Lincoln Parish 4-H Members Have Talent

Amanda Simmons  |  11/1/2016 8:06:07 PM

4-H is an amazing youth organization that offers youth the opportunity to showcase their variety of talents in so many diverse ways. One of the opportunities we offer Lincoln Parish 4-H Members is the opportunity to perform their talents. Each year we hold the Lincoln Parish 4-H Talent Contest. This year it was held on October 6, 2016 at the Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center. In case you all didn’t know, we have some wonderfully talented youth in Lincoln Parish.

The youth that placed at the Lincoln Parish 4-H Talent Contest are as follows: Jr. Dance (Under 14) - 1st- Jordan Tate – Choudrant Elem.; 2nd – Brooklyn Roberson – Simsboro Elem.; 3rd– Valerie Cheatellier – Choudrant Elem. and Lorriane Freeman – Simsboro Elem. Jr. Vocal (Under 14) - 1st – Natalie Story – Choudrant Elem.; 2nd - Taylor Sunsin – Cedar Creek Elem.; 3rd – Violet Waddle – Simsboro. Jr. Instumental (Under 14) - 1st – Adrian Lamkin – Cedar Creek Elem.; 2nd – Austin Guillory – Ruston Elem.; 3rd – John-Brooks Robinson – Cedar Creek Elem. Jr. Other (Under 14) – 1st - Alexis McKey – Choudrant High. Sr. Vocal (14 and Over) - 1st - Amara McCullough – Ruston High.

Mrs. Angie Biscomb, Bank of Ruston, and Mrs. Judy Hild, Life Choices, served as judges for the Lincoln Parish 4-H Talent Contest. We thank these two judges for sharing their time and talents with us and appreciate their support of the Lincoln Parish 4-H Youth Development Program. We appreciate the Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center for being so gracious to allow Lincoln Parish 4-H use of their facility so that our youth had the opportunity to perform their talents.

The 4-H members that placed at the parish 4-H talent contest became eligible to enter the State Fair of Louisiana 4-H Share the Fun Talent Contest that was held on October 29, 2016 in Shreveport. The youth that placed at the State Fair of Louisiana 4-H Share the Fun Talent Contest are as follows: Jr. Instrumental (Under 14) - 1st – Adrian Lamkin – Cedar Creek Elem. Jr. Dance (Under 14) - 3rd – Brooklyn Roberson – Simsboro Elem. Thank you to the State Fair of Louisiana for sponsoring this event.

Lincoln Parish 4-H members also participated in the Annual Lincoln Parish 4-H Pet Show on October 4, 2016 at Railroad Park in Ruston. These 4-H members placed at the pet show with their pets:

Biggest Dog - 1st - Georgia Gibson - Cypress Springs; 2nd - Blake Bullock - Choudrant Elementary; 3rd - Madison Ford - Cedar Creek Elem. Smallest Dog - 1st - Kinsley Reaves - Cedar Creek Elem.; 2nd - Penelope Henningan - Choudrant Elem.; 3rd - Marissa McCosar - Choudrant Elem. Best Dressed Dog - 1st - Cannon Robbins/Jake Tyler - A.E. Phillips School; 2nd - Emmaline Christian - Choudrant Elem. Cutest Dog - 1st - Addison Barham - Ruston Elem.; 2nd - Georgia Casady - Ruston Elem.; 3rd - Miles Willis. Ugliest Dog - 1st - Logan Smith - Choudrant Elem.; 2nd - Zoey Onsurez - Choudrant Elem.; 3rd - Brennan Youngblood - Cypress Springs Elem. Best Long-Haired Cat - 1st - Adrianna Prewitt - Ruston Jr. High; 2nd - Jazmyn Self - Simsboro Elem. Best Short Haired Cat - 1st - Desarae Frazier - Choudrant Elem. Most Unusual Pet - 1st - Dorothy May - Simsboro Elem.; 2nd - Koy Tolar - Ruston Elem.; 3rd - Chloe Roy - Cypress Springs Elem.

Mrs. Monika Stewart, PetStar Animal Care, and Miss Chelsey Echols, Louisiana Tech Animal Science major, served as judges for the Lincoln Parish 4-H Pet Show. We thank these two judges for giving of their time and expertise in support of the Lincoln Parish 4-H Youth Development Program. We appreciate The City of Ruston for their generosity in allowing Lincoln Parish 4-H use of Railroad Park for this event.

The youth involved in these 4-H events are brave and courageous. By participating in these 4-H events, they are learning vital life skills. They work very hard preparing and practicing. We are very proud of our Lincoln Parish 4-H youth, please join us in congratulating them on their efforts, accomplishments and well deserved recognition.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the LSU AgCenter 4-H Youth Development Program please call the Lincoln Parish 4-H Office at 318-251-5134.

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