TMS Junior Caitlyn Kim Secures 2024 NCTE Acheivement Award

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TMS Junior Caitlyn Kim Secures 2024 NCTE Acheivement Award

Meadows School Student Secures First Class Designation in 2024 NCTE Achievement Award in Writing (Las Vegas, NV, May 6th, 20204 - Caitlyn Kim, a junior at The Meadows School, has been selected for a 2024 Achievement First Class Distinction Award in Writing, given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

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. Only students who are juniors may participate. Schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, US territories, Canada, and American schools abroad are eligible to nominate students for the writing program.

This year, schools nominated 633 students. From the United States, students were nominated from 44 states, as well as Guam and Washington, D.C. Internationally, teachers nominated students from
Canada, Greece, Jordan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. Two to three independent judges evaluated each submission holistically on content, purpose, audience, tone, word choice, organization, development, and style.

The First Class distinction is the highest possible level of award - ranging from First Class, Superior,
Excellent, and Merit. Kim is the only Nevada state high school student to receive First Class designation this year.

For more information about the NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing, including past winners, see
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is the nation’s most comprehensive literacy
organization, supporting more than 25,000 teachers across the preK–college spectrum. Through the
expertise of its members, NCTE has served at the forefront of every major improvement in the teaching and learning of English and the language arts since 1911.

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