About Us

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.



Lexey Wilson

Olivia Meiller

Layout & Design Editors

Meredith Abdelnour

Shelby Woods

Art Editors

Kathryn Wallis

Reece Braswell

Poetry Editor

Evelyn Alfonso

Conor Naccarato

Fiction/CNF Editor

Valerie Busto

Anna Howse

Managing Editors
Winnie Blay

Noland Blain

Digital Media Editors

Sierra Lunsford

Catriona Keel

Luz Manunga

Marketing/Public Realtions Editors

Lex Hamilton

Ashley Chatmon

Faculty Advisor

Tiffany Melanson