Natasha Eckert, 8, of Paonia Elementary School, has been recognized as an outstanding writer. Eckert authored a short story that has been awarded second place in the Elementary Primary category for the CCIRA Colorado Young Writers' Award.
Eckert will receive a plaque during the annual Colorado Council of the International Reading Association Conference on Literacy. Eckert and her family will travel to Denver for the award, which will be presented at the Marriott in the Denver Tech Center. The event with guest speaker author Will Hobbs will take place on Saturday, Feb. 4.
The second grader's short story was submitted for award consideration by her teacher Jean LaTourette. "My Camping Trip" by Eckert was nominated by LaTourette because of "her word choice, vocabulary, and the way she told the story." This is the first time LaTourette has nominated a story by one of her students. LaTourette will attend the CCIRA conference as will Paonia Elementary School principal Greg Figenser.blog comments powered by Disqus