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Joseph D. Allaire D.O.B. 1/22/1993

Supplementary Application Materials

The Blue and Gray Georgetown Prep Literary & Art Magazine I became involved in the school’s annual Literary and Art Magazine in my sophomore year as an Assistant Editor. In my junior year I became Co-Editor-InChief and I have continued in that role in my senior year. Although this magazine did not require a major renewal effort, most observers on campus believe that the quality of this publication has steadily increased during the past few years. During the past two years we have refined and streamlined the process to produce the publication, as follows: Solicitation of Submissions from Students -- As the fourth quarter of the school year begins, we ask students to submit poems, lyrics, prose pieces, essays, paintings, and photographs for review and consideration by the staff of the Blue and Gray. Solicitation of Submissions of Student Works by Faculty -- We also solicit teachers of senior poetry classes, AP Composition courses, digital photography and art studio courses to select and submit superior student produced works. Editorial Staff Deliberations -- The editorial staff discusses all submissions and decides of which pieces exemplify Georgetown Prep’s highest quality best literary and artistic achievements. Editing -- All text is edited for grammar and clarity of author’s purpose. Preparation of Art Work -- Paintings are photographed and digitally edited to best reflect the original work. Creation of Theme – A theme for the publication is created based in part on the nature of the submissions and a cover design and textual introduction are developed to reflect the theme. Design and Layout -- The other Editor-In-Chief and I design an artist theme to reflect the title and then lay out the 80-page book using Adobe InDesign. Page Proof Review – Printers proofs and reviewed and appropriate corrections are made.

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Joseph D. Allaire D.O.B. 1/22/1993

Supplementary Application Materials

The theme which I created for the 2010 edition, “Mountains Grow Unnoticed”, was inspired by Emily Dickinson’s 757th poem and was intended to call to mind the creativity and artistic talent in students that might go unnoticed if not highlighted in books like the Blue and Gray.

Joseph Allaire’s Contributions Contributor of poetry, prose, photography (Sophomore, Junior, Senior) Assistant Editor (Sophomore) Co-Editor-in-Chief (Junior, Senior)

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Introduction to the Blue and Gray Literary Magazine  

A brief description of my work with the Georgetown Prep literary magazine

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