Miami, FL — January 24, 2018 – Elysium Literary/Art Magazine, the literary/art magazine from Coral Reef Senior High School, has earned the Highest Award by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines (PRESLM). This is the top honor in this nationwide contest.  Earlier this year Elysium also won the prestigious Crown award from the Scholastic Press Association.

PRESLM publicly recognizes excellent literary magazines produced by students, teachers, and schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, American schools abroad, and the Virgin Islands.

Congratulations to Amy Scott, Elysium’s sponsor, and Audrey Daugherty, the editor-in-chief, as well as the entire staff of the magazine’s 2017 edition.

This year, 371 literary magazines were submitted for review. Of that number, 26 received the Highest Award. State and national judges complete first round judging based on a point system. Magazines scoring 91–100 and recommended by the state and national judges for Highest Award are displayed at NCTE’s Annual Convention in November and judged by the PRESLM Advisory Committee. The Committee determines whether a magazine meets enough criteria to win the honor of Highest Award.

For information on current winners of NCTE’s PRESLM top award visit .

For information on winners of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown Awards visit