Solstice art & literary magazine earns highest honor

The 2019-2020 edition of Hinsdale Central’s art & literary magazine, Solstice, has been awarded a Gold Crown by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA). Solstice was one of eight high school print literary magazines to achieve this honor, which represents the highest honor CSPA bestows to a student print or digital medium for overall excellence. You can learn more about this achievement by visiting

The following students served as editorial staff:
John Tischke, Creative Director
Selena Ren, Literary Editor
Nina Tekkey Literary Editor
Kaitlyn Zhu, Head Designer
Riya Ghai, Managing Design Editor

In addition, teachers Angelique Burrell and Michael Cousineau serve as faculty sponsors for the magazine.

The award-winning 2019-20 edition of Solstice can be accessed by visiting