Dr. Joseph Bonk, English Department Chair, shared that the Academy's 2020 issue of the literary magazine, Echoes, earned the high distinction of "Excellent" in the annual National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) literary publication contest.
"The girls deserve high praise not just for the level of their achievement, but for producing a magazine at all last year during a pandemic," said Dr. Bonk.
"In a normal year, close to 400 schools submit their publications. Last year, only 182 managed to do so. We were one of them. I'm very proud of the Editors & Staff!" he added.
The editors of the 2020 publication, Tara Dsilva '21 and Grace Schwartz '22, said, "Our time working on last year's issue consisted of much adaptation and creativity. The whole process was difficult, but the final product was all we could have hoped for. On top of everything, the pandemic made it even harder to coordinate the issue, but our team did not give up and we all worked hard, so seeing it be recognized is very gratifying."