St. Helena 4-H'ers participated in fun and educational activities from October to December in 2014.
In October, 5th and 6th grade 4-H officers participated in the St. Helena Homecoming parade and also performed community service.
National 4-H Science Day 'Rockets to the Rescue' was an exciting, interactive learning experience. Rockets to the Rescue took place on October 8, 2014 at St. Helena Arts and Technology Academy. The 5th grade 4-H club members were able to build and launch their own rockets and learn about rocket science and aerospace engineering.
On October 16, 4-H 7th-12th graders were able to attend the Washington Parish Fair in Franklinton, La. At this event youth learned about exhibits of cut flowers, homemaking, livestock and agricultural products.
St. Helena 4-H'ers visited a pumpkin patch and received approximately 20 to 30 minutes of instruction on how pumpkins are grown. Youth also saw a hands-on demonstration on pumpkin carving with instructions on how to safely carve their pumpkins when they got home.
Washington, Tangipahoa and St. Helena 4-H'ers attended the annual Shooting Sports Day on November 1. St. Helena had five 4-H'ers participate in this event. Youth learned about ATV safety, archery, air rifles and other areas of shooting.
At Challenge Camp, November 11-13, youth had the opportunity to stay two nights and experience group living in the outdoors and what it was like to be away from home.
Southern University's Agricultural Research and Extension Center kicked off Club Recruitment Day on December 9, 2014 at St. Helena College and Career Academy in Greensburg, Louisiana. Southern University Youth Development Agent Nicolette Gordon said, "There are three awesome clubs that we will implement at St. Helena College and Career Academy, and we can’t wait to get started in January!" The three clubs are iLead (Interactive Leaders Engaging and Advancing Democracy), OMG (Outstanding Mature Girlz), and Y.E.S. Teens (Youth Educational Support Teens) that will serve as a conduit to the Y.E.S. After School Program that is underway in St. Helena Parish's 5th District.
The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SUAREC) hosted its first ‘Santa’s Healthy Living Workshop’ following the annual Town of Greensburg Christmas Parade on Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Forest Festival Park in Greensburg. Young Christmas enthusiasts and parents created healthy and edible arts and crafts in an effort to promote healthy snacking habits. Nicolette Gordon was on hand to provide facts on all of the health benefits your body receives from eating healthy snacks.
|Jan 10||NASA, Stennis Space Center|
|Jan16||Honor Cords due|
|Jan 19||Office closed, MLK Day|
|Jan 22-24||District Livestock Show, St. Tammany|
|Feb 12-13||Regional Science Fair, SELU in Hammond|
|Feb 14-24||State Livestock Show, Lamar Dixon in Gonzales|
|Feb 17||Office closed, Mardi Gras|
Parish Cookery Contest
|Mar 5-7||Southern Livestock Show|