• Montage Staff  
    USCHS literary arts magazine wins first place

    Montage Cover Upper St. Clair High School’s literary arts magazine, “Montage,” recently earned a first place award in the 2016 Scholastic Yearbook and Magazine Awards for the eighth consecutive year.

    The 2016 “Montage” was published through the work of several student leaders: Mahima Reddy, editor in chief 2016 and 2017; Devon Garcia, assistant editor in chief; Grace Eden, art editor; Alexa Rieger, literary editor; Aditi Chattopadhyay, treasurer; and Chris Abraham, public relations editor. English teacher Daniela Buccilli serves as adviser for the publication.

    “The award is a great validation to the creative work of our students, and the efforts of the staff who meet weekly and spend many hours editing and designing it,” Ms. Buccilli said. “The American Scholastic Association offers the next year's staff essential feedback and advice in written form.”

    Sponsored by the American Scholastic Press Association, the annual contest provides feedback on page design, story layout, graphics, headlining, cover design, advertising placement, photography and other publication elements. Each school yearbook and magazine is scored on a point system and is awarded a first, second or third place in its classification.

    “The 2016 issue had the marks of each individual student on staff,” Ms. Buccilli said. “It reflected their work and their style, and that's why I loved it so much.”

    Read the 2016 Montage online.

    Work on the 2017 edition of “Montage” is currently underway. Students are encouraged to submit poems, short stories, research papers, music compositions, photos, multimedia art and other artwork for consideration. Click here to review the submission guidelines.

    Advance orders for the 2017 “Montage” are now being accepted. The pre-order cost is $15. The price will increase to $18 after publication. Completed order forms and payment (made payable to Upper St. Clair High School) should be returned to:

    Attn. Ms. Daniela Buccilli
    Upper St. Clair High School
    1825 McLaughlin Run Road
    Upper St. Clair, PA 15241