'pulp' named one of nation's top student literary arts magazines
April 23, 2012
'pulp' staff pose with their Gold Crown Award: Front L-R: Photography Editor Josh Graef, Literary Managing Editor Julie McConnell, media staff member Stephanie Tujetsch, and Literary Editor Jane McConnell; (back) literary arts staff members Maria Capelli and Allie DeRicco, Creative Nonfiction Editor Brittanie Terensky, and literary arts staff members Kate Brummitt, Owen Severson and Robin Turici.
"Light exposes the truth with an almost cruel impartiality. Even when we attempt to obscure ourselves in art, we are revealed in our barest forms...What you see in the light can be a mirage, a fold in reality. Like art, light divulges many truths, not all common, not all seen." – (From the introduction to the 2011 'pulp')
MIDLAND- The 2011 edition of the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School publication "pulp" has won a Gold Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, ranking it among the top nine printed high school student literary art magazines in the country.
'Pulp' has placed highly in state and national competition the past three years, including a Silver Crown Award in 2010 from the CSPA and a 2009 Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association.
Student editors for the 2011 "pulp" were Literary Managing Editor Julie McConnell, Media Managing Editor Nikki Kosior, Design Editors Levi McCandless and Elizabeth Seager, Art Editor Emily Petterson, Literary Editor Jane McConnell, Creative Nonfiction Editor Brittanie Terensky, Fiction Editor Brelyn Giffin, Poetry Editor Haley Burk, 3D Editor Ashanti D. Lee, Photography Editor Josh Graef, and Painting Editor Amy Foster.
Other staff members included Skyler Brimmeier, Steph Tujestch, Kait Grose, Brandon Stettner, Katherine Brummit, Owen Severson, Robin Turici, Maria Capelli, Brianna Cameron, Allie DeRicco, Alex Duffy, Katelyn Gregory, Louis Ivan and Caitlin Wimer.
Cassandra Patton and Daniel LeRoy were faculty advisers for media and literary, respectively.
Lincoln Park press release, April 23, 2012. Contact Fred Miller, communications coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Gold Crown Awards from the CSPA
Entries were selected based on excellence in content, writing, editing, photography, art, graphics, design and concept or theme.
This year 1,351 printed magazines, newspapers and yearbooks and 182 digital publications of the current CSPA members were eligible to enter the Crown Awards. Of those entries, only these were awarded to magazines.
Crown Awards are the highest recognition given by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association to a student print or online medium for overall excellence.
A panel of Crown Judges assembles each year at Columbia University to view all entrants, whether they are newspaper, magazines, yearbooks or online media. Judges are experienced former advisers to student media, professional journalists who understand student media or professionals such as photographers or online specialists with particular expertise needed for the judging exercise.
They consider all aspects of value to the reader or viewer: content, design or presentation, coverage, photography as well as writing and editing.
2011 High School Magazine Gold Crowns
Chasms, Copper Hills High School, West Jordan, UT;
Colophon, Towson High School, Towson, MD;
Echo, Wooster School, Danbury, CT;
Fine Lines, Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD;
Montage, Greenhill School, Addison, TX;
Pulp, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, Midland, PA;
Reflections, Cistercian Preparatory School, Irving, TX;
Shadows Magazine, Cactus Shadows High School, Cave Creek, AZ;
The Phoenix, Townsend Harris High School, Flushing, NY;
Amy Foster, acrylic painting
"Zuppa," 35mm film photography, Emily Petterson
Josh Graef, digital photograph (HDR)
Carys LeRoy, digital photograph
About Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School
The Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School (www.lppacs.org) is a Pennsylvania public school providing a state-approved academic program and pre-professional training for grades 7-12 in music, theater, dance, creative writing, health science arts and media arts. The school enrolls 550 students from 58 surrounding school districts.
Media Contact: Fred Miller, communications coordinator, email@example.com