Carolina Day student literary magazine Labyrinthine receives Superior distinction from NCTE

Carolina Day Upper School students in the Society of Literature, Art, Music, and Media (SLAMM), have been honored with a REALM Superior distinction for their 2019-20 Literary & Arts Magazine, Labyrinthine. The award program is overseen by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

The REALM (Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines) program publicly recognizes excellent literary magazines produced by students with the support of their teachers. REALM is designed to encourage all schools to develop literary magazines that celebrate the art and craft of writing. In 2020, there were a total of 182 entries—Carolina Day was one of two publications in North Carolina to earn recognition. 

Student editors for the Labyrinthine magazine were Mary Manning Holmes ‘20, Catherine Davis ‘20, Aria Irani ‘20, Celia Sandova ‘20l, Tess Carter ‘21, and Caitlyn Jacobsen ‘21. The faculty advisor for the publication is Upper School English teacher Susan White.

The award recipients received praise in a letter from Emily Kirkpatrick, NCTE Executive Director: “From all of us at The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) congratulations to you and your students on this exceptional publication. We commend you for inspiring a love of writing that your students will remember for the rest of their lives.”

Congratulations to all the talented and dedicated members of SLAMM and their faculty advisor on a job well done. 

For more information on the REALM award, visit