November Newsletter

4-H Photography Contest

Get out that camera, take your best shot & enter the Photography Contest! Theme: Fall or Thankful. Take a picture that represents fall or something that you are thankful for. Follow the rules below to enter your picture into the contest.


  • One entry per 4-H member.
  • All pictures must be taken by the 4-H members.
  • Pictures can be taken with a camera, phone, or other devices.
  • Photos may not be over one year old.
  • Color or black & white photos may be entered.
  • Photos must be mounted on paper or poster board with a caption or title under the picture. Mounting with picture should be 8 Β½ x10.
  • Do not use frames.
  • On the back of mounting, write name, school, grade & category for your picture.
  • Entries are due to the 4-H office by November 27, 2023. Entries will be returned to members at their January Club meeting. "Best of Show" photo will be selected. Categories A. People (group or individual) B. Landscapes C. Buildings D. Animals or Birds E. Miscellaneous

4-H Seafood and Rice Cookery Results

Thanks to all 4-H members who participated in the Seafood and Rice Cookery and to all volunteers who made the day possible. We had amazing participation! A special thanks to Montegut Middle School and Ms. Roy for hosting our first cookery.

Overall Seafood Champion: Jackson Allan, CCA

Overall Rice Champion: Serinity Wiggins, CBB

Rice Champions

Rice Main Dish: Addison Gautreaux, St. Bernadette

Rice Side Dish: Serinity Wiggins, CBB

Rice Dessert: Makayla Rhodes, Terrebonne Homeschool

Seafood Champions

Shrimp Main Dish: Lyza Portier, Bourg Elementary

Shrimp Appetizer/Salad: Brooklyn Marie, CCA

Crab: Rebecca Theriot, Houma Christian

Oyster: Ava Walther, Evergreen Junior High

Fish and Other: Victoria Rhodes, Terrebonne Homeschool

Crawfish: Jackson Allan, CCA

4-H Week

The 2023 4-H Week theme is

β€œI πŸ’š 4‑H”, which celebrates everything we love about 4-H.

We hope you are planning to promote 4-H during 4-H Week. Reference the October newsletter for 4-H Week activities. Visit our Facebook page for social media activities (Terrebonne 4-H).

Beef, Sugar, and Sweet Potato Cookery


December 9, 2023

Mulberry Elementary

450 Cougar Drive, Houma


In Cafeteria

9:00β€”9:30 a.m.


Parents or Members are not allowed to stay in the judging area.

9:30-11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m.

All dishes must be covered and chilled prior to arrival and arrive at registration COLD.Your dish will be disqualified if it is not completely cold at the time of inspection. NO EXCEPTIONS! Microwaves will be available for judges to heat samples before tasting dishes.

Please make sure that you register your dish in the correct category.

*A sample of 4-6 servings (in one dish) is requested for judging. Place name and school name under the dish/container. All samples should be placed in a covered container. Do not bring any dishes uncovered. Dishes will remain covered until judging. If you do not plan to attend the awards and will not pick up your dish, make sure submit your dish in a disposable container. We will throw away what’s left out and bring your ribbon to the next club meeting.

You must provide a copy of the recipe (recipe should have the 4-H’ers name and school name on the back). The recipe should be typed or handwritten neatly on paper 8.5 by 11 in. The recipe should include the name of the dish, ingredients, how much of the commodity it contains and clear preparation instructions.

Previous year grand champion dishes may not receive 2023-2024 Grand Champion awards. 4-Her’s will not be allowed to win grand champion in more than one category.

All dishes receive ribbon awards.Grand Champion dishes selected in each category will receive awards.

1 point will be given to each member for entering the cookery regardless of the number of dishes entered. Cloverbuds receive participation ribbons.

Ground Beef Cookery

At least 1 pound of ground beef must be used in the preparation of the recipe.All ground beef should be cooked until gray in color, not pink and juices run clear. *4-H member is allowed one entry in each beef category.

There are three categories in the beef cookery.

  • Low Calorie Main Dish – A dish that provides less than 300 calories per serving.Calories per serving should be stated on the recipe.
  • Quick and Easy Main Dish – A dish that is prepared and served in less than 1 hour.
  • One Dish Meal– A dish that provides ingredients from at least 3 of the 5 main food groups.

Sugar Cookery

The sugar cookery has five categories: cakes, cookies, candy, pies, and any other sugar dish.


