LSUA Employee Places Second in Overdyke Award Competition

by Sarah Black | Apr 29, 2014
LSUA student and employee places second in competition.

LSU of Alexandria student and staff member, Esther Blood, was recently honored in the 2014 W. Darrell Overdyke Award Competition.

Blood won second place in the competition for her essay, “Forgotten Desperado: Charlie Frazier’s Criminal Activities in 1930s North Louisiana.”

The Overdyke Awards are presented each year by the North Louisiana Historical Association for outstanding research relating to the history of North Louisiana in Graduate and Undergraduate Divisions.

Blood is majoring in history at LSUA and will receive her diploma at the Spring Commencement next month.  She is also employed in the James C. Bolton Library on the LSUA campus as circulation manager.

She originally wrote the essay for her history class and it will be published in the journal North Louisiana History.

This is the second year in a row a student from LSUA has come in second in this competition.  Last year’s second place winner was Anna Heaven Smith.

Blood received her award at the Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon of the NLHA this past weekend in Natchitoches at the St. Augustine Catholic Church.  

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