South’s Literary Magazine Takes Top Press Awards

South’s Literary Magazine Takes Top Press Awards photo
The 2016-17 publication of South High School’s literary art magazine, “Trials of Society,” has been selected to receive a rank of Recommended for Highest Award in the National Council of Teachers of English’s 2017 Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines.  This is the second from the top distinction that can be achieved through this program, and South’s first time earning the title after ranking “Excellent” the last few years.

The students who participated in the magazine’s production, under the direction of faculty advisor Lorene Bossong, attribute their new level of success to careful consideration of the critics’ feedback from past years. The editors took time to fine-tune the publication based on the suggested modifications.

The magazine earned the highest rating from the American Scholastic Press Association’s program, winning First Place with Special Merit and attaining an impressive score of 960 points out of a possible 1,000.  Previous publications received Second Place and First Place ratings, but this is the first time earning special merit. Alumni Ricky Vargas and Chelsea Hicks were presented with "Outstanding Overall Artist" and "Outstanding Art” recognitions, respectively. 

Congratulations to Editor in Chief Sophie Renois, Managing Editors Imman Shah and Kayra St. Fort, Featured Senior Artists Virginia Maloney, Michelle Trager and Ricky Vargas, Staff Artists Chelsea Hicks and Tazein Shah, Treasurer Iman Qureshi and all other contributing staff members who played a role in the publication’s development.