WWU’s Sigma Tau Delta Fosters Writing in Youth
|4/9/2013||Mary Ann Beahon|
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Young authors from various Fulton elementary schools will be recognized for their efforts Thursday at William Woods University.
The university’s Sigma Tau Delta English honor society will host its annual Young Writer’s awards ceremony at 7 p.m. in WWU’s Library Auditorium. Parents, family and friends are welcome to attend.
Winners this year are:
- Bush Elementary—Debra Hunter’s kindergarten class: Noah Cerenka, Wyatt Wilfley and Sophia Frank.
- Bush Elementary—Heidi Ebersole’s fourth grade class: Lima Sherzad, Kirstyn Case and Olivia Abbott-Havers.
- Bartley Elementary—Katie Marshall’s second grade class: Allie Schenewerk, Jayna Davison, and Emma Fennel
- Kingdom Christian Academy—Whitney Trowbridge’s kindergarten class: Avin Hernandez, Noah Thompson and Abby Bonnel.
By organizing and hosting the Young Writer’s Competition each year, the Eta Mu chapter of Sigma Tau Delta hopes to foster a love and appreciation for the English language in the local community.
The competition is open to students in kindergarten through sixth grade. First, second, and third place are awarded to students from each class who display the most creativity in their writing. Entries can include poems and short stories.
“By having this competition, we hope to inspire creativity that will last long into their adult lives,” said Becky Roberts, Sigma Tau Delta secretary.
This year, movie passes from B&B Theatres in Fulton, Mo., will be awarded to first place winners. Second place winners will receive free game passes from Fulton Bowling Center. All winners will receive a book compilation, as well as a goody bag.
“This contest is just one of our events this year,” said Erik Hillskemper, Sigma Tau Delta sponsor. “Our chapter has grown so much in the last year. We elected the right officers, which helps, and everyone is on board while having a lot of fun. We’ve become one of the most active clubs on campus.”
Sigma Tau Delta is an international honorary society that strives to confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies. Through its local chapters, it also strives to provide cultural stimulation on college campuses and promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities.