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The Rapides Parish 4-H Achievement Day was held March 28, 2014 at the State Evacuation Shelter. Over 250 Rapides Parish 4-H members took part in knowledge and skilled based testing that enabled the members to earn 4-H Honor Roll awards in a variety of subject matter areas. Some of the subjects in which 4-H members demonstrated their knowledge and skills included ATV and Outdoor skills, nutrition, citizenship, photography, horticulture judging and insect identification.
4-H members who took part in the traditional 4-H Penny Queen and King fund-raiser were named to the parish 4-H Royalty Court at the recent 4-H Achievement Day. Lacee of Ball Elementary was crowned Parish 4-H Queen while Dylan of Mary Goff Elementary was crowned Parish 4-H King. (see image)
Mr. Pat Peterman, a local farmer, nominated the Rapides Parish 4-H Youth Development program as a recipient of Monsanto’s “America’s Farmers Grow Communities”. The local 4-H Club program received a monetary award to support the 4-H youth summer camping program. Pictured here are: Megan Tassin-Teen Leader president; Silas Cecil-4-H agent; Austin Dick-4-H Foundation President; Richard Billings-Police Jury President; James, “Pat” Peterman-local farmer; and Terry Washington-LSU AgCenter county agent. (see image)