The Board of Education recognized the students and faculty involved with New Milford High Schoolâ€™s literary magazine â€œThe Piperâ€ at Tuesdayâ€™s school board meeting.
â€œThe Piperâ€ was one of three Connecticut schools to receive a ranking of â€œsuperior,â€ which is awarded to schools that earn 91 to 100 points. The magazine received an â€œexcellentâ€ ranking for three years prior to the 2016 competition, which is for publications that receive scores of 81 to 90 points. The other two categories are â€œabove average,â€ for scores of 71 to 80 points and â€œaverage,â€ for 70 points or below.
â€œYou put New Milford on the map and you moved from excellent to superior,â€ Superintendent of Schools Joshua Smith said.
NCTE received 334 submissions across the country.