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NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing

NCTE Achievement Awards in WritingJunior Maggie O’Brienhas been selected as winner in the 2014 National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Award in Writing, as well as Sarita Shera, who was also nominated for that award.  The NCTE Achievement Award in Writing was given this year to 164 outstanding junior writers, Maggie among them.  Their work was evaluated by a national panel of judges for content, purpose, development, organization, tone, word choice, and style.  Maggie submitted an evocative excerpt from a longer piece of her fiction as well as a very moving essay about her time volunteering at a pregnancy refuge in Chiapas, Mexico, and the hope for change she saw there. 

We are very proud of the excellent writing that all of our students at Belmont High School produce, but grateful to the NCTE for a chance to recognize Maggie as well as Sarita individually.