1- Horse Show Possession Deadline
15- Summer Day Camp Pre-reg. deadline
15- Summer Camp Counselor Apps. Due
22- Graduating Sr. Headshot Photo Due
23- Register for Regional Culinary Contest
27- Competitive Record Book Submissions
Due to Office
27- Talent showcase videos and entry
1- Capitol Day Registration Deadline
10- Coins for Camp deadline
11- Regional Culinary Contest
14- Vegetable Garden Contest Submission
17- 4-H University registration deadline
26- Virtual Achievement Day; 6 pm
26- Virtual 4-H Day at the Capitol
4-H University and Summer Camp
The deadline to submit record books to the 4-H office for the competition is April 27th. Record books consist of your completed activity guide and/or project book along with your completed portfolio! If you have not received your project books/activity guides, please let us know! The digital portfolio and records sheet can be found at https://rebrand.ly/4hrecords. Remember, portfolios can be added on from year to year and can consist of up to 3 years of work! Add pictures with captions of you completing projects and activities in your project area for a more complete portfolio! Ribbons and certificates do not need to be included.
4-Hers who have a special talent, whether singing, dancing, playing an instrument, etc. can sign up to be considered to be showcased in the virtual 4-H Achievement Day Talent Show! To be considered, 4-Hers should complete the talent show entry form and submit a clear, quality video of their talent. More details and entry forms can be found on our website, www.lsuagcenter.com/ascension4h,under contests. The NEW Deadline for Entry forms and talent videos is April 27th! The agents will review the forms and videos to select the acts to be showcased for the Virtual Achievement Day! Only a couple of acts will be selected in each age division.
Save the date…We will conduct the virtual Achievement Day on Wednesday, May 26, at 6 pm. All of our 4-H families are invited to watch online! Achievement Day will consist of a talent showcase, the announcement of record book winners, Coins for Camp service project top collectors announces, videos from the Jr. Leaders, and much more! Stay tuned for information on how to log into the event!
Please email a senior headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 22 to be highlighted in the Ascension Parish and the Louisiana 4-H Senior Spotlight on social media!
CAMP...Where strangers become friends and friendships last forever! Although we are sad that hurricane damage to Camp Grant Walker will not be renovated in time for summer, we are super excited to announce that the Camp Grant Walker Traveling Day Camp will be heading to Ascension Parish! Other parishes in attendance at the Ascension Camp will be EBR, St. James, and St. Charles. The Ascension 4-H hosted Summer Day Camp, sponsored by Nutrien, will be open to 4th-6th grade 4-H members. It will take place on June 9th at Lamar Dixon Expo Center. Limited spots are available. First come, first served. To reserve your camper's spot, you must complete the pre-registration form and submit a $10.00 deposit online or to the Office by April 15th.
Forms and information can be found at www.lsuagcenter.com/ascension4h under camps.
For our Summer Day Camp to take place, we require camp counselors. Camp counselors have the opportunity to lead groups of younger 4-H members in activities, help the agents and camp staff conduct the event, and gain the opportunity to meet other camp counselors from surrounding parishes. Camp counselors will be required to participate in camp counselor training before the event. If you are 14 or older and are interested in becoming a camp counselor for the June 9th camp, please contact Mrs. Camille at email@example.com.The Application deadline is April 15th.
Camp Grant Walker (CGW) has been providing educational and recreational programming for Louisiana's youth for nearly 100 years. CGW sustained major damage from Hurricanes Laura and Delta. We are collecting monetary contributions for camp starting now until May 10th.Money should be counted before turning into the 4-H office. Some clubs may be participating in school collections. Check with your school club leader before submitting your money to the 4-H office. Your contributions will be used for hurricane-related repairs and the support of CGW. There will be awards for the top contributing school and 4-H member.
