It has been another amazing year of tremendous growth here at clay Magazine. And we would like to take a moment to reflect on the past year and share our excitement for the future of clay.
This year, we had the largest clay staff in history, with a grand total of forty-three staff members. Our new weekly publishing schedule has allowed us to showcase articles from each section every week, and our readership has grown to include much more of the TPS community. But ultimately, people are what make up our magazine, not numbers and statistics. Most importantly, we have watched each member of our staff develop individually and corporately. We have seen fellow students grow in their ability to express ideas that are important to them. We have also watched as our editors, columnists, and also our growing readership have worked together to build a community that supports young creators and their ideas. To all of our staff: thank you for making clay everything that it has become. You are awesome.
We have also enjoyed the community building activities you have so eagerly participated in throughout the year. In March, the first annual GP6 Music competition brought us new music that is even better and crazier than before. Amid the contentious battle of the Round Robin, Team Corrie Anna emerged victorious, while Team Jacey can be comforted by the fact that at least they got the Crosbys’ vote. At the end of the day, just remember: Ulysses grants wishes.
In closing this chapter, we would like to introduce your new Senior Editors––two incredibly dedicated girls who have shown tremendous leadership potential (not to mention their great comma editing skills): Leanne Zuiderveen and Cassie Disharoon! These current News columnists have great plans for the future of our magazine. We have no doubt that their several years of clay experience combined with their heart for service leaves clay in good hands.
Speaking of which, if you would like to apply for a position on clay next year, the long-awaited application is now available. See here to apply: https://clay.at-tps.org/2019/05/01/2019-2020-clay-staff-applications/
In closing, we would just like to say that we are thankful for each of you. Columnists, editors, PR Team, and readers: thank you all for making clay the special community that it is.
Jacey and Corrie Anna
clay Senior Editors 2018-2019