Caldwell 4-H Members Attend 4-H University

Jana Bennett, Mcguire, Pamela K.  |  7/27/2018 3:07:58 PM

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Seven Caldwell parish youth in grades eight to twelve along with agents Jana Bennett, Jim McCann and two adult volunteers attended 4-H University on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. This 104th annual event attended by nearly 1,500 4-H'ers from across the state consisted of 33 competitive contests, 11 Clover College tracks, electing new state officers and regional representatives for the state 4-H executive board for the 2018-19 school year, selecting national conference delegates and members of six state leadership boards. 4-H University also allowed participants to experience what life is like on a major college campus. They stayed on campus during the events, and the contests and programs were held across the LSU campus exposing 4-H members to a college-like experience. Nearly 250 students attended Clover College, a selection of seven-hour programs that are non-competitive and focus on education and exposing young people to campus life. Sessions included forensics, graphic design, horsemanship, learning about opportunities in the LSU College of Agriculture and lessons regarding the basics of video production. 4-H members representing Caldwell Parish this year were Leslee Bennett, Erin Finley, A.J. Hunter, Gabe Lavigne, Jackson McCann, Stormy Prough and Logan Tarver. Stormy Prough earned a place on the Louisiana S.E.T. Board and Jackson McCann won a blue ribbon in the ATV contest.

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