POSTED: Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 8:00pm
UPDATED: Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 8:04pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — High school students from across the state came to Baton Rouge to find out how to become better leaders.
It's all part of the 42nd annual Louisiana Youth Seminar. The week long program takes place on LSU's campus. High school sophomores juniors and seniors get a chance to hear from public officials and young professionals about what it takes to be an effective leader.
Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La. gave the camp's opening address. The senator went to the Louisiana Youth Seminar as a teenager in 1972.
"I'm using everything I learned from LYS team building, confidence building, " said Sen. Landrieu. "You know how to take a complicated problem and make it simple. That's why you don't start being an United States senator at the of forty or fifty. You start as a freshmen in high school."