Anderson Barrera, Echard Win NCTE Achievement Awards In Writing

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Rosa Anderson Barrera and Ava Echard
Rosa Anderson Barrera and Ava Echard

Baylor juniors Rosa Anderson Barrera and Ava Echard have been selected as winners of a 2020 Achievement Award in Writing, given by the National Council of Teachers of English.

The NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing is a school-based writing program established in 1957 to encourage high school students to write and to recognize some of the best student writers in the nation. Only students who are juniors may participate. Schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, American schools abroad, and the Virgin Islands are eligible to nominate students for the writing program.

This year, schools nominated 370 students. Of that number, 137 received Certificates of Superior Writing and 233 received Certificates of Nomination. Each student submitted two pieces of writing. Two independent judges scored each submission on expression of ideas, language use, and unique perspective and voice.

Baylor English instructor Heather Ott nominated the students’ work for consideration and was thrilled at announcing the results. “This recognition of superior writing abilities and performance honors both the students and Baylor School,” said Ms. Ott.

For more information about the NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing, including past winners, see http://www.ncte.org/awards/achievement-awards-in-writing/.


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