St. Landry Parish 4-H club members had the opportunity to practice the life skill of being interviewed for a job on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, during the 4-H Job Interview Contest held at the Extension Office. Each 4-H'er was individually interviewed and rated according to personal appearance, poise, selection of attire, response to interview questions and personal resume by judges in each category.
4-H activities such as this afford the youngsters the development of self-confidence while participating in a mock job interview without the pressures of real job seeking.
Each contestant received a blue, red or white ribbon award. The overall winner in each category was awarded a bronze medal award. Judges for the competition were Lee Hampton, Jennifer Hebert, Cindy Noel, Gloria Nye and Gerald Roberts. Coordinating this event was 4-H agent, Lisa Benoit.
Overall winners are listed below: Boys (Grades 4-6)
James Antonio Charles, Park Vista ElementaryGirls (Grade 4)
Lauren Bainter, Opelousas Catholic Girls (Grade 5)
Olivia Paige Doucet, Opelousas Catholic Girls (Grade 6)
Rose Lanclos, Leonville Elementary Girls (Grades 9-12)
Allison Coussan, Northwest High