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Dreher student magazine receives highest honor by Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines for second consecutive year


(L-r): senior Charlotte Peavy, junior Mia Williams, and visual arts teacher Jennifer Gorlewski

(L-r): senior Charlotte Peavy, junior Mia Williams, and visual arts teacher Jennifer Gorlewski

For the second year in a row, Dreher High School’s literary magazine, Whisper, has been awarded the highest honor in the Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) contest, which is hosted 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. Schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, Canada, and American schools abroad are eligible to nominate magazines.

A total of 375 student magazines were nominated, with 105 magazines, including Whisper, awarded the contest’s highest distinction, REALM First Class. Dreher was the only school in South Carolina to receive this honor.

Dreher visual arts teacher Jennifer Gorlewski oversees Whisper. She says a magazine like this is important for exposing students to the arts.

“The literary magazine showcases the creativity and hard work of the students at Dreher. The 2023 literary magazine features original written compositions, artwork, and music all created by the students,” said Gorlewski.

Visit www.richlandone.org/cms/lib/SC02209149/Centricity/Domain/1322/Dreher%20Literary%20Magazine%20Whisper%202023.pdf to read the 2023 edition of Whisper.

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