The Walrus, our Upper School literary magazine, was bestowed with multiple national awards during the 2021-2022 school year. First, from the National Council of Teachers of English program Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines, The Walrus was awarded a Superior ranking. From the American Scholastic Press Association, The Walrus received a First Place Ranking with Special Merit. And from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, The Walrus received two awards: For the individual merit written critique from CSPA, The Walrus received a Gold Medal with All-Columbian Honors for Essentials, Verbal, and Visual. At the national competition level, the Columbia Press Association Crown Awards honor top student publications chosen from CSPA’s members. Crowns are selected for overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison with other publications. During Crown consideration, publications are judged on their excellence, as shown by their design, photography, concept, coverage, and writing. The Walrus was one of only 20 magazines awarded a Gold Crown at the national level. Congratulations to our talented writers, artists, editors, and Lit Mag sponsor, Mrs. Williams-Eddy. The Walrus editors would also like to acknowledge Mr. Cunningham, who “builds our community both literally and figuratively. He is known for his love of SMH, his students, and his co-workers. We want to thank him for starting every day with his eyes open and his heart full. Thank you, Mr. Cunningham.” Click Here to Read The Walrus!