Louisiana Youth Named Winners at 4-H University in Baton Rouge

Kenneth Guidry  |  9/14/2012 12:25:49 AM

4-H U

Members of 4-H clubs from across Louisiana were named winners and alternates in 43 contests on June 22nd 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, Georgia.

More than 1,400 students participated in 4-H University, which was held over three days on LSU Campus. The students participated in 43 contests, 10 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, forensics, and life after high school and learning the basic fundamentals of sound financial management.

“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 National 4-H Conference held in Washington, D.C., were selected. Other members of the 4-H Executive Committee are elected to represent the five regions of the state. Elected from the Southeast Region was St. James 4-H'er Rebekah Taylor from Lutcher High School.

St. James 4-H was recognized for its placing as the top parish in fund raising for the Statewide Community Service Learning project- Furr-H Helping our furry friends.

St. James 4-H members competing and placing in the 4-H University contests were:

  • 4-H Has Talent – Peyton Bourgeois, participant
  • Career Preparation- Brandi Sieber, Blue Ribbon Winner
  • Child Development – Marie Matirne, participant and Rebecca Davis, Blue Ribbon Winner
  • Diesel Equipment and Operations- Lee Hymel, participant
  • Dog Care Science- Lamy Guidry, Blue Ribbon Winner
  • Fashion Review/Ready to Wear – Kayla Sherman, participant
  • Family and Consumer Science Demonstration – Blue Ribbon, Hannah Guidry and Lauren Sherman
  • Fishing Sports –Mason Matirne, participant
  • Horticulture Demonstration/Use – Blue Ribbon, Laynie Arceneaux
  • Photography –Rebekah Taylor, participant
  • Public Speaking/Any Other Subject –Brontel Jones and Audrey Martin, participants

Participating in Clover College were:

  • Colin Berthelot
  • Prentiss Williamson
  • Rachel Otis
  • Jireh Webster
  • Jalani Joseph
  • Kristen Martin
  • Kyreal Jackson
  • Milisha Jackson
  • Emily Swisher-Anderson
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