POSTED: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 4:57pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:53pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — In a packed Federal Court House today residents and students celebrating the Seventeenth Annual African-American Heritage program and opening today's ceremony, a full color guard from McKinley High school junior-rotc.
The guest speaker Dr. Sandra Yancy Mc Guire. She's the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at LSU and also a Professor of Chemistry.
Dr Mc Guire is a Baton Rouge civil rights pioneer and one of the first students to intergrate glen oaks high school.
Clarence Rambo with the african-american heritage committee wants every young person to realize their dreams.
"When you're in school sometimes you don't know what you want to do. It takes that one special person that plays a significant part in your life and you look to them as a role model and you decide, wow, I want to be a Judge some day or a probation officer one day ," said Mr. Rambo.
Yancy-McGuire's objective today was to inspire these kids to do what ever they want and the best advice is to follow your passion with that you will succeed.