The 2016 Lantern earned a First Place Award in the American Scholastic Press Association in its annual magazine competition.
2016 Lantern Earns First Place Award in Magazine Competition
The 2016 Lantern earned a First Place Award from the American Scholastic Press Association in its annual magazine competition. The Lantern is a collection of the best student poems and some of the best pieces of student artwork of the year.
In the competition, the association's judges awarded The Lantern a total of 875 points out of a possible 1,000, evaluating the magazine's content coverage, organization, design, presentation, and creativity. In both the design and presentation categories, The Lantern was awarded the maximum number of points that could be allocated. Based on the point system, magazines in the competition are presented first, second, or third place awards. Several hundred art and literary publications took part in the 2016 competition.
The Lantern has been a Westover publication since the School's founding in 1909. The 2016 Lantern marked the first time it was printed in full-color. Its editors-in-chief were Erin Bottino '16 and Joscie Norris '16. The faculty advisors for The Lantern are Bruce Coffin, the School's Poetry Program Advisor and a semi-retired, long-time English teacher; Sara Poskas, Associate Chair of the Arts Department; and Rich Beebe, Director of Advancement Communications. Photography teacher Caleb Portfolio is the publication's photography consultant and English teacher Jo Dexter is its poetry consultant.
An online version of The 2016 Lantern is available on Westover's website at westoverschool.org/arts/visual-arts