Middle school magazine wins gold medal for literary excellence

Making waves is an activity in which the staff of the P.K.Yonge “Making Waves” literary magazine excels. The yearly publication has once again been recognized for excellence, receiving a Gold Medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

With a staff of P.K. Yonge middle schoolers, “Making Waves” competes with high school magazines around the country and, according to one judge, “it is amazing that this magazine is the work of middle schoolers”—from editing and production to literary and artistic content.

Carolyn Harrell, P.K. Yonge middle school enrichment instructor, describes herself as a “technically-challenged” organizer and cheerleader, leaving all of the production and editing work to the student staff.

P.K. Yonge has served as UF’s K-12 laboratory school since 1934.