WEST HARTFORD — Katherine Tsang, student at King Philip Middle School, West Hartford, has been recognized as a Promising Young Writer by the National Council of Teachers of English. Nora Kingwell, Isaac Mahler, and Aarohi Tolat also students at King Philip Middle School have each received a Certificate of Participation for their entries into the National Council of Teachers of English Promising Young Writers Contest, said an email from the school.
Language Arts instructor, Lauren Reynolds, shared that Katherine is an exceptional well-rounded individual who is dedicated to her academics and to her KP Community. She brings creativity and a level of social awareness to her writing that always engages her audience.
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 writing talents and to emphasize the importance of writing skills among eighth-grade students. Schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, American schools abroad, and the Virgin Islands are eligible to nominate students.
This year, schools nominated 131 students. Of that number, 52 received the highest award, Certificates of Recognition, and 79 received Certificates of Participation. Each student submitted two pieces of writing. Two independent judges evaluated each submission holistically on content, purpose, audience, tone, word choice, organization, development, and style.
Congratulations to the KP students for taking part in the National Council of English competition.