Student organization earns national excellence award

KENNESAW, Ga. | Nov 12, 2018

National Council of Teachers of English honors KSU’s student group

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has named a Kennesaw State student organization with its 2018 Student Affiliate Excellence Award, one of only three student affiliates honored this year.

Recognized for meeting high performance standards, the Kennesaw State NCTE Student Affiliate works to inspire writing and critical English skills with a variety of opportunities both on campus and in the community. The group also works closely with the Georgia Council of Teachers of English to provide networking opportunities and the chance to present at the Georgia Council of Teachers’ annual conference.

Student Affiliate Excellence Award

To encourage writing as a critical component of literacy, KSU’s NCTE Student Affiliate celebrated The National Day of Writing in October by setting up a space where students, faculty and staff shared their reasons for writing.

The NCTE Student Affiliate Excellence Award was established in 2012 to honor student affiliates that meet high standards of performance for their organization. Two Kennesaw State students, Alex Russom and Amber Steele, as well as faculty advisor, Michelle Goodsite, senior lecturer of English, will travel to the 2018 NCTE Annual Convention in Houston and will be recognized for their achievement during the Affiliate Roundtable Breakfast on Sunday, November 18.

– Andrea Judy

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