A TEEN’S TAKE: Cameron Clement on agriculture

“It’s funny that I’ve lived here all my life and never paid attention to this cutting and loading of sugarcane, and it happens a couple of times a year (in the fields that line La. 311). Now that I had to think about it for a writing assignment, I realized that without agriculture, specifically sugarcane farming, people in Houma, La., would have a tough existence.”

Age: 16

School: Terrebonne High School, sophomore

Parents: Gina Ancar and Carey Clement

FAVORITES: Sports—especially football.

Book: “The Outsiders”

TV show: “The Walking Dead”

Movie: “The Gridiron Game”

Music: “All genres.”

Hangout: “Nowhere specific. Wait and see what friends are doing and go from there.”

Role model: Jake Long

Extra: Clement said his favorite thing is sports, especially football, which he plays. He is also in track and is involved with JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates). Lisa Boudreaux, the JAG Specialist at Terrebonne High, reports that Clement won a national essay contest sponsored by AgCareers.com. Winning garnered him an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the National Student Leadership Conference in November and read his winning essay to about 500 guests at an awards dinner.

William Taylor

Assistant People