In this article:
|Achievement Day Service Project
|Achievement Day Theme Winner
|Dog Show & Pet ID Contest
|National 4-H Week Display Winners
|Scholarship Opportunities and Honor Cord
|Shooting Sports Ambassadors
We would like to recognize and congratulate the following youth for being selected as 2021-2022 4-H Ambassadors: Cameron Fusilier from Notre Dame, Branson Melancon from Notre Dame, Sean Myers from Church Point High and Whitney Kibodeaux from Rayne High.
You can download or request leaflets for this year via this link https://tinyurl.com/4HLeaflets.
Every leaflet that we offer can be found via the link above. You can request your copy to be sent to your school via the school mail truck or you can download the leaflet you want and print it at home. The deadline to let the 4-H office know if you need a leaflet printed and sent to your school is January 14, 2022.
Once again, the 2021-2022 Achievement Day Service Project will be can pop tops! Remember that you can start collecting can pop tops now! All clubs will turn in the pop top donations at Achievement Day. All proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House in Memphis, Tennessee. Many children and their families from St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital use this location. Please feel free to get the whole school involved and put out collection jars if you would like to make some. Please note that Achievement Day 2022 has not been confirmed at this time. However, we are still having the service project contest regardless and all pop-tops will be due on March 25, 2022.
The 2021-2022 Achievement Day Theme is “4-H is as Nice as Rice!”. The theme was created by Sean Myers from Church Point High School. Sean will receive a monetary award at Achievement Day. Congratulations!
This is a fun activity open to all 4-H members. It will be held at the Crowley Rice Arena located at 159 Cherokee Drive Crowley, LA on Tuesday January 18, 2022. One dog per participant (you may choose to take part in 2 categories). Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:00 p.m. This is a dog ONLY contest. Do not bring dogs that are too big or too aggressive for the 4-H'ers to handle. All animals MUST be vaccinated and restrained on a leash or in a cage. Only dog 4-H exhibitors will be allowed in the arena. This year's category winners are Best Dressed, Owner Pet Look Alike, Waggiest Tail, Highest Jumper, Longest Tail, and Longest Fur.
All livestock exhibitors should have received a livestock packet in the mail. If you did not receive a packet in the mail, all the information can be found at https://tinyurl.com/AcadiaPLivestock. The link includes all the information you will need to show. Livestock entry forms are due to the 4-H office on December 6, 2021, by 4:30 PM. You will not be eligible to show if this is not turned in on time. Entry forms are separate from validation. Please call the 4-H office with any questions.
We are excited to announce the winners of this great competition. The 2021 winners are as follows: 4th place: Richard Elementary, 3rd place: St. Michael, 2nd place: OMP, 1st place: Lucky Clovers. The winning club will be awarded with ice cream!
Attending college can be expensive. There are many opportunities for you to start saving money to attend. One way is through scholarships. There are several scholarships for which you may apply that will be awarded this year. Scholarships available are: Scott Tractor, Parish Livestock Show, District Livestock Show and several through the State 4-H Foundation. An email will be sent to all eligible seniors about the scholarship opportunities. If you would prefer to be mailed a paper copy, please contact the 4-H Office at 337-788-8821.
This year in an effort to recognize 4-H members who are graduating, Louisiana 4-H will offer a "4-H Honor Cord." For 4-H members to receive the 4-H Honor Cord, they must meet the following requirements: 1) must be enrolled in 4-H; 2) must be a graduating senior; 3) have been enrolled in 4-H for 3 high school years; 4) have participated in one state sponsored 4-H program in the last 3 years or show exemplary parish involvement; 5) must fill out an application form and turn it in by parish deadline date of January 26, 2022 The application can be found at https://tinyurl.com/224-HHonorCord
We would like to thank everyone who has signed up for this year’s Acadia 4-H Shooting Sports. Hunters Education certification is mandatory for all participants! In order to continue practicing after December 31, 2021, proof of Hunter Safety Certification must be submitted. 4-H Southern Regional match will be March 7-13, 2022 for smallbore rifle and March 28- April 3, 2022 for air rifle, archery and shotgun. In order to compete in regionals, youth must have eight hours of official practice time. Each participant is required to furnish their own ammunition. Parish equipment must be signed out from the office during business hours.
We would like to recognize and congratulate the following youth that serve as the 2021-2022 parish Shooting Sports Ambassadors: Adam Pousson from Iota High and Cameron Fusilier from Notre Dame.