Winners named at 4-H Commodity Ambassador state contests

Richard Bogren, Lavergne, Theresia  |  5/7/2013 8:02:32 PM

News Release Distributed 05/07/13

BATON ROUGE, La. – Five 2013 state 4-H Commodity Ambassador contests named 15 winners on Tuesday, April 16, on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. In all, 80 4-H’ers from across the state competed in the chicken, egg, seafood, sugar and turkey ambassador contests.

The 4-H Commodity Ambassador Program is designed for the education and enhancement of 4-H Club members, according to Theresia Lavergne, LSU AgCenter poultry specialist. The program provides an opportunity for 4-H’ers to increase their knowledge of agricultural commodities and improve their written and verbal communication skills.

The 2013 state winners are:

Chicken Ambassador

Division I (fourth- to sixth-graders) – Martel Papillion, Allen Parish

Division II (seventh- to ninth-graders) – Clay Zaunbrecher, Vermilion Parish

Division III (10th- to 12th-graders) – Catherine Blanchard, St. Martin Parish

Egg Ambassador

Division I (fourth- to sixth-graders) – Laurel Chiasson, Lafourche Parish

Division II (seventh- to ninth-graders) – Kadan Guillory, Allen Parish

Division III (10th- to 12th-graders) – Viki-Dawn Landry, Ascension Parish

Seafood Ambassador

Division I (fourth- to sixth-graders) – Mckinzey Fowler, Ascension Parish

Division II (seventh- to ninth-graders) – Matthew Landry, Ascension Parish

Division III (10th- to 12th-graders) – Skyler Bourque, Jefferson Davis Parish

Sugar Ambassador

Division I (fourth- to sixth-graders) – Catherine Romaine, Vermilion Parish

Division II (seventh- to ninth-graders) – Bret Lee, Vermilion Parish

Division III (10th- to 12th-graders) – Shawn Fox, Ascension Parish

Turkey Ambassador

Division I (fourth- to sixth-graders) – Gabrielle Fontenot, Evangeline Parish

Division II (seventh- to ninth-graders) – Joel Thompson, Lafayette Parish

Division III (10th- to 12th-graders) – Kyrie Collins, Vermilion Parish

The winners in Divisions I and II each received a $50 award.

The winners in Division III of the chicken, egg, and turkey contests receive a trip to represent Louisiana at the National 4-H Poultry & Egg Conference in Louisville, Ky., in November.

The winners in Division III of the seafood and sugar contests receive a 4-H educational trip in July.

The 4-H Commodity Ambassador programs are sponsored by the Louisiana Poultry Federation, the Louisiana Egg Commission, the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, the American Society of Sugarcane Technologists and the Louisiana 4-H Foundation.

Rick Bogren

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