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Winters Mill Student Receives Writing Achievement Award

Release Date: 12/21/2010 12:05:18 PM

Charlotte Morse, a senior at Winters Mill High School, is a winner of the 2010 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Achievement Award in Writing. These annual awards recognize students in the United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Virgin Islands who demonstrate excellence in their writing. This year, a total of 543 students were selected as recipients of the Award out of the 1,641 students that were nominated. Morse is one of only 16 students selected from the state of Maryland.
      
Nominees for the NCTE Writing Award are selected in their junior year by their English teachers and must submit their best piece of writing and an assigned impromptu essay for review. Students and their writing are judged on their use of imaginative and creative language, overall excellence, and notable versatility by a team of English teachers.
       
As a winner of the award, Morse has been presented with a letter of recommendation for admittance and financial aid to her selected college. Additionally, she and her English teacher, John Holt, will both receive a letter of commendation from the NCTE.

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