Baylor Students Selected For 2013-2014 Round Table

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
From left, bottom row, Darby Schumacher, Kate Kaufman and Matalin Varner.  Second row, Jordan McGuffee, Soha Noorani, McKenna Quatro, Grace Petty and Austin Ngo. Top row, Sierra Watkins, Analiese Smith, Devyn Johnson, Hayden Longley, Kate Hubbs, Annelise Kollevoll, Donna Marie Siegel and Zoey Zhang.  Not pictured, Megan Daniel and Sophia Coussoule.
From left, bottom row, Darby Schumacher, Kate Kaufman and Matalin Varner. Second row, Jordan McGuffee, Soha Noorani, McKenna Quatro, Grace Petty and Austin Ngo. Top row, Sierra Watkins, Analiese Smith, Devyn Johnson, Hayden Longley, Kate Hubbs, Annelise Kollevoll, Donna Marie Siegel and Zoey Zhang. Not pictured, Megan Daniel and Sophia Coussoule.

Eighteen Baylor students have been selected for the 2013-14 Round Table. Since its founding in 1942, this literary discussion group has emphasized independent thought and lively debate. To be selected is among the school's highest honors. 

Devyn Johnson will serve as president with Sierra Watkins serving as vice-president and Grace Petty as secretary. 

English instructor Heather Ott serves as the group’s faculty adviser.

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