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2009 Students Receiving Certificates of Recognition - Previous Revision

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, 487 students were nominated. Of that number, 163 received Certificates of Recognition and 324 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 8, 2009.

The National Council of Teachers of English and the Promising Young Writers Advisory Committee expresses its appreciation to all who took part in the 2009 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.

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 entries
** no winners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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