005 Long Island Press/Hofstra University High School Journalism Award named in her honor

What it’s like...to have both your parents pass away

Aura Diaz/First -Person Award

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hen I was seven, my mom was diagnosed with kidney cancer. I remember when my family went into the city and the doctor told her she had cancer. My mom and my Aunt Colleen came out the doctor’s office hysterically crying. I was so young, and did not understand what was going on. It was a huge blow to my family when we found out—so many things had to change. For one, we had to cut back on our spending; my mom began going in and out of the hospital so frequently, she had to stay in a nursing home. It was hard to keep up with her and have our family bonding like we normally did. I sat and watched her go through pain, and that’s not exactly how I wanted to bond with her. I remember leaving dance class early just to go see her, and I’d get so excited. One day, I had to leave her to go to my cousin’s house. Before I left, she gave me a kiss on the forehead and gave me her favorite necklace. Later that night, on Nov. 10, 2007 my mother passed away. I never really understood what had happened until her funeral, and I never understood why she died. To this day, I still feel like it hasn’t actually happened...that it is all just a terrible nightmare. “On June 1, 2005 I lost my mom to breast cancer,” said Julia Knapp, senior. “I was only nine when it happened, and it’s formed and made me into a stronger person. Since I was young, I never really got the fact she was gone, but as I became older and got into middle school, I realized I didn’t have my mom. There are certain things that I really needed a mother to tell, but I didn’t have mine.” I went through a phase of extreme depression. I saw a therapist every Friday after school because my family was worried about me. Things at home didn’t help the situation at all. My father had fallen into a depression, too, but he was my dad. I love him. I often cried myself to sleep. He always told me he loved me. One night, he gave me a kiss, tucked me in and told me a story about when I was a little girl.

Julia Hutchinson Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo

learned that I have no one to stand up for me so I have to stand up for myself. “At first I was in shock, but then the reality of it sunk in and I was upset for a while,” said Alejandro Serrano, sophomore, whose father died last year. “It made me a stronger person to overcome challenges that I had to face.” I always experience awkward moments when people mention my parents and I’m forced to tell them that they passed away. I get the whole “I’m so sorry” story. I hate when people pity me. People think I’m weak and can’t defend myself because I don’t have parents, but I’m very opinionated and I stick behind my opinion, regardless of what I’ve been through. Julia Hutchinson, sophomore, is shown Going on day by day and here as a little girl with her family. coming across my mom and dad’s wedding picture makes me just want to give up. I push myself because that’s what my parents would want me to do. Sometimes that’s not what I want to do. I used to think that everything bad happens to me. I realize that although bad things might happen to me, I was meant to handle it. “To lose a parent is probably one of the hardest things to experience in life,” said Rachel Robinson, senior, who lost her father late last year. “But it’s even harder when you’re still in high school. They aren’t there to help you with one of the biggest changes in your life. [My dad] died a week short of getting my first college acceptance letter...three weeks my older sister, but it wasn’t an easy process for short of getting accepted to my Number One her to become my guardian. I had to go to court college.” The thought of all the things my parents almost every weekend, and each time I came out crying because all they would do is tell me to come will miss depresses me. Since I was two years old, dance has been important to me and now back on another date just to hear the same thing. Since I was 14, I was allowed a lawyer to they are going to miss my competitions and help me live where I wanted to, but in my father’s recitals and all the solos and dances I work so will, he stated that he wanted my aunt to be my hard to do. They will never be there to see me graduate guardian. That wasn’t what I wanted, so my sister high school and college and medical school. fought to be my guardian. It was hard so sit through court and hear They will never see me get married. They will the comments—some of them rude—that family never be able to hug and spoil my kids. Of course, they will be there right by my members made in order to be my guardian. I couldn’t understand how someone could say such side as my angels, but not physically. All things I’ll accomplish in life—all the things yet love me. I have grown up a lot quicker than the average happy first moment things that are priceless to teen. I always act more mature and think of the see—and my two biggest fans won’t be there to consequences whereas a normal teen wouldn’t. I’ve watch the show. The very next morning, on Jan. 16, 2012, I found my father dead in his room. He had a heart attack in his sleep and passed on. I made a frantic 911 call, hoping that they would be able to save him, but by the time I found him it was too late. I was fourteen and an orphan. To lose a parent or both parents sucks. To find your deceased parent is even worse. You don’t have your parents to take care of you. People who you don’t know get to take care of you. You barely know them, let alone trust them. I’m fortunate enough to be taken care of by

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 eadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane d season, as well as second-costliest hurricane in United States history

Sandy Surpasses All Other Storms

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hen Superstorm Sandy first hit New York, many people said that it was the worst storm that they have seen in a long time. “If you were to list things that you don’t want in a storm, everything that you do not want happened,” said physics teacher and professional meteorologist Kenneth Kopf. “It might be a once in a lifetime storm; one that you tell your grandkids about [and] a story that you can read about in textbooks. This will be one of the most talked about storms ever. It will be talked about as much as Katrina.” Long Island has seen no shortage of hurricanes over the ears. Strong hurricanes, such as Hurricane Carol of 1954, Hurricane Donna of 1960, Hurricane Gloria of 1985, Hurricane Floyd of 1999 and Hurricane Irene of 2011, have hit Long Island many times. According to the National Hurricane Center, the strongest hurricane on record to ever hit the east coast was the legendary New England Hurricane of 1938. This hurricane caused more fatalities than any other storm to ever hit the east coast, resulting in 600 deaths, including offshore losses. It was named number 15 on the top 30 deadly storms in the history of the United States. Referred to by many nicknames, such as the Long Island Express, the Yankee Clipper or the Great Hurricane, the New England Hurricane came at the time before the United States began giving hurricanes human names in 1953, in order to simplify written and spoken records on hurricanes. According to the National Hurricane Center, the enormous storm surge of the hurricane completely flooded the coats of Rhode Island, Connecticut, southeastern Massachusetts and Long Island. The hurricane was so powerful that it altered the geography of Long Island permanently, forming that inlet at its tip. “[The inlet] wasn’t there before 1938. That was cut by the hurricane. I’ve heard old-timers say that a wave went over the east end around Montauk and the Hamptons and it was literally underwater,” said social studies teacher Denis Conroy. “That’s a gigantic storm surge. That has to be at least 40 or 50 feet above sea level. I can’t conceive of anything being worse than that.” According to the National Hurricane Center, The New England Hurricane cost the United States government approximately 308 million dollars at the time of the disaster. Yet this is nothing compared to the cost of the damages that Sandy will inflict upon the country. Sandy is expected to go down

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Meaghan Mahoney Commack High School, The Courant

in history as one of the nation’s costliest hurricanes to date. Governor Andrew Cuomo estimates that the damage will cost 42 billion dollars in New York alone. This is ironic considering that, according to National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Sandy is not even considered a ‘real’ hurricane. “When it hit landfall, it technically wasn’t a hurricane anymore. Technically it was turning into what’s called a cold core system, a regular low pressure system,” said Kopf. “You don’t hear ‘Hurricane Sandy.’ You hear ‘Superstorm Sandy’ because it was in the middle of changing.” Due to the changing seasons, creating cold water temperatures near Long Island, Sandy could no longer be characterized as a tropical storm. Since hurricanes are forms of tropical storms, it could not be considered a hurricane. However, by stripping Sandy of its hurricane status, the National Hurricane Center created the misconception that Sandy would not be as destructive as a hurricane when, in reality, the effects were every bit as severe. “There was never a hurricane warning. It was all high-wind warnings,” said Kopf. “People didn’t think that it was as bad [as a hurricane].” Though Sandy is technically considered a Superstorm, it damaged Long Island’s economy more so than any other hurricane that has hit the area in the past. According to Conroy, this is primarily due to the fact that Long Island has developed considerably since the time that harmful hurricanes such as the New England Hurricane of 1938 have struck the island. “If something like [The New England Hurricane] were to happen now, the amount of people who live out there is much higher than it was in 1938. The value of the property is much greater. The damage to businesses would be much higher,” said Conroy. “I suppose if you were going to project the cost of the 1938 Hurricane onto today, it would be worse.” Many factors contributed to the uniqueness of this Superstorm. Among these factors is its remarkably large size. “Sandy was hundreds of miles [wide]. It was ridiculously large,” said Kopf. The slow moving pace of Superstorm Sandy was also an aberration from the normal pattern of hurricanes to affect Long Island. According to Kopf, most hurricanes that affect Long Island move quickly. Sandy however was moving unusually slowly in its violent trek up the east coast. This prolonged the duration of the storm and therefore caused the damage to much more severe. The fact that the superstorm came at high tide

