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English Students Make Presentations in St. Louis

3/22/2010

Several English students from Williams Baptist College made presentations in St. Louis last week at the international convention of Sigma Tau Delta. The WBC students were selected to present their scholarly works before the English honor society.

Williams students who were chosen by the international group to make presentations were Hollyann Crum, Rose Harness, Brittney Lam, Melissa Mewborn and Marcus Witcher.  Pictured here (left to right) are Lam, Mewborn, Crum and Harness.

Crum is from Walnut Ridge, and she is the daughter of John and Karen Crum. She completed her studies at WBC in December and is now working on her master’s degree at Arkansas State University. She presented a critical essay at the convention in St. Louis. The essay was entitled "Romeo and Juliet: Love and Death."

Harness, a senior from Greers Ferry, Ark., is the daughter of Van and Lisa Harness. She presented an original poem, "One Way to Make Believe," and selections from an original drama, "The Hottest, Awfulest, Most Exciting Summer Day."

Lam is a junior from Paragould, Ark., and she is the daughter of Elizabeth Lam and the late Bobby Lam. She presented two critical essays, "Twelfth Night: Love & Disguise," and "16th/17th Century British Love, Death, and Life," as well as original poetry.

Mewborn, a senior from Hector, Ark., is the daughter of Danny Mewborn, Jr., and Katherine Mewborn, both of Hector. She presented a critical essay, "Focus and Purpose of The Merchant of Venice."

Witcher, a junior from Bentonville, Ark., is the son of Rick and Bobbi Witcher. He presented a critical essay, "The Taming of Whitman's 'Live Oak, With Moss.’"

Also representing WBC at the Sigma Tau Delta convention were Jerry Gibbens and Dr. Steven Harthorn of the English faculty, and Jessie Midgett, a junior from Hoxie, Ark. The Convention was held March 17-20.

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