Covering Louisiana

Mar 5, 2012 6:09 AM by AP

Deadline extended for leadership conference

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The application deadline for the Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy at Nicholls State University has been extended to March 16.

A university spokesman said the program is open to academically high-achieving girls entering grades 9 through 11 in the 2012-13 school year.

Sponsored by the Nicholls-based Louisiana Center for Women and Government, the academy is set for June 10-13.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with women professionals on developing skills in communication and relationship building, managing peer pressure and conflict, political competence and public policy.

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