|First time attendee, Garrinecia Singleton, EBR|
Baton Rouge, LA – Youth, families, volunteers and Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center faculty and staff gathered in A.O. Williams Hall on June 12 for an activity-filled weekend. Upon arrival, participants completed registration and kicked off the event with a friendly basketball game. This morning, in the midst of pouring rain, the youth rally ushered in the activities. Youth competitions in public speaking and illustrated talks are on-going as well as educational seminars and workshops. The event will culminate on tomorrow at noon with quiz bowl competitions, awards presentation and recognitions.
Parishes across the state are represented from as far north as Morehouse and locally from East Baton Rouge. First time attendee, Garrinecia Singleton from Scotlandville Magnet High School expressed her excitement about the Expo.
“I like science and astronomy; I want to learn more so as to decide what to study in college,” Singleton said.
This year’s Expo themed "Full STEAM Ahead," Preparing Youth for the Pathway to Success, will feature exhibits, entertainment, activities, fun and exciting workshops and demonstrations for the whole family. Activates will focus on STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Mathematics.
For additional information, contact Dr. Wanda Burke at 225/771/2242.