HS students honored with journalism awards

TIM KELLY PHOTO | The Suffolk Times journalism award winners were Shelby Kostal of Greenport, Alexandra Kluko of Mattituck and Gretchen Walter of Southold.

The Suffolk Times honored three high school students with journalism awards Thursday night.

Alexandra Kluko of Mattituck, Shelby Kostal of Greenport and Gretchen Walter of Southold were each honored for their efforts this year in their high school journalism programs.

Gretchen served as editor of the school newspaper, in addition to working with the drama club, Students Against Destructive Decisions and the Gay/Straight Alliance.

Alexandra also worked on the school newspaper, in addition to her time with the Leo Club, art club and community service at ELIH and Maureen’s Haven.

Shelby was a double winner Thursday, also taking home the Greenport Female Athlete of the Year award. Shelby was a National Honor Society member while also playing on the Greenport volleyball team.