In this article:
|4-H Achievement Day|
|4-H Awards and Recognition|
|4-H Camp – Overnight adventure for current 4th-6th grade 4-H members - $175.00 fee; additional purchases available|
|4-H Citizenship/Community Service Projects|
|4-H Culinary Arts Contest (For 4th-12th Grade)|
|4-H Dairy Poster Contest|
|4-H Leadership Opportunities|
|4-H People’s Choice Photo Contest|
|4-H Record Books due March 31, 2022|
|4-H University – Overnight adventure for current 8th-12th grade 4-H members - Fees to be determined|
|4-H Update Podcast|
|Calendar of Events|
|Healthy Living Lesson: Eat More Whole Grains!|
|How do I join the St. Charles Parish 4-H Program?|
|Join a 4-H Community Club|
|Louisiana 4-H Emerald Achievement Award – Award Application for 4-H members 14 years and older by January 1|
|Louisiana 4-H Golden Clover Award – Award Application for 4-H members under 14 years of age by January 1|
|March to your own beat with 4-H!|
|Monthly Mental Health Quote|
|Save the Dates – Summer 4-H Activities|
|Save the Dates for Parish 4-H Events|
|Save the Dates for Summer!|
|St. Charles Parish 4-H Foundation Scholarship – Scholarship Application for graduating senior 4-H members|
|St. Charles Parish 4-H Scott Foundation Scholarship – Scholarship Application for graduating senior 4-H members|
|St. Charles Parish 4-H Spotlight|
|Stay Updated with St. Charles Parish 4-H News|
|Things to do for 4-H in March|
|What happens after I join 4-H?|
This year 4-H Achievement Day is scheduled on the evening of April 20, 2022. This event will be by invitation only to 4-H members who have received enough points for participation in parish 4-H contests and events this year. More information will be in the April newsletter.
There are several award opportunities this month for 4-H members. List your participation in the 4-H Awards and Recognition Section (Section 4) of your 4-H Portfolio.
This 4-day, 3-night overnight adventure is held July 25-28, 2022 at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, La. Campers will select a fun, hands-on, educational track for the week. They will enjoy recreational activities including swimming, line dancing, canoeing, archery, and more. Please feel free to contact the 4-H Agent with any questions. Applications are due to the LSU AgCenter 4-H Office along with a deposit. Application deadline: March 25, 2022
Use your hands to larger service by participating in 4-H Service Projects. List your activities in the 4-H Citizenship/Community Service Section (Section 3) of your Portfolio.
Read the newsletter for more details on each of these projects. If you need verification of service hours for another organization, contact the 4-H Agent.
This year we would like to encourage all 4-H members to participate in at least one culinary arts contest. These contests are intended to help our 4-H members grow in their cooking experience and skill level while enjoying quality time with families who assist them with the safety rules and sharing of traditional family recipes. This year the 4-H Culinary Arts contest will be split into 3 submission dates. Members will bring 2 servings of their dish on the designated day and times to the St. Charles Parish LSU AgCenter Office. Members will also need to complete the 4-H Culinary Arts Registration Form by the submission date to be considered for judging. All rules are posted on the online registration form.
Submission dates for our
2021-2022 Culinary Arts Contests are as follows:
March 23, 2022
Note: First place winners in all categories will be invited to the Southeast Region 4-H Culinary Arts Contest on May 10, 2022. More information to come to those individual members.
4-H members will be allowed to bring 2 servings of their dish in a sealed, non-returnable
container on the date specified between 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish LSU
AgCenter Office, which is located at 453 Spruce Street in Norco, La. (See online form for
specific rules and details for the event.)
Rules for the 4-H Dairy Poster Contest are as follows: (Entries are due to 4-H School Leader or 4-H Office by March 31, 2022. If submitting to 4-H Office, call 985-785-4473 to schedule drop off. No late entries will be accepted.)
St. Charles Parish 4-H is offering the following leadership opportunities this month. List your participation in these activities in the 4-H Leadership (Section 2) of your 4-H Portfolio.
Congratulations to all 4-H’ers who participated in the 4-H Photography Contest. Take time to vote for your favorites on our St. Charles Parish 4-H Facebook page. Voting will take place March 21, 2022 through 12:00 noon on March 25, 2022. Good luck!
