Outstanding in the Journalism Field: The Broadcaster Takes First

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The high school’s acclaimed student newspaper, The Broadcaster, won the top prize of “Most Outstanding Newspaper” at Adelphi University’s annual Quill Awards on March 9. The paper also earned five individual awards in writing, layout and design, and illustrating, topping last year’s wins.

The Quill Awards, part of Adelphi’s Press Day event, featured more than 300 entries from 26 competing public and private high schools from Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties.

Individual winners for East Islip included Therese Mittleman, whose story “Is High School Football Safe?” won second place in the best sports story category; Katie Burke-McGoldrick and Ashley Karlin, who won second place for best layout; Steven Murello, whose work “Selfies or Self Absorbed?” earned a second-place nod in the best illustration or cartoon category; Meg Tohill, whose article “‘Routine’ of Tragedy Devastates the Nation” won third place in the best editorial category; and Emily Glennon, whose “0-100 Real Quick: earned honorable mention for best photograph.

“The ‘Most Outstanding Newspaper’ designation honors the student newspaper that best demonstrates excellent reporting, writing and photographic skills, effective layout and design, and a well-balanced and interesting mix of news, features and editorials,” said teacher and Broadcaster adviser Joan Dlouhy. “We are ecstatic, to say the least, to have won.”