The essay topic for the competition was “Twitter, blogging, texting, MySpace, Facebook, etc. have changed everything about the way we communicate.” Students were asked to write about how the various social networking websites and technologies had affected your literacy life. They also were to respond to the question of “should these ways of communication be incorporated into your classroom instruction, and if so, how would that look? If not, explain your reasoning.”
The state superintendent of education will award both Rummage and Eubanks with plaques at the statewide awards ceremony scheduled for May. Their essays will also be published on the Department of Education’s website.