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2010 Students Receiving Certificates of Recognition - Previous Revision

 2010 Students Receiving Certificates of Recognition

The Promising Young Writers program represents NCTE's commitment to early and continuing work in the development of writing.  The school-based writing program was established in 1985 to stimulate and recognize student's writing talents and to emphasize the importance of writing skills among eighth-grade students.  Students currently in the eighth-grade who are nominated by their schools may participate in the program. Schools in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Canada, as well as American schools abroad and the Virgin Islands, are eligible to nominate. The number of nominees from each school is determined by the eighth-grade average daily enrollment with one nominee per 100 students. Each state is allowed one winner for each member in the House of Representatives in the U.S. Congress. 

This year, 415 students were nominated. Of that number, 135 received Certificates of Recognition and 280 received Certificates of Participation. Each student submitted two pieces of writing, which were read by two judges. Papers were judged on content, purpose, audience, tone, word choice, organization, development, and style.  Letters announcing results were mailed to schools on May 3, 2010.

The National Council of Teachers of English and the Promising Young Writers Advisory Committee expresses its appreciation to all who took part in the 2010 Promising Young Writers Program. The National Association of Secondary School  Principals has placed this program on the NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities for 2009-2010.

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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
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA** 

OHIO

FLORIDA

 
 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

 

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