About Us

Élan is an international student literary magazine originally published by the English Department at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in 1986. When the Creative Writing Department was added in 1990 under the guidance of Jacquelin Jones, Élan became the school’s official student literary magazine.

Each year a staff of high school juniors and seniors, fueled by a passion for the written word and artistic expression, continues the tradition of publishing a word-class literary publication.



Zoe Lathey

Junior Editor-in-Chief

Blair Bowers

Art Director

Blake Molenaar

Junior Art Editor

Parker Sheppard

Managing Editor

La’Mirakle Price

Junior Managing Editor

Nayra McMahan

Fiction/CNF Editor

Sheldon White

Poetry Editor

Hannah Bardhi

Marketing/Digital Media 

Sage Whitecotton

Faculty Advisor

Tiffany Melanson