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Garden State Scholastic Press Association 1st in New Jersey Distinguished  Print Journalism Award (2017, 2018, 2019)

Garden State Scholastic Press Association 3rd Place in Print Overall Excellence (2019)

Garden State Scholastic Press Association 2nd Place in Online Overall Excellence (2019)

Garden State Scholastic Press Association 1st Place in Print Overall Excellence (2018)

Seven-Time First Place Award Winner in the American Scholastic Press Association’s Annual Newspaper Contest (2014-2020)

American Scholastic Press Association “Most Outstanding Articles” for technology reporting (2020)

GSSPA Awards for 2018-2019 School Year:

First Place Awards:
Zully Arias, Layout & Design
Jenna Freitas, Editorial Cartooning
Jenna Freitas, Artwork/Illustration
Joana Kapaj, Editorial 
Joana Kapaj, Photography 
Carina Paserchia, Newswriting
Nazli Tiyaloglu, Columns
Reporting Team: Jamie Connors, Jenna Freitas, Katrina Hauser, Adam Herabi, Victoria Niedbal, Joe Sandomenico, In-Depth Reporting

Second Place Awards:
Emma Caamano, Layout & Design
Anthony DeMarco, Columns
Andrew Palma, Editorial Cartoon
Alex Shapiro, Opinion Writing
Nazli Tiyaloglu, Feature Writing
Reporting Team: Ambar Cabrera, Somaia Hassan, Adam Herabi, Hailey Mayewski, Andrew Palma, Lea Torppey, Alexa Torres, In-Depth Reporting

Third Place Awards:
Alexa Borino, Breaking News Sports – ONLINE
Sebastian Cabrera, Editorial Cartoon
Somaia Hassan, Newswriting
Somaia Hassan, Feature Writing 
Katrina Hauser, Columns
Ghita Kdiry, Artwork/Illustration
Nazli Tiyaloglu, Opinion Writing
Reporting Team: Emma Caamano, Jamie Connors, Andrew Estafanous, Gianna Glover, Adam Herabi, Joe Sandomenico, Hailey Mayewski, Erin Murgittroyd, In-Depth Reporting

Honorable Mention:
Zully Arias, Layout & Design 
Emma Caamano, Layout & Design 
Sebastian Cabrera, Editorial Cartoon 
Jamie Connors, Columns 
Jamie Connors, Reviews 
Anthony DeMarco, Columns
Jenna Freitas, Artwork/Illustration
Gianna Glover, Features
Gianna Glover, Opinion
Joana Kapaj, Editorial (3 awards)
Joana Kapaj, Newswriting
Joana Kapaj & Stephanie Oliveira, Multimedia Package – News ONLINE
Alexa Maddi, Reviews
Alexa Maddi, Newswriting
Stephanie Oliveira, Newswriting
Andrew Palma, Artwork/Illustration
Andrew Palma, Editorial Cartoon (2)
Carina Paserchia, Photography 
Lea Torppey, Features
Alexa Torres, Opinion

GSSPA Awards for 2017-2018 School Year:

First Place Awards:
Zully Arias, Sports
Reporting Team: Zully Arias, Rachel Bocage, Brianna Giaimis, Adam Herabi, In-Depth Reporting
Emma Chloe Caamano, Reviews
Jillian Cancela, Photography
Jillian Cancela and Adam Herabi, Layout & Design
Alyssa Capasso, Editorial Cartooning
Jared Gabriel, Columns
Alexis Gerbasio, Editorial
Adriana Vazquez, Opinion
Kelly Weckstein, Art & Illustration

Second Place Awards:
Paul Cimicata, Columns
Jenna Freitas, Artwork/Illustration
Jared Gabriel, Opinion
Alexis Gerbasio, Editorial
Gianna Glover, Sports
Joana Kapaj, Newswriting
Ruby Rodrigues, Photography
Kelly Weckstein, Editorial Cartooning

Third Place Awards:
Zully Arias, Columns
Alexa Barreiros, Reviews
Marilyn Remo, Newswriting
Ruby Rodrigues, Photography
Kelly Weckstein, Artwork/Illustration

