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Penumbra, High School West magazine, given award of excellence

January 18, 2024

Penumbra, from Smithtown High School West, has been recognized as an EXCELLENT literary magazine by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

The REALM program publicly recognizes 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. 

Congratulations to the following students:

Paula Araujo Parra, Anabelle Kreitzman, Joseph Davide, Abigail Jung, Alyssa Griesman, and Hannah Ren.

Also pictured is High School West Assistant Principal Dr. Freiberg and magazine advisors, Mr. Gunsel and Mr. Kuletsky.

This year, schools in 46 states and five countries nominated 375 student magazines.  Magazines from middle school, high school, and higher education were welcomed for the 2023 contest.

Group picture of students

Sign of excellence

Penumbra magazine