Congratulations to Mellon Middle School eighth-graders Caroline King and Anna Bailey, who have been recognized as 2022 Promising Young Writers by the National Council of Teachers of English.
The Promising Young Writers Program represents NCTE’s commitment to early and continuing work in the development of writing. The school-based writing program was established in 1985 to stimulate and recognize writing talents and to emphasize the importance of writing skills among eighth-grade students. Schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, American schools abroad, and the Virgin Islands are eligible to nominate students.
This year, schools nominated 116 students. Of that number, 66 received the highest award, Certificates of Recognition, and 50 received Certificates of Participation. Each student submitted two pieces of writing. Two independent judges evaluated each submission holistically on content, purpose, audience, tone, word choice, organization, development, and style.