As part of the 6th grade ELA curriculum, all students write creatively, alone or with partners, for submission to the ECHOES program. Submissions are reviewed by ECHOES, and student Valerie Barrows was chosen as a Showcased Author. Her piece was performed in front of grades 6-8. Several other 6th graders received Honorable Mention awards.
Several 7th grade students submitted original pieces of writing tot he ECHOES program in late fall. These students devoted a few hours after school during the fall to work out their ideas and make their formal submissions. Two of these students, Sarah Somers and Natalie McClenon, received Honorable Mentions the day of the performance at TRA. Katelyn Merlin, grade 7, earned the Excellence in Writing Award. These students' family members were in attendance at the performance to see their children receive these honors.