St. James Parish 4-H'ers were able to participate recently in the 2011 4-H Bicycle Rodeo at Lutcher Park. 4-H'ers were able to test themselves on bicycle safety and test their bike handling skills on an obstacle course. The 4-H'ers bicycles were also checked for safety equipment.
The day began with a welcome from 4-H agent, Kenneth J. Guidry. 4-H'ers led the opening exercises. After the Bicycle Rodeo events, awards were presented to 4-H winners in each age group. Most of the 4-H'ers then took a bike hike to Sonic in Gramercy, where they enjoyed some great food and friendship.
The Bicycle Rodeo could not have been put on without help of volunteer leaders and Junior Leaders. Junior Leaders helping out were Charles Hidalgo, Lamy Guidry, Hannah Guidry, Peyton Bourgeois, Kayla Sherman, Lauren Sherman, Laynie Arceneaux, Kendricks Williams, Rebekah Taylor, Abby White and Allen White. Adult leaders were: Wendy Zeller and Sherete White.
Winners of the Bicycle Rodeo were: 4th Grade
1st Place - Taitin Levet, Paulina Elementary
2nd Place - Ashley Babin, Paulina Elementary
3rd Place - Drake Boudwin, Science and Math Academy5th Grade
1st Place - Remy Lodrigues, St. Peter Chanel
2nd Place - Hunter Zeller, Paulina Elementary
3rd Place - Nykeisha Ricard, Gramercy Elementary
Honorable Mention - Jesse White, St. James Community Club6th Grade
1st Place - Katy Roussel, St. James Community Club
2nd Place - Logan Roussel, Gramercy Elementary
3rd Place - Noah Vicknair, Paulina Elementary7th Grade
1st Place - Victoria Rocquin, St. James Community club
2nd Place - Peyton Bourgeois, Lutcher High School
3rd Place - Kayla Zeringue, Lutcher High School