Lincoln Parish 4-H Achievement Day

Lee Ann Fields, Simmons, Amanda  |  5/22/2018 3:10:12 PM

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The LSU AgCenter was proud to host over 300 Lincoln Parish 4-H members, leaders, parents, and volunteers as they learned “Agriculture is Awesome” at the 2018 Lincoln Parish 4-H Achievement Day held May 17, 2018, at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center.4-H members from 12 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 agriculture.The theme, “The Awesomeness of Agriculture”, was carried out through the day with “Albert Eggstein” and “Woodstock”, the 2017/2018 Lincoln Parish 4-H chicken mascots there to help. We were honored to have Dr. Ashley Keith, from Louisiana Tech University, as our guest speaker. She conducted fun, educational agriculture activities with the 4-H members.

The Annual Lincoln Parish 4-H Awards Program was held that afternoon with many awards and much recognition being presented for the 2017-18 school year.The awards and recognition recipients are as follows:

Best 4-H Club Banner – Cedar Creek Elementary; Best 4-H Club T-shirt Handmade – I. A. Lewis; Best 4-H Club T-shirt Printed – Ruston Jr. High; Best 4-H Club Song – Choudrant Elementary; Best 4-H Club Yell – Ruston Elementary; Best 4-H Club Scrapbook – I. A. Lewis; Best 4-H Club Meetings – Cedar Creek Elementary; Best Club Programs - Ruston Elementary; Outstanding Club Event – Choudrant Elementary; Outstanding Community Service – Choudrant Elementary; Outstanding 4-H Club – Choudrant Elementary; Name the 4-H Mascot Award – Marlee Bedgood – Bethel Christian – chickens – “Albert Eggstein” and “Woodstock”; Agriculture Bookmark Design Contest – Beatriz Hernandez – Simsboro High; Outstanding Adult 4-H Leader – Kristy Baker – Choudrant Elementary; Quiz Bowl Champion - Ruston High; State 4-H Honey Bee Essay – Blue Ribbon – Melissa Le – A. E. Phillips; Friend of 4-H Award – Mark Roseberry; Outstanding 4-H Jr. Leader – Kyler Hughes – Ruston High; Outstanding Sr. 4-H Member - Zack Skipper – Darbonne Woods Charter; Louisiana State 4-H Parish Scholarship – Tucker Riser – Choudrant High; Scott Tractor 4-H Scholarship – Chase Echols – Choudrant High, Kyler Hughes – Ruston High, Zack Skipper – Darbonne Woods Charter; Louisiana State 4-H Foundation Joe Walters Family Scholarship - Zack Skipper – Darbonne Woods Charter; Louisiana State 4-H Foundation Ruth Johnson Scholarship – Chase Echols – Choudrant High; Outstanding 4-H Club Officers - President – Chase Echols – Choudrant High, Vice President – Nolan Martin – Cedar Creek Elementary, Secretary – Brelyn Pyle– Choudrant Elementary, Treasurer – Maurick Stewart – Choudrant Elementary, Reporter – Kadence Nugent – Choudrant Elementary.Lincoln Parish 4-H Silver Clover Club Awards went to:Cypress Springs 4-H, Choudrant High 4-H, and I. A. Lewis 4-H.

Numerous Lincoln Parish 4-H members received awards for Beef, Dairy, and Black History poster contests and high scores on the 4-H Achievement Day Agriculture Assessment.Lincoln Parish 4-H graduating seniors received State 4-H Honor Cords.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.Lincoln Parish 4-H received support from some generous sponsors for the awards given to the deserving 4-H members, clubs, and volunteers.We would like to thank the following sponsors:Skip Russell State Farm Ins., Rosie Bromell, Dennis H. Coleman Shelter Ins., Autumn Downen Fizz-n-Foam and Autumn Bliss Photography, O’Neal Gas, Robert Temple State Farm Ins., Subway of Choudrant.The service learning project for Lincoln Parish 4-H this year focused on cancer awareness.4-H clubs in the parish collected can tabs the entire year to be donated to St. Jude’s to help with the expense of cancer treatments.Lincoln Parish 4-H Clubs collected 140 pounds of can tabs.These tabs will be delivered to St. Jude’s by a local family who has a child that has been diagnosed with cancer and is having treatments there.

As you can see – with Lincoln Parish 4-H - great success, knowledge, and fun will be achieved.If you would like to learn more about the Lincoln Parish 4-H program please call 318-251-5134.

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