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Lyndhurst High School Lighthouse Newspaper Honored Again

Pictured are students who make up the editorial staff of The Lighthouse for the 2015-2016 school year with Newspaper Advisor Tanya Pastor, state Assemblyman Gary Schaer and state Assemblywoman Marlene Caride.
Pictured are students who make up the editorial staff of The Lighthouse for the 2015-2016 school year with Newspaper Advisor Tanya Pastor, state Assemblyman Gary Schaer and state Assemblywoman Marlene Caride. Photo Credit: Lyndhurst High School Freshman Emma Caamano, Sophomore Adrian Baranowski

LYNDHURST, N.J. — For the second year in a row, the American Scholastic Journalist Association awarded the Lighthouse newspaper at Lyndhurst High School first place in its Annual Scholastic Newspaper Awards.

In turn, State Sen. Paul Sarlo and Assembly members Gary Schaer and Marlene Caride presented a joint legislative resolution saluting the 40 or so staffers from grades 9-12, as well as the award-winning newspapers contributors and advisors.

“These students are sending a message that the education they obtain through our public school system is of the highest quality -- and translates into national accolades," Caride said.

The Lighthouse has garnered several honors over the years, including the Award of Overall Excellence from the Garden State Scholastic Press Association for the last three years.

“It’s really terrific,” said journalism teacher Tanya Pastor, the newspaper's advisor the past eight years. “I am so proud of the students.

"The editors and staff have such dedication," she added. "It's wonderful to see them create such excellent material -- and that it’s recognized on a state and national level.”

Editorial staff of The Lighthouse for the 2015-2016 school year:

  • Senior Assmaa Elbanna
  • Senior Eva Pelidis
  • Senior Ashley Stephens
  • Senior Nicole Plonski
  • Senior Julie Cappiello
  • Junior Gina Minervini
  • Junior Jessie Bolton
  • Junior Jen Wartel
  • Junior Nick Pacheco

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