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Whatever! student magazine wins excellent distinction for Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) contest

Jan. 24, 2023

Whatever! Literary Arts Journal from Cambridge Central School has been recognized as an “Excellent” magazine by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Members of last year’s Whatever! Journal include Coral Boelke, Anna Bailey, Ayla Dansin, Adeline Record, Georgia McEntee, Olivia Record, Rowan Ossont, Gladys Dougherty, Caleb Blackler and Elijah Lulla. The advisors are Ms. Kirsten O’Brien and Mrs. Victoria Brooking.

This year, schools in 42 states and five countries nominated 262 student magazines. Magazines from middle school, high school and higher education were welcomed for the 2022 contest.

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. Schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, US territories, Canada and American schools abroad are eligible to nominate magazines.

For more information about the REALM Program, please visit

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