SRU students' papers win cash prizes at conference


April 6, 2018

Five Slippery Rock University students presented papers at the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society's recent conference in Cincinnati, two of which were honored with cash prizes.

Victoria Davis, a senior dual major in English literature and interdisciplinary studies from Pittsburgh, won $400 by placing second in the Critical Essay-American Literature category for her essay, "Disability in the Modern Gothic."

Kelsey Juszczak, a senior English writing major from Manahawkin, New Jersey, won $200 by placing third in the Creative Nonfiction category for her essay, "Out of the Stones and into the Flowerbed."

More than 400 student papers were submitted. Three other paper presentations from SRU's Sigma Tau Delta chapter were from Courtney Speaks, a senior English writing major from Pittsburgh, for a short story, "On The Other Side of Freedom;" Adam Byko, a senior English writing major from Cranberry Township, for a critical essay, "American Nights: Pynchon's Mason and Dixon;" and Anna Swartwout, a senior English literature major from Renfrew, for a nonfiction essay, "Water Tales #1."