WWU’s Sigma Tau Delta Fosters Writing in Youth

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.