Kappa Alpha Theta receives top honors

Kappa Alpha Theta receives top honors The USD chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta received the prestigious national Golden Kite Award at the national Kappa Alpha Theta Grand Convention held recently in Tucson, AZ.

The Golden Kite Award, given to the top 13 of 123 chapters nationwide, is the highest award an undergraduate Theta chapter can receive. Chapters are awarded Golden Kite honors based on demonstrated continued excellence in chapter scholarship, leadership, efficiency, chapter programming and operations, recruitment, public relations, ritual and fraternity appreciation, and communication with their district team and fraternity officers.

"Excellence in scholarship has been a priority for the women of Kappa Alpha Theta," said USD Greek advisor Genevieve Evans Taylor. "This chapter has earned the number one ranking in sorority scholarship for the past ten and a half years."

The USD Theta chapter also placed third overall for Highest Scholarship and received honorable mention recognition for Member Orientation. They were presented an engraved silver fruitbowl in recognition of their outstanding scholastic achievement.

Tara Creighton, chapter president, and Jessica Anne Richter, chapter recruitment chair, attended the Grand Convention. Creighton is the daughter of Orville and Diane Creighton of Brookings. Richter is the daughter of Tom and Gail Richter of Madison, MN.

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