Jefferson Teens Attend 2012 4-H University

Chantel J. Williams, Gauthier, Ann

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Five Jefferson Parish teens participated in the annual State 4-H University held in late June on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. Over 1300 4-H members from across Louisiana spent several days in Baton Rouge participating in state level competition or receiving intensive training in selected subject areas, such as Forensics, Food and Fitness, and Citizenship. Jefferson Parish participants included: Matthew Victoriano, Laura Melancon, and Hailey Castiglione from Fisher Middle/High School; Brooke Harper from East Jefferson High School; and Ke’Vonn Faulkner from Helen Cox High School. Matthew Victoriano was named Blue Ribbon Winner in the 4-H Has Talent Contest. Laura Melancon and Brooke Harper served as voting delegates from Jefferson Parish. Accompanying the group were Ann Gauthier and Chantel Williams, LSU Ag Center Extension Agents and Volunteer Leader Ellie Melancon.

4-H University is one part of the LSU Ag Center’s 4-H Youth Development Program, which is designed to teach young people valuable life skills by involving them in educational projects and service activities. Throughout its history the program has sought to help young people and their families improve their quality of life. 4-H University is open to 4-H members age 13 and older. It is conducted in June of each year and includes competitive and non-competitive educational opportunities. For more information about this or other 4-H Youth Development Programs, call 504-736-6519.

Photo: Left to Right Front Row: Hailey Castiglione, Brooke Harper, Laura Melancon, Ke’Vonn Faulkner. Second Row: 4-H Agents Ann Gauthier and Chantel Williams. Not pictured: Ellie Melancon and Matthew Victoriano.

7/18/2012 7:15:02 PM
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