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Local girls accepted to attend Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy

Local girls accepted to attend Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy

Fifty-seven high school girls have been accepted to attend the 2016 Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy, June 12-15, at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux.

The girls were selected to attend The Academy based on their demonstrated leadership in school and community activities, essays they wrote about leadership, and recommendation letters they provided from leaders in government and business.

The girls spend nearly a week in intensive learning and service exercises that enhance their knowledge and skills in communications, leadership, public service, and current events.

Local girls invited to attend include Ivy Robichaux, Holy Rosary, Larose, Gabrielle Hodson, Sarah Hodson, and Brianna Matherne, all of Central Lafourche High School, Mathews.

This year’s keynote address, held at the closing ceremonies on June 15, at 1 p.m., will be presented by Shiza Shahid, co-founder of The Malala Fund, which supports startups, innovators and entrepreneurs, particularly women, who are creating positive global impact.