The Impact

Award Winning Staff Members

New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest – 43 Total NYPA awards

2007 News Reporting, Second Place: Katie Ryan

 2013 Third Place News Reporting: Erminia Errante 

2013 Third Place Feature Story: Michele DeBella

 2014 Honorable Mention for Editorial Writing: Samuel Neve, Jackie Miranda and Maria Elena Perez.  

2015 Third Place Editorial: Jackie Miranda

2015 Third Place, Feature Writing: Karissa Allen

2015 Second Place, Column Writing: Karissa Allen

2015 Second Place, News Reporting: Erminia Errante

2016 First Place, Column Writing: Kayla Simas

2016 Third Place, Column Writing: Weronika Raczek

2016 Second Place, News Reporting: Christine Cassolino and Faith Rodriguez

2016 Second Place, Editorial Writing: Brittany Lee, Ihsani Jackson and Tiffany Cordero

2017 Second Place, Feature Writing: Liv Meier

2017 Third Place, Column Writing: Liv Meier

2017 Second Place, Column Writing, Kayla Simas

2017 Second Place, Editorial Writing: Kayla Simas and Laine Griffin

2018 First Place, Editorial Writing: Nicole Acosta, Michael Dunnings and Steven Keehner

2018 Second Place, News Reporting: Nicole Acosta and Matt Reich

2018 Third Place, Columnist: Nicole Acosta

2018 Third Place, Editorial Writing: Liv Meier and Nora Gracye-Orosz

2018 Second Place, Column: Valerie Lopez

2019 Second Place, Feature Writing: Valerie Lopez

2019 Honorable Mention, News Reporting: Valerie Lopez and Jared Naut

2019 Third Place, Editorial Writing: Nicole Acosta

2019 Second Place, Column Writing: Amber Perez

2019 Honorable Mention, Column Writing: Francesca Simone

2020 First Place, News Reporting: Alexis Lynch, Amber Perez, Valerie Lopez and Francesca Simone

2020 Second Place, Feature Writing: Alexis Lynch

2020 Honorable Mention, Feature Writing: Francesca Simone

2020 Second Place, Column Writing: Amber Perez

2020 Third Place, Editorial Writing: Julianna Ilyse and Steven Keehner

2020 First Place, Best Web Site: The Impact

2021 First Place, Column Writing: Henry Blethen

2021 First Place, Editorial Writing: James Tiedemann and Britney Guzman

2021 Second Place, Editorial Writing: Nicole Alarcon

2021 Honorable Mention, News Reporting: Noelle Ramirez

2021 Third Place, Best Web Site: The Impact

2022 First Place, Best Overall Newspaper: The Impact 

2022 First Place, News Reporting: Maleek Munroe

2022 First Place, Column Writing: James Tiedemann

2022 Second Place, Column Writing: Nicole Alarcon

2022 Third Place, Column Writing: Stephanie Lankhorst

2022 Second Place, Best Website: The Impact

2023 Second Place, Column Writing: Carla Gradiz

2023, Third Place, Feature Writing, Diannah Plaisir

2023, Third Place, Best Website: The Impact

USA Today College News Reporting Contest

2010 First Place:  Jennifer LaGrippo

American Scholastic Press Association

2009 First Place Editorial Writing: Katie Ryan

2011 First Place Feature Writing: Jessi Rucker

2012 First Place Editorial Writing: Chayim Tauber

American Scholastic Press Association

Staff General Excellence Award – First Place – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014


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