Cape Fear Academy’s very own High Tide, the art and literary magazine that is only in its 3rd year of inception, has been awarded REALM First Class for the 2nd year in a row, in the Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) Program of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). This is the top honor in this nationwide contest.
REALM publicly recognizes excellent literary magazines produced by students, teachers, and schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, American schools abroad, and the Virgin Islands. This year, 325 literary magazines were submitted to this national competition for review. Of that number, only 46 received the elite designation of REALM First Class and only 4 schools in all of North Carolina achieved this ranking.
Faculty advisers Emily Fancy and Maureen Vanscoy are most instrumental in working to both found and create this strong publication. Art teacher Lisa Rojek and Publications teacher Jan Reid also helped to support the magazine’s commitment to not just literary but also artistic and design excellence. Student editors Vicky Lin (’19) and Andrew Gramley (’20) led their staff to achieve this continued recognition. Our entire English and Fine Arts Departments are also integral in providing students with support, instruction, and opportunity for growth in both writing and visual arts. We are so proud of their achievements.