MCC Student takes home win at Sigma Kappa Delta National Convention


Keegan Colcleasure

Lance Klemple, Contributing Writer

On March 26th at Sigma Kappa Delta’s National Convention, MCC student Keegan Colcleasure won 3rd place in a writing competition and was given the Dr. William C. Johnson Transfer Scholarship of $1,000.  Colcleasure’s poem titled, “A Watch of Black” placed third amongst twenty-three colleges and hundreds of submissions. This is MCC’s first student win at the National Convention and the first win for Colcleasure who is president of the Sigma Zeta Delta chapter at MCC.

“I’m both extremely happy and shocked. I love writing and have confidence in my work, but it is still an honor to place so highly with so many other amazing writers having submitted their work as well,” Colcleasure said in response to this win.

Sigma Kappa Delta is the English Honors Society for two-year colleges that promotes the excellence of the English language and literature studies in students. The Dr. William C. Johnson Transfer Scholarship requires a student to submit a carefully crafted critical essay, have a high GPA, experience organizing significant community events, and have experience as an officer at a Sigma Kappa Delta chapter. Sigma Kappa Delta hopes to continue fostering creative excellence at MCC.