2021 NCTE "Certificate For Superior Writing" Awards
Congratulations to Greeley juniors TING TING CHUNG and AVERY SCHWARTZ! They were awarded a "Certificate for Superior Writing" from the National Council of Teachers of English.
Each student submitted two pieces, which were read by national judges and scored each piece on expression of ideas, language use, and unique perspective and voice. This year, 285 students were nominated, and of that number only 136 received certificates.
Ting Ting Chung
The piece I wrote for the competition is titled Bittersweet and the other piece meant to represent my best work is called The Loss. At Greeley, in addition to the science research program, I’m actively involved in a few clubs. One club that I am passionate about is the Debate Club, and as an executive I’ve furthered my communication skills in addition to my researching abilities while preparing for tournaments. Moreover, I am an executive of the Science Olympiad Club and am also involved in the Biology Club among other science-oriented groups. I have many diverse interests in both the humanities and STEM fields, but I currently find myself interested in pursuing a pre-med route in college and ultimately working in scientific research or a field relating to neuroscience. However, I’m still keeping my options open and hope to experiment with courses in college--especially courses that would also further my love for reading and all things literature--before deciding on a path.
The titles of my works are Tikkun Olam and Listen to This. At Greeley, I am involved in the Student Leadership Council for the Class of 2022. I am also a co-founder of the Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Club., where we strive to spread information about Type 1 Diabetes and raise money for the cause. I also participate in the Girls Varsity Soccer team and the Quaker Notes A Cappella group. Outside of Greeley, I work as a B'nai Mitzvah tutor and I am the Social Action Vice President of the youth group at my temple. I also intern for Latino U College Access, a non-profit organization that seeks to advance educational equity and help first generation Hispanic students achieve their college dreams. I want to go into criminal law or public policy. It is also very important to me to be involved in advocacy work, whether that be working for a non-profit, a campaign, or other organizations to make a difference in social, political, and economic inequalities.