Isabel Correa (18)
Amongst the many clubs at Wethersfield High School, one of the largest clubs is Pieces Literary Magazine. For those who may not know “Lit Mag”, it is a club that is advised by Tracy Riordan, who pieces together the work of artists and writers to make a magazine.
“It can give a place where artist and writers can hang out with other artist and writers, and be appreciated for what they do because there's only a few who get recognized in the school,” Advisor Mrs. Riordan said.
This year, members are working to complete the first magazine for January. The magazines will be available at the media center. Co-presidents Sara Truex and Belle Opper plan to sell them for 50 cents a book to help fundraise for the group.
Other plans for Lit Mag include promoting the club, starting drawing and writing warm-ups to boost creativity within the group, and possibly having school bake sale this December.
In the community Lit Mag has collaborated with the Keane Foundation to bring out creativity to the youth of Wethersfield, CT. Lit Mag gives a positive reputation to Wethersfield High school around the town.
Mrs. Riordan said, “It shows the youth that the older kids care about them and that the high school isn’t as scary as they thought it would be.”
Currently, Lit Mag is making bags made out of fabric and yarn for students in Haiti. The club is helping Haiti after the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew.
This natural disaster caused buildings to collapse, contaminated water sources and created food shortages. The bags are perfect for not only for school supplies, but also to carry grains and other food sources.
Lit Mag also plans to aid other parts of the world like Rwanda, Africa. Soon, the club plans to make themed boxes and send them to Rwanda with art and writing supplies. The club is planning to Skype with the school to help them plan their first few days.
As you can tell Lit Mag is making a difference in the world and, most importantly, bringing a positive reputation and acceptance to the school.