Spring Grad's Essay Chosen as Best in The Nation

Recent OC graduate Wil Norton continues to receive recognition for his work. Norton’s essay on Japanese No drama was selected as the best overall submission to any chapter publication in 2011 by Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honors society. Sigma Tau Delta has more than 750 active chapters located in Europe, the Caribbean and the United States. There are more than 1,000 faculty sponsors, and approximately 8,500 members inducted annually.

“Wil is very deserving of this of this great honor,” said Cami Agan, professor of language and literature. “I am so proud of him and the superb work he has done throughout his time at OC.”

Norton’s essay was also chosen for best work in the critical category. He will receive a $500 award and has been invited to present at the national convention in March in New Orleans.

Norton is currently working as one of 50 Teach for America teachers in OKC, along with OC spring graduates Henson Adams and Morgan Nash. More than 48,000 students applied to Teach America for 4,600 positions available nationwide.