Midland College (MC) English honor students and their faculty advisors recently participated
in the Sigma Tau Delta International Conference held in Atlanta, GA. The international
conference brings together English Honor Society students at four-year universities
with the Sigma Kappa Delta (SKD) English Honor Society members at two-year colleges.
There are approximately 100 active SKD chapters throughout the U.S. with 2,500 students
inducted into the society each year.
Among the numerous chapters and students, SKD selects only four students to speak at the conference roundtable session. Of
those four students, SKD selected two Midland College students to participate in this session on Friday, April 1. Shaquila Sarapao and Brycie Bowles were the MC student representatives at the roundtable presentation with a theme of
“When Two Worlds Collide.”
Also, on Friday, April 1, at the awards luncheon held at Cuts Steakhouse in downtown
Atlanta, SKD presented Sarapao with 2nd place for her poem “A Great Wall.” She won $150 and a certificate. SKD officials noted that this year’s poetry entries
marked the most ever received in a single year. In addition, MC student Harley Swiney won 3rd place in creative writing-fiction for her story “Survival of
the Species.” She won $100 and a certificate.
“We are very proud of these students,” Stacy Egan, Midland College SKD Chapter advisor,
said. “The conference and the awards our students received were the highlight of
On Friday, April 22, at 6:15 p.m., the Midland College Chapter of SKD will induct
69 new members. The ceremony will be held in the Allison Fine Arts Building Wagner
& Brown Auditorium. Currently, there are 87 active members in the Midland College
chapter. MC English professors Stacy and Brendan Egan serve as chapter advisors.
Photo: From left to right MC English Honor students Shaquila Sarapao, Brycie Bowles
and Harley Swiney with MC Sigma Kappa Delta advisors Stacy and Brendan Egan.