July 2013 Terrebonne 4-H News

Cherie Roger, Himel, Reed  |  7/11/2013 8:04:04 PM

Terrebonne Parish 4-H University Participants

Pictured (left to right): Amber Triche, Anna Triche, Elizabeth Gilmore, Abby Theriot, Megan Trosclair, and Whitney Authement.

Terrebonne Parish 4-H Welcomes New 4-H Agent

The Terrebonne Parish 4-H Program would like to welcome Reed Himel as a new 4-H agent. He graduated High School from Central Lafourche and went on to attend Nicholls State University. He earned a degree in Agricultural Business with a minor in plant and animal sciences. He eventually went on to get his teaching degree and has taught in the Lafourche Parish School system for six years. Reed has been teaching Agriscience and middle school science, as well as coaching football, and running a very successful and active FFA Chapter. Through his experiences as a coach and judging team trainer, Reed has worked in numerous ways with the youth of today. Reed is very excited to join the extension office in Terrebonne Parish and help the youth become better leaders of tomorrow.

Soaking Up the Leadership

The 99th Annual 4-H University was held June 18-21, in Baton Rouge. More than 1,300 4-H’ers and volunteers leaders from Louisiana's 64 parishes came together on the LSU campus to participate in competitive activities and learning experiences.

Operating this year under the theme "Soaking Up the Leadership," the educational activities and programs focus on providing youth with life skills that can benefit them now and later in life. Among the educational programs available to all youth this year are a variety of topics ranging from safe driving, to finding out about shaping up and following good nutrition practices.

While many of the youth who participate in 4-H U will compete in contests ranging from Outdoor Skills, computer simulation, to public speaking and fashion, others come to Baton Rouge purely for the educational events.

Terrebonne Parish was represented by 39 outstanding members. The results are as follow:

  • Child Development – Courtney Chaisson – Blue Ribbon Winner
  • Computer Simulation – Chance Aucoin and Nate Davis – Blue Ribbon State Winners
  • Consumer Decision Making – Cassie Becnel and Baylee Webre – Blue Ribbon Winners
  • Consumer Food Judging – Jadi Flint, Lauren Prestenback, and Macayla Triche – Blue Ribbon Winners
  • Fashion Review – Casual – Mackenzie Tulak – Blue Ribbon Winner
  • Fashion Review – Designer’s Choice – Camille Marcel – Blue Ribbon Winner
  • Outdoor Skills – L’erin Prestenback, Maddie Barilleaux, and Ty Triche – Blue Ribbon Winners
  • Photography – Chelsea Thibodaux – Blue Ribbon Winner
  • Solutions Unlimited – Brianna Burgess, Megan Liner, and Catherine Use’ – Blue Ribbon Winners
  • Solutions Unlimited – Ann Claire Crain, Abby Davies, and Hailey Rodrigue – Blue Ribbon Winners
  • Wildlife Habitat Judging – Robert Crochet – 4th Place Blue Ribbon Winner – Competing in the National Competition

The following Terrebonne 4-H members will be representing Terrebonne Parish on the State level for the 2013-2014 4-H year:

  • State Citizenship Board - Catherine Use’, Brianne Burgess, and Hailey Rodrigue
  • State Fashion Board – Camille Marcel, Colleen Marcel (Adult Member)
  • State Food and Fitness Board – DaJour Lee, Gabie Davis, and Mackenzie Tulak

We know they will do an outstanding Job representing Terrebonne 4-H and Louisiana 4-H. The Terrebonne Parish 4-H Program would also like to thank Mr. David Becnel and Mrs. Colleen Marcel for volunteering their time during the week of 4-H University.

4-H Members Compete In District and State 4-H Horse Shows

Congratulations to the following 4-H members who competed at the District 4-H Horse Show in Amite, Louisiana June 25th thru 26th and qualified to compete at the State 4-H Show held during the week of July 10th thru 14th in Monroe, Louisiana. These exhibitors spend many hours working and caring for their horses. Great Job to all exhibitors!

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