Glen Cove High School seniors Samantha Barry and Tamara Gitlin placed first in Best Art Review and Best Opinion Piece, respectively, at the annual Press Day and Quill Awards ceremony held at Adelphi University on March 22.
These writing categories demonstrate the strength of Glen Cove’s English Language Arts curriculum and its award-winning newspaper club.
According to the club’s journalism adviser Arlene Munson, Gitlin’s timely piece (“Fake News –What’s Real or Not?”) presented a well-structured opinion on how technology may be changing the perceptions of reality. Barry’s review of the J.K. Rowling’s movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them provided unique insights into the author’s world of witchcraft and wizardry.
More than 300 high school students were in attendance and out of 14 award categories, Glen Cove garnered the top award in two of them.