“No matter how far in advance Long Islanders were informed about this hurricane, no one can ever truly be completely prepared for a natural disaster.” didn’t’ seem to help the situation very much either. “The high tide was a very important factor in the amount of damage,” said earth science teacher Renata Arceri. One of the most unusual characteristics of Superstorm Sandy was its strange pathway through the east coast. “Sandy did something totally different, that none of the us have ever seen before…The storm came up the coast. It actually started going out to sea and then it took a left turn. We call it retrograde,” said Kopf. “This is really rare. I’ve never seen it. It is totally unprecedented.” Luckily, technology used to forecast the path of the dangerous weather pattens has been improved. “The computer models that everyone uses to forecast these [hurricanes] were right on the money…A week in advance we knew basically where it was going to go. The computer models have gone a long way,” said Kopf. No matter how far in advance Long Islanders were informed about this hurricane, no one can ever truly be completely prepared for a natural disaster. “I did see photos and I do know people who have actually lost their homes that live straight across from us. They have so much water damage in their homes they can’t even live there. We complain about not having electricity for a week,” said Arceri. Though Hurricane Sandy was considerably different than any hurricane that Long Island has ever experienced before, the heart-wrenching devastation and loss remain the same. “Let’s face it, if the roof of your house was ripped off or you lost a loved one in a flood or your property was severely damaged, it doesn’t really matter whether it was the worst hurricane or the second worst hurricane. For you, it’s bad enough,” said Conroy.

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Joe DeMarco, Alana Durkin, Brian Sayrafe, Jessica Simonelli, George Malfis, Ryan Watson

Massapequa High School, The Chief voices FRom The sToRm

…7:30 a.m. I was awoken by my dad, “Joe, could you give me a hand?” I rolled out of my bed, unaware this would be the last time. He needed help moving our entire first floor onto a moving van…After the hour and a half of heavy lifting, we took numerous pictures of the house, empty…” …Jared shone his flashlight down the basement steps and our faces became blank with terror. We saw the water rushing in from a pipe at the end of the stirs like an open fire hydrant…We all quickly put on our rain boots and ran downstairs to the basement. We waded through the water grabbing all our clothes… …There were no firemen who could put out this horrific flame. Their big red fire trucks could not drive in this much water. All we could do was watch a friend’s house burn to the ground, not knowing if our house would be the next catch on fire. This is without competition the scariest night I have ever experienced… …We gathered our things and silently

drove home. As we progressively got closer to our area, we began to see the damage; there were cars washed up on the lawns and boats inside people’s kitchens. As we made the right down Jetmore Place, we could see that half our block was still flooded and a pile of boats were cluttered at the dead end…Lawn chairs and even Halloween decorations piled up on our front lawn and none had belonged to my family... …I looked down at my gas meter and decided I might as well top off and head to Hess. When I arrived I saw cars in the right lane in bumper to bumper traffic but it never moved while the left lane was flowing right along. Then all of a sudden…I realized that I was on a gas line… …On the thirteenth day, I came home from school and saw about seven electric trucks all from southern states…They were working on the power lines…

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Advisor of the Year

 teacher, mentor, role model who shares his or her knowledge with students to achieve personal and academic excellence

“I am delighted by the work the students produce because it truly comes from the heart – they come up with the stories, conduct the interviews, edit each other’s work, decide how the stories play in the paper and layout the pages. The paper is theirs from start to finish, and they create it with pride, knowing that their work will influence others’ lives…that cannot be said of work for their other classes. As reporters for the Maroon Echo, their words have impact and it is amazing to watch how they deftly handle that power. I watch them interact and teach each other and it is apparent the students have set the bar high for themselves.”

“The High School Journalism program has been such an asset to my journalism students throughout the years. We always look forward to taking advantage of all the program has to offer. David North’s visit, once again, provided valuable guidance and advice to our writers. Many of my former students have gone on to college internships at the LI Press and one was recently nominated for a Press Club of Long Island award.”

Second Place First Place

Walter Fishon

Christina Semple Advisor, The Courant Commack High School

Advisor of Maroon Echo Bay Shore High School

Honorable Mention Third Place

Linda Mizel

Mike Stencel

Advisor of The Chariot New Hyde Park Memorial High School

Advisor of The Tiger’s Roar Hempstead High School

“It’s something that I am truly passionate about. I came to this school three years ago and you couldn’t find a newspaper anywhere and when I finally found one it was a small pamphlet with two-sentence paragraphs. It was embarrassing for the school, in my opinion. It’s a pride and joy and something I really love doing with the students.”

“I couldn’t imagine a day when I am not the school’s newspaper advisor. Although the hours can be long and grueling in order to meet each deadline, seeing the final product that my staff created in the hands of the student body is well worth the comma splices, misplaced modifiers and attribution errors that pop up every now and then.”

To get your school involved! Email Beverly Fortune at bfortune@longislandpress.com

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Congratulations to all of the Award Winners! NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR 1. Maroon Echo Bay Shore High School

2. The Chief Massapequa

Long Island Press High School Journalism Awards A Letter from Hofstra University

High School 3. The Vanguard W.T. Clarke

3. The 1950’s Shooting at MHS: Rumor Confirmed Conor McMillin Massapequa High School, The Chief

ADVISOR OF THE YEAR

1. Walt Fishon Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo 2. Christina Semple Commack High School, The Courant

High School Honorable Mention. Paw Prints West Islip High School

STUDENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

1. Brianne Garrett Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo 2. Lelina Chang Great Neck South High School, The Southerner

3. Linda Mizel Hempstead High School, The Tiger’s Roar

Honorable Mention. Mike Stencel New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot

EDITORIAL/ FEATURE/

3. Jonathan Young

Arts Feature 1. The Downfall of Hand Drawn Animation, the Rise of Cynicism Jennifer Li William Floyd HS

Commack High School, The Courant 2. RCP Presents “Legally Blonde” 3. Brittany Noel Hempstead High School, The Tiger’s Roar Honorable Mention. Joe Zappa Massapequa High School, The Chief

Arts Review – Theater 1. Into the Woods Nelson Gomez Massapequa High School, The Chief

1. You Can’t Take It with You Allie Latini Massapequa High School, The Chief

2. Lynbrook Goes “Into the Woods” Ana Gutierrez Lynbrook High School, Horizon

3. “Condemned” Review Dan Garisto & Lindsey Smith Bellport High School, The Clipper

Honorable Mention. Students Perform a Brilliant & Comical Drama Emily Hoff Bellport High School, The Clipper Honorable Mention. Clue: From the Board to the Hempstead High School Cynthia Arevalo Hempstead High School, The Tiger’s Roar

Josh Goldenberg Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon

3. The Force Is Back! Angie Grijalva &

Honorable Mention. Seniors Perform in Talent Competition Bailey McLaughlin & Michael Stanton West Islip High School, Paw Prints

Norma Miller

STORY OF THE YEAR

1. Race Demographics in BHS Dan Garisto, Emily Hoff & Sajid Hossain Bellport High School, The Clipper 2. Gay Student Denied Chance to Donate Blood Brianne Garrett Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo

Smithtown High School East, The Matador

Benjamin Locke Syosset High School, The Pulse

3. Art in the Community

2. Must Reads

Madeline Bacchus Half Hollow Hills High School East,

Julia Grizadas Southold High School, The Sentinel

2. Justin to Music Justin Tepper Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon

Thunderbird

Honorable Mention. Media Students Display “Best in Show” Talent Carolyn Rogers Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause Arts Review – Video Games 1. DMC’s Demons Released Christian Pozuelos Hempstead High School, The Tiger’s Roar

Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo

Arts Review – Art 1. Artist Spotlight: Brandon Tan Anna Barangan Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon

2. The Demise of Original Gaming Karan Chhatpar Massapequa High School, The Chief

3. Do You Dare Enter the World of Ingress? Carl Colena Valley Stream North High School, North Star

3. No Taxation Without Assassination Aakash Japi & Nithin Sunilkumar New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot

Honorable Mention. Kirby’s Dream Collection Review Thomas Conaty Freeport High School, Flashings

