On Saturday, April 5, three Bethany students, Jerilee Cameron, Osborne, Kan.; Sarah Hill, Hermann, Mo.; and Sarah Peterson, Garfield, Kan., presented research at the 14th annual Newman University Literary Festival.
The topic of the festival was William Shakespeare, and the students presented papers written for Bethany College Professor of English Linda Lewis’s Shakespeare class.
Cameron delivered a paper on the topic of dreams in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” She is a sophomore in English education and the daughter of Jerry and April Cameron. Cameron is a member of the Honors Program, Sigma Phi Omega sorority, Symphonic Band, and Bethany Blue Dozen pep band.
Hill presented her paper, a source study of the legends and fairy tales that influenced Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” Hill is a junior in studio art and is the daughter of Ken and Karen Wehrenberg. She is a member of the Bethany College Honors Program, Orchestra, String Ensemble, and Art Club.
Peterson presented an essay in which she studied the balance between justice and mercy in both a religious and a civic context in Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure.” Peterson is a senior in English and is the daughter of Kevin and Rebekah Peterson. She is the president of Gold Key and Sigma Alpha Iota, coordinator of Chi Alpha Women’s Fellowship, alumni representative of Kappa Gamma Phi, and a member of peer ministry, Bethany Youth Ministry Team, P.E.O., Lambda Iota Tau, Chapel Choir, and the Bethany Oratorio Society.