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2012  Students Receiving Recognition

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Letters were mailed to all student participants and recognition certificates were mailed to school principals on May 2, 2012.

A total of 274 students were selected as outstanding writers in the 2012 NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing. The recipients were chosen from 1,107 students nominated in their junior year by their teachers, from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, the Virgin Islands, and American schools abroad.  The number of nominees from each school is based on the school’s total enrollment in grades ten through twelve:  one nominee per 500 students.

2012 Students Receiving Certificates of Recognition

Click the links below for each state.

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 winners

 

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,  a themed essay on a subject set by the Achievement Awards Advisory Committee and responded to by all candidates for the award in that year.

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 2012 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 2011-2012.

 

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