Alumna Research Paper Honored With Award

Carolyn Johnson

Carolyn Johnson in the Scottish Highlands during her studies abroad in the fall of 2013.

Recent graduate Carolyn Johnson '15 has been honored with a national award for her paper "The Sisters of Cheer: A Consideration of South Dakota Women on the World War One Home Front." Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honors Society, recognized Johnson's work with the Lynn W. Turner Prize. Johnson was one of only three undergraduates to receive recognition for her research from Phi Alpha Theta.

Phi Alpha Theta is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. Augustana's local chapter is part of the national society made up of 860 chapters.

In addition to the award, Johnson's paper will appear in the Society's professional journal "The Historian."

Learn more about Johnson's research for "The Sisters of Cheer: A Consideration of South Dakota Women on the World War One Home Front."