CRAFTSBURY – The Commoner from Craftsbury Academy has been recognized as an Honorable Mention magazine by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
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.
The Commoner, edited by students Matthew Califano and Alexander Califano and faculty editor and former Craftsbury teacher William Baggett, was the only literary magazine in the state of Vermont to be recognized this year.
The Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (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.