I have always geared my endeavors towards the improvement of reading skills without realizing how interconnected reading and writing truly are. The PLWP Institute has helped me broaden my focus to include the idea of enhancing communication and reading through the teaching of writing and personal expression. I don't know of any discipline which could not be positively influenced by participation in a writing institute.
Since 2004, PLWP has served as a preliminary judging site for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, a national, annual high school writing and art contest. Each year we recruit scorers for the Missouri Writing Region regional entries and national at-large scoring (if needed).
Recruitment for scorers occurs yearly in January.