Honorable Mention. Video Games… Catherine Darcy

2. Coloration at Clarke

Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo

Daniela Benitez

3. Plenty of Praise for Paper Towns Brianna Paoli Calhoun High School, Hoofbeats

Arts Review – Book Review 1. No Fault in Green’s Stars Hope Lefko

3. New Day for Green Day Aakash Japi New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot

Honorable Mention. Love and Loss: A Riveting Story Emily Zogbi Commack High School, The Courant

Honorable Mention. Left a Mark on Me Abha Japi New Hyde Park Memorial High School,

COLUMN/ REVIEW

2. Julie Fishbach Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon

W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard

The Chariot Arts Review – Local Music 1. The Best Band You Never Heard of Rebecca Spina Calhoun High School, Hoofbeats 2. A Talk with the Kids from “The Corner” Rachel Baio East Islip High School, The Broadcaster

3. Sundays Are Coming Back Haley Spielberg New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot Arts Review – National Music 1. The 21st Century British Invasion Katie Cresser Massapequa High School, The Chief

2. Modern Musicology

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Honorable Mention. Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Not Fade Away Mia Trentadue Smithtown High School East, The Matador

Honorable Mention. What a Sound! Nick Sieban New Hyde Park Memorial High School,

West Islip High School, Paw Prints

3. Love is a Four Letter Word Kendal Peppito West Islip High School, Paw Prints

3. Black & Blu Album Review Ben Locke Syosset High School, The Pulse Arts Review - Film 1. A Fire Will Rise… Muhammad Muzammal W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard

1. Best Picture or Dud? Muhammad Muzammal W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard

The Chariot

Honorable Mention. The Return of the Boy Bands Renjini Antony New Hyde Park Memorial High School,

2. Life of Pi: A Journey of Finding Oneself Arman Nasim W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard

The Chariot

Arts Review – Album 1. A Safety Blanket for the End of the World Mia Trentadue Smithtown High School East, The Matador

3. Caped Crusader James Kuczewski Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause Arts & Entertainment 1. Presidential Race Sees Celebs Get Political Sara Chisthi

2. The Return of Sexy Abin Thannickal New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot

2. Born & Raised to Top the Charts Victoria Lentzeres

Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo

2. Baby on Board Molly Schiff Lynbrook High School, Horizon

2. Now What?


Jenn Recinos

William Floyd HS

Flashings

Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo

Honorable Mention. Rape Culture: We Aren’t Asking for It Stefanie Kaufman W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard

Honorable Mention. Student Government Update Shari Bieber Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird

3. Psy Says “Dress Classy & Dance Cheesy” Spring Yu Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause

Honorable Mention. House Closes its Doors Renjini Antony New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot Aura Diaz Award/ First Person 1. What It’s Like… to Have Both Your Parents Pass Away Julia Hutchinson Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo

2. What Language Fostered Colina St. Fleur William Floyd HS

2. What It’s Like… to be Hit by a Car Maggie Colbert Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo

3. Out in Roslyn Sophia D’Angelo Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon

3. What It’s Like… to “Go Natural” Nicolette Danzy Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo

Honorable Mention. Being a Statistic Marleen Rios

Honorable Mention. Twinning: All She Knows Shannon Steimel Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause Honorable Mention. Eat Haggis & Ceilidh Emily Kulesa Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause Honorable Mention. Roger Ebert Memorium Muhammad Muzammal W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard Column – School 1. Arielle.Info Arielle Gordon Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon 2. Deadline December Olivia Coley-Bishop Sayville High School, The Current

Editorial 1. Prom Expenses Leave Senior Girls With Empty Purses Jessica Graff Massapequa High School, The Chief 2. Saved in the Nick of Time Jackie Davey Southold High School, The Sentinel

3. The Need to Succeed Rebecca Bianco William Floyd HS

3. The Person Behind the Bully Jessica Vestuto Smithtown High School East, The Matador

Honorable Mention. Should I Stay or Should I Go?

2. Lypsyncing Ain’t Your Bag, Beyonce! Sara Chishti Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo

Brianna Paoli Calhoun High School, Hoofbeats

3. Pro/Con: Is it Worth it to Put in Effort for Your Appearance? Nick Esteves & Norma Miller Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo

Honorable Mention. A Prom-posal Sylvie Rubin-Budick Great Neck North High School, Guide Post

3. That’s What They Said: The First Amendment, Right? Hannah Sarisohn & Jonathan Young Commack High School, The Courant

Honorable Mention. No Sympathy for the Hungry Editorial Staff West Islip High School, Paw Prints

Column - General 1. Sports: The New Addition to the Human Condition Benjamin King W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard

Honorable Mention. Pressure to be Perfect Meghana Rao Massapequa High School, The Chief

2. Justin to Music: Battle of the Divas Justin Tepper Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon 3. Dear Fairy Godmother Alex Caggiano Freeport High School,

Editorial – National/International 1. Foreign Language & the Domestic Disconnect

Joe Zappa Massapequa High School, The Chief 2. Rapidly Increasing Immigration/Migration Rates Basil Petitca William Floyd HS 3. Malala Areeba Rasool W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard

Editorial - General 1. “Hairspray” Casting Must Reflect Race Brianne Garrett Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo

2. RCP Presents “Legally Blonde” Josh Goldenberg Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon

3. The Vampire Diaries … A Huge Hit Jordi Schmidt & Emily Shanker Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird Editorial – Environmental 1. Wigged Out: I Speak for the Trees Matthew Wigler Great Neck North High School, Guide Post 2. Get the Frack Off Our Land! Celina Saffioti Babylon Jr./Sr. High School, Panther Tales 2. Invasion of the Plastics Angela D’Angelo William Floyd HS 3. The Future of Energy Jenny Chen William Floyd HS 3. Help Wanted: Support for Maurice Barbash’s Legacy Ron Koshita William Floyd HS EducationNational Issues 1. A Flawed System Navi Arenja W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard 1. Education: There’s a Better Way to Fix It Linda Shepard

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Congratulations to all of the Award Winners! Babylon Jr./Sr. High School, Panther Tales 2. SAT: Stupid Annoying Test Kendal Peppito West Islip High School, Paw Prints

Long Island Press High School Journalism Awards A Letter from Hofstra University

3. Education: No Child Gets Ahead Meaghan Pashen Babylon Jr./Sr. High School, Panther Tales Honorable Mention. The Evolving American School System Ann Marie Bocca William Floyd HS Honorable Mention. Creating a “Core” Curriculum Shannon Thomas New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot Honorable Mention. The Sound of Music Education Katerina Grein William Floyd HS Education – Local Issues 1. As Times Get Tougher, Education Must Too The Chief Staff/Joe Zappa Massapequa High School, The Chief 1. Academies Go Bye-Bye? Karen Lopez Hempstead High School, The Tiger’s Roar 2. Lynbrook’s Lonely Lockers SoEun Lee Lynbrook High School, Horizon

2. The Arts Scene in Mastic Beach Delaney Hafener William Floyd High School 3. Gone Too Far? Teena Thomas New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot Honorable Mention. Long Distance Love Esther Yun Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon Honorable Mention. Santa’s Workshop Becoming Too High Tech Giavanna Verdi Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause Environmental Story 1. Greenhouse Effect Andrea O’Brisky Commack High School, The Courant 2. Global Warming Heats Up Political Debates Hannah Sarisohn & Jonathan Young Commack High School, The Courant 3. Global Warming is Why It’s Getting Hot in Here Ashley Adler Massapequa High School, The Chief Honorable Mention. Killer Plastic Ian Hnizdo W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard

3. C-C-S-S Needs to G-O Editorial Staff West Islip High School, Paw Prints

Fashion Feature 1. Runway to Hallway Alex Jafari Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon

3. Enraged Parents Protest Field Tests Graelin Mandel Great Neck North High School, Guide Post

1. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Skyler Yahney Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird

Entertainment & Lifestyle 1. Students Can’t Shake Their Hillbilly Bone Ashlyn Vicari Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause 2. Energy Drinks & Caffeine: The Truth Behind Labels Tom Cummings Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause

2. Sam’s Fashion Column! Samantha Burd W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard 3. From Runway to Hallway Emily Doglio Division Avenue High School, Dragon Tales 3. DIY Fashion Estefani Hernandez & Rosa Escobar Hempstead High

