Gold Medalist Rating for MMA’s Literary Magazine

The 2022 issue of Merion Mercy Academy’s Image Explosion was recognized with the Pennsylvania School Press Association's Gold Medalist rating—the highest award for literary magazines outside of the All-State Awards (which have yet to be announced). Produced every year since 1996, Image Explosion elicits a wide variety of student talent and represents all grade levels. It is compiled by students who review each submission individually without knowing the artist or writer’s identity. The work is compiled entirely during after-school sessions. 

Image Explosion had previously received a Gold Medalist rating from 2016-2019 and last won the All-State Award in 2013. 

English teachers Caitlin Mattera and Katie Cho served as staff moderators for last year’s publication on which a dozen students were involved.

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