This contest is an excellent opportunity to recognize students in grades 9-12 who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement in the study of literature, writing, and English Language Arts
Smyrna, DE (PRWEB) May 17, 2010
This week, Delaware-based publishing company Prestwick House, Inc., will begin accepting submissions for the first annual Delaware Language Arts Student of the Year Award. This contest recognizes outstanding high school students in the state of Delaware in the field of English Language Arts.
Along with a plaque commemorating the achievement, the winner of the Delaware Language Arts Student of the Year Award will receive a $500.00 scholarship for use during the 2010-2011 school year, along with recognition at the Delaware Shakespeare Festival this June.
“This contest is an excellent opportunity to recognize students in grades 9-12 who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement in the study of literature, writing, and English Language Arts,” says Prestwick House CEO, Jason Scott. “Working hard in school to get the most out of your education is a great achievement.”
English teachers within the state of Delaware are invited to nominate one student in grades 9-12 from their schools that they personally teach. Submissions will be accepted until June 10th, 2010 and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must include a letter of recommendation that explains why the nominated individual is an outstanding student, a student writing sample, and contact information (including email addresses) for both teacher and nominee. Candidates should be individuals who have a passion for learning and demonstrate outstanding dedication to the field of language arts.
“We are looking for students who have positive attitudes and are genuinely interested in learning. Acting as a role model for peers both academically and socially in a school setting is an attribute that should be both recognized and rewarded,” says Prestwick House General Manager, Keith Bergstrom.
Finalists will be announced during the last week of June 2010, with the winner announced later in the summer at the Delaware Shakespeare Festival. All finalists will be featured on the Prestwick House website, blog, and in the Footnotes monthly email newsletter. For more information on the Prestwick House Delaware Language Arts Student of the Year Award, please contact Keith Bergstrom by phone at (800)-932-4593 x130.
About Prestwick House - Founded in 1983 by a former Dover High School administrator, Prestwick House is a leader in educational publishing. With a focus on helping English teachers in grades 9-12, Prestwick House publishes the largest selection of literature teaching guides in the country, a line of classic novels, and hundreds of other educational products. Find out more at http://www.prestwickhouse.com.