Lincoln Parish 4-H Talent Show

Lee Ann Fields  |  9/22/2017 7:35:43 PM

4-H is an amazing youth organization that offers youth the opportunity to showcase their variety of talents in so many diverse ways. One of the opportunities we offer Lincoln Parish 4-H Members is the opportunities to perform their talents. Each year we hold the Lincoln Parish 4-H Talent Contest. This year it was held on October 8, 2013 at the Methodist Children’s Home Chapel. In case you all didn’t know, we have some wonderfully talented youth in Lincoln Parish.

The 4-H Members that placed at the parish 4-H talent contest became eligible to enter the State Fair of Louisiana 4-H Share the Fun Talent Contest that will be held on October 26, 2013 in Shreveport. The youth that placed at the Lincoln Parish 4-H Talent Contest are as follows:

Jr. Dance (Ages 14 and Under)
1st place - Atesha Mayfield Group – Alma J. Brown Laboratory School
2nd place - Lauren Walters – Bethel Christian School

Jr. Vocal (Ages 14 and Under)
1st place - Anna-Katherine Thompson – Cedar Creek School
2nd place - Shaila Modest & Gracie Alexander – Ruston Elementary School
3rd place - Maggie Northcott & Amy Ambrose – Choudrant Elementary School

Jr. Instumental (Ages 14 and Under)
1st place - Ryan Priestly – Ruston Jr. High School
2nd place - Chanley Patterson – Cedar Creek School
3rd place - Lauren Osafo – Cedar Creek School

Jr. Other (Ages 14 and Under)
1st place - Carsyn Tolar – Cypress Springs Elementary School

Sr. Dance (Ages 15 and Over)
1st place - Vivian Ballard – Ruston High School

Sr. Vocal (Ages 15 and Over)
1st place - Caroline Perritt – Simsboro High School

Sr. Instumental (Ages 15 and Over)
1st place - Lane Brown – Ruston High School
2nd place - Johnanna Jiles – Choudrant High School

Mrs. Sandra Hart of Hart Associates and Mr. John Emory Jr. of Community Trust Bank served as judges for the Lincoln Parish
4-H Talent Contest. We thank these two judges for sharing their time and expertise with us and appreciate their support of the Lincoln Parish 4-H Youth Development Program. We are also very excited to announce that next year’s Lincoln Parish 4-H Talent Contest will be held at the Dixie Center for the Arts. We are looking so forward to our youth having the opportunity to perform their talents on an actual historical theater stage.

Lincoln Parish will also be represented in the State Fair of Louisiana 4-H Nutrition Quiz Bowl. Our Lincoln Parish teen 4-H members have formed a five member team to compete in this State Fair of Louisiana 4-H Quiz Bowl Competition. The members of the Lincoln Parish 4-H Nutrition Quiz Bowl team are Jamillia White from Choudrant High School, and Zoria Findley, Brynna Hooper, Aubrey Simmons, and Abigail Simmons form Ruston High School.

The youth involved in these 4-H events are brave and courageous. By participating in these 4-H events, they are learning vital life skills. They are working very hard preparing and studying. The talent contest participants have been practicing. The quiz bowl teams are holding practice sessions, studying publications and study guides to prepare for their competitions. We are very proud of our Lincoln Parish 4-H Youth. Please join us in congratulating them on their efforts, accomplishments and well deserved recognition.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the LSU AgCenter 4-H Youth Development Program please call the Lincoln Parish 4-H Office at 318-251-5134.

Amanda Simmons is the 4-H Agent in Lincoln Parish with the LSU AgCenter.

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