East High Pencilings


A painting of East High during the year of 1947

Kesha Palmer, Reporter

Did you know that East High has a literary magazine? Pencilings was made to showcase student artwork at East. It’s a place where you can express your creativity freely and get positive feedback. Want your art showcased in Pencilings? Here’s how!

You can send a scan of your masterpiece to Aria Critchley, the editor of 2018 Pencilings, via email at [email protected]. Or find their Instagram at “east_pencilings” and send it through direct messaging. While you’re at it maybe you should give them a follow; they follow back, too. The last day to submit your work is February 23, 2018.  Pencilings has been around since the school first opened in 1913.” Faceless beauty, quilted in a silky sadness bleeding white tears of dusty roses that make the black paint run,” from “The Storm” by Kimberly Buxton is one of the beautiful works done in 2001 edition. “Be happy not perfect.” Was the title of a poem written by Sammie Ellis.

The oldest copy of Pencilings that East High dates back to 1920.  If you attend East High you can look at these literary magazines yourself. Although you can’t check them out, you can go through them while still in the school library.

If you have any questions you can ask Ms. Wilson in room D310, or email the editor at [email protected].  All art is welcome including poetry, short stories, music, and so much more. We encourage you to submit to Pencilings and support our school literary magazine along with the creative writing class