Valley Stream, NEW YORK (March, 2022)—Valley Stream North High School’s literary magazine, The North Star, has taken home three Adelphi Press Day Quill Awards, including first place in the Best Visual category for Kimberly Shrestha’s illustration, “The Magical Library.”
The North Star staff competed against 250 high school students from across Long Island in the Quill Awards, which recognize student journalists for outstanding work on their respective school newspapers.
In addition to Kimberly, Craig Papajohn-Shaw and Lucy Wu took home second place in the Best Opinion Piece category for their op-ed “Double Standards: State Instruction Allows for High-Risk Sports but not Performance Groups,” and third place in the Best News Article category for their article “The End of Student-to-Student Teams Chats.”
“We are so proud of our editorial team and staff for the hard work they have put in this year bringing the best student-led journalism to the North High School community,” faculty advisor Christy Mansfield said.
"I believe if you can train students to be responsible journalists, you can really have a big ripple effect on making the world a better place," said Mark Grabowski, associate professor of journalism at Adelphi and host of Press Day. "Based on the questions the student journalists asked during our panel discussion and workshops along with the content they submitted to our journalism awards contest, I think the future of journalism is in good hands. I was ecstatic with our great turnout. Scholastic journalism is so important."
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Date Added: 3/15/2022