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Award-Winning Writers

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Five Three Village Central School District students have been honored as prize-winning writers in the 2021 National Council of Teachers of English writing contest. Ward Melville High School students Alana John, Amy Liu, Jacqueline Wu and Claire Yang won the 2021 NCTE Achievement Award in Writing and each received the highest award possible, a Certificate of Superior Writing. R.C. Murphy Junior High School eighth grader Shirley Xiong was recognized as a Promising Young Writer in the contest.

The NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing is a school-based writing program established in 1957 to encourage high school students to write and to recognize some of the best student writers in the nation. Only students who are juniors may participate. Schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, American schools abroad and the Virgin Islands are eligible to nominate students for the writing program.

This year, schools nominated 284 students. Of that number, 136 received Certificates of Superior Writing and 148 received Certificates of Nomination. Only 56 students nationwide were honored with the Promising Young Writers award. Each student submitted two pieces of writing. Two independent judges scored each submission on expression of ideas, language use, and unique perspective and voice.

Sunday, July 25, 2021   |  District Home