A Quick Update on Student Essays

By Taryn Murphy

We’ve been honored to publish student contributions to the Journal for the last two years. From short fiction to topical essays to poetry, CLT students have shown themselves to be talented stylists and excellent thinkers, and we’re very proud to be a part of their education. This past March, we had the pleasure of launching our first ever Student Appreciation Week, and we look forward to doing more in the future.

We’re making an adjustment to our student essay parameters. Hitherto, the forty highest-scoring students from each exam have been invited to contribute a piece to the Journal. However, student achievement and engagement have been so high, we actually need to make this a little more competitive! Beginning with the pupils from the April 20th CLT, the top twenty-five scorers from each test will be eligible to write a piece for the Journal. Scores for that exam are being released tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Once again, we are so grateful to our students for their eagerness to contribute to the Journal. We look forward to reading and publishing more of your work under this new model!

I had this problem—work or starve. So I thought I'd combine the two and decided to become a writer.

Robert Bloch


An alumna of Hillsdale College, Taryn Murphy is CLT’s Digital Marketing Manager.

Published on 4th May, 2022.

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