Southeastern sophomore wins a top prize for writing at national conference
Thursday, March 17, 2016
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – A Southeastern Louisiana University sophomore English major has won a top
award at the recent annual conference of the international English honor society Sigma
Tau Delta held in Minneapolis.
Taylor Oakley won first place in the category of Critical Essays with her paper titled “#WeNeedDiverseBooks Everywhere.” She received a $600 award.
A native of Oklahoma who resides in Mandeville, Oakley is studying creative writing with a minor in professional writing. She is a member of the theater honor society Alpha Psi Omega and the service and honor organization Gamma Beta Phi. She works for the Department of English on its Digital Humanities Project.