Throughout this year 4th – 12th grade 4-H members are encouraged to complete a 4-H Portfolio, which focuses on record-keeping skills and is helpful when completing award, scholarship, and future job applications. Prizes or opportunities will be awarded to top members who complete the 4-H Portfolio. In addition to completing your 4-H Story and the other sections of the 4-H Portfolio, read the newsletter for opportunities to list in your 4-H Portfolio this year. Download a Digital Version of the 4-H Portfolio to begin working.
4-H Record Books (which is your 4-H Portfolio plus your 4-H project book) are due March 31, 2022 to your 4-H Club Leader. No late entries will be accepted. This year 4-H members will be awarded prizes based on completion of your 4-H Record Book. For every level that you complete, you will receive a 4-H prize for that level for the chance to achieve 5 prizes for completing Level 5. If you have questions, I recommend that you watch a recording about Rockin’ Your 4-H Records uploaded to your 4-H Google Classroom or Microsoft Team. *Quality 4-H Records will be considered for 4-H Achievement Day and State Contest Awards
|Levels||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4||Level 5|
|Sections and Pages||Section 1 (Personal Data and 4-H and You)||Level 1 and Section 6 (My 4-H Story)||Level 1-2 and at least 5 entries in any of Sections 2- 5 (List as much as you can in these sections.)||Level 1-3 and Section 7 (4-H Photos & Supporting Materials)||Level 1-4, Section 8 (4-H Project Focus), and your 4- H Project Book (or 4-H Project Record Sheet for 6th-12th graders) List your progress in Section 8, even if you didn’t complete your 4-H Portfolio|
|Prize Awarded for Level Completion||Level 1 Prize||Level 1-2 prizes||Levels 1-3 prizes||Levels 1-4 prizes|
4-H University features state-wide contests and more for 8th-12th grade 4-H members. 4-H University has a multitude of contests and opportunities for youth. If interested in participating and/or receiving more information, complete the online interest application by March 25, 2022.
Join the 4-H Agent and other 4-H’ers and volunteers throughout St. Charles Parish by viewing our 4-H Update Podcasts. The 4-H Update Podcast will feature music requested by your 4-H peers, the 4-H Agent reviewing the upcoming 4-H events, an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section, and/or interviews with 4-H members, leaders, or volunteers. Podcast videos will be posted on your school 4-H club Google Classroom or your 4-H Community Club Microsoft Team. To request music or ask questions to be featured in the Podcast, complete the 4-H Update Podcast Form.
1: LSU AgCenter Office Closed
4: 4-H Night with the Pelicans
5: 4-H Trash Bash
23: 4-H Culinary Arts Contest Submission (Seafood); 4-H Jr. Leader Club Meeting
31: 4-H Record Books due (portfolios and project books)
1: Horse Possession Date
12: 4-H Jr. Leader Club Meeting
15: LSU AgCenter Office Closed
20: 4-H Achievement Day
10: 4-H Regional Culinary Arts Contest
21-24: 4-H University
25-28: 4-H Camp
This year we will be doing some activities from the Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness curriculum. This month we will focus on eating more whole grains. At your club meeting or at home, try the activity below to learn more.
Healthy Living Activity
This month’s lesson is about making half your grains whole. To
see whether or not the foods you are eating are whole grain, we
want you to be a detective. Check out the Nutrition Facts Label
and find the ingredients. If the item you are eating is whole
wheat, it should say “Whole Wheat.” If the item you are eating is
not whole wheat, it may say something like “enriched wheat,”
“enriched flour,” or “white rice flour,” just as some examples.
Check out some of the grains in your pantry. Look at the nutrition
label. Are you making half of your grains whole? If not, how can
you incorporate more whole grains?
Reflect on Choosing More Whole Grains
When we eat whole grains, we get the benefits of the fiber, vitamins, and minerals of the grain. Enriched grains are processed and remove these nutrients in the process. Fiber is healthy – it helps us move food through our bodies, keeps our digestive system working well and decreases the risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Now check out those same grains in your pantry. Look at the
nutrition label. Try to find those grains that have high dietary
fiber. Are those the same that are whole or enriched wheat?
All students K-12th grade have an opportunity to join a 4-H Club. You may join your school club and/or a community club. Yes, you can be a member of more than one 4-H club. These are a few tips on how to join a 4-H club.
Complete and submit a
4-H Enrollment Form
See 4-H Club Leader for Form.
