La. 4-H’ers complete successful summer session

Richard Bogren, Tassin, Mark G.  |  6/26/2012 12:32:27 AM

Louisiana 4-H’ers seek votes for statewide office during the 98th annual 4-H University held June 19-21, 2012, in Baton Rouge. (Photo by John Wozniak. Click on photo for downloadable image.)

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Members of the 2011-2012 Louisiana State 4-H Fashion Board perform the opening at 4-H Fashion Revue at the 98th annual 4-H University held in Baton Rouge June 19-21, 2012. (Photo by John Wozniak. Click on photo for downloadable image.)

Photo By: John Wozniak

St. Tammany Parish 4-H members Makayla Kennedy, Jena Honea and Kayleigh Shaw hope to become The Next 4-H Food Star by displaying their culinary talents during the 2012 edition of 4-H University in Baton Rouge. (Photo by Johnny Morgan. Click on photo for downloadable image.)

News Release Distributed 06/25/12

BATON ROUGE, La. – Members of 4-H clubs from across Louisiana were named state contest winners on June 21 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 from June 19-21. The 4-H’ers participated in 43 contests, 12 Clover College educational sessions and other educational programs.

Contests represented areas such as fashion revue, food science, public speaking and agricultural product demonstrations.

Clover College included sessions on such topics as using credit wisely, bioengineering, touring the LSU AgCenter dairy farm and myth versus reality.

“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.”

In addition to contests and educational activities, 4-H’ers elected state officers and members of the state 4-H executive committee along with delegates to the National 4-H Conference held in Washington, D.C.

4-H state officers elected for the 2012-13 school year are Hailey Johnson, Acadia Parish, president; Mary Johns, St. Charles Parish, vice president; Madison Bonsall, Cameron Parish, secretary; Peyton Arthur, Vernon Parish, historian/reporter; Brittany Domingue, Acadia Parish, parliamentarian.

Other members elected to the 4-H Executive Committee are Henry Andrews, Webster Parish; Xavier Bell, Concordia Parish; Emily Boswell, Allen Parish; Kaylie Boswell, Allen Parish; Bobbie Rae Butler, Caldwell Parish; Johnathan Calhoun, Desoto Parish; Brandon Dale, Lafayette Parish; Rudi Darouse, Tangipahoa Parish; Micah Denesse, Plaquemines Parish; Austin Gaspard, Vermilion Parish; Jamie Granier, Lafourche Parish; Mckenna Jenkins, Tangipahoa Parish; Courteney Kemp, Caddo Parish; Robert Lancon, Iberia Parish; Wade Morrison, Vernon Parish; Rebecca Pearce, Pointe Coupee Parish; Bethany Rhodes, Union Parish; Aubrey Simmons, Lincoln Parish; Rebekah Taylor, St. James Parish; Krista Weems, Caldwell Parish.

Delegates selected to two-year terms to represent Louisiana 4-H at the 4-H National Conference are Anne Catherine LeBlanc, Vermilion Parish; Allie Doise, Jeff Davis Parish; Levi Keith Brown, Caddo Parish; Florencia Scaglia, St. Mary Parish.

National 4-H Conference delegates who will serve their second year are Hannah Martin, St. Martin Parish; Cassidy Sonnier, Calcasieu Parish; Mary Johns, St. Charles Parish; Shawn Fox, Ascension Parish.

Results from the 4-H University contests include the following winners and runners-up:

4-H Has Talent – State winner, Jacqueline McCarthy, Iberia Parish. Second place, Hunter Lambert, Acadia Parish.

Agricultural Demonstration (Team) – State winners, Emilie Broussard and Trent Dugas Iberia Parish. Second place, Melanie Husband and Samantha Rabassa, Vermilion Parish.

Agriculture Product Demonstration – State winner, Maggie Mott, Jefferson Davis Parish. Second place, Viki-Dawn Landry, Ascension Parish.

ATV – State winner, Amy Stelly, St. Landry Parish. Second place, Hayley Hiles, St. Mary Parish.

Automotive Driving – State winner, Brennan Maggio, Pointe Coupee Parish. Second place, Steven Aguillard, Pointe Coupee Parish.

