And if so, when? My writing was first praised last year during 8th grade. The most amazing English teacher, Ms. Pringle, brought me out of study and said, "Holy S**t, Nick. I just got done reading your Flowers For Algernon Paper, and it was Phenomenal..." She had sworn in class before, in ways that made it easy for students to connect with her. She was an awesome teacher, and the cool part was my original paper I had thrown away ( it was utterly terrible ) and I made up a new paper the class before it was due.