Irish Writing Contest Winners

Five Long Beach High School juniors were named winners in this year's Martin J. Kelly Writing Contest of the Irish Cultural Society, which 600 talented writers from New York State entered. As a theme, students each portrayed the role of a tour guide for travelers at a historical or significant location of their choice in Ireland.  

Jessica Guadagnino achieved a second-place award for her piece, which focused on Blarney Stone, and Lauren Bulik earned a third-place distinction for her feature on Tory Islands. Nicole Codianni, Skyla Robinson, and Grace Rosenberg received Honorable Mentions for their written works, which highlighted Fairy Tree, Rock of Cashel and Dublin, respectively.