NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing

Fenton Students Recognized by National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Posted on 05/29/2019
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 416 students. Fenton nominated three students: Jazline Barriga, Nayelli Maldonado, and Malien Tingpalpong.

Nayelli Maldonado and Malien Tingpalpong were among the 210 winners selected to receive a Certificate of Superior Writing. Their names, as well as Fenton's name, will appear on NCTE's website. Jazline Barriga is recognized as one of 206 who received Certificates of Nomination. Each student submitted two pieces of writing. Two independent judges scored each submission on the expression of ideas, language use, and unique perspective and voice.

Mr. Tony Oakson said, "While Fenton has had students who earned this distinction at times in the past,  having two students selected this year makes our 2019 results especially exciting for us."  Rebecca Norris, together with Mr. Oakson,worked through this nomination and submission process, and are grateful for the contributions of all these students' teachers.   

For more information about the NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing, including past winners
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The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is the nation’s most comprehensive literacy organization, supporting more than 25,000 teachers across the preK–college spectrum. Through the expertise of its members, NCTE has served at the forefront of every major improvement in the teaching and learning of English and the language arts since
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