English Teachers Inspire Their Students to Achieve Writing Excellence and Find Their Voices

Hinsdale Central English teachers Erin Palmer and Lesley Nagle each had students formally recognized by The New York Times. English 2 Honors students, Sarah Alamir and Priya Dhananjaya, received recognition in this year’s personal narrative writing contest.

Sarah and Priya were two students (of 4000+ submissions) formally recognized.  Sarah is Lesley Nagle’s student, and Priya is Erin Palmer’s student.

Honorable Mention: “شكرا — Thank You” by Sarah Alamir

Round 4 Finalist: “Fascination” by Priya Dhananjaya


Here is the link to the contest and a link to the PDF of all the winners’ names.