Awards and Grants

WCTE annually presents several awards to recognize professional contributions and student achievements and to promote excellence in the teaching of the English language arts.

To nominate a student or colleague, or to apply for an award for teaching or classroom research, follow the links below:

Outstanding Student Teacher Award

The Nancy Hoefs Memorial Award for an Outstanding Beginning Teacher

Lee Burress Intellectual Freedom Award

Chisholm Award for Meritorious Service to the Profession

NCTE High School Teacher of Excellence

NCTE Student Award administered locally:

  • Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines

Please note that the following two NCTE student awards are no longer administered locally.  Visit the NCTE website  and follow links to About /Awards for information about how to submit entries online. 

  • NCTE Promising Young Writers Award for students in eighth grade
  • NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing for students in eleventh grade

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