Press Release!

KCTE has been recognized for our increase in membership!  We are so proud of the collective effort of our board and our members in achieving this feat.  We hope you continue to spread the word about the great things you learn at our annual conferences and about the benefits of membership.

National Council of Teachers of English Announces

2015 Kent D. Williamson Affiliate Membership Recruitment Award

The Kentucky Council of Teachers of English Language Arts has been named one of ten winners of the 2015 Kent D. Williamson Affiliate Membership Recruitment Award given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Membership increased by more than 5.8% from 2014 to 2015.

Established in 1987, this award recognizes NCTE affiliates that have increased their memberships over the past year.  Awards are calculated as a percentage of increase based on membership lists submitted by the affiliates.

Other winners this year include California Association of Teachers of English, Colorado Language Arts Society, Illinois Association of Teachers of English, Iowa Council of Teachers of English, Maryland Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, Montana Association of Teachers of English Language Arts, Oregon Council of Teachers of English, Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, and Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts.

The award winners will be announced at the 2015 NCTE Annual Convention in Minneapolis, during the Affiliate Roundtable Breakfast on Sunday, November 22.

For more information about the Kent D. Williamson Affiliate Menctembership Recruitment Award, see http://www.ncte.org/affiliates/awards/membership.


Contact:
Millie Davis, 217-278-3634, mdavis@ncte.org.

 

 

KCTE/LA 2015 College Division Writing Contest Winners!

College Writing Contest Winners for 2015

1st Place in the Opinion/Argumentative division
First – Amelia Tarrence for “Organic vs. Conventional: Which is Healthier?”

2nd Place in the Opinion/Argumentative division
Second – Emily Preston for “Living in a Dying Town”

3rd Place in the Opinion/Argumentative division
Third – Amber Shock for “Honeybees: CCD and Why Action Must Be Taken”

1st Place in the Informative/Explanatory division
Linda Caudill “Surviving “Racial Purity”: A Childs Story”

Judges for the College Division were:

Debbie Ruth, Associate Professor of English
Owensboro Community and Technical College

Tonya Northenor, Associate Professor of English
Owensboro Community and Technical College

Tammy Rice, Associate Professor of Communications
Owensboro Community and Technical College