A young lady at C.E. Byrd High School has been selected to represent Shreveport as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2016 Washington Journalism and Media Conference.

Anna Kate Geyer was chosen "based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies."

According to Caddo Parish Schools, National Youth Correspondents participate in hands-on, experiential learning through decision-making simulations that challenge them to solve problems and explore the creative, practical and ethical tensions inherent in journalism and media.

Presenters include prominent journalists, CEOs of major media outlets, researchers and recent college graduates successfully entering the field. Some of the past speakers were Hoda Kotb from NBC, Brian Lamb from C-SPAN, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Carol Guzy and Sony Ross from the Associated Press.

The week-long conferences at GMU's state-of-the-art campus are aimed at encouraging and inspiring young leaders from across the country who are looking to build successful careers in the journalism industry.

This summer's conferences will take place July 10-15 and July 17-22 at George Mason University.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the conference.