SNELLVILLE -- The student staff of Brookwood High School's literary magazine recently placed first during the American Scholastic Press Association's annual contest.
The award recognized young people for work on the school's magazine, "Pegasus." In addition, Brookwood High graduate William Smith was awarded the Outstanding Art award for his drawing, "Tree of Life," which was published in "Pegasus."
"It's nice to learn that the work of our students is getting noticed," said Dana Kling, a Brookwood High Advanced Placement language arts teacher. Kling and Visual Arts Department Chair Deb Sumpter are the magazine's staff sponsors.
"The work our students do is always professional and polished," Kling said. "We're proud of them and of the fact that our school is able to distribute over 1,200 copies of Pegasus to our students free of charge."
"Pegasus" was first created and distributed in the Brookwood High community more than 20 years ago to showcase the best of student writing, art and photography.
The student staff of the winning edition includes Editor Elisabeth Carter; and creative advisers, Shannon Arputharaj, Michael Bassett, Reshma Brahmbhatt, Chase Brown, Maureen Dudley, Lamisa Elmaa, Sarah Goforth, ChiChi Ijebuonwu, Hannah Lee, Lokyee Lee, Sharon Pak, Austin Papageorge, Andreea Popa, Hannah Ruth Weber, Rachel Williams and Brandon Wynn.