Bethel Park, PA
   Derek Deremer
is a son of David and Lori Deremer. Deremer, a senior English major, is a graduate of Bethel Park High School. He presented "Finding 'Infinity and Beyond,' with or without God: Humanism in Toy Story 1 & 2."

Gibsonia, PA
   Amanda Ehrhardt
is a daughter of Edward and Celeste Ehrhardt. Ehrhardt, a senior English major, is a graduate of Hampton High School. She presented "Shades of Salome: Cultural Retranslation and Archetypal Development in James M. Cain's Femmes Fatales."

Jamestown, PA
   Shannon Richter
is a daughter of David and Dawn Richter. Richter, a senior English major, is a graduate of Jamestown Area High School. She presented "Escape from Religiosity through Deconstructive Theory in Mansfield Park and Other Jane Austen Texts."

Mercer, PA
   Corri Hines
is a daughter of Kirk and Patricia Hines. Hines, a senior English major, is a graduate of Mercer Area High School. She presented "'The Pop-Up Hero': The Quest Hero and Mythopoesis in Modern Coming of Age Novels."

Struthers, OH
   Sarah Simon
is a daughter of Linda Arbogast and Andrew Simon. Simon, a senior English major, is a graduate of Struthers High School. She presented "From the Leash to the Grave: A Marxist View of the Dog as a Sign of Oppression and Liberation Found through Death in The Great Gatsby and Of Mice and Men."