LHS Student-Journalists Rank in Statewide Competition

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Members of Lynbrook High School’s newspaper, Horizon, were recently honored with top awards in the New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

The Horizon staff, led by editor-in-chief of Horizon Online Emily Bergin, earned second place for their news website,, while junior and Horizon managing editor Elizabeth DiFiore took home third place in the Best Feature Story category for her piece, “The Pandemic Through the Eye of an ER Nurse.” In addition, junior Julia Swerdin, editor-in-chief of Horizon print editions, placed in two categories. She was recognized with the honorable mention award in the Best Feature Story category for her piece, “LHS Students Take a Seat to Make a Stand” and received second place in the Best Sports Story category for her story, “Lynbrook Kicks Off Intramural Sports Season.”

The Lynbrook Public Schools congratulates the Horizon team, along with their adviser Jessica Sanders, on these outstanding achievements.