Shelly Romero '17 has been elected Student Representative for the Midwest Region of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society.
She was elected by peers during the annual Sigma Tau Delta Convention in Albuquerque last month.
In the position, she will serve as the liaison between the national Board of Directors and all of the Sigma Tau Delta chapters and students in a seven-state region. She will attend board meetings around the country through the upcoming school year and will help plan sessions for the 2016 International Convention in Minneapolis.
Romero said she was honored and excited about the opportunity but realizes the task before her.
“It's a huge position and a lot of work, and I'm ready,” she said. “It's going to be fun.”
Romero and three other English/Creative Writing students—Maggie Myers '15, Coral Hoelscher '15 and Sarah Parris '15—attended the convention last month, reading their original works in front of professionals and peers.
Romero read a short metafiction she wrote about the stereotypes of the horror genre.
“It was well-received,” she said. “Everyone had constructive criticism and thoughtful comments and questions.”
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