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Junior Katie Brown Wins "Superior" in National Writing Competition
Junior Katie Brown Wins "Superior" in National Writing Competition
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Providence Day School junior Katie Brown was one of three N.C. students to receive a "superior" rating in the 2015 Achievement Awards in Writing.

Providence Day School junior Katie Brown was one of three North Carolina students to receive a “superior” rating in the 2015 Achievement Awards in Writing.

Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the Achievement Awards in Writing is a school-based writing program established in 1957 to encourage high school students in their writing and to publicly recognize some of the best student writers in the nation.

Schools of PDS’s size are eligible to nominate one junior, who sends one self-selected piece of writing and who writes an essay in response to a prompt. The PDS Upper School English department chose Katie based on a short story she wrote for Creative Writing class.

She then composed an essay on the NCTE prompt, on social media, photography and identity.

This year, 650 juniors were nominated. Of that number, 141 received Certificates for Superior Writing and 509 received Certificates of Nomination. The student submissions were read by national judges who evaluated content, purpose, audience, tone, word choice, organization, development and style.