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.”