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Long Beach Literary Magazine Wins Gold All-New York Award

The staff of Fragments, the Long Beach High School literary magazine, earned a Gold All-New York Award from the Empire State Scholastic Press Association. Alec Wall (back row, third from right) won a bronze award. (Credit: Rosemary Leonetti/Syntax)
The staff of Fragments, the Long Beach High School literary magazine, earned a Gold All-New York Award from the Empire State Scholastic Press Association. Alec Wall (back row, third from right) won a bronze award. (Credit: Rosemary Leonetti/Syntax)

Written by Rosemary Leonetti

Just weeks after receiving top awards in two national competitions, the Long Beach High School literary magazine, Fragments, earned a Gold All-New York Award in the 2013 Empire State Scholastic Press Association Competition.

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This marks the fourth consecutive year that the publication has earned a gold award. In addition, senior Alec Wall received an individual bronze award for his nonfiction piece “Sunk.”

Students edit and write for Fragments as part of the high school’s Talented Writers program, taught by Rachell Koegel. In addition, staff members put in many after-school hours editing, designing and laying out the publication. Submissions are also accepted from students in a number of other writing and art classes offered at the high school.

Over the years, Fragments writers, editors and artists have consistently won top awards at national and state competitions for their work.

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