Art, transportation and social networking projects were a few of the categories that Kings Park High School students took awards home in at the 2012 Long Island Youth Summit, held at Dowling College.
The event, which drew more than 200 Long Island high school students, took place earlier this month and netted Kings Park four out of the fifteen awards given.
Students participating in the Summit as finalists were selected from a pool of more than 500 participants who submitted projects representing high schools across Long Island.
“Our goal is to engage students as early as possible in creative thinking about issues that affect Long Island,” said Dr. Nathalia Rogers, director of the American Communities Institute at Dowling College. “We’re looking for the development of future leaders in our communities and the Summit is the first step in the process.
Kaitlyn Norton was awarded Best Project for Socio-Medical Topics: Social Networking, for her essay on social networking.
Brain Hagan, Cody Whaley and Anthony Inzone were awarded Best Project in the category of Transportation.
Best Project for Original Art went to Alysia Chendemi for her “Negative of Bullying” painting and Jessica McCarrick for her “How to Get Out of Negative Bullying” painting.
Andrew Moorman and Michael Preite were awarded Best Project for Original DVD/Video for their “Social Networking” original video project about social networking issues.