About Sigma Tau Delta
This club provides exceptional students with opportunities for advancing the study of language and literature, for developing skills in creative and analytical writing, and for meeting other scholars and professionals in the discipline of English. Members of Sigma Tau Delta also have the opportunity to publish their writing in the organization's literary publication, The Rectangle, and student members are eligible to compete for a number of writing awards. In addition, student members may receive international recognition through academic scholarships, professional internships, and teaching awards. At regional conferences and at the annual international convention, students may present original creative and analytical work and network with other students, faculty, and professionals from around the country and abroad.
Teachers are invited to come and talk with students in a more informal setting presenting papers written for conferences, sections of their published books and even outside texts not normally covered in classes. Meetings are also themed based on specific genres, authors, book-based movies, and more. Writing contests, held once a quarter, give students the opportunity to write creatively outside of the academic realm and prizes are awarded to the winners. “Sigma Saturdays” are events planned outside of school that include plays, movies, readings and destinations. The international honor society holds an annual convention which we have attended and plan on keeping the tradition! We also have our own literature magazine, Portfolio, is produced annually featuring texts from students, as well as teachers. These opportunities for communication, creativity and external learning allow for a strong social network that leads to strong bonds and great opportunities.