BCHS student honored for outstanding writing
Christopher Shaw honored by NCTE
Bethlehem Central High School senior Christopher Shaw has been recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English for his outstanding writing ability.
The NCTE honors 520 high school seniors as outstanding writers in the 2011 NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing. The recipients were chosen from 1,649 students nominated in their junior year by their teachers from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Canada, and American schools abroad.
The Achievement Awards in writing program was
established in 1957 to encourage high school students in their
writing and to recognize publicly some of the best student writers
in the nation.
Assessments of student writing are based on students' samples of their own best prose or verse and on impromptu themes that are written under supervision. A team of English teachers judge the writing, looking especially for writing that demonstrates effective and imaginative use of language to inform and move an audience.
Winning students and their schools receive
certificates recognizing their accomplishment and the names of the
students and their schools are posted on the NCTE website. Students
also receive cards highlighting their achievement to include with
their college applications.
A copy of the certificate and letter can be found here [PDF] and here [PDF].