Whatever it Takes, 4-H U 2021 will be happening!!The 2021 4-H U is a hybrid virtual and in-person competition event open to 8th-12th grade 4-H members wanting to compete for cash and/or trips.4-H U will take place during June with nearly 30 different contests to choose from. In addition to competitions, there is also the opportunity to apply for a State 4-H Leadership Board. Leadership Board members are those wanting to enhance their personal growth in leadership and citizenship. State Boards are responsible for putting on most of the major state events. Leadership Board opportunities are in the areas of Executive board, Citizenship, Food & Fitness, Fashion, S.E.T., and Shooting Sports Ambassador. Registration forms or a link to the online registration and payment site can be found at www.lsuagcenter.com/ascension4h under events/camps and 4-H University. For more information contact Mrs. Camille and Mrs. Stephanie. The State Leadership Board application deadline is early May.4-H U registration and payment deadline is May 17th.
On May 26th, Louisiana 4-H will be hosting a Virtual 4-H Day at the Capitol. When you register for the event, you will receive a 4-H Day at the Capitol Kit.*The Day at the Capitol kit may include some of the following items: An event mask, Government related activity sheets, thank you cards, how to thank your legislator instructions, 10 ways to serve, 3 branches of Government activity, and an activity with supplies to complete on May 26, 2021. The registration deadline is May 1 to ensure you receive a kit. Register Here for Virtual 4-H Day at the Capitol
Get It Greauxing! It’s time for the Ascension Youth Vegetable Garden Contest!!This year’s contest will be judged by video submissions. Youth Gardens should be maintained primarily by the 4-H member. Gardens must contain 4 different types of vegetables and will be judged based on site selection, record keeping, apparent productivity, and weed, disease, and insect pressure. Gardens should not be more than 1,000 sq. ft. Information can be found after May 1st at https://bit.ly/2R67x1s.
To enter the vegetable contest, 1) Film a short video (no more than 3 minutes) of your garden, 2) Submit your video and records to the 4-H Office by Friday, May 14.
Our Ascension 4-H Culinary contests have come to an end and we are so proud of our 4-Her’s who competed in a modified contest format this year! It wasn’t normal at all, but you persevered and competed anyway! Thank you to all of our contestants!! The next adventure in our culinary arts contest will be our Regional competition! Yet again the format will be adjusted to accommodate our current restrictions, but this contest will be held in person at our annual location in Ponchatoula. Since we are erring on the side of caution and electing to not taste the dishes of our contestants, our Regional Culinary Arts Contest has temporarily converted to an illustration talk contest highlighting our Louisiana Commodities. We have numerous categories and the full contest details can be found on our Ascension Website. The contest will be split into our normal grade categories and we can send 6 4-H members in each division. To participate, you did not have to compete or win any of our previous cookery contests; however, our previous parish contest winners will have the first choice in selecting the category they desire, but we have so many choices I know we can find suitable topics for all who wish to participate. The deadline to select your topic and confirm your attendance will be April 23rd. Please call Mrs. Stephanie @ 225-621-5799 or check our website for further details.
Ascension 4-H please join us in congratulating our Ascension 4-H Shooting Sports team for a job well done! I hope you saw the results posted on our Facebook! Our team’s hard work paid off and we had numerous placings and state qualified shooters! Here is the list of 4-H members who competed in the Southern Regional shooting match: Luke Anthony, Will Arnold, Cooper Boquet, Gabby Boquet, Brodie Bourgeois, Cecile Braud, Aidan Cole, Holden Daigle, Madisyn Daigle, Jaci Daigle, Dominic DeBenedetto, Nathan DeBenedetto, Hunter Deroche, Aylena Detillier, Cole Duncan, Mya Fox, Wes Keller, Reese Lambert, Sawyer LaStrapes, Cole Linder, Logan Louviere, Teagan Murray, Braydon Poucher, Lily Raffray, Noah Sanchez, Corrie Savoy, Bella Schexnaydre, Colby Schexnaydre, Tyler Schexnaydre, Kinslei Scroggs, Lucas Sevario, Brandon Smith, Jr., Jaxon Swanson, Katie Swanson, Toby Templet, Anna Watson, Leighton Whiddon, Tanner Williams, Mason Wolkart, Chase Cagnolatti (wasn’t able to compete due to a broken bone). Once again we are sending them well wishes as those who qualified to compete in the State 4-H shooting match will compete April 13th-18th.