Jameson Adams Jr.

Khadija Banure

Amityville Memorial High School

As a young child, Jameson Adams Jr. loved to create and write music as a source of self-expression.

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Expeditionary Learning School for Community Leaders

Khadija Banure uses her passion for writing and photography to bring light to growing up as a Muslim in America today.

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Chantha Bracero

Madison Callinan

Ashley Collado

Edward R. Murrow High School

It was not long after taking a course in tenth grade that Chantha Bracero decided he wanted to produce TV shows.

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Kellenberg Memorial High School

Madison Callinan started out exploring the world by reading books in the library. Now she wants to explore the real world as a photojournalist.

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Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School

Instead of following the new trends in social media, Ashley Collado would rather write about the problems in the world.

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Athena Dawson

Mikayla Fils-Aime

Sarah Graziano

Benjamin N. Cardozo High School

Athena Dawson loves to ask why, she refuses to accept the status quo and leave things as they are. That mindset has driven her to journalism.

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Stony Brook School

During her sophomore year, Mikayla enrolled in her school’s yearbook class. It was there that she began to combine her interest in writing with photography.

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Saint John the Baptist Diocesan High School

Sarah Graziano got interested in broadcast journalism at age 13 when she was watching The TODAY show.

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Sydnee Johnson

Kerri Kolensky

Ryan Magill

Preparatory Academy for Writers

At the age of 12, Sydnee Johnson had a dream of being at the anchor desk.

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East Islip High School

Writing was the first love of Kerri Kolensky. Throughout high school Kerri has taken writing classes, including honors English, as a way to express herself.

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Center Moriches High School

Ryan Magill has always loved writing, and throughout high school, his passion has increased tenfold.

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Grace Anne McKenna

Jack McShane

Kyria Moore

Wantagh Senior High School

As an aspiring journalist growing up on Long Island one of Grace Anne McKenna favorite past times is to catch up with News 12

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Garden City High School

Jack McShane grew up watching his father work as a WABC reporter. Now he wants to work in the same field.

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Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School

Since she started working on her middle school newspaper, Kyria Moore knew she wanted to be a journalist.

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Diego Munhoz

Wei Ye Ng

Maia Noah

 Longwood High School

At the age of 15, aspiring journalist Diego Munhoz moved from his native Brazil to discover and interact with the diverse culture of America.

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Expeditionary Learning School for Community Leaders

A year ago Wei Ye Ng took a filmmaking program and thought he may have found his future career.

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Harborfields High School

Maia Noah always loved to write. Growing up on Long Island with her three siblings, English was always her
favorite subject in school.

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Brandon Ortega

Danielle Ranucci

Coby Shapiro

Benjamin N. Cardozo High School

With an interest in music, Brandon Ortega found his inspiration for journalism by analyzing lyrics.

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Commack High School

Danielle Ranucci has been a bibliophile and writer since age five. While juggling her academic load and school work, she continues to read multiple books simultaneously.

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Commack High School

Jacob “Coby” Shapiro from has worked on videos for his high school's news channel and hopes to explore more opportunities in journalism.

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Janet Song

Joseph Sweeney

Ebony Thompson

Ward Melville High School

With a focus on entertainment and headline news up until now, 16-year-old Janet Song is ready to explore other aspects of journalism that she has never experienced.

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Miller Place High School

When he was 11 years old, Joseph Sweeney went into a movie and came out dreaming of being a journalist.

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Baldwin High School

Ebony Thompson’s love of journalism started during her elementary school years, when she recalls writing stories in a composition notebook.

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Gabrielle Topping

Adelyn Veras

Westhampton Beach High School

Gabrielle's writing impacts her peers and has changed the way they perceive her. And she hopes she will continue to be able to enact change as a future journalist.

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Lindenhurst High School

The earliest memory Adelyn has of writing is a creative writing class she took in the sixth grade. It helped her to develop her syntax, fundamental essay skills and ability to cite resources.

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