All students are encouraged to submit their artwork and their creative writing for consideration. Each year about 40 students will have their work chosen for publication.
A small group of students does the layout and Image Resolutions, a local printer, makes the final copies. The magazine is funded by sales and sponsorships. It is a beautiful full color publication. A copy remains in the YA collection at the Norwell Public Library.
Each spring the staff has the opportunity to attend a high school journalism conference at Boston University. The Halyard is the proud recipient of numerous awards, including an All-New England award from the New England Scholastic Press Association in eight of the last ten years.