4-H'ers from across Iberia Parish were named blue ribbon winners in various contests on the evening of Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the final session of the LSU AgCenter's "4-H University" in Baton Rouge, LA.
More than 1,700 young people and hundreds more adult leaders and volunteers attended the event. Youth from across the state participated in the 4-H University events on the LSU campus June 17-20, which included competition for trips and prizes, educational activities, as well as the election of state 4-H officers and district representatives.
The gathering is one of the highlights for 4-H members in Louisiana. 4-H is the youth development program of the nation's land-grant university system and is a dynamic effort designed to help young people and their families improve their quality of life.
4-H'ers competed individually and as members of teams in more than 35 project areas, such as automotive care and driving skills, nutrition, computer science, engineering, fashion revue, public speaking and home environment.
Iberia had 8 state winners in 5 contests:
*Katie Magar, Iberia Home School-Environmental Conservation Illustrated Talk
*Ty Guillotte & Jon Segura, Catholic High School-Sports Broadcasting
*Andrew Picheloup, New Iberia Senior High Blake Boutte, Loreauville High-Forestry
*Alix Migues and Abby Songne, Loreauville High-Entomology Demo
*Madi Walet, Loreauville High-Wildlife Habitat Judging
Ten 4-H'ers were appointed to serve on state boards:
Congratulations to the following 4-H'ers:
State Citizenship Board:
*Baylee Louviere, New Iberia Senior High
*Jenna Guidry, Assembly Christian School
*Sydney Lancon, Highland Baptist Christian School
State Fashion Board:
*Hannah Byron, Loreauville High
*Hope Cochran, Assembly Christian School
State Food & Fitness Board:
*Andrew Picheloup, New Iberia Senior High
*Brittney Watson, Home Schoolers on the Teche
State Performing Arts Board:
*Kevin Arton, New Iberia Senior High
*Kristen Trahan, Assembly Christian School
State Science, Engineering Board:
*Jewel Guidry, Assembly Christian School
The Iberia Extension Office staff would like to thank the following leaders who attended 4-H University and assisted us during this event: Tommy Pollard, Jarrod Segura, Russell Steiner, Tim Phillips, Charlene Picheloup, Sheri Patout, Tracy Louviere, Tisha and Trent Broussard, Monique H. Sanchez, Thu Bui and Sheila Stein. We would like to thank all the parents, volunteers, leaders, and 4-H'ers for making this year's 4-H University a success.
If you are interested in finding out more about the 4-H program in Iberia Parish, please contact Bethany Edler or Christy Oliver at 369-4440 for more information.
For a complete list of winners and participants see the attached file.