Pay 4-H Club Dues
See 4-H Club Leader for club dues amount and payment methods.
Submit Any Other Forms
See 4-H Club Leader for any
additional forms needed to join
As we continue to rebuild St. Charles Parish, we are in the process of planning for events for our 4-H Community Clubs. There are 5 St. Charles Parish 4-H Community Clubs that you can join. Each community club focuses on a specific project-related area. At this time, we are asking for interested students to contact the 4-H Office if you are interested in joining any of the 4-H community clubs listed. Yes, you may be in more than one community club in addition to your 4-H club at school.
For more information or to join any of the project clubs listed below, please contact the St. Charles Parish LSU AgCenter (4-H) Office at 985-785-4473 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: Due to the effects of Hurricane Ida, the only project club actively participating this year is the 4-H Jr. Leader Club. However, we are still taking names of interested students who would like more information to join these clubs at the start of next school year.
This award is to recognize senior 4-H members on the state level for their outstanding achievement in 4-H. Members must be at least 14 years old by January 1 of this school year to apply. This is a one-time achievement award. Contact the 4-H Agent for application. Application deadline: April 1, 2022
This award is to recognize junior 4-H members on the state level for their outstanding achievement in 4-H. Members must be under 14 years of age by January 1 of this school year and have at least 2 years of 4-H to apply. This is a one-time achievement award. Contact 4-H Agent for application. Application deadline: April 1, 2022
One of the great things about 4-H is that you get the chance to try new things and learn more about you! That’s right! Take time to try something new and challenge yourself to become the best version of yourself by marching to your own beat along with your 4-H family. Talk to your friends and consider hanging out with us at 4-H Camp or 4-H University this summer! The opportunities in 4-H are endless. All you have to do is take that first step toward the march to making your best better!
Each month we will highlight a quote recommended by the Louisiana 4-H Citizenship Board to address our mental health. Set aside some time to take deep breaths and think about this: “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” – Nelson Mandela
We are happy to announce that 4-H Camp is moving back to Camp Grant Walker this year as we celebrate 100 years of 4-H Camping at the facility. As you are planning your new 2022 year, consider saving these dates for summer 4-H activities:
4-H Summer Camp at Camp Grant Walker for 4th-6th graders of the 2021-2022 school year
July 25 – 28, 2022
Applications are due March 25, 2022 to the St. Charles Parish LSU AgCenter Office. Check your Google Classroom for more information and applications.
4-H University at LSU for 8th-12th graders of the 2021-2022 school year
June 21-24, 2022
Online Interest Applications are due March
25, 2022. Check your Google Classroom or
Microsoft Team for more information and a
link to the online interest application.
St. Charles Parish 4-H hosts major parish events open to all 4-H members. Attendance will be taken at all events. Participation in multiple events will increase opportunities for awards presented at 4-H Achievement Day. Please save the dates and be on the lookout for more information regarding these events in the monthly newsletter.
4-H Trash Bash
Civic Engagement Program on March 5, 2022
4-H Achievement Day
Awards Recognition Program
*by invitation only
April 20, 2022
June 21-24, 2022
(for 8th-12th grade members)
July 25-28, 2022
(for 4th-6th grade members)
Graduating senior 4-H members may apply for the St. Charles Parish 4-H Foundation scholarship for continuing education. Those members who applied for the Louisiana 4-H Foundation Scholarships will already be entered for this scholarship. Contact 4-H Agent for application. Application deadline: April 1, 2022
Graduating St. Charles Parish senior 4-H members may apply for the Scott Foundation Scholarship for continuing education. This application is different from the Louisiana 4-H Foundation scholarship application. Please contact the 4-H Agent for application. Application deadline: April 1, 2022
Congratulations to all participants! Awards will be distributed at 4-H club meetings.
