Six Long Beach High School students were recognized as winners in the Irish Cultural Society of Garden City’s Martin J. Kelly writing contest. Out of hundreds of submissions, Long Beach students secured five fourth place awards and one fifth place distinction.
Congratulations to Tyler William Armak, Cole Goldstein, Hayden Henry, Evan Michaels, Saoirse Sullivan and Anna Xiao. Along with 530 other entrants, they wrote 300-400 word interior monologues of the thoughts of an Irish soldier fighting in the British army during World War 1. They were encouraged to look at the painting "Thinker on the Butte," by Irish artist William Orpen, for inspiration.