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Winners of the Lincoln Essay Contest

Area high school students recognized in Lincoln essay contest

Contact: Rene Abadie


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HAMMOND – Three area high school students were recognized by Southeastern Louisiana University’s Sims Memorial Library for essays they wrote in conjunction with the national exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War.” Topic of the essays was “What would Lincoln think of the world today?” The national traveling exhibit, made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, was on display in the library from February through March. Pictured are, from left, library Assistant Director Lynette Ralph; Marcela Zabala, Northshore High School in Slidell, second place; E’Keidra Lanhart, Belaire High School in Baton Rouge, first place; Kentrell Edwards, also of Belaire High School, third place; and Kathryn Munson, assistant access services librarian.

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