QHS literary magazine recognized for excellence

Seeing Blue, Queensbury High School’s art and literary magazine, has received the rank of “Superior” in the 2022 NCTE Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines program by the National Council of Teachers of English.

Magazines from middle school, high school and higher education were welcomed for the 2022 contest. Schools in 42 states and five countries nominated 262 student magazines.Award for literary magazine

“Superior” is the second highest rating a student magazine can receive.

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, U.S. territories, Canada and American schools abroad are eligible to nominate magazines.

The listing of all ranked magazines is available on the NCTE website. 

Seeing Blue student editors in 2022 included Dorothy France-Miller, Olivia Haley, Rider Lee, Rachel Beth Mannix and Benjamin Robinson. Kerri Bundy and Jackie Foster serve as faculty editors. 

Nine years ago, students at Queensbury High School started a literary magazine with the mission to provide a place to showcase “the feelings and thoughts that often go unnoticed,” Bundy said. 

“Ms. Foster and I are very proud of the brave writers and artists who continue to make themselves heard and seen in Seeing Blue,” Bundy added, “and congratulations to our staff for the well-earned honor.”