Wildcat Pause wins journalism awards

Staff members of Shoreham-Wading River High School student newspaper, Wildcat Pause, earned eight prestigious journalism awards at the annual Long Island Press High School Journalism Awards, held at Hofstra University.

The awards come after a selection process that included a field of more than 2,000 entries in various categories from high school newspapers across Long Island. In total, the Wildcat Pause staff members earned three first-place awards, two second-place trophies and three third-place recognitions.

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

First Place
Robert Joannou, staff writer
Government — National
“Students take on presidential election”

Megan Julian, staff writer
News Story
“Heroin destroying lives, communities”

Cassidy Latham, 2015-2016 editor-in-chief
School Financial News
“Growing up equals financial responsibility”

Second Place
Scott Engelhardt, photographer
 Sports Photo
baseball action shot

Joseph McMullan, staff writer
Arts Review: National Music
“Views, coloring book, what’s next?”

Natalya Baichan, 2016 - 2017 editor-in-chief
“Register —  you may change a life”

Third Place
Declan Beran, assistant editor
School News
“Veteran’s board will strengthen community”

Michael Tripptree, 2015-2016 staff writer  
 Entertainment Headline
“Espresso yourself at local cafes’