Andrew McCrae presented an exemplary and interdisciplinary paper he wrote for Dean Mancini's Religion course on the Dead Sea Scrolls; Vi Chuong provided her audience with an informed and outstanding talk about female sexual dysfunction that she had originally prepared for her American Women's Studies course with Ms. DelVecchio; and Randi Thompson introduced her audience to the controversial and lifelong friendship that existed between Mary Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckly, which she researched for Dr. DePalma's History course.
Although adverse weather conditions prevented them from attending the Symposium, Lois Triplett's paper on hegemonic masculinities within the "Geek Culture" for Ms. Casey's Sociology course and Megan Valente's paper for Ms. Tilson's Philosophy class on modern slavery and sex trafficking were also accepted and on the schedule. We missed them at the Symposium.
Lastly, the Honors Symposium awarded prizes for the three best visiting student papers, and we are thrilled to announce that Lois Triplett's paper for Ms. Casey, "Revenge of the Alpha Nerd: The Recreation of Hegemonic Masculinities within 'Geek Culture,'" was chosen for FIRST PLACE.
Congratulations, Lois Triplett! We are so very proud of you and your accomplishments.
This is a wonderful achievement for Ms. Triplett, Durham Tech's Honors Program, our students, our school, and our community.
A big thank you goes to Dr. Angela Bolte from UNCG for making this opportunity available to our students, and a most heartfelt thank you goes to these fine students who challenged themselves by joining the Honors Program at Durham Tech and participating in the Honors Symposium at UNCG.
For more information on how you, too, could be involved in Durham Tech's honors program, visit the Honors Program webpage.