Northport K-8 Northstar students in grades six, seven and eight under the
direction of instructor Kathy White celebrated November as National Novel
Writing Month.  The project involves amateur and professional writers from all
over the world.  The Young Writer’s program allows students to choose their own
word goal.  Mrs. White’s Gifted and Enriched students wrote from a range of 2500
to well over 4000 words.  Eighty five percent of the team succeeded or surpassed
their word goals with eighth grader, Emily Royo, exceeding her word count by
10,000 words for a total of 14,987 words published.  Students used all aspects
of the writing process effectively and communicated ideas and information very
effectively.  The writing project foreshadows the school wide Young Author’s
Program in the Spring following the FCAT.  Pictured are Mrs.White and Emily Royo.