Members of the Zachary High School Library Club recently attended the Louisiana Teenage Librarians Association conference Feb. 8-9 in Alexandria.

The LTLA is a state organization composed of school library club members from throughout the state.

A full slate of student-elected officers and an executive committee conducted business under the sponsorship of the Louisiana Association of School Librarians.

In existence since 1950, the LTLA organizes and conducts an annual conference. The association’s motto — “Reading, Knowledge, Service” — enables members to participate in meaningful and varied experiences while carrying out club responsibilities, according to Christina Knight, ZHS library media specialist.

While at the conference, students and librarians benefited from exchanging ideas, developing relationships and competing in contests such as the Wes Smith Memorial Essay Contest, and bookmark, bulletin board, scrapbook, drawing, costume, dance and T-shirt contests, Knight said.

Sophomore Akira Grant, who chairs the junior bookmark committee; senior Angelle Carter, who serves on the senior book discussion committee; and senior Crystal Beauchamp, voting delegate, attended the conference representing ZHS.

Carter won first place in the drawing contest and third place in the senior bookmark contest.