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Department of English hosts state undergraduate literary symposium; five students win prizes

ISSUED: 5 April 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Five Shepherd University students won prizes and eight presented their work at the 27th Annual West Virginia Undergraduate Literary Symposium hosted by Shepherd on March 23.

Members of Shepherd’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, helped plan the event, which was attended by students from all over the state. Dr. Carrie Messenger, associate professor of English, gave a keynote address and read from her new book “In the Amber Chamber.”

The winners for Outstanding Written Essay were first prize, Claudia McCarron, Charles Town; second prize, Elisha Pidcock, Shepherdstown; and third prize, Alex McCarron, Charles Town. The winners for Outstanding Presentation were first prize, Bethany Kaetzel, Hedgesville; and tied for second prize Linnea Meyer, Harpers Ferry, and Bailee Dugan, West Liberty University.

Students from Shepherd who made presentations were Bethany Kaetzel, Hedgesville; Alex McCarron and Claudia McCarron, both from Charles Town; Staci Knisley, Keymar, Maryland; Elisha Pidcock, Shepherdstown; Matthew Bolingbroke, Jefferson, Maryland; Linnea Meyer, Harpers Ferry; and Madison Kersten, Martinsburg.

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