Rachel Worsham, a senior English-Writing major, presented at the 2012 Alpha Chi Super-Regional Convention that took place March 22 – 24 at the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Md. The annual convention, which is held in a new city each year, centers around student presentations given by members of the Alpha Chi Honor Society. Collectively, members represent the top 10 percent of juniors, seniors, and graduate students from colleges and universities with participating chapters across the nation. Alpha Chi is the only honor society that is not major or discipline specific; thus, individual students present and compete in a myriad of categories ranging from Creative Writing to Molecular Biology.
Rachel was included in a group of six students representing various areas of academic study in Belmont University’s Alpha Chi chapter at this year’s convention. Presenting in the Creative Writing category, Rachel shared an excerpt from her memoir entitled potatochipbag, originally written for Dr. Amy Hodges-Hamilton’s Spring 2011 Creative Nonfiction course, which focused on writing and healing.