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Williams Bay High School literary magazine wins award

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December 16, 2013

WILLIAMS BAY--The Williams Bay High School Creative Writing Club's literary magazine, Agony, is getting attention across the country after being recognized for its creative content, layout and design.

JS Printing, a company that prints student publications, chose Agony as a Deserving Design winner in November. Excerpts of the magazine are featured in the annual JS Printing's Bright Ideas-Highlights issue.

“Out of hundreds of publications they chose ours,” said Lynette Schultz, Williams Bay High School English teacher and creative writing club advisor. “It was a big surprise for us … It's a nice pat on the back.”

Historically, the high school has used a black and white newspaper or newsletter format to display students' creative works. But a team of students and Schultz wanted to spark more interest and display students' work in a more eye-popping manner.

The team of four students and Schultz worked on the 70-page, full-color magazine last spring semester. They squeezed in work from 25 student writers and artists.

Williams Bay High School is the only high school in Wisconsin to be chosen as a design winner, Schultz said.  

Students who helped design and put together Agony include: Jessica Gagliardo, senior; Ian Spolarich, senior; KC Dawis, junior; Lucy Sponholz, junior.



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