In May the middle school’s Enlight’ning Club held its annual magazine kick-off celebration. During the well-attended late-afternoon event, talented students featured in the literary arts magazine proudly read and discussed their work.
Created in 2002 as an opportunity for selected students to publish outstanding writing and art, the magazine is produced by the club, which, for years, had met weekly during the school day in the second semester to solicit and evaluate magazine submissions. Last year the club expanded to also meet once a week during the first semester to get a behind-the-scenes look into the process of putting together the magazine.
Enlight’ning is recognized by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), American Scholastic Press Association and Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) for its exemplary product. In fact, it has placed as a gold medalist by CSPA and a silver medalist by NSPA in previous scholastic literary journal competitions.