Louisiana youth named winners at 4-H University in Baton Rouge

Kenneth Gautreaux, Tassin, Mark G.  |  6/25/2011 12:41:16 AM

The evening events at 4-H University were held in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on the LSU campus. (Photo by John Wozniak)

The 2010-11 4-H Fashion Board members perform at the beginning of the 2011 4-H Fashion Revue. (Photo by John Wozniak)

LSU AgCenter administrators congratulate 4-H'ers at 4-H University. The administrators are, left to right, Paul Coreil, Bobby Fletcher Jr. and Mark Tassin. (Photo by John Wozniak)

4-H members at 4-H University. (Photo by John Wozniak)

4-H members at 4-H University. (Photo by John Wozniak)

News Release Distributed 06/24/11

BATON ROUGE, La. – Members of 4-H clubs from across Louisiana were named state winners and alternates in 43 contests on June 23 at the closing session of the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H University.

Winners received ribbons, savings bonds, cash awards and trips to events such as 4-H Congress, which is held in Atlanta, Ga.

More than 1,400 students participated in 4-H University, which was held over three days on the LSU campus. The students participated in 43 contests, 12 Clover College educational tracks or other educational programs.

Contests represented areas such as agricultural product demonstration, computer simulation, insect identification and wildlife habitat judging.

Clover College tracks explored concepts such as robotics, proper etiquette, life after high school and learning the basic fundamentals of sound financial management.

Educational programs involved a visit to a children’s ward at a local hospital, learning about bioengineering and experiencing how texting and driving are a dangerous combination.

“Once again, we have had a successful week at 4-H U,” said Mark Tassin, state leader for the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H youth development program. “We try to adapt the program to meet the needs and wants of our 4-H members. I continue to be impressed by everyone’s enthusiasm at this event.”

During 4-H University, elections for state officers and the 4-H Executive Committee were held. Also, delegates for the National 4-H Conference held in Washington, D.C., were selected.

The Louisiana 4-H state officers elected for the 2011-12 school year were Robert Fusilier, Evangeline Parish, state president; Hailey Johnson, Acadia Parish, vice president; Emily Boswell, Allen Parish, secretary; Robert Lancon, Iberia Parish, reporter; and Buck Owens, Ouachita Parish, parliamentarian.

Other members of the 4-H Executive Committee elected to represent the five regions of the state were Bryson Belaire, Evangeline Parish; Whitney Bell, Ascension Parish; Ariel Bergeron, Terrebonne Parish; Laural Blanchard, St. Martin Parish; Bobbie Rae Butler, Caldwell Parish; Brandon Dale, Lafayette Parish; Ashley Graham, Concordia Parish; Katie Kight, Richland Parish; Channing LaLande, Cameron Parish; Daniel Litton, Sabine Parish; Kayla Magee, Ascension Parish; Rebecca Pearce, Pointe Coupee Parish; Bethany Rhodes, Union Parish; Amy Stelly, St. Landry Parish; and Barry Williams, Concordia Parish.

The 2010-2011 4-H National Conference delegates who will serve their second year on the Executive Committee are Austin Bordelon, Avoyelles Parish; Michele Bourgeois, St. Charles Parish; Ashley Duhon, Vermilion Parish; and Korey Ryder, Allen Parish.

National 4-H Conference delegates selected and beginning their first year on the Executive Committee were Shawn Fox, Ascension Parish; Mary Johns, St. Charles Parish; Hannah Martin, St. Martin Parish; and Cassidy Sonnier, Calcasieu Parish.

In the 4-H University contests, state winners and first alternates were:

4-H Has Talent-State Winner: Marie Looney, Vermilion Parish. First Alternate: Hunter Lambert, Acadia Parish.

Ag Product Demonstration-State Winner: Abigail Daire, Evangeline Parish. First Alternate: Maggie Mott, Jeff Davis Parish.

Agriculture Demonstration (Team)-State Winners: Javen Little and Madison Bonsall, Cameron Parish. First Alternates: Morgan LeBlanc and Rebecca Simoneaux, Assumption Parish.

ATV-State Winner: Joshua Simon, Pointe Coupee Parish. First Alternate: Benjamin Fontenot, Rapides Parish.

