Greensboro College Literary Magazine Wins Top Award for Fifth Time in Six Years

(Last Updated On: February 9, 2018)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The 2017 edition of Greensboro College’s literary magazine, The Lyre, has won first place in general excellence nationally from the American Scholastic Press Association for the third year in a row and the fifth time in six years.

The magazine previously won in its category, magazines from colleges with between 1,001 and 1,700 students, with its 2016, 2015, 2013, and 2012 editions. Its 2011 edition placed second nationally.

The magazine’s editorial board included:

Savannah “Savvy” Bowen ’17, an English and Communication Studies major from Greensboro, N.C.

Abigail Bügger ’18, a religion and sociology major from Raleigh, N.C.

Adelaide Elliott ’19, an English & Communication Studies and sociology major from Walnut Cove, N.C.

Scotty Inyama, a master’s-degree candidate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Greensboro, N.C.

Meegan McCarthy ’19, a psychology and art major from Loudon, N.H.

Dorothy “Dori” Medlin ’19, a sociology and English major from Gastonia, N.C.

Lauren Smith ’17, an English major from Gibsonville, N.C.

The American Scholastic Press Association, based in College Point, N.Y., holds an annual contest that honors outstanding yearbooks, newspapers and magazines produced by high-school and college students.

The Lyre, founded in 1956, includes fiction, poetry, essays and art in a variety of media from students, faculty, staff and alumni of Greensboro College.