Sigma Tau Delta, the National English Honor Society, held its annual national conference this year in Portland, Oregon. Members of the honor society around the country attend and present their academic and creative pieces at this conference. Chatham’s chapter of the society, Alpha Delta Lambda, sent four upper class women to present at the conference this year.
One of these women, junior Scholar Meaghan Clohessy, presented a nonfiction piece entitled “Revisiting the Laundromat” in the creative portion of the conference. She won second place in the nonfiction category at the conference.
Clohessy is a Creative Writing and History double major. Her nonfiction piece is a memoir that she wrote in which she details her reading of the book “Laundromat Blues,” which was written by a friend of her father’s who passed on a few years ago. Clohessy’s piece is both brilliantly crafted and realized, and Chatham University’s Scholars Program is proud to announce her accomplishment.