The Inspire staff is excited to announce their 2022-2023 issue is now out! Inspire, Lisle Junior High School's literary magazine, is a place for artists, poets, and writers to display their talents and inspire others while striving to empower young adults, no matter their interests and passions. Each student received a hard copy of the latest edition to enjoy.
LJHS is pleased acknowledge all the brave student and staff poets, authors, and artists who contributed their work to volume four. Additionally, we would like to thank all the hard-working and dedicated Inspire editors and committee members whose names are listed on the inside front cover of this volume.
This school year, the Inspire staff decided to challenge themselves to design and gather/edit submissions with the intent of submitting to the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) annual Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) contest. Feel free to check out the details about the REALM Award and application guidelines. With that being said, the staff’s top priority still remained staying true to Inspire’s vision and mission as well as the school community.
Furthermore, the Inspire staff selected a very meaningful and touching poem, “Goodbye Mom” by seventh grader Wilson Wunder, to serve as inspiration for the entire publication. Accordingly, this year’s volume has a particularly special dedication to Joycelin Caso and Michael Paul Wunder, beloved parents of Wilson and Jackson Wunder.
The Inspire staff would like to send a special thanks to the Lisle Education Foundation (LEF) for making the publication of Inspire possible and Allegra Printing for their incredible work bringing Inspire to print.
LJHS students and staff are encouraged to create original poems, short stories, artwork, and/or musical compositions/performances over the summer and submit to Inspire’s website (bit.ly/inspireljhs) for next school year’s volume. All students who submit a quality piece this summer will receive an Inspire infinity bracelet for every first submission and a laptop sticker for each additional submission next school year!
Happy reading and creating!