East Islip High School’s award-winning newspaper The Broadcaster took home four awards at the annual Quill Awards ceremony on March 14. Hosted by Adelphi University in Garden City, this year’s competition involved 29 schools from across Long Island.
Students from East Islip’s newspaper staff, advised by Joan Dlouhy and James Connell, have placed consistently in the top three spots over the last few years, and this contest proved equally successful.
Five Broadcaster staff members were rewarded for their outstanding talents in both writing and newspaper composition. Copy editor Joe Malone, a senior, was awarded second place for his editorial “Occupy Hollywood.” Fellow senior Cristiana Votta, the paper’s sports editor, was awarded second place for her sports story “Nawrocki Swims to States.” Music editor Michelle Arp, also a senior, was awarded third place for her article “The End Is Near.” Finally, junior Jen Omland and senior Nancy Baione, both layout editors, were awarded honorable mention for Best Layout.
Other East Islip students attending the Quill Awards ceremony were Karyn DeFranco, Samantha Baer, Ashley Kelsey, Lauren Bunde and Sarah Casey-Auld.