Glen Cove HS Writer Accepted into Prestigious Journalism Program

The Cove-er Times Places 2nd as Best Online HS Newspaper on LI

Congratulations to Matthew Kolbert and the staff of the Glen Cove High School newspaper The Cove-er Times. Matthew has been accepted into the prestigious Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists residential program at Stony Brook University. Matthew was one of just 20 students from Long Island to be accepted into the program for his original editorial content, including an essay he wrote as part of the entry process. He is most proud of the recent editorials he has authored on the topics of Internet piracy and class rankings.

Additionally, The Cove-er Times won second place in the Best Online Newspaper category at the Adelphi University Quill Awards. Editor-in-Chief Ylenia-Elvy Panton accepted the award on behalf of the newspaper staff. As part of Adelphi’s Press Day 2012, members of The Cove-er Times staff joined more than 300 high school journalists from Long Island to witness a panel discussion and Q&A by newspaper and magazine editors, online and newspaper reporters, and freelance writers. The panel discussed a range of ethical issues facing journalists today, including the overwhelming impact of social media.

Arlene Munson is The Cove-er Times newspaper club advisor. She is pictured with Glen Cove Coordinator for English Language Arts and Social Studies Melanie Arfman congratulating Matthew. Also pictured (in the second photo) is The Cover-Times staff:  front row, left to right: Yagarah Letellier, Ylenia Elvy-Panton and Lorraine Ballero. Second row, left to right: Matthew, Brandon Mariana, James Ng and Kevin Lopez.