A TEEN’S TAKE: Kristie Braud on the Louisiana Youth Seminar

“Without the Louisiana Youth Seminar, I simply would not be the leader I am today. LYS allows you to grow in your public speaking skills, communication skills and work ethic while having fun and making life-long friends at the same time. I strongly encourage anyone who desires to be a leader in any way to go for it. It’s not always easy, but in the end it’s worth all the time and effort you put in, because you serve others and watch them grow with your help. You never know what you can do or whom you can inspire until you try. It’s simple really; leadership instills confidence in those who embrace it and those who are confident are unstoppable.”

Age: 17

School: University High School, senior

Parents: Floyd and Vickie Braud


Book: “The Diplomat’s Wife” by Pam Jenoff

TV Show: “Grey’s Anatomy”

Movies: “The Notebook” and “The Help”

Music: Mumford and Sons, Train and Toby Mac

Hangout: “Friend’s houses, running the LSU lakes, movies and bookstores.”

Role model: “My sister, Ashley Braud.”

Extra: Kristie Braud is student body president and a member of National Honor Society. She ran cross country the past two years and is a student leader with Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is a member of the Anti-Bullying program and the St. Alphonsus Youth Board. This past summer she attended Louisiana Girls State and the Louisiana Youth Seminar, where she was elected 2012 secretary/treasurer. She plans to attend Louisiana Tech University in the fall.

William Taylor

Assistant People editor