Sigma Tau Delta Convention
Students present literary entries at International Honor Convention
Three York College students had the opportunity to participate in this year’s Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Convention, March 17-20. Each student submitted original writings in advance for the privilege of presenting at the convention. This year’s participants for York were London Hawley, Kirsten Clements, and Nathana Faddis.
Hawley, a junior from Memphis, Tennessee, submitted a collection of poetry entitled, Trouvéres. The collection highlighted a variety of styles and subjects. Clements, a senior from Aurora, Nebraska, presented a short story entitled “Homesick.” Faddis, a junior from Grand Island, Nebraska, submitted a world literature critical essay and a collection of poetry. Her critical essay was “Saying So Much with So Little: Deconstruction and the Haiku,” an examination of traditional Japanese haiku through the eyes of Eastern culture. Faddis’ collection of poetry was entitled, “Voices of Change.”
Mrs. Beverly McNeese, one of the Sigma Tau Delta campus sponsors for York College observed that, “Our students were poised and competent writers/presenters--sure of their genre arrangement and word choice. As a moderator and an audience participant, my students reaffirmed, at a national convention, their dedication to perfecting their individual writing style, as well as their astute listening and analytical skills.”
This year’s Sigma Tau Delta convention was held in St. Louis, Missouri, and included students and sponsors from colleges and universities around the world. Convention judging is conducted via blind review. Approximately 30 faculty members from a variety of colleges and universities judged close to 900 submissions for the 2010 Convention. York College has had an active Sigma Tau Delta chapter since 1993.