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NEISD school magazines recognized for excellence


The 2013 Spindles earned the Highest Award for their literary magazine. They are R.C. Rejino (left), Tatiana Martinez, Savannah Hill, Anastacia Valdespino, Rain Zuniga, Kathleen Kinlin, Darian Miera, Katrina Delacruz, and Genesis Dibrell (not shown, Emily Taylor).

Telling a great story has never been more awarding for three schools in North East ISD. The North East School of the Arts (NESA), Churchill High School and Jackson Middle School were all ranked amongst the best student literary magazines in the state of Texas by the National Council of Teachers of English.


Cover of NESA's "Spindles" magazine.

NESA was given a Highest Award ranking, meaning the magazine, titled “Spindles,” rated superior in all areas by the judges – a rating given to very few schools or no schools at all.  Spindles also won the highest award by the Texas Journalism Association, earning “Best in Show.”

Churchill’s magazine, “Savrola,” and Jackson’s magazine, “All Things Unsaid,” received the Recommended for Highest Award ranking, which is given to magazines that fulfill extraordinary standards of excellence.


Cover of Churchill's "Savrola" magazine.

All Things Unsaid

Cover of Jackson's "All Things Unsaid" zine.

Students involved in all three magazines handle virtually all aspects of writing, production, and business with exceptional skill. A balanced mix of top-notch writing covering a variety of interesting subjects, highly detailed graphics and original art, high-quality design, and masterful use of creativity go into every page.

Judges evaluated each entry according to literary quality, content quality, and rhetorical variety, in addition to editing/proofreading accuracy and the level of design, graphics, and production.



Posted on February 07, 2014