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Hall High School Students Win NCTE Achievement Award in Writing

Top: Nora Holmes, Bottom: Elizabeth Horan, Ava Major. Courtesy Image

Three students from West Hartford’s Hall High School received the highest award from NCTE.


William H. Hall High School in West Hartford, CT is excited to announce that Nora Holmes, Elizabeth Horan, & Ava Major have been selected for a 2021 Achievement Award in Writing, given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Each received the highest designation of Certificate of Superior Writing.

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.

Each student submitted two pieces of writing. Two independent judges scored each submission on expression of ideas, language use, and unique perspective and voice.

More information about the NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing, including past winners, can be found here.

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is the nation’s most comprehensive literacy organization, supporting more than 25,000 teachers across the preK–college spectrum. Through the expertise of its members, NCTE has served at the forefront of every major improvement in the teaching and learning of English and the language arts since 1911. www.ncte.org

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