Steubenville South, a Catholic youth conference, is making its return to Alexandria and the Rapides Parish Coliseum this weekend.
The conference brings in thousands of high schoolers from across the South to Cenla for three days.
As News Channel Five’s Brooke Buford found out, Steubenville’s return may now be more important than ever, because of a decision that you’re going to make in November.
17-year-old Adrienne Prevost has been coming to Steubenville South conferences in Alexandria for three years now.
“The first time I came they said this is the largest out of all of the conferences,” said Prevost. ”I was like, in Alexandria, Louisiana? Are you serious?” she said.
The Catholic youth conference has been held in Alexandria for the last 18 years, and for 17 of those, it’s been held at the Rapides Parish Coliseum.
“The weekend is a weekend for young people to come and experience Christ in a new way,” said Christina Theriot, Coordinator of Steubenville South. ”It’s a three day Friday through Sunday where they come and spend the whole year fundraising to get to this conference and listen to speakers on different topics.”