A student gets help from a schoolmate reading his entry in "The Roar of the Ocean," the student-led literary magazine, at last week's release party. PHOTO BY LIZ GRAVES

School fetes creativity



BAR HARBOR — Every grade at the Conners Emerson school is represented in the second edition of “The Roar of the Ocean,” a student art and literary magazine produced by a team of student editors and faculty advisor Meryl Sweeney.

Students submitted drawings, photographs, poetry, narrative fiction and nonfiction stories. The editors curated the final, finished book, which was made available to family and friends for purchase. They also hosted a release party Thursday, Jan. 21, after school, with snacks, readings from authors and a slideshow of visual art.

The stories and poems were about everything from kayaking adventures and close encounters with bald eagles and harbor seals, to soccer and rain and Halloween, to getting lost and found in a strange city in a foreign country.

“I love working on it,” student editor Ruby Mahoney, grade six, told the Islander. “I’ve been doing this since last year. We’re already getting submissions for the next, third edition!”

She especially enjoys seeing what the youngest students come up with, she said. “It’s cool to see the creativity they have.”

Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Managing Editor at Mount Desert Islander
Liz Graves is managing editor of the Islander. She's a California native who came to Maine as a schooner sailor.lgraves@mdislander.com

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