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Murphy Student Wins National Writing Contest

R.C. Murphy Junior High School eighth-grader Noor Kamal was named a national winner in the NCTE Promising Young Writers Program.
R.C. Murphy Junior High School eighth-grader Noor Kamal was named a national winner in the NCTE Promising Young Writers Program.

R.C. Murphy Junior High School eighth-grader Noor Kamal was named a national winner in the NCTE Promising Young Writers Program. 

Nationally, there were 171 students nominated and 39 were chosen as outstanding writers. There were only eight winners from New York.

For the contest, Noor submitted two original pieces, one themed and one representing her best work. This year’s theme was “The Best Thing I Ever Read While Growing Up.” Teams of teachers at the national level judged the writing submissions and selected the top entries. Best works and themed writings were judged holistically on content, purpose, audience, tone, word choice, organization, development and style.

The school-based writing program was established in 1985 to stimulate and recognize students’ writing talents and emphasize the importance of writing skills among eighth-grade students.


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