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Schreiber Student Places in Essay Contest

Pictured are Schreiber High School Principal Ira Pernick, junior Jacob Bloch and social studies teacher Dr. David O'Connor.
Pictured are Schreiber High School Principal Ira Pernick, junior Jacob Bloch and social studies teacher Dr. David O'Connor.

Paul D. Schreiber High School junior Jacob Bloch was recently named a third-place, $300 scholarship winner in the Society of Professional Journalists national 2014 High School Essay Contest.   

The topic for the contest was “Why is it important that we have news media that are independent of the government?” The purpose of the contest, according to the Society of Professional Journalists, was to increase high school students’ knowledge and understanding of the importance of independent media to our lives.

The Port Washington School District congratulates Jacob on his success in the contest. To read his essay and learn more about the contest, visit

www.spj.org/a-hs.asp.

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