Automotive Care, Safety and Driving-State Winner: Trey Nelson, Pointe Coupee Parish. First Alternate: Andrew Hardy, Pointe Coupee Parish.

Automotive Care, Safety and Driving (Team)-State Winners: Andrew Hardy and Trey Nelson, Pointe Coupee. First Alternates: Mikala McGee and Steffan McBride, Acadia Parish.

Career Preparation Interview-State Winner: Ann Perret, Lafayette Parish. First Alternate: Michelle Bourgeois, St. Charles Parish.

Child Development-State Winner: Brook Martin, East Baton Rouge Parish. First Alternate: Marcus Smith, Iberia Parish.

Compact Tractor-State Winner: Les Miguez, III, St. Landry Parish. First Alternate: Brooks Stroderd, Acadia Parish.

Computer Simulation-State Winners: David Crawford and Matthew Berry, Calcasieu Parish. First Alternates: Ben Cline and Steven Aguillard, Pointe Coupee Parish.

Consumer Decision Making-State Winners: Daniel Triggs, Emilie Torres and Jamie Granier, Lafourche Parish. First Alternates: Jade Daspit and Taylor Goulas, Lafayette Parish.

Consumer Food-State Winners: Breanna Washington, Coleen Plaisance and Tristan Bagala, Lafourche Parish. First Alternates: Amy Duhon, Destiny Sam and Lindsey Palma, Vermilion Parish.

Dairy Judging-State Winner: Maia Delatte, Livingston Parish. First Alternate: Savannah Klier, Livingston Parish.

Dairy Judging (Team)-State Winners: Maia Delatte, Max Coats, Savannah Klier, Livingston Parish. First Alternates: Amber Estes, Hannah Nichols and Saydie Ackless, Jeff Davis Parish.

Diesel Operations-State Winner: Lantz Monk, Calcasieu Parish. First Alternate: John McLain, Vermilion Parish.

Dog Science-State Winner: Mary Johns, St. Charles Parish. First Alternate: Cecily Plaisance, Lafourche Parish.

Entomology Demonstration-State Winners: Ashley Duhon and Austin Gaspard, Vermilion Parish. First Alternates: Britney Broussard and Olivia Gabor, Vermilion Parish.

Environmental Conservation Illustrated Talk-State Winner: Hannah Ward, Natchitoches Parish. First Alternate: Alex Domingue, Acadia Parish.

Environmental Threat -State Winners: Dillon Constantine and Trey Toups, Vermilion Parish. First Alternates: Ashley Reddicks and Chelsea Sutherland, Ascension Parish.

Fashion Review/Casual-State Winner: Jasmine Stewart, St. John Parish. First Alternate: Elizabeth Ortego, Evangeline Parish.

Fashion Review/Creative Choice-State Winner: April Gros, Assumption Parish. First Alternate: K. Jade Pilcher, Caldwell Parish.

Fashion Review/Ready to Wear-State Winner: Sadie Costanza, St. Landry Parish. First Alternate: Briana Crockett, Madison Parish.

Fashion Review/Special Occasion-State Winner: Karen Bergeron, Assumption Parish. First Alternate: Victoria Caldarera, St. Charles Parish.

Family and Consumer Science Demoonstration-State Winners: Emma Noel and Katherine Trahan, Vermilion Parish. First Alternates: Hannah Guidry and Lauren Sherman, St. James Parish.

Fishing Sports-State Winner: Lauren Meaux, Pointe Coupee Parish. First Alternate: Monica Debetaz, Pointe Coupee Parish.

Fishing Sports (Team)-State Winners: Haley Jewell, Lauren Meaux, and Monica Debetaz, Pointe Coupee Parish. First Alternates: Reed Sturgeon, Sarah Nunnery and Toler Beauchamp, West Feliciana Parish.

Food Science-State Winners: Joy Jason and Rebecca Kleinpeter, West Baton Rouge Parish. First Alternates:Kaitlyn Goutierrez and Katelyn Carpenter, Vermilion Parish.

Forestry-State Winner: Sadie Meshell, Sabine Parish. First Alternate: Alex Smith, Lafayette Parish.

