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Hoboken High School Literary Magazine "Create" receives a National Ranking

Under the tutelage of advisor Sharon Malenda, Hoboken’s Student Literary Magazine “CREATE” received a national rank of “EXCELLENT” from the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English).

Under the tutelage of advisor Sharon Malenda, Hoboken’s Student Literary Magazine “CREATE” received a national rank of “EXCELLENT” from the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English). 

417 schools nationwide entered this prestigious competition and out of those 417 schools only 227 were good enough to be ranked. Hoboken’s magazine faired very well nationwide, with only 159 schools earning a higher ranking of “SUPERIOR” and did even better in New Jersey, where only 22 schools ranked higher.  Falling slightly below mainly large regional New Jersey high schools and private schools, Hoboken’s magazine “CREATE” showcased the immense talent that our small school holds.

As this is the first year that “CREATE” was published our high ranking was an enormous achievement.  We look forward to honing our students’ creative writing skills in the years to come to produce an even better magazine and take home the coveted highest award prize. The featured writing in “CREATE” was produced by the students of Ms. Malenda’s The Literary Magazine Club and her creative writing class and the art was collected from Mrs. Ising’s IB students and Ms. Kubach’s art students and art club members.

If you would like to purchase a copy of this awarding winning magazine, please contact Ms. Malenda at Sharon.malenda@hoboken.k12.nj.us. The cost is $5.00 and the money will be used to ensure that we can produce another magazine this year. Supply is limited! Support the arts!

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