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"Whisper," our Literary and Art Magazine, Wins Top National Honors

"Whisper," Dreher's Literary and Art Magazine, Wins Top National Award

Jennifer Gorlewski, Art teacher and inspiration for Whisper, Dreher's Literary and Art Magazine, was notified that the 2023 issue of Whisper has been awarded the rank of "REALM First Class" by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

You can read this award-winning issue - as well as other award-winning issues from past years - here


Here's the good news Ms. Gorlewski received:

It is my pleasure to inform you that your school’s literary magazine, Whisper, has been selected to receive the rank of REALM First Class in the 2023 NCTE Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) program. From all of us at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), congratulations to you and your students on this exceptional publication. We commend you for inspiring a love of writing that your students will remember for the rest of their lives. 

The mission of NCTE’s REALM program is to publicly recognize 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. Your magazine is a fine example of this mission in action, and the REALM committee looks forward to seeing future publications from your school. 


Emily Kirkpatrick

NCTE Executive Director