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Link competes at NE conference

  • Representatives of The Link, ConVal’s literary magazine/newspaper, at the 68th New England Scholastic Press Association conference, held at the Boston University College of Communication on May 2. Courtesy photo



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Link, ConVal’s student newspaper and literary magazine, took home two awards from this year’s New England Scholastic Press Association conference, held at the Boston University College of Communication: Highest Honors for overall publication of a school magazine and senior Annie Henry’s “A Juice Cleanse for the Brain” took a Special Achievement award for nonfiction.

ConVal teacher Amanda Bastoni, who advises The Link with Ledger-Transcript Editor Ben Conant, said The Link is in its first year – the combination of two previously struggling student publications. Bastoni said the students wanted see their work in print and for it to be more meaningful. She said partnering with the Ledger-Transcript helped make that happen.

“I think the kids are really excited about it – it’s become what they wanted it to be,” she said. “It’s called The Link because it’s supposed to be a link between the high school and the community.”

Henry’s “Juice Cleanse” is on the timely issue of technology and social media.

The Link staff attended the conference held at the Boston University College of Communication on May 2. Their work was compared with that of other division II schools from across New England.