W.Va. High School Students Honored For Superior Writing
Posted: October 27, 2006
CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ Three West Virginia high school students are recipients of the 2006 Achievement Award in Writing given by the National Council of Teachers of English.
Forrest Murray of Berkeley Springs High School, Amber Wilson of Parkersburg South High School and Nate Webster of Trinity Christian School in Morgantown were among 606 nationwide to be honored this year as outstanding writers.
They were chosen from 2,080 students who were nominated in their junior years by their teachers for the award, which recognizes excellence in English teaching and student achievement.
The West Virginia students were singled out by a team of judges made up by West Virginia English teachers. The judges looked for writing that demonstrated effective and imaginative use of language.