Honorable Mention:
Emma Chloe Caamano, Column
Emma Chloe Caamano, Review
Jared Gabriel, Opinion
Jared Gabriel, Reviews
Alexis Gerbasio, Editorial
Alexis Gerbasio, Editorial
Alexis Gerbasio, Editorial
Somaia Hassan, Sports
Carley Martin, Sports
Adriana Vazquez, Opinion
Frankie Venezia, Sports
Frankie Venezia, Sports

GSSPA Awards for 2016-2017 School Year:

First Place Awards:
Sarah Almeida, Newswriting
Emma Chloe Cammano, Columns
Bernie Consalvo, Opinion Writing
Julie Pacillo, Layout & Design
Reporting Team: Alexa Barreiros, Emma Chloe Caamano, Jared Gabriel, Kayla Sanchez, In-Depth Reporting

Second Place Awards:
Jessie Bolton, Photography
Emma Chloe Caamano, Reviews & Entertainment
Sebastian Cabrera, Art & Illustration
Jillian Cancela, Newswriting
Alyssa Capasso, Editorial Cartooning
Julie Pacillo, Layout & Design
Jennifer Wartel, Sports Writing

Third Place Awards:
Alexa Barreiros, Newswriting
Emma Chloe Caamano, Photography
Emma Chloe Caamano, Reviews & Entertainment
Campbell Donovan, Columns
Julie Pacillo, Editorial Cartooning
Julie Pacillo, Editorial Writing
Julie Pacillo, Layout & Design
Gabriella Sarracino, Newswriting
Reporting Team: Zully Arias, Jamie Connors, Joana Kapaj, Alexis Prieto, Kayla Sanchez, In-Depth Reporting

Honorable Mention:
Alexa Barreiros, Reviews & Entertainment
Jillian Cancela, Sports Writing
Sean Leonard, Sports Writing (2 awards in this category)
Julie Pacillo, Editorial Writing
Lauren Siedlecki, Editorial Cartooning
Frankie Venezia, Sports Writing
Kelly Weckstein, Art & Illustration
Nick Zaino, Sports Writing
Reporting Team: Sarah Almeida, Zully Arias, Stef Cilento, Joana Kapaj, Alexis Prieto, In-Depth Reporting

GSSPA Awards for 2015-2016 School Year:

First Place Awards:
Julie Cappiello, Reviews & Entertainment
Julie Cappiello, Columns
Nick Pacheco, Sports Writing
Nicolette Pezzolla, Art & Illustration
George Rausch, Feature Writing

Second Place Awards:
Jillian Cancela, Newswriting
Stef Cilento, Feature Writing
Stephen Giordano, Photography
Kelly Weckstein, Art & Illustration

Third Place Awards:
Monica Baranowski, Photography
Julie Cappiello, Editorial Writing
Nicole Plonski & Ashley Stephens, Layout & Design

Honorable Mention:
Julie Cappiello, Reviews & Entertainment
Nick Carnevale, Sports Writing
Stephen Dittamo, Feature Writing
Assmaa Elbanna, Newswriting
Julie Pacillo, Feature Writing
Julie Pacillo, Feature Writing
Nicole Plonski & Ashley Stephens, Layout & Design
George Rausch, Opinion

GSSPA Awards for 2014-2015 School Year:

First Place Awards:
Esin Murat, Sports Writing

Second Place Awards:
Xiomara Carrizo, Art & Illustration
Assmaa Elbanna, Newswriting
Emma Flusk and Lucinda Garcia, Layout & Design
Feature Writing: Alexis Phillips, Feature Writing

Third Place Awards:
Adrian Baranowski, Photography

Honorable Mention:
Jessie Bolton, Sports Writing
Nick Pacheco, Opinion Writing (2 awards in this category)
Nick Pacheco, News Writing
Alexis Phillips, Feature Writing
Luis Quezada, Sports Writing

GSSPA Awards for 2013-2014 School Year:

Second Place Awards:
Lucinda Garcia, Newswriting
Nicolette Pezzolla, Art & Illustration

Third Place Awards:
Lucinda Garcia, Reviews & Entertainment
Lucinda Garcia, Feature Writing
Lucinda Garcia, Columns
Nicholas Pacheco, Newswriting
Olivia Perez, Art & Illustration

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