Juniors Receive National Honors in Writing

Juniors Marian Boyd and Julia Cazabon are recipients of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 2018 Achievement Award in Writing.

They are the only students from Louisiana that were honored nationally for their academic achievements in writing. The NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing is a school-based writing program established in 1957 to encourage high school students to write and to recognize some of the best student writers in the nation. US accredited schools in the United States, Canada, Virgin Islands and American schools abroad are eligible to nominate students who submit two writings – best (considered the best by the student) and themed (a writing based on the topic developed the Achievement Awards Committee). Teams of teachers across the nation judge entries.

Across the country, 461 juniors were nominated by their English teachers. Of that number, 226 received Certificates for Superior Writing. This school term, Julia and Marian were students in Ms. Casey Lefante’s English IV Advanced Placement class.