Baylor juniors Maddie Kim (left) and Tina Zheng (right) were two of the three Tennessee students who received Certificates of Superior Writing as part of the 2021 Achievement Awards in Writing program, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The Certificate of Superior Writing is the highest designation in the awards program.
The awards program was created to encourage high school juniors to write and to publicly recognize the best student writing. Accredited schools in the United States, Canada, Virgin Islands and American Schools Abroad are eligible to nominate 11th grade students for the awards.
This year, schools nominated 285 students to participate. Of those, 136 were selected to receive Certificates of Superior Writing and 148 received Certificates of Nomination. A complete list of winners is posted on the NCTE website.