The honors option of English has over forty students and is mixed with the regular English students. The honors students have extra work every week and are expected to bring class discussions alive. All students had the option to apply for honors, the next two years they will be able to take Advanced Placement and DMACC English classes.
The English honors students have been doing a unit on the side of their regular English work. They have had to write a problem and solution paper, and now they have made a poster about their problem along with a one-minute speech that they will be presenting at conferences.
While students present during a two-hour time period, the public will be able to give feedback to help the students excel in their presentations.
Honors student sophomore Dresden Wilson said, “This will benefit me by making me look good for future classes and colleges. It will also benefit me with my public speaking and be able to think on the spot when they ask me questions on my topic.”
Sophomore Honors English students are giving conferences an extra high point and presenting problems they feel the world can fix.