WWU Sigma Tau Delta to reward young writers

Discover the power of words. Members of an English honor
society at William Woods University want to encourage young writers to do just that, so each year Sigma
Tau Delta sponsors a competition to promote writing.

The Young Writers’ Competition reaches out to Callaway County
elementary schools in an effort to persuade children to
write. The winners this year will  be recognized at 7 p.m., Thursday,
April 19, at the Library Auditorium on the William Woods campus.
 
The top winners from each school will read their work in front of their peers and
parents at the awards ceremony. Sigma Tau Delta members will present
awards and prizes for each winner.
 
The winners are:
 
Kingdom Christian Academy kindergarten: first
place, Teghan Sweeney, “I Love Jesus because He Is
Love;” second, Madason Starnes, “I Love Jesus because He Cares
About Me;” and third, Gracie Davis, “I Love Jesus because He Is My
Friend.”
 
Bush Elementary School kindergarten:
First place, Katherine Stevens, “The Dragon;” second, Rilee Swaim, “Summertime;” and
third, Kelly Zhang, “My Grandma.”
 
South Callaway Elementary
School second grade: Heidi
Benningfield
, “Bella and the Amazing Journey.”
 
McIntire Elementary School fourth grade: Cody
Settles
, “Eregon.”
 
Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honor society, was
established in 1924 to
confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in
undergraduate, graduate and
professional studies. Chapters have
been established at colleges and universities in the U.S., Europe,
and the Middle East and the Caribbean.
 
The honor society conducts community service projects that foster
literacy and all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature,
language and writing. At WWU, Sigma Tau Delta organizes a book sale and the
Young Writer’s Competition.