School, The Tiger’s Roar Honorable Mention. The Fine Art of Fashion Molly Reilly North Shore High School, Viking View Feature – General 1. Students Know Little about DecadeOld War Catherine Darcy Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo 2. Over Compensating Vincent Kappel William Floyd HS 3. Some U.S. Schools Increasing Class Time Julia Hutchinson Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo Honorable Mention. Global Warming Heats Up Political Debates Hannah Sarisohn & Jonathan Young Commack High School, The Courant Honorable Mention. The Dark Knight Rises Above Expectations Joe Zappa Massapequa High School, The Chief Honorable Mention. Channel Fear Melanie Zerah East Meadow High School, The Jet Gazette Feature – Local 1. Lynbrook: Not Just Another Small Town Molly Schiff Lynbrook High School, Horizon 2. Robotics Team Gears for Competition Cole Ivy West Islip High School, Paw Prints 3. Home is Where the Hate Is? Kelly Granzen Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause

Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause Honorable Mention. Hampton Inn Becomes Hampton “Out!” Gianna Barberia Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup Honorable Mention. Pain at the Pump Anthony Passela Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup Honorable Mention. Temple Beth Torah Gives Back Lea Silverman Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup Honorable Mention. Making a Difference Worldwide Samantha Baer East Islip High School, The Broadcaster Food Commentary 1. All I Want for Christmas is…Food? Gabrielle Bruno Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause 2. Do Vegetarians Eat Animal Crackers? Shilpa Iyer Comsewogue High School 3. Holy Guacamole Bailey McLaughlin West Islip High School, Paw Prints Food - Restaurant Review 1. East Meets West Brianne Garrett Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo 1. Red Hot for Red Ginger Aakash Japi New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot 2. Lam Chops Diaries Ivy Lam Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon

Honorable Mention. Student Firefighters Zachary Mike West Islip High School, Paw Prints

2. Go Greek Harry Catalani & Abby Weinstein Commack High School, The Courant

Honorable Mention. Plotting Teens Dupe Unsuspecting Parents Shannon Steimel

2. Stick to Brewing Coffee Harry Catalani & Abby Weinstein Commack High School,

The Courant 3. Mojo Ends: Lion Roars Nick Krauss West Islip High School, Paw Prints Format Buster 1. Why This Election Matters to You Billy Murphy & Olivia Brodtman West Islip High School, Paw Prints 1. Fantastic Page Maroon Echo Staff/ Adriana Gomez Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo 2. MHS Against Bullying Jessica Graff Massapequa High School, The Chief 3. The Her-Story of Baseball Giavanna Verdi Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause

Nicole Biton Great Neck North High School, Guide Post 2. Foreign Language & the Domestic Disconnect Joe Zappa Massapequa High School, The Chief 3. Can Advanced Placement Students Bear the Weight? Joe Fiola Massapequa High School, The Chief In-Depth Reporting 1. Methamphetamines: High in High School Jessica Graff Massapequa High School, The Chief 2. Homes Along Bay Are Important to Tax Structure Ryan Mazzie Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo

Honorable Mention. GPS Pages Maroon Echo Staff Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo

2. Fire Island Working to Rebuild by Summer Elise Ambos Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo

Honorable Mention. Changing Demographics in Jericho Lauren Goldstein, Rachel Hoffman, Jonathan Lanz Jericho High School, JerEcho

3. In-Depth Look at Student Health Faith Graham, Nolan Fitzpatrick, Ashley Warnock, Lynsey Pagan & Jill Hand Massapequa High School, The Chief

Honorable Mention. Wildlife-Human Agreement Daniel Stahl Southold High School, The Sentinel

3. RHS Evacuated in Response to Bomb Threat Julie Fishbach Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon

Headline – Entertainment 1. House Closes Its Doors Abin Thannickal New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot 2. Un-Presidented Abin Thannickal New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot

Honorable Mention. State Cuts Put District Under Pressure to Reduce Spending Nelson Gomez Massapequa High School, The Chief Honorable Mention. Hempstead Fire Sparks Criticism Brittany Noel Hempstead High School, The Tiger’s Roar

3. Go “Big”elow, Or Go Home Abin Thannickal New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot

Informational Feature 1. The 1950’s Shooting at MHS: Rumor Confirmed Conor McMillin Massapequa High School, The Chief

Headline – Editorial 1. The Shots That Pulled The Trigger

2. Student Activist Speaks Out Rebecca Lewis New Hyde Park

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Memorial High School, The Chariot 3. I’m in High School & I Can’t Vote… Hannah Sarisohn, Jonathan Young & Abby Weinstein Commack High School, The Courant 3. Small Town Teens Kelly Granzen Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause Honorable Mention. Go Out & Play Hannan Sarisohn Commack High School, The Courant Honorable Mention. Y.O.R.O: You Only Read Once Nicolette Danzy Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo Honorable Mention. Gender Bender Tamar Sandalon North Shore High School, Viking View Honorable Mention. The Flu Strikes Again Angela Vetere Sayville High School, The Current Honorable Mention. Teaching for America’s Future Program Ryan Schulte Massapequa High School, The Chief Media Column 1. Racist Tweets Gain National Attention Tyler Read West Islip High School, Paw Prints 2. Facebook – So Two Seconds Ago Meaghan Mahoney Commack High School, The Courant 3. Social Networking & Our Electronic Impulses Joe Fiola Massapequa High School, The Chief Honorable Mention. Media & Its Negative Effects Tilly Ramirez William Floyd High School Honorable Mention. 3 Million in 30 Seconds Emma Schwab North Shore High School, Viking View Honorable Mention. The Progression of


Gaming Areeba Rasool W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard News Story 1. State Cuts Put District Under Pressure to Reduce Spending Nelson Gomez Massapequa High School, The Chief 1. RHS Evacuated in Response to Bomb Threat Julie Fishbach Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon 2. Obama Signs Historic Bill Renjini Antony New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot 2. Racist Tweets Gain National Attention Tyler Read West Islip High School, Paw Prints 3. Gay Student Denied Chance to Donate Blood Brianne Garrett Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo 3. Hempstead Fire Sparks Criticism Brittany Noel Hempstead High School, The Tiger’s Roar Honorable Mention. Triumphant Wildcats Share Homecoming Spotlight Gabrielle Bruno Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause Honorable Mention. Students Panic Emily Kulesa Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause Opinion Piece 1. The Perverted Portrayal of Perpetrators in the Media Matt Colozzo Massapequa High School, The Chief 2. Culture Shock Sarah Steil Calhoun High School, Hoofbeats 2. Sanctity or Stupidity? Renjini Antony New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot 3. Time to be Edutained Alana Weisman North Shore High

School, Viking View 3. Celebrities Catch a Case of Obsessive Teens Gabrielle Bruno Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause Opinion - General 1. When Young Adults Drop the Young Jessica Graff Massapequa High School, The Chief 2. The Myth of Perfection Laura Pugliese Smithtown High School East, The Matador 3. The Dark Knight Rises Above Expectations Joe Zappa Massapequa High School, The Chief Honorable Mention. The Hype Behind the FaceTime Facelift Emma Cohen Lynbrook High School, Horizon Honorable Mention. Life’s Success Sarah Schreiner East Islip High School, The Broadcaster Honorable Mention. LGBT Partners Are Victims of Abuse, Too Sarah McLean Babylon Jr./Sr. High School, Panther Tales Honorable Mention. The Evolution of Human Interaction Aliya Bailey Babylon Jr./Sr. High School, Panther Tales Honorable Mention. Everyone’s a Winner Victoria Lentzeres West Islip High School, Paw Prints Opinion Piece – National 1. Most Likely to Secede Andrew Valentin New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot 2. The Next Corporate Step Over Traditional American Values: Black Thursday Peter G. Zepf East Islip High School, The Broadcaster 2. Sequest, Out! Emily Doglio Division Avenue High School, Dragon Tales

3. Is Big Brother Watching You? Aakash Japi & Teena Thomas New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot

School, Viking View

Honorable Mention. A Nation of Terror, Living in Fear Aliya Bailey Babylon Jr./Sr. High School, Panther Tales

