School Newspaper Takes Home 13 Awards

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Wildcat Pause, the high school’s student-produced newspaper, won 13 awards at the annual Long Island Press High School Journalism competition on May 27 at Hofstra University. The paper, published monthly under adviser Jean Branna, competed against 25 Long Island high school newspapers and 1,600 entries in more than 90 categories. It was recognized for its reporting, writing, layout and artwork.

The Shoreham-Wading River School District extends its congratulations to the following students:

First Place
David Menarchem– Financial News
Brianna Minneci – Local Feature

Second Place
Cassidy Latham – Social Media Analysis
Carolyn Rogers – First Amendment/Freedom of Speech Award/Serious Feature/Graphic Art
Marchella Verdi – Technology

Third Place
Jack Blandi – Serious Feature
Ava Gerardi – Deadline/Breaking News
Melita Howell – Original Illustration
Alexandra Kessel – Food-Restaurant Review
Brianna Minneci – Food-Restaurant Review
Olivia Pumilia – Aura Diaz Award/First Person