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Nov. 5, 2001 – Good Hope School senior Meryl Brady has won an award for achievement in writing, continuing a seven-year tradition at the school.
For seven years in a row, a Good Hope student has won this award from the National Council of Teachers of English. These awards are given to fewer than 900 students throughout the United States.
The Virgin Islands has two winners this year, the other one being Monique Toussaint of Charlotte Amalie High School.
To earn the award, Meryl said in a telephone interview, she had to "stay after school" one afternoon and write a timed two-hour essay on a subject given to her with no advance notice. Her topic was "Heroes," specifically in the modern world. She was judged on writing skill and creativity.
Meryl was recently named a semifinalist in the 2002 Merit Scholarship competition, which gives her the opportunity to compete next spring for 8,000-plus awards worth a total of $32 million.
Meryl, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Brady, is a honor roll student, a National Honor Society member, and has served as a class officer for two years. She is a member of the Good Hope School Mentor Program.
She'll be going to college and plans to become an English or a Spanish teacher.
She is also interested in drama, and has been seen at the school both backstage and onstage. This year she was stage manager for the play recently presented.
And just in case she has time left over from all that, she plays tennis, too.

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