Superior Writing

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Three student writers from Syosset High School have won the Achievement Award in Writing, given by the National Council of Teachers of English. 

Congratulations to Jillian Goldberg, Scott Magid and Sarah Wang for submitting three works identified as “Superior” by the NCTE. Syosset High School is the only school in New York State with three award winners.

This year’s theme was “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility,” as participants submitted three entries– two in poetry form and one narrative. They were asked to evaluate modern society on the degree to which people who are privileged with power demonstrate responsibility while posing the question “How are we doing?” They also had the option to draw a converse argument regarding those with little power who demonstrate responsibility, with a wide scope of subjects ranging from global figures or people who are close to the writer on a personal level. 

National judges evaluated each piece of writing for content, purpose, audience, tone, word choice, organization, development and style. Students whose writing received superior scores are awarded a certificate of recognition, and their name and their school's name appear on the NCTE website. 

Pictured, Syosset High School English Coordinator Catherine Longmore (left) congratulates Sarah, Scott and Jillian along with their teacher Jamie Budolato.