From the Nominator
"Building resilience and strengthening the bonds of community were key priorities for Milton Academy in 2021 as the school met the dual challenges of teaching K-12 students during the ongoing pandemic and forging connections across distance and difference. The themes selected for Milton Magazine reflected those challenges. Looking to the future in the spring issue, the magazine highlights alumni and students eager to solve generation-defining problems. Then, in the fall issue, food—its cultural importance, accessibility, sourcing, and ability to gather us together—took center stage.
The spring issue, “A Generation Looks Ahead,” introduces Milton graduates challenging the status quo in the fields of education, climate science, comedy as social commentary, mental health, and technology. Meanwhile, members of the Class of 2021 shared their passion for advocacy. The school’s performing arts department was highlighted for its herculean efforts to maintain a robust program throughout remote learning and social distancing.
In the fall, “The Food Issue” uses a universal necessity—eating—as an anchor for stories about the ways in which Milton people connect across generations, cultures, and their care for the planet and one another. The issue tells the stories of alumni chefs, farmers, advocates, and a food influencer—people whose passion for food extends beyond flavor and spice. On campus, Milton teachers and students learn and grow through food."
From the Judges
"Milton Magazine is that rare mix of big ambition and high-level execution. The judges admired both the story choices and concepts, as well as the depth and dimension of the storytelling. We found the design smart and balanced throughout, filled with thoughtful illustration and photography choices that perfectly matched the tone of the narrative. Milton Magazine does what print magazines do best: Offer a thoughtful, intellectual, and engaging departure.
The competition for this year's Sibley Award was remarkably fierce, with exceptional quality and ambition evident across a wide range of institutions."