Ethan Barrett, a Windsor Elementary School student, has been recognized as a Promising Young Writer by the National Council of Teachers of English. His work earned the highest distinction of Superior, according to a news release from the school.

The Promising Young Writers Program represents NCTE’s commitment to early and continuing work in the development of writing.

The school-based writing program was established in 1985 to stimulate and recognize writing talents and to emphasize the importance of writing skills among eighth-grade students. Schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, American schools abroad, and the Virgin Islands are eligible to nominate students.

Windsor School was allowed to nominate one eighth-grade student. The students submitted two pieces of writing to a panel of four judges. Barrett’s work received the highest score and was sent on to the national level.

Barrett is the son of Dianne Peaselee and Wayne Barrett, of Windsor. He plans to attend Snow Pond Academy in the fall.

For more information about the program, visit

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