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Niles North Junior Receives National Writing Award

NCTE Award 2024

Asmaa Khan (left) is congratulated by English teacher Ashley Amelianovich.

Niles North High School student Asmaa Khan has been selected for a 2024 Achievement Award in Writing, given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Asmaa was recognized with a designation of ”Excellent” in the program open to high school juniors.  

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 Achievement Awards in Writing, established in 1957, are designed to encourage high school students in their writing and to publicly recognize some of the best student writers in the country. For more information about the NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing, see http://www.ncte.org/awards/achievement-awards-in-writing/.