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Chieftain Wins At Quill Awards

Editors and writers of Sewanhaka High School’s Chieftain attended the Quill Awards for Excellence in Journalism held at Adelphi University on March 12. The Quill awards have a time honored tradition of recognizing the best of high school journalism. Many past Quill Award recipients have gone on to careers in journalism and broadcasting. This year, several Sewanhaka High School students added their name to that list of recognized excellence.

Sophomore Emily Spring was awarded an honorable mention in the category of Most Outstanding Reporter for her work on features and editorials. Spring has been chosen as one of the 2014-15 Chieftain editors.

Senior Erin Nole won third place for her in-depth reporting on sports injuries and their long term impact. Senior editor, Marlena Santos won third place for her investigative reporting on social media and how it is creating an anti-social society.  

The entire staff won first place for Best Page One Cover layout.

Chieftain staff thanked the editors, writers and photographers for their work on the paper.

“The current Chieftain editors are so proud of the changes that were made throughout the year,” Current editor Cynthia Devendran said.

“The paper was brought to new heights and the bar has been raised for years to come.”

News

Community gathers together

for 16th annual Liz’s Day

When a young woman named Elizabeth McFarland died of breast cancer, a group of women gathered together for a small meeting and Liz’s Day was born.

On Sept. 27, the 16th annual Liz’s Day took place at the Floral Park Recreation Center. The event featured a used book sale, a Chinese style auction raffle, foods, drinks and music. All of the money raised from the event went to breast cancer research.

A Village of Stewart Manor Board of Trustees meeting turned into a lesson in the values of community engagement on Oct. 6. The regularly scheduled village meeting was attended by a group of Boy Scouts working toward a merit badge who witnessed new laws enacted and speeches from Fire Chief Tom Skinner and members of the Elmont School District Board of Education.  

Members of Troop 134 attended the meeting to gain an Eagle Scout-required merit badge for Citizenship within the Community. They were required to go to a town hall-style meeting and witness a little democracy in action.


Calendar

Firematic Awards Ceremony

Thursday, October 16

St. Elisabeth’s Craft Fair

Saturday, October 18

Floral Park Memorial High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 18



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