4-H Officer/Leader Training was held Saturday October 25th at Belle Chasse Primary School in Belle Chasse. Jefferson Parish participants from the Eastbank included: Dawn Gautreaux, Nialejia Nicolle Nunnery from Lutheran High School; Ariyanna Mcnabb, Tara Thomas, Zinab Yousaf from Chateau Estates Elementary; Katie Maise from Junior Leader Club; Eduardo Paternostro, Marilyn Pati, Kamryn Roane, Veronica Suazo, Hannah Withrow, Olivia Sonnier, Julian Simmons, Laura Smith from Patrick Taylor Academy; Shane Salvant, Cy Salvant, from NOLA Homeschoolers; Ethan Bunny, Jordan Pembo, Starlynn Neil from Airline Park Academy; James Manganello, Sierra Hardy from Audubon Elementary; Angelyna Saavedra, J Dell Jackson III, Kyle Kuntz, Bianca Marin, from Clancy-Maggiore Academy; Debbie Gissel (Leader), Micah Jeansonne, Devin Hymel, Abby Segretto, Jacop Cisneros, from Kenner Discovery Elementary; Reagan Ordoyne, Emily Lamkin, Caleb Savoie, Ava Benfiglio, Katie Lagos from Metairie Academy; Karen Rihner (Leader), Brenda Dubourg (Leader), Siddharth Nepal, Hanna Okoth, Daniel Lau, Kenneth Fuentes, from J. D. Meisler Middle School.
Westbank participants included: Krista Nittmann (Leader), Sarah Collins, Kauren Cotton, Zoie Balser, Hope Hebert, Makayla Bloom from Concordia Lutheran School; Rachel Faili (Leader), Joscelyn Castilla, Nyeirr Earls from Word of Life Academy; Ellis Hughes, India Coleman, Tanjana Jackson, from Lincoln Elementary; Tasia Jordan, Jakala Randall, from St. Cletus; Serenity Gordon from Leo Kerner. Other adults attending the training were Lori Maise, Julie Boyd (Agent), and Chantel J Williams (Agent).
Calling all 4-H Chefs! It’s time for the Jefferson Parish 4-H Commodity Cookery Contest. Divisions include:Egg Cookery, Seafood Cookery, Ground Beef Cookery, Poultry Cookery, Sugar Cookery. The first contest will be held within your 4-H Club. Your club leader will announce the contest date and time. Blue Award winners from the club contests and Mail-Box Member will be eligible to participate in the Parish Commodity Cookery Contest in early 2015. This is a great time to try your hand at cooking! You will also learn about nutrition and safe food handling. There is an Ambassador (Public Speaking) component at the parish level. Rules will be provided at your club meeting. Mail-Box Members will receive contest rules with their monthly newsletter.
The Louisiana 4-H Foundation sponsors three special awards to recognize outstanding individual project work. These awards are the Louisiana 4-H Foundation Award of Excellence for Junior 4-H Members, 4-H Key Club Award for Senior members, and the 4-H Honor Cord for graduating 4-H members. The Louisiana 4-H Foundation Award of Excellence has the following requirements: Must be under 14 years of age by January 1, 2014. Must have at least two years of 4-H club work, including award year. Must score at least 100 points on the application and scorecard. 4-H Key Club Award requirements include: Must be 16 years of age by January 1, 2014. Must have 3 years of 4-H Club work and at least one year of active Junior Leadership work. · Must score at least 140 points on the application and scorecard. The 4-H Honor Cord has the following requirements: · Must be a graduating senior. · Must have three years of 4-H club work in high school. Must have participated in at least one state sponsored 4-H Program within the last 3 years. Must complete required application form. The 4-H Honor Cord has the following requirements: Must be a graduating senior. Must have three years of 4-H club work in high school. Must have participated in at least one state sponsored 4-H Program within the last 3 years. ·Must complete required application form. The deadline for application submission for these awards is January 10, 2015. All applications are available in the 4-H Office. Call 504- 736-6519. The deadline for application submission for these awards is January 10, 2015. All applications are available in the 4-H Office. Call 504- 736-6519.