Year Inducted: 2010
David Saucier has been involved in 4-H for 38 years as a club member, parent, leader, teacher, school principal, advisory board member and foundation board member. As an educator, his educational philosophy was “everything I do in the classroom is going to connect with 4-H.” As a school principal at Ringgold Elementary, he met with each and every 4-H member to guide them in completing their project books. Club members at his school had the highest project completion rate in the parish and were also recipients of awards for outstanding club meetings and community service. Some of his clubs’ significant accomplishments include implementing the first school Veteran’s Day program that is now conducted in all 10 parish schools, collecting $7,000 in pennies to purchase school playground equipment and organizing the first 4-H school garden in the parish. As a result of his leadership, his school received the School of Exemplary Academic Achievement Award for 2006-2007. Since his retirement, Mr. Saucier has continued to serve 4-H by organizing and serving as leader of the Horse Club and by serving as member of the Advisory Leadership Council and of the Bienville Parish 4-H Foundation Board. David Saucier has received numerous volunteer awards including Outstanding Louisiana 4-H Leader and the trip to National 4-H Congress.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture