CHESTERTON | Chesterton High School junior Kalvin Ravn has been named a winner of the National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Awards in Writing.
From the 1,107 students nominated in their junior year by their teachers from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Canada and American schools abroad, 274 winners were recognized.
Only eight students were from Indiana. Two teachers judged each nominee's submission on content, purpose, audience, tone, word choice, organization, development and style. Ravn submitted a collection of 10 poems as well as an essay entitled "My World."
The Achievement Awards in Writing program was established in 1957 to encourage students and to recognize publicly some of the best high school writers in the nation. Judges are especially looking for writing that demonstrates effective and imaginative use of language to inform and move an audience.
Winning students and their schools receive certificates recognizing their accomplishment and the names of the students and their schools are posted on the NCTE website (http://www.ncte.org/awards/student/aa) . Chesterton High has had more than 20 winners since 1989.
Ravn is the son of Shawn Ravn and Jerry Skorupa, of Chesterton.