North High student newspaper takes top journalism awards

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North High Guide Post staff pose for a photo at the Adelphi University Quill Awards. (Photo courtesy of Great Neck Public Schools)
North High Guide Post staff pose for a photo at the Adelphi University Quill Awards. (Photo courtesy of Great Neck Public Schools)

North High School’s student newspaper, Guide Post, received four top awards, including first place honors, at the Adelphi University Quill Awards for Outstanding Journalism.

Guide Post won first place for Best Layout, second place for Most Outstanding Newspaper and Best Page One Layout, and third place for Best Editorial, “Charity and Unity in Times of Trouble.”

“I’m very proud of our students,” said Edward Baluyut, faculty advisor for Guide Post. “This is the highest number of awards that our publication has won in the 15 years that we’ve entered the contest.”

Guide Post staff are Editors-in-Chief: Joshua Nouriyelian and Alec Rich; Managing Editors: Sasha Hakimian and Jonathan Sasson; Layout Editor: Kevin Li; Copy Editors: Courtney Hakimian and Hong Tam; News Editors: Michael Amrami and Nilesh Ganguli; Opinion Editors: Eric Rosenbaum and Daniela Schwartz; Features Editors: Charlize Dilmanian and Magny Nabavian; Sports Editors: Isabella Mirro and Koorosh Nabatian; News Associates: Vera Cho and Matthew Somekh; Opinion Associates: Aaron Baron, Jayce Kim, and Jackson Pan; Features Associates: Adena Etaat and Sofia Shafizadeh; Sports Associates: Victor Chen, Emily Kagan, and Shaina Zargari; Photographers:  Emanuel Rahmanan and Sage Sherry; Columnists: Emily Cohen, Deborah Malekan, Hong Tam, and Lucien Wostenholme; Staff Writers: Davina Khakshour, Sabrina Messite, Nora Monasheri, Bob Qian, Emma Sassouni, Alya Shor, Omeed Tartak, and Gabriela Veras.

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