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Tomball Independent School District

291 Tomball ISD Students Recognized as Scholastic Writing Competition Winners

291 Tomball ISD Students Recognized as Scholastic Writing Competition Winners
Scholastic Writing Awards

TOMBALL - 291 Tomball ISD students were recognized for their creativity and strength in writing during the Regional Scholastic Writing Competition, hosted by the Harris County Department of Education.

Students compose a piece of writing that is then judged by a panel of professionals for quality and original ideas. Awards are given in three categories: Golden Key Winners (who proceed to the National level), Silver Key Winners and Honorable Mentions. 

Tomball ISD showcased 475 entries and of those, an impressive 61% received awards at the Regional level.

Of the 291 winners, 50 received Golden Keys, seven more than one year ago. The Golden Key honorees will move on to the National Competition, which is judged in late March in New York City. 

Along with the Golden Key accolades, Tomball ISD secondary students from across the district earned 95 Silver Key awards, two more than one year ago, and 146 Honorable Mentions.

“Every year our amazing TISD teachers work with students to not only improve our students' writing but foster a love for writing both in and out of the classroom,” Dr. Ashley Schlafly, Director of Secondary ELA and Advanced Academics said. “The students who placed in this year’s Scholastic tournament are a perfect example of when those two goals meet. The creativity, strength of story and original writings presented and being awarded here are a testament to the amazing writing instruction in Tomball ISD and the incredible talent in all our secondary RLA classrooms.”


Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates nearly 22,000 students at 22 campuses.

  • 2022-2023
  • Academics
  • Scholastic Writing