Fragments Turns More Pages with Awards and Honors

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In continuing its longstanding history of award-winning success, Long Beach High School’s Fragments literary magazine received several distinctions this year for its 2014-15 publication, which followed a “Card Suits” theme.

Fragments took top honors in the Empire State Scholastic Press Association Competition. Six students earned recognitions in total, with a gold medal presented to senior Charlotte Kasper. Additionally, for the sixth consecutive year, the publication as a whole received a gold award as Best All-Around.

Charlotte’s gold medal was presented in the area of non-fiction, for a piece titled, “Binomial Nomenclature.” Emily Reilly and Class of 2015 graduate Julia Berkowitz received a silver medal for their “Hearts” double spread layout, while Iain Wall and Class of 2015 graduate Ilana Blumenthal achieved an Honorable Mention for their “Clubs” double spread layout. Both Emily Reilly and Aly Thursland earned Honorable Mentions for their poems, “Mirror” and “How to Succeed in Writing Without Really Trying,” respectively.

Fragments 2015 has also won a first class rating with two marks of distinction in content and writing and editing from The National Scholastic Press Association, a First Place With Special Merit award from the American Scholastic Press Association, and a gold medal from Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Additionally, the magazine Fragments was given All-Columbian Honors in writing and visuals.

Fragments is published annually and contains original pieces of written material, photography and artwork developed by students in the Talented Writers and Creative Writing classes as well as the school’s Visual Arts classes.