Parkway e-News Story

Parkway Students Earn Half of State Writing Awards


Nine Parkway students garnered half of the 18 awards given in the state of Missouri for Achievement in Writing by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Students representing each of Parkway’s four traditional high schools received the award.*****
Central High Brianna Coppersmith, David Levary
North High - Kathleen Beilsmith, Vanessa Catalanotto, Michelle Kreter
South High - Kelly Doyle, Amber Mohrmann
West High - Stephanie Connolly, Wendy Wang

These students were among 595 high school seniors chosen from across the United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, the Virgin Islands and American schools abroad.

This award program was established in 1957 to encourage high school students in their writing and to recognize publicly some of the best student writers in the nation.

The writing excellence is based on students' samples of their own best prose or verse and on impromptu themes that are written under supervision. For more details, visit the NCTE Web site at http://www.ncte.org/about/awards/student/aa.