Syosset School Paper Excels

Staff members and contributors of The Pulse, Syosset High School’s student newspaper, Ben Senzer, Jake Needleman, Adam Braunstein, Alexis Shore, Jillian Fordstadt and The Pulse advisor Pam Ferguson.

Student members of the Syosset High School newspaper staff are celebrating a year of high accomplishments both nationally and locally.

In April, The Pulse was awarded first place from the American Scholastic Press Association for student newspapers from high schools with an enrollment of 1,000-2,500.

The ASPA judges student publications from schools throughout the nation and recognizes outstanding student journalism.

Reporter Max Salit was awarded second place for School Culture reporting.

Then, on May 27, The Pulse’s editorial staff, Adam Braunstein, Grace Lang, Alexis Shore, Max Salit, Jillian Fordstadt and Jake Needleman, along with their advisor, Pam Ferguson, attended The High School Journalism Awards at Hofstra University.

At this yearly event, the student publication was honored with three journalism awards, the most ever for a staff of the newspaper. In this competition, professional writers and editors review more than 2,500 submissions from high schools throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Salit was awarded second place for school culture reporting, while Jake Needleman and Ben Senzer placed second and third, respectively, for storytelling.


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Steve Mosco, former editor-in-chief at Anton Media Group, is a columnist for Long Island Weekly's food and sports sections. He fancies himself a tastemaker, food influencer and king of all eaters.


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