Automotive (Team) – State winners, Steven Aguillard and Brenna Maggio, Pointe Coupee Parish. Second place, Daniel Gannon and David Smith, Pointe Coupee Parish.

Career Preparation Interview – State winner, Chelsey Gonzales, Pointe Coupee Parish. Second place, Robert Lancon, Iberia Parish.

Child Development – State winner, Sarah Morrow, St. Landry Parish. Second place, Reva Carpenter, Union Parish.

Compact Tractor – State winner, Kelly Nielsen, St. Landry Parish. Second place, Trace Gaspard, Acadia Parish.

Computer Simulation (Team) – State winners, Grant Broussard and Daniel Garber, Acadia Parish. Second place, Chance Aucoin and Ariel Bergeron, Terrebonne Parish.

Consumer Decision Making (Team) – State winners, Mallory Dannehl and Erin Scott, Caldwell Parish. Second place, Catherine Monk, Heidi Zaunbrecher and Regan Zaunbrecher, Calcasieu Parish.

Consumer Food (Team) – State winners, Stacy (Katie) Cruse, Laura Evans and Josey Hemperley, Natchitoches Parish. Second place, Jaylon Artis, Sarah Baker and Lanns Haymon, Allen Parish.

Dairy Judging – State winner Christen Wall, Livingston Parish. Second Place Cheyanne Demars, Livingston Parish.

Dairy Judging (Team) – State winners, Cheyanne Demars, Logan Klier and Christen Wall, Livingston Parish. Second place, Saydie Ackless, Amber Estes and Morgan Richard, Jefferson Davis Parish.

Diesel Operations – State winner, Clint Faul, Acadia Parish. Second place, Darren Fontenot, Evangeline Parish.

Dog Science – State winner, Cassidy Sonnier, Calcasieu Parish. Second place, Cecily Plaisance, Lafourche Parish.

Entomology Demonstration (Team) – State winners, Jacques Fontenot and Joseph Lahaye, Evangeline Parish. Second place Anne Catherine Leblanc and Paige Patout, Vermilion Parish.

Environmental Conservation Illustrated Talk – State winner, Skyler Bourque, Jefferson Davis Parish. Second place, Tizna Harrison, St. Landry Parish.

Environmental Threat Resolution (Team) – State winners, Leslie Decoteau and Lindsey Fryoux, Ascension Parish. Second place, Zachary Dupuis and Hannah Martin, St. Martin Parish.

Fashion Review – Casual – State winner, Hannah Crnkovic, Caddo Parish. Second place Elizabeth Ortego, Evangeline Parish.

Fashion Review - Creative Choice – State winner, Camille Marcel, Terrebonne Parish. Second place, Lincoln Pearce, Sabine Parish.

Fashion Review - Ready To Wear – State winner, Julia Comeaux, Iberville Parish. Second place, Colleen Manuel, Cameron Parish.

Fashion Review - Special Occasion – State winner April Gros, Assumption Parish. Second place, Makayla Labranche, Livingston Parish.

Family and Consumer Sciences Demonstration (Team) – State winners, Loveless Decuire and Kaitlin Kern, Vermilion Parish. Second place, Ashton Landry and Kennedi Williams, St. Mary Parish.

Fishing Sports – State winner, Connor Meche, Pointe Coupee Parish. Second place, Beau Navarre, West Baton Rouge Parish.

Fishing Sports (Team) – State winners, Zachary Lejeune, Connor Meche and Wesley Miller, Pointe Coupee Parish. Second Place, Toler Beauchamp, Sarah Nunnery and Reed Sturgeon, West Feliciana Parish.

Food Science (Team) – State winners, Katelyn Carpenter and Kaitlyn Goutierrez, Vermilion Parish. Second place, Kristen Eusay, Rachel Reese and Harley Scerbo, Vernon Parish.

Forestry – State winner, Brandon Dale, Lafayette Parish. Second place Adam Mallett, Jefferson Davis Parish.

Horticulture Demonstration General (Team) – State winners, Adam Gaspard and Caroline Guidry, Vermilion Parish. Second place, Holly Hargis and Kaycie Luneau, Avoyelles Parish.