  • Any 4-H member may enter up to one dish in each category.
  • The prepared dish should have at least Β½ cup of sugar.*Types of sugar which may be used include white, brown, or powdered.Splenda is not considered sugar for this contest.

Sweet Potato Cookery

There are two categories in the sweet potato cookery: dessert and other sweet potato dishes.


  • Any 4-H member may enter up to one dish in each category.
  • The sweet potato dish must contain a minimum of 1 cup fresh, frozen, or canned sweet potatoes.

Christmas Ornament Contest

Let’s Decorate a tree! We are asking Terrebonne Parish 4-H Members to be creative and enter the Christmas Ornament Contest. The Christmas Ornaments will be used to decorate a tree at a local Nursing Home.


1. Must be handmade by the 4-H member– no store-bought ornaments.

2. Must have the 4-H Clover on the ornament.

3. Ornament must not be larger than 6X6. It can be whatever shape you like.

4. Your name, school name and grade should be attached to the ornament with a gift tag.

5. No glitter, edible items, or real flowers.

6. Ribbons will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in elementary, middle, and high school divisions in the following categories:

a. Paint Brush Ornament – create a Christmas ornament using a paint brush (any kind, can use multiple if needed for design)

b. General Christmas ornament.

7. Ornaments are due to the 4-H Office by November 27, 2023, no later than 4:00 p.m.

8. One entry per 4-H member.

9. Ornaments will not be returned.

Clovers Explore Terrebonne

We’ve enjoyed exploring Terrebonne Parish with Clovers Explore Terrebonne. Join us on January 16, 2024, as we visit the USDA Research Station. Space is limited and parents will have to provide transportation. We encourage members to carpool to save parking space.

We will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at noon. This visit will be open to 4th -12th grade members only. If you would like to attend, please click the following link or QR code to the left to secure your spot:

Registration closes on December 29, 2023. Please only register if you know you will attend, as we mentioned space is limited.

Livestock Exhibitors

Mark your calendar for the Terrebonne Parish Livestock Show!

When: January 20, 2024

Where: Assumption Parish Ag Complex

Meeting Lesson Topic- TEAMWORK

Learning about group dynamics is important to team success. Problem solving, critical thinking, and conflict resolution are only a few of a variety of life skills learned in group dynamics. Working together in a group to solve a problem also develops decision making and consensus building.

We will learn about and practice teamwork skills at this month’s 4-H club meetings. A fun activity will get members interacting and participating as a true team.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest Results

It was great to see our 4-H members showcase their creativity and generosity by participating in the Pumpkin Decorating Contest. The pumpkins were judged and then donated to the Oaks of Houma Nursing Home and Chateau Terrebonne. Great Job to all who participated!

Results of the Pumpkin Contest are:


1st Place:

Olivia Guidry – Bayou Black; Julia Pellegrin – CCA; Kaden Williams – Covenant Christian; Charley Moss – St. Francis; Aubrey Dion – Broadmoor; Sunnie Lirette – ULC

2nd Place:

Arabella Porche – Lisa Park Elementary; Aubrianna Zachry – Bourg Elementary; Evan Heigle – Mulberry; Addie McDonald – Caldwell Middle

Chloe Pellegrin – CCA; Reese Richard – CCA; Mya LeBoeuf – Lacache; Ziara Ponce – CBB; Lily LeBoeuf – St. Bernadette; Gianna Fonseca – St. Bernadette; James Authement – ULC

3rd Place:

Emma Nguyen – Broadmoor; Blayne LeBoeuf – Dularge Elementary; Ezra Snyder – Bourg Elementary; Felicity Dighton – Terrebonne Homeschool; Roxie Constant – CCA; Finley Carroll – CBB; Alaysha Fitch – CBB; Serenity Wiggins – CBB; Riley Liner – GCE


1st Place

Alex Danos – HJH; Hadley Carreras – St. Francis; Caroline Stacom – HC

2nd Place

Lexi Callais – HJH; Heidi Hayes – HJH

3rd Place

Alanna Leonard – EJH; Malorie Walker – Montegut Middle

High School

1st Place

Makayla Rhodes – Terrebonne Homeschool

2nd Place

Chloe Dighton – Terrebonne Homeschool

3rd Place

Benton Walker – South Terrebonne

Sara Zeng – Houma Christian

11/8/2023 9:19:14 PM
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