inspired by its upper school predecessor, the marque, the mini-marque aims to showcase the literary talents of the middle school. mini-marque is a student-driven, extracurricular club that meets after school hours. the club accepts any interested seventh and eighth grade students, regardless of experience. submissions are encouraged in fifth through eighth grade and are judged blindly and equally for publication. the club is responsible for reviewing and selecting submissions, editing text, and creating spreads as a team. each member is responsible for cultivating their design skills, collaborating with other members, evaluating modes of writing, and teaching other members as they develop their editing and design skills.