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FRESHMAN MYA WEINERT AMONG TOP 10 IN STATEWIDE WRITING COMPETITION
FRESHMAN MYA WEINERT AMONG TOP 10 IN STATEWIDE WRITING COMPETITION
Posted on 05/22/2017
Nashoba Tech freshman Mya Weinert of Pepperell holds the Honors Award she received at the Statehouse from the Library of Congress for her entry into the Massachusetts Letters About Literature Competition, in which she placed in the top 10. With her is English instructor Edward Storey

  WESTFORD — A letter written by a student from Nashoba Tech was among the top 10 out of more than 3,000 entrants across the state in the recent Massachusetts Letters About Literature Competition.

            The competition asks students to write a letter to an author who has inspired them and tell them how their work impacted their lives. The competition is run by the Library of Congress annually.

Mya Weinert, a freshman from Pepperell, wrote a letter to S.E. Hinton about her book, “The Outsiders,” and how it inspired her to overcome some huge personal challenges while going through her elementary-school years.

            For the second year in a row, Edward Storey, an English teacher at Nashoba Tech, had his students enter the contest. Mya is the first to finish among the top 10, which earned her an Honors Award and an invitation to the Statehouse, where she was congratulated by state representatives and senators, as well as representatives of the Library of Congress.

            “I was proud to see Mya recognized at the Statehouse,” Storey said. “But I was also proud to see Nashoba Valley Technical High School have one of its freshman students win a high-school academic award. It provides further evidence that technical schools are ramping up their academic rigor to provide students and their families with the highest level of education.”

            Another Nashoba Tech freshman, Tyler Allen of Chelmsford, wrote a letter that placed among the top 10 percent of the more than 3,000 entries.