Lee Ann Fields | 8/1/2017 7:17:40 PM
The LSU AgCenter was proud to host over 300 Lincoln Parish 4-H members, leaders, parents, and volunteers as they learned “Be Good Gators – Take Care of Our Environment” at the 2016 Lincoln Parish 4-H Achievement Day held May 18, 2016, at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center.4-H members from 15 schools throughout Lincoln Parish took part in various activities, which included the 4-H quiz bowl, 4-H club song, yell, banner, and t-shirt contests, and a test was given on environment.The theme, “Be Good Gators – Take Care of Our Environment”, was carried out through the day with “Sir-Chomps-A-Lot”, the 2015/2016 Lincoln Parish 4-H alligator mascot there to help. We were honored to have Hulya Onel with Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park as our guest speaker. She told us why it is so important to us to take care of all living creatures in our environment, especially the alligator for Louisiana.
The Annual Lincoln Parish 4-H Awards Program was held that afternoon with many awards and much recognition being presented for the 2015-16 school year.The awards and recognition recipients are as follows:
Best 4-H Club Banner – Ruston Elementary; Best 4-H Club T-shirt Handmade – Cypress Springs Elementary; Best 4-H Club T-shirt Printed – Ruston Elementary; Best 4-H Club Song – Cypress Springs Elementary; Best 4-H Club Yell – Choudrant Elementary; Best 4-H Club Scrapbook – Choudrant Elementary; Best 4-H Club Meetings – Cedar Creek Elementary; Outstanding Club Event – I.A. Lewis; Outstanding 4-H Club – Ruston Elementary; Outstanding Senior 4-H Member – Devin Rowland – Ruston High; Outstanding 4-H Junior Leader – Zoria Findley – Ruston High; Outstanding Junior 4-H Member – Sophia Parkman – A. E. Phillips; Outstanding Community Service – Simsboro Elementary; Name the 4-H Mascot Award – Alex Atassi – Ruston Jr. High – 3 alligators – “Snappy, Toothy, and “Sir-Chomps-A-Lot; Outstanding Adult 4-H Leader – Kendall Garner – Ruston Elementary, Quiz Bowl Champion - Ruston High; State 4-H Key Club Award – Zoria Findley – Ruston High; Friend of 4-H Award – Melissa Echols; Louisiana State 4-H Parish Scholarship – Zoria Findley – Ruston High; Scott Tractor 4-H Scholarship – Kathryn Bryan – Cedar Creek, Zoria Findley – Ruston High, and Devin Rowland – Ruston High; Louisiana State 4-H Troy A. Menard Memorial Scholarship – Devin Rowland – Ruston High; 4-H Senior Honor Cord Recipients – Kathryn Bryan – Cedar Creek, Zoria Findley – Ruston High, Devin Rowland – Ruston High; Outstanding 4-H Club Officers - President – Maddi Kelley – Choudrant Elementary, Vice President – Hayes Bridges – Cedar Creek Elementary, Frank Reger – I. A. Lewis, Secretary – Adrianna Robbins – Cedar Creek Elementary, Treasurer – Madison Jacks – Dubach, Reporter – Sophia Parkman – A.E. Phillips, Photographer – Trent Baker – Choudrant Elementary.Lincoln Parish 4-H Silver Clover Club Awards went to:Dubach 4-H, Cypress Springs 4-H, Bethel 4-H, Choudrant High 4-H, Ruston Jr. High 4-H, A. E. Phillips 4-H, Wildflower Montessori 4-H, and Choudrant Elementary 4-H.
Lincoln Parish 4-H Shotgun and Archery Shooting Sports Club members and competition winners were recognized.A list of these members and winners were included in an earlier article. Numerous Lincoln Parish 4-H members received awards for Beef, Dairy, and Black History poster contests; Honey Bee Essay contest; and high scores on the 4-H Achievement Day Environment Test.Lincoln Parish 4-H also recognized the hard work and dedication the adult 4-H Leaders and Volunteers put into the 4-H program this year.They are extremely appreciated for the great example they set for the youth of Lincoln Parish.Mr. John Lee was recognized for being inducted into the Louisiana State 4-H Hall of Fame for his dedication and service as a long time 4-H volunteer.
As you can see – with Lincoln Parish 4-H - great success, knowledge, and fun will be achieved.