Harker students Haris Hosseini and Alexander Young, both grade 8, received certificates of recognition for superior writing ability from the National Council of Teachers of English Promising Young Writers Program. Out of 191 students nominated nationwide, only 45 received this honor; of those recognized, only four students were from California. Each student submitted two pieces of writing, which were read by national judges. Papers were judged on content, purpose, audience, tone, word choice, organization, development and style. “It is so exciting that both of our nominees were selected as California winners,” noted Patricia Lai Burrows, middle school English teacher. A complete list of winners is on the NCTE website at http://www.ncte.org/awards/student/pyw/2015. Go Writing Eagles!