OMHS Literary Magazine Wins Award


Mak Pate, Staff Writer

The OMHS Literary Magazine, Esse, was recently recognized by the Alabama Writer’s Forum for the excellent editing involved in producing the magazine. Editors Jami Reaves and Mak Pate traveled with Mrs. Blakemore, the magazine’s sponsor, to Montgomery, AL on April 10, 2019 to receive the award at a ceremony hosted in the Alabama State Capitol.

Jeanie Thompson, executive director of the Alabama Writer’s Forum, specifically praised the editors. Thompson explained that “editing is a selfless job of making everyone else’s work look good.” Thompson served as an editor of a literary magazine herself at one point.

The students received a certificate in recognition of their hard work and the literary magazine was awarded $25.