MMI Preparatory School’s literary magazine, Angst, was ranked as Recommended for Highest Award in the nation from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) as part of its 2017 Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines (PRESLM) Awards. The latest edition of Angst was displayed at the NCTE Annual Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, in November of 2017.
MMI received a Superior score (scores of 91-100 points) in the first round of judging, which is completed by state and national judges and based on a point system. Magazines scoring 91-100 points are recommended by the state and national judges for the Highest Award. The PRESLM Advisory Committee then determines if a magazine meets enough criteria to win the honor of Highest Award.
Angst was among the top magazines out of 372 national entries in the PRESLM Awards program, which publicly recognizes excellent literary magazines produced by students, teachers, and schools and encourages all schools to develop literary magazines.
MMI English instructor Jennifer Novotney is the faculty advisor for the literary magazine and student editors for the 2017 edition of Angst were: Olivia Minzola, Evan Spear, Jessica Smith, Hunter O’Clair, Jacob Weiksner, Nicolo Cottone, Jaclyn Braunstein, Merci Centrella and Gabriella DeMelfi.