Our department is full of great, hardworking students. Our majors earn high honors, becoming members of honor societies such as Alpha Chi, Sigma Delta Pi, and Sigma Tau Delta. Most of our English Education majors score in the top 15 percent on the PRAXIS II exam. In addition to earning honors in academics, many of our students are active in their fields of study, often presenting at conferences such as the West Virginia Undergraduate Symposium and the West Virginia Student English Association. They also travel to conventions such as those for NCTE and Sigma Tau Delta. Some of our students even participate in study abroad programs like the one we offer in France. As students in our department, they even have opportunities to go see plays, have conversations with visiting authors, and participate in writing workshops with published poets and novelists.