METUCHEN, NJ - The 2015 Vignette literary magazine, published by St. Joseph High School students has been awarded “First Place with Special Merit” by the American Scholastic Press Association.
This nationwide contest is juried by print-industry professionals who grade and critique each literary magazine entry. Out of a possible 1,000 total points, the Vignette scored 975, thus earning this distinction. The Vignette was one of only five high schools (public and private, enrollment 500-1000) throughout NJ to achieve the “First Place with Special Merit” honor.
Judging categories include: content coverage, organization, design, presentation, and creativity “I am very proud of the literary staff,” stated Dr. Martine Gubernat, Vignette co-moderator. “A tremendous amount of work goes into putting together this booklet. They did an outstanding job.”
“The layout staff proved to be a great team,” said Mr. George Milligan. “They spent many hours assembling and formatting the booklet. I was impressed by their collaboration.”
The literary magazine has been recognized in the past by the ASPA. The Vignette earned “First Place with Special Merit” in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, and 2006.
“We are most proud of our students and faculty moderators and this accomplishment for the Vignette,” stated the Principal, Mr. Justin J. Fleetwood. “Their consistent attention to detail and their pursuit of excellence are hallmarks of the Charism of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and lead them to ‘Becoming Saint Joseph Men.’"
Saint Joseph High School is a private, Catholic, all-boys, college preparatory school located in Metuchen, New Jersey. It is operated by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, who have been active in America since 1847. The mission of the school is to cultivate a desire for life-long learning, nurture the integration of faith and academic inquiry, and instill values of integrity and compassion in the tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.
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