WESTFIELD — Eight Westfield State University students traveled to the annual Sigma Tau Delta Convention, held recently in Cincinnati.
Accompanied by English Professors Glen Brewster, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Strr Ph.D., were Jamie Boucher of East Bridgewater, Elizabeth LBruna of Enfield, Ashley Linnehan of Merrimac, Christine Luongo of Marshfield, Katie Morris of Avon, Elizabeth Potter of Warren, Morgan Stabile of Westfield, and Lilly Whalen of Plymouth.
Sigma Tau Delta is the English Honor Society that strives to recognize excellence in all areas of English language and literature studies, encourage further achievement in these areas, provide cultural stimulation on college campuses, and foster all aspects of the disciplines of English, including literature, language, and writing.
Every spring, Sigma Tau Delta holds its annual international convention, an event that allows members and sponsors from all over to share experiences and expertise, be recognized for their achievements, and participate in the official proceedings of the Society. The convention also provides opportunities to discover new ideas in English and English-related disciplines, while engaging with speakers, presenters, and texts.
Everyone that submits to present entered in a contest for best paper of their respective categories. Potter was awarded first place for Creative Non-Fiction and in this year’s elections, and Linnehan was elected as associate student representative for the Eastern Region.
WSU’s chapter of STD has been helping students attend this annual convention for over 15 years. Students who attend the convention are members of the honor society, which requires them to have taken at least two classes in English beyond their first-year writing courses. In those classes, students must have at least a 3.0 and should be in the top 35 percent of their class.