Horticulture Demonstration Use (Team) – State winners, Allison Delatte and Jaci Sadden, Pointe Coupee Parish. Second place, Kayleigh Jowers, Concordia Parish.

Horticulture Judging – State winner, Erin "Kendall" James, Pointe Coupee Parish. Second place, Boyd Smith, Pointe Coupee Parish.

Horticulture Judging (Team) – State winners, Erin "Kendall" James, Leah Meaux and Boyd Smith, Pointe Coupee Parish. Second place, Jace Harrington, Keisha Marceaux and Sophie Vincent, Vermilion Parish.

Insect Identification – State winner, Christine Mire, Acadia Parish. Second place, Garrett Davis, Calcasieu Parish.

Livestock Judging – State winner, Kirsten Midkiff, Beauregard Parish. Second place, Brandon Boudreaux, Acadia Parish.

Livestock Judging (Team) – State winners, Brandon Boudreaux, David L. Breaux Jr. and Wyatt Manuel, Acadia Parish. Second place, Kerrigan Meaux, Kirsten Midkiff and Kayleigh Switzer, Beauregard Parish.

Meat Identification – State winner, Kayla Trahan, Lafayette Parish. Second place, Adam Deshotel, Lafayette Parish.

Meat Identification (Team) – State Winners, Adam Deshotel, Tyler Pollitt and Kayla Trahan, Lafayette Parish. Second place, Kirsten Blake, Kayla (Rea) Grimmett and Kristian Williams, Concordia Parish.

Nutrition Illustrated – State winner, Kari Davis, Calcasieu Parish. Second place, Britney Broussard and Olivia Gabor, Vermilion Parish.

Outdoor Skills – State winner, Luke Patin, St. Martin Parish. Second place, Grant Darden, St. Mary Parish.

Outdoor Skills (Team) – State winners, Haydon Guidry, Grant Sonnier and Austin Terrell, Calcasieu Parish. Second place, Michael Arnold, Cole Hinds and Lewis Lawson, Red River Parish.

Photography – State winner, Elizabeth Overland, Vermilion Parish. Second place, Sarah Head, Tensas Parish.

Plant Science – State winner, Clay Borel, Pointe Coupee Parish. Second place, Shannon Fleming, Lafayette Parish.

Plant Science (Team) – State winners, Clay Borel, Jac (John) Cantwell and George LaCour, Pointe Coupee Parish. Second place, Megan Dumatrait, Shannon Fleming and Dane Langley, Lafayette Parish.

Poultry Judging – State winner, Megan Simon, Lafayette Parish. Second place, Brandee Chenevert, Pointe Coupee Parish.

Poultry Judging (Team) – State winners, Brandee Chenevert, Amber LaPrarie and Ja’cobi Simon, Pointe Coupee Parish. Second place, Adrien Bonin, Lane Simon and Megan Simon, Lafayette Parish.

Public Speaking Any – State winner, Kadan Guillory, Allen Parish. Second place, Carley Duet, Lafourche Parish.

Public Speaking Coop – State winner, Emily Boswell, Allen Parish. Second place. Florencia Scaglia, Iberia Parish.

Solutions Unlimited (Team) – State winners, Sara Brasseaux, Stewart Lockett and Marcus Smith, Iberia Parish. Second place, Brianne Burgess, Catherine Use' and Sarah Use', Terrebonne Parish.

Soybean Illustrated Talk – State winner, Connor Waits, Vermilion Parish. Second place, Hayden Guidry, Jefferson Davis Parish.

Sports Broadcasting (Team) – State winners, Benmaim Bertrand and Jacob Klumpp, Evangeline Parish. Second place, John Mitchell and Sarah Mitchell, Caddo Parish.

The Next 4-H Food Star (Team) – State winners, Annie Gosserand, Natalie Hardy, Grant Jourdan and Katie LaCour, Pointe Coupee Parish. Second place, Amy Duhon, Lindsey Palma and Sierra Sam, Vermilion Parish.

Wildlife Habitat Judging – State winner, Andrew Picheloup, Iberia Parish. Second place, Cameron Libersat, Vermilion Parish.

Rick Bogren
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