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Senior Phuong Ninh has been named one of the nation's outstanding writers...
October 12th, 2010
Senior Phuong Ninh has been named one of the nation’s outstanding writers through the 2010 NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing program. This program was established in 1957 to encourage and recognize high school students’ writing abilities; mainly their ability to demonstrate effective and imaginative use of language to inform and move an audience. Assessments of student writing are also based on students’ samples of their own best prose or verse and on impromptu themes written under supervision. Students are nominated in their junior year for the award and entries come from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Canada and American schools abroad. Entries are judged by a team of English teachers.
Phuong, who has been taught by Carrie Stockard, Mike Scirocco, Jan Collier and most recently, Mary Martha Spear, was one of twelve Georgians named and has received a certificate of accomplishment. This honor has been received by only 35 St. Pius X students since 1969. This year, St. Pius X was one of eight Georgia schools whose student(s) won the award.
More information can be found on the NCTE website at http://www.ncte.org/awards/student/aa.