St. John Parish
Year Inducted: 2009
Diana Duhe became known as "the 4-H Lady" of St. John Parish during her 25 years as a 4-H leader. From 1981-2006, she inspired, guided and trained more than 6,500 youth, teaching them important life skills and the value of hard work. Each year, she would transform her home into a 4-H classroom. It was not uncommon to find 20 or more 4-H'ers at her home at different times every month as she taught them vegetable gardening, public speaking, lawn tractor driving, soil studies and even sheep shearing. She attended every parish 4-H program or activity and chaperoned youth at Short Course/4-H University, the annual Jr. Leadership Awards trip and 4-H Camp. Her 4-H youth often won state awards, as did the 4-H Club leaders she helped recruit and train. Each year she also led the St. John 4-H/St. Jude Wheels for Life Bike-A-Thon, raising thousands of dollars for cancer research for children. Diana Duhe also served as 4-H Junior Leader coordinator, Louisiana 4-H Foundation Board secretary/treasurer and 4-H Club organizational leader coordinator.