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Assistant Director of Special Events
The LEST Writing event is an opportunity for students to submit an original piece of writing to be judged according to the published criteria. Each school may submit one authentic piece of writing for each grade level, grades 5-8. Most Promising Writer awards will be given for writings that are judged as being of exceptionally high quality.
Each LEST writer may choose to write one of the following writing styles:
The writings will be evaluated in the following categories:
A copy of the rubric used for scoring the writings will be available on the LEST website.
All writing pieces need to be sent to the LEST Team at [email protected] by January 11, 2022. Schools should email each writing piece as an attachment. The writings will be scored prior to the beginning of the LEST. Be sure that each entry has the following information on the top right hand corner of each submitted page:
Concordia University Irvine
Professor of English; Assistant Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences,
and Director of General Education
Crean Lutheran High School
English Department Chair