SWOSU-Sayre Plans Timed WARP

Southwestern Oklahoma State University at Sayre will host the 20th annual Timed W.A.R.P. (Writing and Research Project) on Tuesday, March 12. 

All area high school juniors and seniors are welcome to participate, according to event planner and SWOSU-Sayre Language and Literature instructor Terry Ford.

Participants will spend time researching in campus computer labs and then will write papers using that research.

“Papers will be judged by university personnel, and the top finishers will receive SWOSU-Sayre scholarships,” Ford said.

In addition to $1,500 worth of scholarships, lunch will be provided to all attendees, and they can have fun playing games and winning prizes.

The competition winners’ names, their school, and their teacher’s name will be provided to area media outlets, and the winning paper will be published in the 8th annual SWOSU Anthology of Student Works—a beautiful, full-color publication.

While students research and write, activities will be provided for their teachers.  These include a workshop for continuing education points conducted by SWOSU Language and Literature professors.

“This event is a great opportunity for high school students to experience a college atmosphere while gaining writing experience that will help them as college students,” Ford said.  “Plus they could pick up some scholarship money in the process.”

For more information about participating in the upcoming Timed WARP, contact Terry Ford by phone at 580-928-5533 or by email at terry.ford@swosu.edu.