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2010 Students Receiving Recognition

The National Council of Teachers of English and the Achievement Awards in Writing Advisory Committee expresses its appreciation to all who took part in the 2010 Achievement Awards in Writing program.

Letters were mailed to all student participants and recognition certificates were mailed on September 20, 2010.

Click the links below to view students receiving Certificates of Recognition.

ALABAMA 

MISSISSIPPI

ALASKA

MONTANA 

AMERICAN SCHOOLS ABROAD

NEBRASKA

ARIZONA

NEVADA

ARKANSAS

NEW HAMPSHIRE

CALIFORNIA

NEW JERSEY

CANADA

NEW MEXICO

COLORADO 

NEW YORK

CONNECTICUT

NORTH CAROLINA

DELAWARE

NORTH DAKOTA

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

OHIO

FLORIDA

OKLAHOMA

GEORGIA 

OREGON

HAWAII  

PENNSYLVANIA

IDAHO

RHODE ISLAND

ILLINOIS

SOUTH CAROLINA

INDIANA

SOUTH DAKOTA*

IOWA

TENNESSEE

KANSAS

TEXAS

KENTUCKY

UTAH

LOUISIANA

VERMONT

MAINE

VIRGIN ISLANDS

MARYLAND

VIRGINIA

MASSACHUSETTS

WASHINGTON

MICHIGAN

WEST VIRGINIA

MINNESOTA

WISCONSIN

MISSOURI

WYOMING

* no entries

The Achievement Awards in Writing are conferred by the National Council of Teachers of English in recognition of excellence in writing by high school juniors. Winners demonstrate writing ability in two forms: first, in a sample of their best writing, in any form or genre, drafted and revised over time; and second, in an impromptu essay on a subject set by the Achievement Awards Advisory Committee and responded to by all candidates for the award in that year. While the first sample is written under conditions chosen by candidates and their teachers, the  impromptu essay is written during a supervised, seventy-five-minute period.   

Like the state coordinators and the teachers of both secondary and college English, who serve as judges, we believe that these students have demonstrated not only superior ability but also notable versatility in writing. We urge that others also recognize and commend these student writers and the teachers who helped to elicit such excellence.

The National Council of Teachers of English and the Achievement Awards in Writing Advisory Committee expresses its appreciation to all who took part in the 2010 Achievement Awards in Writing Program.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the NASSP Advisory List of Student Contests and Activities for 2010-2011.

2010 Achievement Award Impromptu Topics and previous topics.

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