Journalism Students Take Home 33 Awards

Staff members of the Wildcat Pause, Shoreham-Wading River High School’s newspaper, captured 33 awards in the Long Island Press’s annual High School Journalism Awards ceremony held May 22 at Hofstra University. There were more than 1,200 entries from more than 30 high schools across Long Island.  

Most awards were for writing, but the staff also won in the news illustration and single-page layout categories. The paper took the first place award for overall layout due in large part to the efforts of Paul Whitbeck, graphics editor.

First place awards went to Ashlyn Vicari (3), Gabrielle Bruno and Kelly Granzen. Second place awards were gien to Gabrielle Bruno, Tom Cummings, Bobbie Ferentinos, Kelly Granzen, Tim Haggerty and Lauren Lustgarten. Third place awards went to Gabrielle Bruno, Bobbie Ferentinos, Kelly Granzen (2), James Kuczewski (2), Giavanna Verdi and Spring Yu. Honorable Mentions were given to Gabrielle Bruno, Tom Cummings, Casey DePalma, Michael Julian, Tom Kirby, Emily Kulesa (2),  Carolyn Rogers, Shannon Steimel (2), Giavanna Verdi (2) and Joseph Whelan.

The mission of the Wildcat Pause is to entertain, inform and enlighten students, staff and the public, creating a sense of awareness within the SWR community.