Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists Announces Selections for Class of 2013

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The selection committee of the Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists is pleased to announce its class of 2013:

Anthony Aiken — North Babylon High School
Morgan Belodoff — Longwood High School
Briana Bonfiglio — Seaford High School
Courtney Buoncore — Centereach High School
Nicole Caico — East Islip High School
Hannah Chase — Miller Place High School
Emma Galasso — Westhampton Beach High School
Brianne Garrett — Bay Shore High School
Emma Gordon — Comsewogue High School
Nydja Hood — Baldwin High School
Steven Hromin — W.T. Clarke High School
Miya Jones — Half Hollow Hills East High School
Lauriann Kormylo — Our Lady of Mercy Academy
Kate Nalepinski — Comsewogue High School
Noma Nayyar — Sachem East High School
John Toomey — Cold Spring Harbor High School
Ariana Urena — Sacred Heart Academy

Congratulations to all!

About Bob Greene and the Summer Journalism Institute

Bob Greene. Photo credit: Newsday

Bob Greene. Photo credit: Newsday

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and editor Robert W. Greene had a last request. As his health waned, Greene hoped to complete plans for a “boot camp” for high school journalists at Stony Brook University.

“It was the last thing my father told me he desired to see come to fruition,” said Greene’s son, Robert W. Greene Jr. “To him, high school newspapers and the students working their respective ‘beats’ were not only the future of the industry but, more importantly, the safeguard to ensure the true meaning of the First Amendment’s freedom of the press.”

Greene, a pioneering investigative reporter and editor and mentor to thousands, died April 10, 2008. The 2013 Robert W. Greene High School Summer Institute can be added to his legacy.

The intensive, residential summer workshop will take place in July, and will introduce 18 students to basic skills in news reporting, writing, editing and using video. Students will live at the university and work in the School of Journalism’s multimedia newsroom under the instruction of professional journalists. As a culminating activity, students will produce original work across several media platforms.

“Bob’s vision was that the best and brightest of the next generation, while still in high school, would get the opportunity to study and work with some of Long Island’s top professional journalists,” said Howard Schneider, founding dean of Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism. “I can think of no better way to honor Bob’s memory.”