Southeastern sophomore wins a top prize for writing at national conference

Thursday, March 17, 2016 Taylor Oakley
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.

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