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Local named to Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council

BATON ROUGE — Alexis Ellis, a senior at Destrehan High School, will represent Congressional District 6 on the Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council.

Some of Louisiana’s most outstanding students will work together over the next year in an effort to influence the legislative process and make the state a better place for young people. A new council is selected annually and is composed entirely of students to address issues affecting the youth of Louisiana. Now in its 14th year, LYAC is overseen by the Louisiana Commission on Civic Education.

LYAC members have the opportunity to study, meet with elected officials and propose legislation in the upcoming regular session. Members of the council are selected from around the state and display a strong interest in civic involvement and leadership. Three student members serve from each of the six congressional districts, and the remainder serve at large. The members must be in grades nine through 12 and enrolled in a public, private or charter high school or participating in a home study program.