May 21, 2012—Amy Olson of Sycamore was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Writing Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.
Olson is a senior majoring in English writing and English literature with a minor in secondary education at North Central College. She is the daughter of Jane Olson and is a 2008 graduate of Sycamore High School.
She has been actively involved on campus as copy editor of the student-run newspaper The Chronicle, as coeditor of the literary magazine NC Review, and as a tutor at the Writing Center. She has been a teaching assistant for two first-year English courses and has worked with World Relief as an English language tutor to refugee children at Naperville’s Jefferson Middle School. She was also inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society. As a junior, she was selected to represent North Central College at Chicago’s annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival.