Should you need an ADA accommodation to participate in Caldwell 4-H, please contact 4-H agent Jana Bennett at 318-649-2663.
I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service, my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.
Thirty-eight entries were submitted for the 2023 Leaf Identification Contest. Fourth and fifth grade category first place was Victoria Lasiter, second place Paislee Dunn, and third place Andrew Foy. Blue ribbons were presented to Easton Andrews, Maeleigh Garcia, Caiman Hall, Kyleigh Jeffrey, Vivian Lasiter, Myra Meredith, Marvin Platt, and AJ Wyant. Red ribbons were presented to Clara Abrams, Marley Crain, Charleigh Cruse, Brooklyn Dabbs, Jasmine Fatheree, Aubrey McKeithen, and Kyla Rogers. Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade category results were Sawyer Watts first place, Lauren Barnhill second place, and Bridger McCann third place. Blue ribbons were presented to Blake Adams, Camryn Allbritton, Presley Denison, Marlee Garcia, Macie Hall, Evan Hillestad, Chase McBroom, Lander McCann, AnnaBeth Strickland. Ninth through twelfth grade category first place was Callie Barnhill, second place Daisy Duke, and third place Britney Grant. Blue ribbons were presented to Avery Ates, Peyton Best, Christine Dulaney, Kiara Harmon, Brooke Meredith.
Caldwell 4-H members submitted fourteen entries for the Photography Contest. Awards for the Story or Series category were presented to Sawyer Watts first place, Paislee Dunn second place, and Charleigh Cruse third place. A blue ribbon was presented to Bridger McCann. In the People, Structures, Buildings category, first place was awarded to Lander McCann and second place to Marvin Platt. In the Plants or Animals category first place was awarded to Myra Meredith, second place to Blake Adams, and third place to AnnaBeth Strickland. Blue ribbons were presented to Blake Adams, Lauren Barnhill, Graci Dunn, Mae Dunn, Evan Hillestad.
Fifty entries were submitted for the Safety Poster Contest. In the fourth and fifth grade category, first place was awarded to Zoey Waller, second place to Myra Meredith, and third place to Victoria Lasiter. Blue ribbons were presented to Marley Crain, Paislee Dunn, Vivian Lasiter, Jeremiah Munoz, Marvin Platt, Erin Volentine, and Rylee Young. Red ribbons were presented to Landon Darden, Layla David, Jasmine Fatheree, Addie Ferguson, Ava Ferguson, Lydia Girod, Autumn Goble, Caiman Hall, Kyleigh Jeffery, Jackson Moore, Brooklyn Palmer, Kaylee Perot, Noah Ray, Channing Shook, Everett Sinclair, Autumn Smith, Rylan Wallace, Avalyn Williams. In the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade category, first place was awarded to Sawyer Watts, second place Brooklyn Exline, and third place to Blake Adams. Blue ribbons were presented to Lauren Barnhill, Mae Dunn, Macie Hall, Evan Hillestad, Chase McBroom, Bridger McCann, Lander McCann, AnnaBeth Strickland, and Gracie Waller. In the ninth to twelfth grade category, first place was awarded to Callie Barnhill, second place to Avery Ates, third place to Brayden Tomlinson. Blue ribbons were presented to Peyton Best, Daisy Duke, Graci Dunn, Kiara Harmon, and Brooke Meredith.
Communication and Career Day consisted of Personal Development Interviews and Demonstrations. Results for the fourth and fifth grade Interview category were first place Vivian Lasiter, second place Victoria Lasiter, and third place Marley Crain. Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth grade category results were first place AnnaBeth Strickland, second place Steven Love, third place Mae Dunn, and fourth place Maddox Schulte. Blue ribbons were presented to Lauren Barnhill, Macie Hall, Virginia Lamb, Bridger McCann, Lander McCann, Sawyer Watts. Ninth through twelfth grade Interview results were first place Brent Jolly, second place Graci Dunn, third place Collin Johnson, and fourth place Brayden Tomlinson. Blue ribbons were presented to Callie Barnhill, Kiara Harmon, and McKenzie Laird. Demonstration contest awards for the fourth and fifth grade category were first place Victoria Lasiter and second place Vivian Lasiter. Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade category awards were first place Steven Love, second place AnnaBeth Strickland, and third place Mae Dunn. Blue ribbons were presented to Lauren Barnhill, EmmaLynn Corley, Macie Hall, Bridger McCann, Lander McCann, Sawyer Watts. Demonstration awards for ninth through twelfth grade were first place Brent Jolly, second place Graci Dunn, and third place Callie Barnhill and McKenzie Laird. Blue ribbons were presented to Kiara Harmon, Collin Johnson, Brayden Tomlinson.
The 4-H Pet Show is scheduled to be held March 13 at Caldwell Parish High School. Registration will be at 1:30 p.m. with the pet show starting at 2:00 p.m. Categories will be Dogs, Small Animals, and Large Animals. Contestants will give a short speech about themselves and their pet which should include contestant's name, age, grade and school, pet's name and how name was chosen, where they got their pet and how long they have had it, care required for their pet, what their pet can do and a funny or interesting story about their pet. All animals must be in cages or on a leash. Members can enter one category, two categories, or all three categories, but they cannot enter two animals in the same category.
The Northeast District Horse Show is scheduled to be held June 28 and June 29 in Bastrop. The State Horse Show is scheduled for July 11-14 in Gonzales. If you are interested in participating in these events, please contact our office at 318-649-2663.
Many people believe what they say is all they are saying. In actuality, your body language can say more than the words that are being spoken. According to businessdictionary.com the definition of nonverbal behavior is, "Behavior and elements of speech aside from the words themselves that transmit meaning." Non-verbal communication includes pitch, speed, tone and volume of voice, gestures, facial expressions, body posture, stance, and proximity to the listener, eye movements, eye contact, etc. At this month's club meetings, we will put this theory to the test as members will experiment with different nonverbal communication cues and reflect on the reactions they get.
If you or someone you know is struggling, find support. This might be a friend or a family member. Or it could be reaching out to a counselor, a primary care doctor, or a mental health professional. If the person you find isn't giving you the kind of support you need, look for another support option that is better for you and your needs. Likewise, if someone you know is feeling down, ask yourself if there is something you can do to be kind or supportive.
Membership and participation in activities and events are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, veteran status or disability. If you have a disability that requires special accommodation for your participation, please contact us at 318-649-2663. Louisiana 4-H is an educational program of the LSU AgCenter. The LSU AgCenter and LSU provide equal opportunities in programs and employment.