The Maurepas High School Library Club attended the annual Louisiana Teenage Librarians Association’s annual convention in February.
The Louisiana Association of School Librarians sponsors the organization, which is the only one of its kind in the United States, school officials said in a news release. Louisiana Teenage Librarians Association has continued its commitment to libraries through reading, knowledge and service, the release said.
Student-led library clubs from Louisiana meet annually for a convention in Alexandria. The convention is a platform for students to demonstrate, through leadership positions and through various competitions, how they promote reading and their library in their schools and communities.
LTLA members recently held their annual convention where they created scrapbooks, bulletin boards, book marks, T-shirts and more with the theme “LTLA Under the Big Top.”
The Maurepas High School Library Club received first place in the bulletin board contest, second place in the T-shirt contest, second place in the scrapbook contest and second place in the electronic scrapbook contest, the release said.
Senior and Louisiana Teenage Librarians Association Vice President Sarah Hess received third place in the essay contest for her essay on “If You Could Make One Book Real, Which One and Why.”
Sharon Wascom and Chaz Montaldo received third place in the drawing contest for their poster that illustrated a cover for the newest book, “Wax,” by convention guest speaker Gina Damico.
Courtney Fontenot and Hess presided over this year’s convention, and will attend the Louisiana Librarians Association annual conference in March in Shreveport where they will speak at the Louisiana Association of School Librarians luncheon, the release said.