4-H’ers shine at 4-H University

Richard Bogren  |  6/24/2016 8:26:29 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. – More than 1,600 4-H’ers from throughout Louisiana converged on the LSU campus to participate in the annual LSU AgCenter 4-H University June 21-24.

The 4-H’ers took part in 40 competitive contests and 10 educational Clover College tracks. They also elected new statewide officers for the 2015-16 school year.

“4-H club members have spent a lot of preparing for the contests,” said Janet Fox, head of the LSU AgCenter 4-H and Youth Development department. “Winning at 4-H U is quite an accomplishment.”

This year 225 youth participated in Clover College, a series of educational sessions for 4-H’ers who choose not to participate in competitive contests.

More than 100 AgCenter agents and staff and 152 volunteers participated in the four-day event, Fox said.

Many contest winners earned trips to national competitions while others earned educational trips and a few won cash or merchandise prizes.

Contests winners are:

4-H Has Talent: Brynna Hebert and Emmi Hebert, Iberia Parish

Agriculture Demo: Allie Daigle and Maci Schexnayder, Ascension Parish

ATV: Taylor Martin, Assumption Parish

Automotive: Ty Guillotte, Iberia Parish

Automotive (Team): Ty Guillotte and Jon Segura, Iberia Parish

Career Preparation Interview: Kadan Guillory, Allen Parish

Child Development: Christianna Releford, Morehouse Parish

Compact Tractor: Steven LaBouve, Jefferson Davis Parish

Computer Simulation: Molly Angelle and Noelie Castille, St. Martin Parish

Consumer Decision Making: Lauren Gaudin, Brittany Lacroix and Lilly Zaunbrecher, Acadia Parish

Consumer Food Judging: Corianne Frazier and Mark Ricard, Tensas Parish

Dairy Judging: Cassie Faunce, Tangipahoa Parish

Dairy Judging (Team): Carolyn “CJ” Addison, Cassie Faunce and Madison Puls, Tangipahoa Parish

Diesel Operations: Wyatt Manuel, Acadia Parish

Dog Science: Zoe Schwaller, Ascension Parish

Entomology Demonstration: Bret Lee and Connor Waits, Vermilion Parish

Environmental Conservation Illustrated Talk: Regan Conner, Beauregard Parish

Environmental Threat: Clay Zaunbrecher and Ty Zaunbrecher, Vermilion Parish

Fashion Revue (Casual): Camille Marcel, Terrebonne Parish

Fashion Revue (Creative Choice): Lauren Harrell, Winn Parish

Fashion Revue (Designer’s Choice): Caroline Whisonant, Winn Parish

Fashion Revue (Ready-to-Wear): Gabrielle Fontenot, Evangeline Parish

Family and Consumer Sciences Demonstration: Gabrielle Barbier and Margo Crockett, Iberville Parish

Fishing Sports: Blake Johnson, Lafourche Parish

Fishing Sports (Team): Lauren Broussard, Caleb Deshotel and Logan Tietje, Jefferson Davis Parish

Forestry: Hayley Farmer, Sabine Parish

Horticulture Demonstration (General): Gabriel LoCoco, St. Charles Parish

Horticulture Demonstration (Use): Brittney Lea and Antavion Moore, Bienville Parish

Horticulture Judging: Emmaline Miller, Lafayette Parish

Horticulture Judging (Team): Megan Hamilton, Emmaline Miller and Hannah Primeaux, Lafayette Parish

Insect Identification: Hayden McBride, Acadia Parish

Meat Identification: Jacob Martin, Lafayette Parish

Meat Identification (Team): Ruth Adams, Jacob Martin and Nathan Thompson, Lafayette Parish

Outdoor Skills: Alicia LaCour, DeSoto Parish

Outdoor Skills (Team): Matthew Abshire, Austin Arceneaux and Noah Stafford, Ascension Parish

Photography: Madison Fontenot, Evangeline Parish

Plant Science: Zachary Stelly, Vermilion Parish

Plant Science (Team): Sydney David, Stevie LeJeune and Elise Persick, Iberville Parish

Poultry Judging: Wesley Adolph, Assumption Parish

Poultry Judging (Team): Wesley Adolph, Madelyn Fernandez and Ben Woods, Assumption Parish

Public Speaking (Any Subject): Lily Gisclair, Beauregard Parish

Public Speaking (Cooperative): Jhah Cook, Calcasieu Parish

Solutions Unlimited: Griffin Landry, Alix Migues and Alanie Walker, Iberia Parish

Soybean Illustrated Talk: Taylor Goss, Calcasieu Parish

Sports Broadcasting: Cydnie Bourque and Kaille Magar, Iberia Parish

Teens Driving Teens to Safety: Summer Mouton and Parrish Vienne, Vermilion Parish

The Louisiana Chef: Maeleigh Conner and Briley Richard, Cameron Parish

The Next 4-H Food Star: Carmen Latiolais and Madison Lewing, Red River Parish

Wildlife Habitat Judging: Connor Arthur, Sabine Parish

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4-H’ers Maeleigh Conner, left, and Briley Richard, of Cameron Parish, laugh as they walk to the stage to receive awards for winning The Louisiana Chef competition at the closing ceremony of 4-H University on June 23, 2016. Photo by Olivia McClure/LSU AgCenter

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Mark Tassin, LSU AgCenter associate vice president, right, congratulates 4-H’er Christianna Releford, of Morehouse Parish, winner of the Child Development contest, during the closing ceremony of 4-H University on June 23, 2016. Photo by Olivia McClure/LSU AgCenter

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