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Students Win National Writing Contest

January 28, 2019 Tags: Academics , Arts and Humanities , Business and Communications , Health Sciences and Education , STEAM

Anna Baughman and Hannah Weber

Two senior Saint Francis students received prizes in the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Catholic Scholastic Honor Society writing contest. 

Anna Baughman, an English major minoring in Communications and Writing, won first prize for her story 10 Things I Hate About Man-Shrews. Hannah Weber, a Physicians Assistant Science major, tied for second place for her piece Energy Availability, Menstrual Function and Bone Mineral Density in Pennsylvania Cross Country Teams.

"Our students, Anna and Hannah, impressed the executive committee with their fine pieces this year," said Rosemary Bertocci, Chair of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Chi Chapter Advisor for DES. "I want to thank Dr. Kelly Rhodes and Donna Menis for their help with the contest this year."

In addition to receiving $500, first prize-winning manuscripts are peer-reviewed and published in the Delta Epsilon Journal. Second prize winners receive $250, and are published depending upon space in the journal.

“A record number of entries this year made for keen competition," said Ronald L Smorada, Ph.D., Assistant to Executive Director of Delta Epsilon Sigma. "We send a big thank you to all the students and advisors who worked so hard and participated in the competition.”

SFU has been a member of Delta Epsilon Sigma for more than 25 years. The Honor Society offers scholarships and fellowships to both undergrad and grad students who join the organization, and recognizes academic accomplishments, fosters scholarly activities, and encourages a sense of intellectual community among its members.

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About Delta Epsilon Sigma

Delta Epsilon Sigma is a national scholastic honor society for students, faculty, and alumni of colleges and universities with a Catholic tradition. A total of 119 chapters are part of  National Scholastic Honor Society.

Since 1939, Delta Epsilon Sigma has given national recognition to outstanding work accomplished by member colleges, chapters, and member academics, and has helped to build a sense of intellectual community among its members.