Leah Becker, a senior English major and vice president of Sigma Tau Delta, the department’s new honor society, has won Honorable Mention for her blog post, “It’s All about the Fog,” in the Sigma Tau Delta blog contest.
This all started when Leah read her email—an STD newsletter telling of a competition hosted by the blog Wordy by Nature calling for pieces about the definition and importance of Western literature. Deciding to take it in a thoroughly pacific northwestern direction—a region whose literature Leah is reading in part thanks to Professor Larson’s Eng 461 this semester—she wrote a short blog post and also submitted a headshot and original photograph.
The results of the contest were released a few weeks ago and Leah got the third place honorable mention prize. Says Leah, “It was $30…[but] it’s the first time I’ve been paid for my writing, so $30 is like $1,000 to me!”
Leah’s post is lovely—an evocative portrait of the NW fog and its influence on NW literature. Have a look at http://www.wordybynature.org/fog/.