RESOLUTION IN RECOGNITION OF MORGAN ROTE, VESTAVIA HILLS HIGH SCHOOL, VESTAVIA HILLS CITY SCHOOLS NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH (NCTE) 2006 ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS IN WRITING
WHEREAS, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is a professional association of educators in English studies, literacy, and language arts; and
WHEREAS, NCTE sponsors the Achievement Awards in Writing to recognize excellence in English teaching and student achievement; and
WHEREAS, NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing publicly recognize writing excellence based on students’ samples of their own best prose or verse and on impromptu themes written under supervision; and
WHEREAS, in selecting the 2006 winners, judges looked for writing that demonstrated effective and imaginative use of language to inform and move an audience; and
WHEREAS, 2,080 high school juniors were nominated by their schools to participate in the 2006 program and 606 were chosen as outstanding writers:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Alabama State Board of Education does hereby commend Morgan Rote of Vestavia Hills High School in the Vestavia Hills City School System for receiving the NCTE Certificate for Superior Writing, as well as her teachers and parents, for this achievement.
Done this 9th day of November 2006