The Art and Literary Magazine of The John Cooper School Honored by Scholastic Press

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(L-R): NSPA: 2016 Inkblots Editors Nina Rivela, Gibson Field, Nikki Juszczak, Sadie Robb and Claire Cromley.

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) and National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) have each recognized the 2016 edition of Inkblots, the art and literary magazine of The John Cooper School, with top honors.

Inkblots, Volume XIX, “Silent Symphonies,” was nominated by CSPA for its highest honor, a Scholastic Crown, that will be announced in March at CSPA’s annual spring convention at Columbia University. For the eighth consecutive year, the magazine has received the highest ranking of Gold Medal in the CSPA Medalist Critique. Senior Sadie Robb was editor-in-chief of the 156-page magazine, and Gibson Field and Nikki Juszczak were assistant editors.

Cooper student artists and writers were also recognized with eight Gold Circle Awards. Senior Claire Cromley was awarded two third place awards; in Free Form Poetry for “The Artist” and Traditional Poetry for “Dress Code.” Certificates of Merit were awarded in Photography to Sam Brus for his single photo, “Soulful” and to Heather Scotti for her portfolio of photography and Alex Swanbeck for Portfolio Illustration. Students from Cooper’s Class of 2016 who were awarded Certificates of Merit were Seth Dickens and Marina Ferguson for design, and Meredith Brus for her Experimental Fiction piece, “Open Ocean.”

Agriculture a foundation of county’s history

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A lot can happen in a century, and Montgomery County is no exception. Now the quickly expanding county is established, balancing economic growth and historic preservation, but over 100 years ago the area was vying to make a name for itself.

According to “Montgomery County, Texas: Picture of a Dream Coming True” produced by the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County, farming was a primary livelihood for the early settlers. They had come for the land and many had been farmers before arriving in Texas. Read more…

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