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Citadel News Service

For Release
May 25, 2005

Lowcountry Writing Project picks 2005 institute participants

           The Lowcountry Writing Project, hosted by The Citadel, is pleased to announce the participants in the 2005 Invitational Summer Institute. This program brings together public and private school teachers from across the Lowcountry, in all grade levels and all disciplines, for a month of intensive reading, writing, research, and practice.

           Participants, who are selected on the basis of an application and a personal interview, meet each day to write, discuss their writing, discuss effective ways to teach writing and use writing as a learning tool, engage in research about writing, and improve their teaching practices by leading or taking part in demonstrations of effective teaching practices.

           The 2005 Summer Institute is scheduled for June 6-30. An affiliate of the federally funded National Writing Project, the Lowcountry Writing Project seeks to improve student performance by improving the ways teachers teach writing and use writing as a learning tool. Graduates of the Invitational Summer Institute, known as teacher consultants, are available for workshops and presentations to area schools. Please contact Dr. Tom Thompson in The Citadel English Department at 953-1418 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

           This year's participants are:

  • Edwina Bostic, Hanahan High School, Berkeley County
  • Jenna Brinson, Oakbrook Elementary School, Dorchester District 2
  • Ginger Dunker, South Aiken High School, Aiken County
  • Katie English, Jennie Moore Elementary School, Charleston County
  • Natalie Harden, Sullivan's Elementary School, Charleston County
  • Deborah Jones, West Ashley High School, Charleston County
  • Tara Mande, Stono Park Elementary School, Charleston County
  • Bonnie Morgan, Dubose Middle School, Dorchester District 2
  • Lindsay Morris, Jennie Moore Elementary School, Charleston County
  • Weslyn Smith, Hanahan High School, Berkeley County
  • Melinda Toppin, Hanahan High School, Berkeley County
  • Laura Vanadore, Hanahan High School, Berkeley County




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