Parish 4-H Contest Results:
Beef Poster Contest: (K-3): 1st: Kailyn Jordan (ESE), 2nd: Beau Kimble (ESE), 3rd: Micah Taliancich (ESE),
Blue: Akira Suitt (ESE), Cydney Mire (ESE), Emery Perrilloux (ESE), Green: Kaleb Agbobli (ESE), Ziva
Carmouche (ESE), Sadie Hamilton (ESE), Samuel Keiser (ESE), Kash Mitchell (ESE), Aaliyah Populis
(ESE), Autumn Smith (ESE), Brooklyn Varuso (ESE), Kinzlea Williams (ESE); (4-6): 1st: MacKenzie
Bellanger (LWE), 2nd: Lillian Vial (ESE), 3rd: Leah Lacoste (ESE), Blue: Paige Galloway (ESE), Leilani
Wilson (ESE), Jeremey Guidry (ESE), Green: Audrey Cody (ESE), Zackery Harcourt (ESE), Lewis Logan
(ESE), Ryder Maxie (ESE), Evelyn Orellana (ESE), Emma Perret (ESE), Aydenn Populis (ESE), Rhyan
Rodriguez (ESE), Kameron Sears (ESE), Zoe Torres (ESE), Keviana White (ESE), Eleanor Zafirau (ESE); (7-
9): 1st: Ethan Bellanger (JBM); 4-H Culinary Arts Contest: (**denotes outstanding dish award)Egg:
Appetizer/Salad: 1st: MacKenzie Bellanger (LWE), Dessert:1st: Ethan Bellanger (JBM)**, Main Dish: 1st:
Michael Love (DHS/JL); Poultry: Chicken: 1st: Michael Love (DHS/JL)**, 2nd : Lee Arcement, Jr. (HHS/JL),
3rd: Ethan Bellanger (JBM), Blue: Nollie Arcement (LWE), Processed Poultry: 1st: Christine Thomas
(SCB), 2nd: MacKenzie Bellanger (LWE), Sugar: Pies: 1st: Coralyn Young (RJV)**, Candy: 1st: Michael
Love (DHS/JL), Cakes: 1st: MacKenzie Bellanger (LWE), 2nd: Leilani Wilson (ESE), Cookies: 1st: Ethan
Bellanger (JBM), 2nd: Christine Thomas (SCB); 4-H Photography Contest: Landscape: (K-3): 1st: Beau
Kimble (ESE), (4-6): 1st: Coralyn Young (RJV), 2nd: Rhyan Rodriguez (ESE), 3rd: MacKenzie Bellanger
(LWE), (7-8): 1st: Ethan Bellanger (JBM), 2nd: Jordyn Lewis (RKS), People: (K-3): 1st: Beau Kimble (ESE),
(4-6): 1st: MacKenzie Bellanger (LWE), 2nd: Isabella Leblanc (RKS), (7-8): 1st: Ethan Bellanger (JBM),
Animals: (K-3): 1st: Beau Kimble (ESE), (4-6): 1st: Ciaralyn Coleman (LWE), 2nd: MacKenzie Bellanger
(LWE), (7-8): 1st: Ethan Bellanger (JBM), 2nd: Jordyn Lewis (RKS), Still Life: (K-3): 1st Beau Kimble (ESE),
(4-6): 1st: MacKenzie Bellanger (LWE), 2nd: Isabella Leblanc (RKS), 3rd: Ciaralyn Coleman (LWE), Blue:
Harrison Broussard (SCB), (7-8): 1st: Ethan Bellanger (JBM), 2nd: Jordyn Lewis (RKS)
This year St. Charles Parish 4-H is providing several venues for 4-H members and families to stay updated with 4-H News.
St. Charles Parish
LSU AgCenter Website
Visit this page and click on the 4-H tab for articles and updates including 4-H newsletters, contests, and upcoming opportunities
St. Charles 4-H Facebook Page
Like or Follow this page for daily
posts, updates, and resources
St. Charles 4-H Instagram @scp4h Follow us on Instagram for highlights and announcements
Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams
Many school clubs will use Google
Classroom to communicate with
their 4-H’ers. Our parish 4-H
Community Clubs and members-at-large club will use Microsoft Teams
to communicate with 4-H‘ers. See
your 4-H Club Leader for
information on how to gain access
to these communication tools.
Each month 4-H’ers will be provided with a list of upcoming opportunities on a parish, regional, state, and/or national level. Contact the 4-H Agent or visit the St. Charles Parish LSU AgCenter Website under “4-H Youth Development” for all rules, applications, and more information.
Attend Monthly Meetings
Participate in meetings (face-to-face or virtually)
Read 4-H Newsletters
Bring the newsletters home or show your parents online for more opportunities, contests, and more!
Participate in 4-H Activities
Participate in 4-H activities within your club, community, country, and world
Communicate with 4-H Leader
Stay updated with meeting dates and 4-H activities and opportunities