Baylor rising senior Penelope Kwun was the only student in Tennessee to receive a Certificate of Superior Writing as part of the 2022 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.
According to the NCTE website, 284 students were nominated in 2022. Of that number, 136 received Certificates for Superior Writing and 148 received Certificates of Nomination. Each student submitted two pieces of writing, which were read by national judges. Papers were judged on content, purpose, audience, tone, word choice, organization, development, and style.
Kwun, a boarding student from Lexington, Ky., has emerged as a student leader at Baylor. She is a Baylor Notes editor, a dorm prefect, a Walkabout Student Instructor, a member of the Baylor volleyball team, and a boarding admission ambassador.