3. Shooting Down the Nation Erin Borak William Floyd High School

Opinion Piece School 1. Cheating for Success Jason Dunleavy W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard 2. Students’ Empathy Embarrasses Hoofbeats Staff Calhoun High School, Hoofbeats 3. First Period Woes Angela Schickling Lynbrook High School, Horizon 3. Is Winning What It’s All About? Katie O’Leary Smithtown High School East, The Matador Honorable Mention. The Babylon Bubble: A Good Thing? Aliya Bailey Babylon Jr./Sr. High School, Panther Tales Honorable Mention. Bullying Behind the Monitor Casey DePalma Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause Honorable Mention. Keep the Dress Code in the Closet Alexandra Lopez East Meadow High School, The Jet Gazette Honorable Mention. Teacher Evaluations: A Waste of Time & Money Anthony Passela Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup Honorable Mention. Prom Expenses Leave Senior Girls with Empty Purses Jessica Graff Massapequa High School, The Chief Political/Local Feature 1. September 11, 2001: We Can Never Forget Alana Weisman with Sasha Fekula North Shore High

2. Iconic Landmark Needs Restoring Editorial Staff West Islip High School, Paw Prints

Honorable Mention. Targeting Those of Race Yannise Jean William Floyd High School Honorable Mention. Minimum Wage Joseph Whelan Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause Political/National Feature 1. He’s Barack for More Elise Ambos & Maggie Colbert Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo 2. 2012 Presidential Election Jorge Navarro, T.J. Buttgureit & Ganesh Ravichandran W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard 3. Radical Ryan Olivia Coley-Bishop Sayville High School, The Current 3. GOP Voters Fail to Back Solid Candidate on Super Tuesday Joe Zappa Massapequa High School, The Chief Honorable Mention. Why Obama Won Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird

Still Going Strong Jenna Fratello Massapequa High School, The Chief 2. Baby Face Lyla Dale Babylon Jr./Sr. High School, Panther Tales 3. Rushing Back to NHP Zayneb Almiggabber New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot 3. New Head Coach at Houn Nicole Witte Calhoun High School, Hoofbeats Honorable Mention. A Farewell to FHS Administrators Taylor Roberts & Madison Aspinall Freeport High School, Flashings Q&A 1. A Cinematic Journey Mia Trentadue Smithtown High School East, The Matador 2. The Last Stronghold Emily La Spisa William Floyd High School 3. A Genuine Soul Hope Lefko Smithtown High School East, The Matador Q&A SCHOOL 1. YouTube Sensation Brianne Garrett Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo 2. Spotlight On: Tristynn Mercedes Muhammad Muzammal W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard

Taylor Kang Jericho High School, JerEcho

2. What’s Cooking for Heisenberg? Tim Haggerty Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause

3. The Artist Astounds Without Saying a Word Nick Barbieri Massapequa High School, The Chief

School News 1. Budget Cuts Deep Gabby Simonson Calhoun High School, Hoofbeats 2. Promposals Aanchal Gulati Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup 3. Bye-Bye Birdie Flies Into Floyd Theater – But at What Cost? Kelsey Barnett William Floyd High School Honorable Mention. New Prices, New Proportions, Same Cellar Justina Babcock & Shannon Quinn Southold High School, The Sentinel Honorable Mention. Bomb Scare Assures Safety in the High School Chloe Shakin & Amanda Ritter Jericho High School, JerEcho Honorable Mention. An Important Piece of History Heather Lewin North Shore High School, Viking View

Honorable Mention. There’s an Election? Editorial Staff West Islip High School, Paw Prints

3. Why MHS Takes Precaution: An Interview for Security Karan Chhatpar Massapequa High School, The Chief

Honorable Mention. Is It Really Our Choice? Andrew Valentin New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot

Honorable Mention. Catching Up With An Idol Dana Reilly Calhoun High School, Hoofbeats

Honorable Mention. Three for Two: Class of 2013 Val & Sal Announced Caroline Weinberg Great Neck South High School, The Southerner

Honorable Mention. Hurricane Sandy Hits Babylon Hard Aliya Bailey Babylon Jr./Sr. High School, Panther Tales

Honorable Mention. Behind Bars Paula Pecorella West Islip High School, Paw Prints

Profile 1. Glazer “Glazes” Her Way to Wall Street Journal Caroline Weinberg Great Neck South High School, The Southerner 1. Mr. Garone: 50 Years of Teaching &

Review/Criticism 1. Two Movies as Good as Their Books

Honorable Mention. Smart Boards: Useful but Underutilized Kayla Larosa West Islip High School,

Paw Prints School Spirit 1. High School East Competition Night Helen Kim & Fatima Ouedraogo Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird 1. Pep Rally Introduces the Newly Formed Special Athletics Group Hilda De Los Santos Bellport High School, The Clipper 2. Rivalry in Sports Melanie Sheehan Massapequa High School, The Chief 2. Defending the Maroon & White Breanna DiMaio North Shore High School, Viking View 3. The Reach Program Presents “Guess Who?” Ian Hnizdo W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard Honorable Mention. Meet Our Mascot Caitlyn Sullivan West Islip High School, Paw Prints Honorable Mention. We Got Spirit, Yes We Do! Catherine Sangiovanni Commack High School, The Courant School Culture Reporting 1. Seniors Take Tradition Too Far Chloe Kaplan Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon 2. Clarke’s Social Network Muhammad Muzammal W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard 3. Battle of the Cars Arjan Singh W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard Social Commentary – School 1. Is Winning What It’s All About? Katie O’Leary Smithtown High School East, The Matador 2. While We Wait Ashley Stinnett Division Avenue High School, Dragon Tales 3. Prom Expenses Leave Senior Girls with Empty Purses

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Congratulations to all of the Award Winners! Jessica Graff Massapequa High School, The Chief

Long Island Press High School Journalism Awards A Letter from Hofstra University

3. Keep the Dress Code in the Closet Alexandra Lopez East Meadow High School, The Jet Gazette

Commack High School, The Courant Honorable Mention. Victoria’s Secret Models’ Image Unattainable Maggie Colbert Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo

Honorable Mention. Clarke at Dark Jason Dunleavy, Kelly Clements & Muhammad Muzammal W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard

Honorable Mention. Truth in the Age of Reality Television? Jeanne DiSimone North Shore High School, Viking View

Honorable Mention. The SAT is a Necessary Measure to Compare Students Joe Zappa Massapequa High School, The Chief

Honorable Mention. Letter From the Editors Bella Wu & Matthew Borin Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon

Honorable Mention. Pressure to be Perfect Meghana Rao Massapequa High School, The Chief

Honorable Mention. The Shots That Pulled the Trigger Tanny Libman Great Neck North High School, Guide Post

Honorable Mention. Racist Tweets Gain National Attention Tyler Read West Islip High School, Paw Prints

Honorable Mention. Gun Control: Is It Worth It? Jonathan Fernandez Hempstead High School, The Tiger’s Roar

Honorable Mention. Letter From the Editors Bella Wu & Matthew Borin Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon

Honorable Mention. How a Storm Affects People’s Behaviors Dorothy Tomasini East Islip High School, The Broadcaster

Honorable Mention. Dear Teacher… Jessica Chanchalashvili Great Neck North High School, Guide Post Social Commentary – General 1. Enough is Enough Aidan Murray North Shore High School, Viking View 2. Let the Buyer Beware Briana Laderer North Shore High School, Viking View 2. Keep the Fashion Trend Out of Religion Gabrielle Bruno Shoreham-Wading River HS, Wildcat Pause 3. Uproar at the First Community Budget Meeting Madeline Bacchus Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird 3. Stuck in the Commack Bubble Hannah Sarisohn & Jonathan Young

3. Tattoos & Piercings Bobbie Ferentinos Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause 3. Movember Buzzes Through Roslyn Johnny Goldberg Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon Social Media Analysis 1. SnapChat Giving Users False Sense of Security Paula Pecorella West Islip High School, Paw Prints 2. Could SnapChat be a Potential Problem? Sydney Bass Jericho High School, JerEcho 3. Logging into Pressure Abigail Adler Great Neck North High School, Guide Post 3. Tumblr Time Meredith Wardell Babylon Jr./Sr. High School, Panther Tales

3. Cheater Kristina Conte Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo Honorable Mention. Get A Job, Get An Edge For College Angela Pradhan Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup Honorable Mention. Dilemma: Going Away or Commuting Allison Bauer, Fabiha Khalid & Marissa Pino Honorable Mention. Senioritis is Spreading Haley Spielberg New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot Student Profile 1. Student Spotlight: Jacob Goldstein Matthew Borin Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon 2. Chris Wilson’s Recovery Paula Pecorella West Islip High School, Paw Prints

Storytelling 1. An Unforeseen Foe Julia Adamo William Floyd HS

2. Bonjour, Hallo, Ni Hao: Foreign Exchange Students Nicholas Krauss West Islip High School, Paw Prints

Short Feature 1. Celebrating 25 Years Meaghan Mahoney Commack High School, The Courant

