"History for Today and Tomorrow" Planned for SWOSU-Sayre Writing Competition

Jan Davis

SWOSU-Sayre will host its 15th annual Timed WARP (Writing and Research Project) contest on Tuesday February 25.

The event is open to all area high school juniors, who will compete for SWOSU-Sayre scholarships. WARP allows the participating students to receive valuable feedback on their research and writing skills. 

Teddy Roosevelt is quoted as saying “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future”.  Working off of this premise, the students will view short clips of historic events and then research the film topics and prepare a paper to be judged. 

The competing students have a full agenda of workshops, research and writing time before submitting their entry for judgment.  The event begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m.

In conjunction with this student event, the SWOSU staff will offer a workshop for visiting English and social studies teachers:

  • Jan Davis, an archivist for the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, will conduct a workshop entitled “37.6 million and still growing: At your fingertips, Library of Congress Primary Sources”.  Davis will show participants how to access and use primary sources available from the Library of Congress.

There will be a complimentary lunch provided along with fun and games with prizes being awarded.  Students and teachers who are interested are urged to contact Language & Literature Instructor Judy Haught at SWOSU-Sayre – 580.28-5533, extension 159 or e-mail at judy.haught@swosu.edu.