Nine South Webster Parish students were selected to attend Louisiana Boys and Girls State this summer. The week-long leadership program was held at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. The Boys and Girls State programs provide hands-on learning environments in which participants (termed “citizens”) not only learn the ins and outs of the Louisiana political system, but they also learn how to transform themselves into effective leaders in their school, community, state and country.
Locally, Boys State citizens were sponsored by the American Legion Wiley Pevy Post #74. Girls State citizens were sponsored by the American Legion Wiley Pevy Post #74 Auxiliary. Special thanks to Ed and Janet LaBruyere and their many years of dedication to the Louisiana Boys and Girls State programs.
Pictured (left to right) are Rachel Harrington, Glenbrook School; Luke Vining, Glenbrook School; Sarah Margaret Mosely; Glenbrook School; Colin Campbell, Minden High School; and Kyntanise Dubose, Lakeside High School. Not pictured are students Krystal Cornelious, Lakeside High School; Charity Seamster, Minden High School; Alex Martin, Minden High School; and Jonathan Nguyen, Minden High School.