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Release Date: Sept. 22, 2009ASU Logo

ASU’s Pearl of the Concho Participants in Spotlight

Two participants in Angelo State University’s Pearl of the Concho Writing Project have received recognition from national writing organizations.

An article published in the San Angelo Standard-Times featuring San Angelo kindergarten teacher Amy Dianda was picked up by the National Writing Project’s Web site, and Annie Corcoran was asked to submit a piece of her writing from the Pearl of the Concho’s E-Anthology for posting in the National Gallery of Writing.

The National Gallery of Writing Web site, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), hosts the works of Americans who come from all walks of life. They select a piece of their writing that is important to them and submit it for posting. The gallery will be unveiled to the public on the National Day of Writing, Tuesday, Oct. 20, and remain open for more submissions, viewing and reading through June 30, 2010.

Dianda, who teaches kindergarten at Austin Elementary School in San Angelo, completed the Pearl of the Concho Writing Project’s four-week summer institute on the ASU campus this summer. Her experience with the project and the benefits she received were the subject of an August feature story in the Standard-Times.

The Pearl of the Concho Writing Project is supported by the ASU College of Education and the National Writing Project. For more information on the Pearl of the Concho Writing Project, call Dr. Marilyn Eisenwine at 942-2052, ext. 258.

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