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The Louisiana Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences presented awards and installed officers at its awards program held on April 26 as a part of the FCS/LEACS joint conference in Baton Rouge, LA.

Awards presented included:


  • 1st -Karen Jones - Grand Isle is part of Jefferson Parish
  • 2nd - Saundra Raines - 2016 Caldwell Parish C.H.E.F Camp
  • 3rd - Layne Langley - Kale & Cabbage Healthy for You!

Radio/Podcast- 1st- Wenqing Xu and Tobie Blanchard - Food Safety Bites with Wennie Podcast


  • 1st-Saundra Raines - Franklin Parish Head Start Garden
  • 2nd - Layne Langley - The Green Thumb Club
  • 3rd - Cathy Agan - From the Farm to the Table to You

Newsletter- 1st - Saundra Raines, Cathy Agan, Jiame Brown, Terri Crawford, Alethia Lawrence, Victoria McDonald, Carolyn Robinson, Brittney Seay and Cynthia Stephens - Be a Smart Kid! Newsletter

Written Press Release- 1st - Saundra Raines - Vegetables: Sample the Rainbow!

Community Partnership Award - Layne Langley

School Wellness Award - Layne Langley

Human Development/Family Relationships Award – Valerie Vincent

Dean Don Felker Financial Management Award – Diane Uzzle and Elizabeth Bryan

Family Health & Wellness – Layne Langley

Florence Hall Award– Layne Langley

LEAFCS Scholarship Recipient – Emilia Clement

Betty Jane Fairchild Award – Becky Gautreaux

Maxine Reeves Memorial Award– Diane Uzzle

Distinguished Service Award – Diane Uzzle

Continued Excellence Award – Mandy Armentor

The new officers include: President – Robin Landry; President-elect – Brittney Seay; Past President/Historian – Carolyn Robinson; Vice President Awards and Recognition – Karen Jones; Vice President Public Affairs – Alethia Lawrence; Vice President Member Resources – Saundra Raines; Vice President Professional Development – Layne Langley; Secretary – Becky Gautreaux; Treasurer – Mandy Armentor; Parliamentarian – Tiffany Williams; Region Directors – Cathy Agan and Kylee Brown and Alternate Region Directors – Terri Crawford and Sandra May.

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