2. A Lock’s Lamentation Shelby Pickerell Southold High School, The Sentinel

3. Student Profile: Kevin Duffy Nicholas Hartmann Bellport High School, The Clipper

2. #YOLO Emily Zogbi Commack High School, The Courant

2. Common- App-enstein Erica DeMichiel Lynbrook High School, Horizon

3. Mrs. Smith Teaches Lessons About ASL & Life Kelly South Massapequa High School, The Chief

3. Dear Journal… Teresa Lo New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot

Honorable Mention. Corey Cairo Plays with Pros Tom Cummings Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause

Honorable Mention. Horsing Around: Elf Visits Jericho Chloe Shakin Jericho High School, JerEcho Serious Feature 1. Small Town Teens Kelly Granzen Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause 2. Will Something I Post on Facebook Affect a College’s Decision? Samantha Galina Commack High School, The Courant

Student Issues 1. Spending Into Thin Air Diane Choi New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot 2. Ready or Not Tot Paula Pecorella West Islip High School, Paw Prints 3. Does the Lack of Diversity Disservice MHS Students? Joe Zappa Massapequa High School, The Chief

Honorable Mention. Rotanz Improving Already Stellar Career Michael Julian Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause Honorable Mention. Performer of the Month: Jason Trager Tiffany Heravi Great Neck North High School, Guide Post

Emma La Reddola Commack High School, The Courant 2. Analog Adventures Justin Baroukhian Great Neck North High School, Guide Post 3. BYOD – What’s That? Nicole Busso & Halle Murphy Southold High School, The Sentinel Honorable Mention. You Already Have the Sandbox, Microsoft; Do You Need the Whole Playground, Too? Jasmine Somers William Floyd High School Honorable Mention. Smart Boards: Useful but Underutilized Kayla Larosa West Islip High School, Paw Prints TRAVEL 1. The Land of Hakuna Matata Jonathan Young Commack High School, The Courant 2. Aliens in India Shweta Iyer Comsewogue High School 3. Students Visit France Amber Barney Bellport High School, The Clipper

W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard 3. Roger Ebert Memorium Kelly Louie W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard Cartoon – Political 1. Sanctity or Stupidity Priyanka Algu New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot 2. Most Likely to Secede Priyanka Algu New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Vanguard 3. Teach, Don’t Preach Jessica Vestuto Smithtown High School East, The Matador 3. Presidential Election 2012 Ricardo Hernandez W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard Honorable Mention. Students Lack Knowledge Julia Foote West Islip High School, Paw Prints Cartoon/School Illustration 1. Hide Your Tracks Connor Ross Commack High School, The Courant

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2. Dilemma: Going Away or Commuting Priyanka Algu New Hyde Park Memorial HS, The Chariot

Cartoon 1. No Power & Heat After Sandy Katrina Gick Massapequa High School, The Chief

2. College Entrance Nightmare Aysha Qutab Freeport High School, Flashings

1. Biting the Bullet Nithin Sunilkumar New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot

3. Promblems of Prom Allie Latini Massapequa High School, The Chief

1. Star Wars: A New Home Nicole Caico East Islip High School, The Broadcaster

Honorable Mention. No New Clubs Allowed Melissa Kalyoncu Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon

Technology 1. A Souring Apple Tom Clemente Massapequa High School, The Chief

Cartoon - Entertainment 1. The Place Beyond the Pines Kelly Louie W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard

1. Taking Harassment Seriously From Screen to School

2. Argo April Todaro

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Comic Strip 1. Kawaii Pup Malcolm McCallum Hempstead High School, The Tiger’s Roar 2. Scarlet & Friends Robyn Bryant Hempstead High

School, The Tiger’s Roar 2. Imagination vs. Reality Ashley Rubio Division Avenue High School, Dragon Tales 3. Spring Breakdown Priyanka Algu New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot Honorable Mention. Whiskers & Friends Qyrese Anderson Hempstead High School, The Tiger’s Roar Feature Design 1. Senior Map Aidan Mancini Southold High School, The Sentinel 2. I’m in High School & I Can’t Vote... Hannah Sarisohn, Jonathan Young, Meaghan Mahoney Commack High School, The Courant 3. Classifieds: Where to Grab a Bite Jessica Graff Massapequa High School, The Chief Honorable Mention. MHS Tweets Memories Jessica Graff Massapequa High School, The Chief Feature Headline 1. Digital Diagnosis Justine Schoenbart Great Neck North High School, Guide Post 1. Adventures Abroad Clara Sava-Segal Great Neck North High School, Guide Post 2. Will Something I Post on Facebook Affect a College’s Decision? Samantha Galina & Dara Freeman Commack High School, The Courant 3. Bullying for Cowards: Cyberbullying Jessica Graff Massapequa High School, The Chief Layout/Single Page 1. Like This Article if You Agree Ashlyn Vicari Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause 2. SADD Takes New


Stand Against Texting/Open Schools, Closed Minds Michael Stanton West Islip High School, Paw Prints 3. Why This Election Matters to You Billy Murphy & Olivia Brodtman West Islip High School, Paw Prints 3. Initiate Phase Two: The Avengers Reassembles in 2015 James Kuczewski Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause Layout/Section 1. Sleep Deprivation Paula Pecorella West Islip High School, Paw Prints 2. Bullying Jessica Graff Massapequa High School, The Chief 3. Will You Go To Prom With Me? Nicholas Krauss, Chelsea Simek & Paula Pecorella 3. Oh, Oh…The Places We’ve Gone Jennifer Omland East Islip High School, The Broadcaster Honorable Mention. The Holi-daze Nicole Biton & Talia Delijani Great Neck North High School, Guide Post Layout/Front Cover 1. Paw Prints West Islip High School, Paw Prints 2. Hoofbeats Calhoun High School, Hoofbeats 3. Thunderbird Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird Layout/Overall 1. Wildcat Pause Shoreham-Wading River High School 2. Hoofbeats Calhoun High School 3. Horizon Lynbrook High School News Design 1. Front Page Juliet Frendman & Jasmine Hakimian Great Neck North High School, Guide Post

2. The Academies of HHS… Mayelin Hernandez Hempstead High School, The Tiger’s Roar 3. RCP Presents “Legally Blonde” Josh Goldenberg Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon 3. SADD Takes New Stand Against Text Michael Stanton & Tyler Read West Islip High School, Paw Prints NEWS HEADLINE 1. Methamphetamines: High in High School Jessica Graff Massapequa High School, The Chief 2. Apple is in Another Galaxy Abin Thannickal New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot 2. Red Hot for Red Ginger Abin Thannickal New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot 3. His Name is Gym Akash Shetye East Meadow High School, The Jet Gazette Honorable Mention. LIE-PA Nithin Sunilkumar New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot Original Illustration 1. The Choice Lori Gianlombardo William Floyd High School 1. Artist Spotlight Alvin Sumigcay East Meadow High School, The Jet Gazette 2. Superhero Artwork Hayley Zirkel & Kelly Louie W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard 3. Spring is in the Air & Doodle Wendy Lopez Hempstead High School, The Tiger’s Roar News Illustration 1. To Dorm or Not to Dorm Emily Smith West Islip High School, Paw Prints 1. Squeezed Dollar Heather Bey

Calhoun High School, Hoofbeats 2. Small Town Teens Kelly Granzen Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause 3. Gun Control & Women in Combat Malcolm McCallum Hempstead High School, The Tiger’s Roar Honorable Mention. Android vs. Apple Norma Miller Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo Photo Essay 1. Spirit Week Siddesh Ramesh W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard 2. Featured Fashionistas Mark Gordon Hempstead High School, The Tiger’s Roar

World Jonathan Young Commack High School, The Courant SINGLE PAGE LAYOUT 1. What Will You Miss Most… Samantha Sitt, Bari Schecter & Dana Fader 2. Magazine Bella Wu Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon 3. Athl-eat-Nutrition Sylvie Rubin-Budick Great Neck North High School, Guide Post 3. The Bull Pen Staff Smithtown High School East, The Matador Multi-MediumGraphic Art 1. Gun Control Amanda Kennedy William Floyd HS

