The Spire has been a traditional voice for student literary creativity since 1966. The publication includes original poems and short stories submitted by Governor’s students each spring. The student editor selects which stories will be published in the literary publication.
Winners of the Murphy/Mercer Short Story and Poetry Contests are also included in The Spire. Winners of the Murphy/Mercer Short Story and Poetry Contest are selected by faculty in the English department. The contest is named in honor of A. MacDonald Murphy and Thomas McClary Mercer, two revered Academy English teachers whose combined service to the Academy totaled more than 65 years.