Horticulture Demonstration/General-State Winners: Austin Fontenot and Robert Fusilier, Evangeline Parish. First Alternate: Tristan Greene, Vermilion Parish.

Horticulture Demonstation/Use-State Winners: Anne LeBlanc and Paige Patout, Vermilion Parish. First Alternates: Alanna Falke and Lacy Falke, Allen Parish.

Horticulture Judging-State Winner: Reed Smith, Pointe Coupee Parish. First Alternate: Clay Borel, Pointe Coupee Parish.

Horticulture Judging (Team)-State Winners: Clay Borel, George LaCour and Reed Smith, Pointe Coupee Parish. First Alternates: Cassi Duhon, Katelyn DuBroc and Kerri Duhon, Jeff Davis Parish.

Insect Identification-State Winner: Christopher McVicker, Jeff Davis Parish. First Alternate: Cole Galey, Lafourche Parish.

Livestock Judging-State Winner: Taryn Shaw, Jeff Davis Parish. First Alternate: Tyler Frederick, Vermilion Parish.

Livestock Judging (Team)-State Winners: Allie Doise, Morgan Richard and Taryn Shaw, Jeff Davis Parish. First Alternates: David Waller, Kalyn Duhon and Seth Duhon, Calcasieu Parish.

Meat Identification-State Winner: Kealy Stelly, Lafayette Parish. First Alternate: Ashton Hebert, Assumption Parish.

Meat Identification (Team)-State Winners: Gavin Royer, Kealy Stelly and Niki Dutile, Lafayette Parish. First Alternates: Ashton Hebert, Todd Landry and Trey Prejean, Assumption Parish.

Nutrition Illustrated-State Winner: Liraz Anderson, Rapides Parish. First Alternates: Elise Miller and Hanna Ardoin, Acadia Parish.

Outdoor Skills-State Winner: Ryan Gilbert, Calcasieu Parish. First Alternate: Cameron Libersat, Vermilion Parish.

Outdoor Skills (Team)-State Winners: Chris Soileau, Jacob Chicola and T.J Brown, Rapides Parish. First Alternates: Dustin Rogers, Grant Darden and McKaila Darden, St. Mary Parish.

Photography-State Winner: Caitlin Naquin, Lafourche Parish. First Alternate: Caroline Robertson, Jeff Davis Parish.

Plant Science-State Winner: Leah Delahoussaye, Vermilion Parish. First Alternate: Gretchen Goodman, Pointe Coupee Parish.

Plant Science (Team)-State Winners: Andre’ Lanie, Leah Delahoussaye and Samuel Daily, Vermilion Parish. First Alternates: Gretchen Goodman, Ian Labatut and Leah Meaux, Pointe Coupee Parish.

Poultry Judging-State Winner: Ashley Gotreaux, Jeff Davis Parish. First Alternate: Jade Jenkins, Livingston Parish.

Poultry Judging (Team)-State Winners: Caraline Abels, Jade Jenkins and Korey Hymel, Livingston Parish. First Alternates: Austin Courville, Hope Thibodaux and Jamey Comeaux, Assumption Parish.

Public Speaking/Any Other Subject-State Winner: Alex Varisco, St. Tammany Parish. First Alternate: Courtney Troxclair, Lafourche Parish.

Public Speaking/Cooperatives-State Winner: Mallory O’Brien, Iberia Parish. First Alternate: Daphne Collins, Richland Parish.

Solutions Unlimited-State Winners: Derien Pacetti and Robert Lancon, Iberia Parish. First Alternates: Allison Gravois and Lucy Daigle, Assumption Parish.

Soybean Illustrated Talk-State Winner: Hailey Perry, St. Landry Parish. First Alternate: Connor Waits, Vermilion Parish.

Sports Broadcasting-State Winners: Darrell Reed and Korey Ryder, Allen Parish. First Alternates: Amber Sharp and Kris Cooley, Vernon Parish.

Next Food Star-State Winners: Chelsie Luquette, Haley Luquette and Leah Broussard, Vermilion Parish. First Alternates: Allison Hall and Rebecca Beers, Rapides Parish.

Wildlife Habitat Judging-State Winner: Brad Petras, St. Tammany Parish. First Alternate: Devin Wicke, Calcasieu Parish.

Craig Gautreaux

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