More Awards for South’s Literary Art Magazine

More Awards for South’s Literary Art Magazine photo
Valley Stream South High School's 2017-2018 edition of the literary art magazine, Trials of Society, has achieved prominent recognition from the National Council of Teachers of English’s Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines awards program. The publication received the "Nominated for First Class" distinction, which is the second highest REALM honor that the NCTE presents. 

According to the NCTE, the mission of the REALM program is to publicly recognize excellent literary magazines produced by students with the support of their teachers. REALM is designed to encourage all schools to develop literary magazines that celebrate the art and craft of writing.

Under the guidance of English Department Chairperson Lorene Bossong, South’s magazine featured a “resolutions” theme and was produced through the collaboration of Editor-in-Chief Imman Shah, Managing Editor Abigail Arjune, Copy Editors Tyler Fouch and Tazein Shah and Art Editor Jade Hornick. Now students are working on this year’s edition, which will focus on resilience. 

Trials of Society has garnered numerous awards both recently and in previous years. This past fall, the publication was awarded first place and Most Outstanding Junior/Senior High School Literary Magazine for 2018 by the American Scholastic Press Association.