HS students honored with journalism awards

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | The News-Review journalism award winners were Kendall Stark (left) of Riverhead and Ashlyn Vicari of Shoreham-Wading River.

The Riverhead News-Review honored its journalism award recipients Thursday night at a ceremony in Mattituck.

Senior Kendall Stark received the award for Riverhead High School. Kendall’s school activities include the interact club, chamber orchestra, chamber choir, community awareness program and a photography internship with Steve Berger. Kendall plans to major in journalism at Emerson College.

Senior Ashlyn Vicari received the award for Shoreham-Wading River. A soccer and track player, Ashlyn said she enjoys writing, drawing and reading. She plans to major in journalism and minor in economics at St. John’s University.