3. DIY Fashion Rosa Escobar Hempstead High School, The Tiger’s Roar

2. Sleep Deprivation Chelsea Simek West Islip High School, Paw Prints

Single Photo 1. Junior Hope Glassman Shows ID Skyler Kessler Lynbrook High School, Horizon

3. Halloween Delight, Halloween Fright Samantha Comparetto West Islip High School, Paw Prints

2. Senior Citizens Dinner Skyler Kessler Lynbrook High School, Horizon

3. City Department Stores’ Christmas Window Displays Mimoza Kalyoncu & Melissa Kalyoncu Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon

3. Students Take Advantage of New Courses Skyler Kessler Lynbrook High School, Horizon

3. The Holi-daze Nicole Biton Great Neck North High School, Guide Post

Honorable Mention. World Class Winners Maggie Colbert Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo Photography/ Series 1. Witnessing Destruction Maddy Gottlieb, Heather Bey & Jenna Rudolfsky Calhoun High School, Hoofbeats 2. What’s the Word? James Penney Southold High School, The Sentinel

Honorable Mention. From a Lion to a… Dan Fannon, Dalton Fontana, Sean Frawley & Harry Gonyon West Islip High School, Paw Prints Honorable Mention. Newtown & Rottweiller Oscar Reyes Hempstead High School, The Tiger’s Roar Honorable Mention. Smart Boards: Useful but Underutilized Michael Stanton West Islip High School, Paw Prints

2. Europe Trip 2013 Will Tondo Southold High School, The Sentinel

Honorable Mention. Souring Apple Jessica Graff Massapequa High School, The Chief

3. Issues Children Face Around the

Sports Photo 1. Jake Siciliano

Skyler Kessler Lynbrook High School, Horizon 2. Lions Victorious Tyler Read West Islip High School, Paw Prints 3. LHS Senior Matt Murphy Skyler Kessler Lynbrook High School, Horizon Honorable Mention. Devastating Loss for Hopeful Lions Tyler Read West Islip High School, Paw Prints

NEWSPAPER SPECIAL SECTIONS Arts & Entertainment 1. The Tiger’s Roar Hempstead High School 2. The Jet Gazette/ Alexandra Lopez East Meadow HS 3. The Hilltop Beacon/Bella Wu Roslyn High School Investigative/ Enterprise 1. Race Demographics in BHS Dan Garisto, Emily Hoff & Sajid Hossain Bellport High School, The Clipper 2. Your Guide to Hallway Traffic Daniel Stahl Southold High School, The Sentinel 3. The 1950’s Shooting at MHS: Rumor Confirmed Conor McMillin Massapequa High School, The Chief SPORTS 1. Maroon Echo Bay Shore High School 2. Hoofbeats Calhoun High School 3. Paw Prints West Islip High School Honorable Mention. The Chief Massapequa HS Honorable Mention. Horizon Lynbrook High School Honorable Mention. The Hilltop Beacon Roslyn High School

Special Section 1. What It’s Like… Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo 2. Sleep Deprivation Paula Pecorella West Islip High School, Paw Prints 3. Graduation Feature Bellport High School, The Clipper

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Arts & Entertainment 1. Into the Woods: A Fairytale with a Happy Ending Lexie Seigies Massapequa High School, The Chief 2. Lights… Camera… Ben Goess Massapequa HS, The Chief 3. Les Misérables: The Musical Reimagined Katie Cresser Massapequa HS, The Chief Honorable Mention. No Talent in MHS Mary Stevenson Massapequa High School, The Chief Photo Series 1. Hurricane Sandy: The Aftermath Julie May & Rachel John Jericho High School, JerEcho 2. Pep Rally 2012 Massapequa High School, The Chief 3. Homecoming 2012 Massapequa High School, The Chief Honorable Mention. Hurricane Sandy Massapequa High School, The Chief Honorable Mention: Spirit Week 2012 Massapequa High School, The Chief Feature 1. Gym, Bleach, Laundry: A Trend Foreign to the U.S. Meghana Rao Massapequa High School, The Chief 2. In Spain or America, Family Comes First Joe Fiola Massapequa High School, The Chief

3. What is the Electoral College? Joe Fiola Massapequa High School, The Chief Editorial 1. No Party is the Right Party Joe Zappa Massapequa High School, The Chief 2. Voting is a Duty Nelson Gomez Massapequa High School, The Chief 3. Ryan Holds His Own on Policy, Cruises on Style Joe Zappa Massapequa High School, The Chief Honorable Mention. A New Hope for Romney Supporters Joe Zappa Massapequa High School, The Chief News Site 1. Herricks Highlander Herricks High School 2. The JerEcho Jericho High School/ Amanda Ritter & Chloe Shakin 2. The Chief Massapequa High School 3. Panther Tales Babylon Jr./Sr. High School Honorable Mention. The Roundup Half Hollow Hills High School West

VIDEO Produced For Web 1. Limited Senior Parking Causes Frustration Alison Lieberman & Trudi Ann Patrick Jericho High School, JerEcho 2. Flu Video Gianna Barberia & Lea Silverman Half Hollow Hills High School West, The Roundup 3. It’s Debatable Lauren Goldstein & Alanna Levine Jericho High School, JerEcho Honorable Mention. Behind the Scenes Lea Silverman & Rachel Shuster Half Hollow Hills High School West,

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Long Island Press High School Journalism Awards A Letter from Hofstra University

Public Service Announcement 1. Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving Gabriella Archbold Commack High School 2. Anxiety Jack Braun, Jordan Baruch, Danny Montera & Jayme Mysel Commack High School 3. Texting Stephen Mendez Commack High School Honorable Mention. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Christian Handlik Commack High School REPORT, SINGLE STORY 1. Grim Reaper Day Frank Giaquinto East Islip High School, The Broadcaster 2. Thanksgiving Feast Jake Hirx East Islip High School, The Broadcaster 3. Haunted Hallways Frank Giaquinto East Islip High School, The Broadcaster Honorable Mention. Blood Drive Abigail Dell Orto East Islip High School, The Broadcaster Light Feature 1. Colonial Day News Package Dylan Brophy & Robert Smith Hauppauge High School, Eagle Watch 2. Harlem Wizards Charity News Package Kristen Hansen Hauppauge High School, Eagle Watch 3. Courtney Sipes Memorial/Running of the Bull News Package Jaclyn Thomas Hauppauge High School, Eagle Watch Honorable Mention. LOTE Honor Society News Package Daniel Foley Hauppauge High School, Eagle Watch Honorable Mention. NHP Homecoming Parade Vishnu Anil

New Hyde Park Memorial High School, NHP Production

River High School, Wildcat Pause

Honorable Mention. Horseability: A Great Volunteering Opportunity Julie May & Taylor Bialek Jericho High School, JerEcho

Science/Health 1. Hand Sanitizers & Your Health Kerianne McManus & Hania Mahmood Lynbrook High School, Horizon

Honorable Mention. Chamber Choir News Package John Carrature Hauppauge High School, Eagle Watch

DAILY REPORTING & WRITING Science & Energy Reporting 1. Eureka! Ganesh Ravichandran W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard 2. Out with the Old, in with the New Spela Sluga William Floyd High School 3. The Future is in the Wind Melanie Klein William Floyd High School Sports Feature 1. Sports Concussions on the Rise Ryan Mazzie Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo 2. Five Basketball Teams Vie for Gymnasium Time Michael Duquette Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo 3. Injuries are Not Stopping Student Athletes John Mirabito Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo 3. Returning Hoops Players Have Put Championship in Sight Ryan Mazzie Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo Honorable Mention. The Her-Story of Baseball Giavanna Verdi Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause Honorable Mention. Amputees Dribble Down Wildcat Court Thomas Kirby Shoreham-Wading

2. Pills for Cures or Pills for Grades? SoEun Lee Lynbrook High School, Horizon 3. Slap on That Security Gloss! Meghan Peysson East Meadow High School, The Jet Gazette Honorable Mention. Should LI School Districts Change the Menu Again? Rachel Tanaka William Floyd High School

NON-DAILY REPORTING & WRITING Arts & Entertainment 1. The Rise of the Brits Kayla King-Sumner Freeport High School, Flashings 2. The Mindy Project Hannah Kolitz Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon 3. Book Review: The Book Thief Gina Marie Falk Bellport High School, The Clipper 3. Concerts Go Out with a Bang Lindsey Smith Bellport High School, The Clipper Business 1. Fire Island Races for Summer Sales Madison Flotteron Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo 2. Building Bristal, Building Tension Amanda Ritter, Taylor Kang, Michael Schumer & Rachel John Jericho High School, JerEcho 3. Student Spotlight: Jacob Goldstein Matthew Borin Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon Community

