2012 4-H University

Mary Crnkovic, Smith, Alison L.  |  6/28/2011 7:49:00 PM

Bottom Row: Danyelle Mack, Le'Kayla Smith, Dillon Jordan, Brent Wroblewski, Faith Watson, Jeannie Crnkovic (4-H Agent); Middle Row: Dillon Bruce (adult volunteer), Khyria Kelly, Taylor Pilgreen, Colton Madden, Chris Conway, Lance Holt, Colton Torres; Top Row: Caiyen Torres, Austin Kemper, Clint DeLaune, Alex Sauer, Clayton Simmons

The 98th Annual 4-H University program was held June 19-21, 2012, on the LSU Baton Rouge campus. This event brought 4-H'ers together to experience new things, find opportunities to learn, interact with one another and, in general, enjoy their stay on the campus of Louisiana State University. 

Approximately 1,378 4-H members and 134 volunteers participated in 4-H University, which was held during three days on the LSU campus. The students participated in 43 contests and 12 Clover College educational tracks or other educational programs. Contest areas included agricultural product demonstration, computer simulation, insect identification, public speaking, wildlife habitat judging, photography and many others.  Clover College tracks explored concepts such as dynamic leadership and citizenship simulation, exploring the world of sports, celebrating Louisiana's 200 years, exploring the worlds of forestry, wildlife and fisheries, the forensics of death, eat for the health of it, journey of self-discovery and living your financial experience.

Sixteen youth from Bossier Parish competed with other teens from across the state in educational contests or attended Clover College educational workshops.  Congratulations to the following 4-H'ers who brought home individual and group blue ribbons at 4-H University:  Alex Sauer (ATV), Le'Kayla Smith (Ready to Wear), Austin Kemper (Fishing Sports), Clayton Simmons (Fishing Sports), and Colton Madden (Fishing Sports).  Also, congratulation goes to Clint DeLaune for being selected as a member of the 2012-2013 Food & Fitness State Board!  

The objectives of 4-H University are to:

  • Develop a sense of belonging through positive social and educational program experiences.
  • Provide opportunities for engagement in learning to develop mastery through project participation and achievement.
  • Provide the opportunity for self-determination through empowered decision making and teamwork.
  • Provide the opportunity for youth to see themselves as active participants in the future through career exploration.
  • Provide a safe and inclusive environment for youth.
  • Provide the opportunity to practice service for others.

For a complete list of upcoming events for Bossier Parish, please visit our online calendar.  If you have any questions, please contact the Bossier Parish office at 318-965-2326.

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