The Cameron University Department of Communication, English and Foreign Languages welcomed 10 new members to the Beta Omicron chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society and presented awards during a recent ceremony.
Inducted into Sigma Tau Delta were Shelby Baughman, Shirley Chandler, Morgan Delaney, Sicily Gonzalez, and Ka’Tavia West, Lawton; Scotlyn Koehler, Elgin; Emily Fogle, Mangum; Makenna Hill, Frederick; Kenzy Y. Young, Geronimo; and Baily Boydston, Randlett.
The Lawton Shakespeare Club Award of Excellence was presented to Boswell for her essay, “Wherefore Art Thou Misogynists,” which was accepted for presentation at the Wooden O Symposium, an international conference dedicated to the study and performance of the works of William Shakespeare.
Additionally, the Lawton Shakespeare Club English Scholarship was awarded to Sarah Lindsey, Apache.
Kyndall Erricson, Lawton, was the recipient of the Geraldine Burns Award, presented by the Oklahoma Council for Teachers of English. The award recognizes outstanding future educators.
Boydston, along with Richard Lawton, Elgin, and Madeline Cox and Tiffany Estes, both of Lawton, were awarded tuition waivers.
Works by CU writing students have been nominated for the Associated Writers and Writing Program intro series competition. They are Tereasa Neeley’s story story, “Layoffs;” Mitchell Dufrin’s non-fiction essay, “Accepting the Trauma;” and Kayla Russell’s poem “Doorstop.” Neeley and Dufrin are from Lawton; Russell is from Altus.