Advancing And Celebrating Poetry From Students
The Sallie Wright Harrison Poetry Award was established in 1998 by an alumnus, in memory of Mrs. Harrison, and as a testimony to her love of poetry and teaching. This fund has been endowed in order to further promote the creation of poetic writings by students at the College. All students are strongly encouraged to try their hand at this form of expression, which may be different from what they have previously attempted, and which they may well find enjoyable as well as enriching. To this end, the poetry fund generates an annual cash award (most recently in the amount of $500) for a Hampden-Sydney College student who has proven by his authorship to possess a genuine interest and creativity in verse.