WWU Sigma Tau Delta to reward young writers
|4/4/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
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.