Service 1. Recycling for a Cure Breanna Di Maio North Shore High School, Viking View 2. North’s NHS: Serving the Community One Sandwich at a Time Abigail Balsamo Valley Stream North High School, North Star Education 1. College Above All Matthew Borin Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon 2. Diagnostic Dilemma Melissa Holzberg Commack High School, The Courant 3. Seniors Feeling Swamped Samantha D’Addario Smithtown High School East, The Matador Health 1. Overcoming Teen Alcoholism Kennedy Rose Bellport High School, The Clipper 2. Fed Up Stefanie Giovine William Floyd High School 2. America: The Weight of the World? Kwasi Enin William Floyd High School

Syosset High School, The Pulse Investigative/ Enterprise Reporting 1. I’m in High School & I Can’t Vote… Hannah Sarisohn, Jonathan Young, Abby Weinstein & Samantha Galina Commack High School, The Courant 2. Teen Pregnancy in the School District Dan Garisto, Emily Hoff & Colleen Hamill Bellport High School, The Clipper 3. Building Bristal, Building Tension Amanda Ritter, Michael Schumer, Rachel John & Taylor Kang Jericho High School, JerEcho Religion/Multicultural 1. Oi! Gevalt! Deborah O’Brien William Floyd High School 2. The Evolution of Vatican City Bradley McBride William Floyd High School 3. Foreign Exchange Program with China to Start this Summer Arielle Schwartz Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon

3. When I Grow Up, I Want to Be… A Sperm Donor? Gouri Sadananda W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard

Non-Deadline News 1. Learning about Human Rights Amelia Veitch Bellport High School, The Clipper

Humor 1. Science Teachers Living at School Alanna Levine & Taylor Kang Jericho High School, JerEcho

1. Gas Shortage Causes Fear Among Consumers Alanna Levine & Jonathan Lanz Jericho High School, JerEcho

2. Jericho Deli Iced Coffee Laced with Adderall Lauren Goldstein & Chloe Shakin Jericho High School, JerEcho

2. School Security Ups Student Safety Procedures Lauren Lustgarten Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause

3. Harlem Shake Alison Lieberman & Julie May Jericho High School, JerEcho

3. February Vacation 2013 Cancelled Carly Berman Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon

Honorable Mention. A Temporary End to Procrastination Remington Lim

Opinion/Editorial 1. Moneyball: The Salary Cap & Its Ef-

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fects on Sports James Colgan New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot 2. No Post Saturdays? Ashley Baudier William Floyd High School 3. It’s Time to Start a New Trend: Eating Healthy The Chief Staff/ Jessica Graff Massapequa High School, The Chief Opinion/Pop Culture 1. Change in Music Areeba Rasool W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard 2. The Demise of Original Gaming Karan Chhatpar Massapequa High School, The Chief 3. Narcissism vs. Altruism Atim Ekpe Valley Stream North High School, North Star Political/Government 1. Homes Along Bay Are Important to Tax Structure Ryan Mazzie Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo 2. Students Uncertain of Affiliation Elise Ambos Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo 3. 2012 Local Elections Emily Hoff Bellport High School, The Clipper School News 1. New Security Measures Enacted Hannah Sarisohn Commack High School, The Courant 2. School Needs Fixing…Time is Ticking Bobbie Ferentinos Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause 3. Code of Conduct Revised Meaghan Mahoney Commack High School, The Courant 3. Budget Passes Under Tax Cut Jonathan Young

Commack High School, The Courant Honorable Mention. New Courses Offered for Students Dorian Johnson Bellport High School, The Clipper Honorable Mention. Sports Night Candace Butera Syosset High School, The Pulse Sports - School 1. Girls’ Varsity Basketball Prepares for Season with New Coach Sophie Radutsky Roslyn High School, The Hilltop Beacon 2. Nothin’ But Net Kathleen Kissane Division Avenue High School, Dragon Tales 3. Girls Cross Country Runs to a 5th Straight Victory Jessica Caruso Smithtown High School East, The Matador Honorable Mention. Rebuilding Year for Red Devils Football Mohdshobair Hussaini Freeport High School, Flashings Sports – National 1. The Demise of the Big East Matt Tisch Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird 2. Sports: A Medical Competition? Brandon Jiang William Floyd High School 3. Take a Bow, America! Dan Lombardi East Islip High School, The Broadcaster Honorable Mention. Tebow Nation Matt Ferremi East Islip High School, The Broadcaster Honorable Mention. Racewalking Marisa Passaro William Floyd High School Technology 1. Technology in the Classroom: A New Divide Jasmine Hakimian Great Neck North High School, Guide Post


1. evaluating Teacher Web presence Jasmine Hakimian Great Neck North High School, Guide Post 2. The Root of all evil, money…and corn? Kyle Ehlich East Islip High School, The Broadcaster 3. everyday i’m Tumblr’ing Ji-Yun Lee Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird

Meaghan Mahoney Commack High School, The Courant reporting on newtown 1. newtown Reawakens idea for stricter gun control Ashlyn Vicari Shoreham-Wading River High School, Wildcat Pause 1. gun control’s past, present & Future Melissa Holzberg Commack High School, The Courant

Feature 1. academic integrity Hannah Sarisohn, Kelly Saberi & Jonathan Young Commack High School, The Courant

2. Biting the Bullet Harvinder Bassi New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot

1. student profile: mason dent Dan Garisto Bellport High School, The Clipper

3. Tragedy at sandy hook elementary school Grace Segers Half Hollow Hills High School East, Thunderbird

2. lucky to be alive Dorian Johnson Bellport High School, The Clipper 3. seceding from the 631 Andrea O’Brisky Commack High School, The Courant School Feature 1. chris Wilson’s Recovery Paula Pecorella West Islip High School, Paw Prints 2. east islip’s medical mission Rachel Baio East Islip High School, The Broadcaster 2. Bonjour, hallo, ni hao: Foreign exchange students Nicholas Krauss West Islip High School, Paw Prints 3. climbing to new heights Nicholas Krauss West Islip High School, Paw Prints 3. lhs alumnus Turns celebrity on survivor Tali Zingman Lynbrook High School, Horizon honorable mention. Robotics Team gears up for competition Cole Ivy West Islip High School, Paw Prints honorable mention. celebrating 25 years

3. The Write to the Truth Daniel Bar-Lavi Great Neck North High School, Guide Post honorable mention. gun control: is it Worth it? Jonathan Fernandez Hempstead High School, The Tiger’s Roar honorable mention. gun control: The larger issue Brian Walsh Sayville High School, The Current honorable mention. guns in america Charley Lanter Lynbrook High School, Horizon reporting on Hurricane Sandy 1. sandy surpasses all other storms Meaghan Mahoney Commack High School, The Courant 1. hurricane sandy: voices from the storm Massapequa High School, The Chief 2. hurricane sandy: makeup days & midterm solution Joe Zappa Massapequa High School, The Chief

3. Replenishing Fire island Norma Miller Bay Shore High School, Maroon Echo 3. superstorm sandy surges Through long island Muhammad Muzammal W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard honorable mention. hurricane sandy: an effect Maggie Neal Lynbrook High School, Horizon honorable mention. What Became of sandy animals? Kerrianne McManus Lynbrook High School, Horizon non-Deadline news 1. compliments of smithtown east Jessica Vestuto Smithtown High School East, The Matador 2. Will the Beach be Back by memorial day? Lyla Dale Babylon Jr./Sr. High School, Panther Tales 3. new Bathroom policy enforced & Revised Alanna Levine Jericho High School, JerEcho Science & Technology 1. america Becomes healthier Laura Pugliese Smithtown High School East, The Matador 2. eureka! Ganesh Ravichandran W.T. Clarke High School, The Vanguard 2. out with the old, in with the new Spela Sluga William Floyd High School First Amendment Award Q: is our speech silenced? Rebecca Lewis & Christina Lorper New Hyde Park Memorial High School, The Chariot

2. Road to Recovery Maddy Gottlieb Calhoun High School, Hoofbeats L o n g I s L a n d P r e s s H I g H s c H o o L j o u r n a L I s m P r o g r a m 2 0 1 3 / / / w w w. L o n g I s L a n d P r e s s . c o m / H I g H s c H o o L

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