Article by Phoenix writer Mary O’Connor ’21:
Kellenberg’s student-run newspaper, The Phoenix, was recently honored by the New York Press Association for their contribution to high school journalism. Senior Editor Isabella Nieminen won first place for “Best Feature Story.” The judges commented on her “lively writing” with “solid information.” Editor Angelo Tsassis ‘22 took home “Best Sports Story” for his feature on senior athlete Jordan Delucia. He was recognized for his “vibrant writing” in a crowded category. The Phoenix Online earned third place in the “Best Web Site” category, with the judges noting their partiality to having the past editions available. The Phoenix was recognized with an Honorable Mention in the “General Excellence” category. This is a credit to Editor-in-Chief James Mooney ’20 who made the newspaper one of the best in New York State.
At the Adelphi Quill Awards in late February, The Phoenix also won third place for “Most Outstanding Newspaper” along with other awards.