Lee Ann Fields, Simmons, Amanda
The LSU AgCenter was proud to host over 300 Lincoln Parish 4-H members, leaders, parents, and volunteers as they learned “Be 4-H Fit – Practice Fitness” at the 2017 Lincoln Parish 4-H Achievement Day held May 11, 2017, at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center. 4-H members from 13 schools throughout Lincoln Parish took part in various activities, which included the 4-H quiz bowl, 4-H club song, yell, banner, and t-shirt contests, and a test was given on fitness. The theme, “Be 4-H Fit – Practice Fitness”, was carried out through the day with “Fit Bit”, the 2016/2017 Lincoln Parish 4-H hamster mascot there to help. We were honored to have Dr. Vicky Green and Elizabeth Bryan, both with the LSU AgCenter, as our guest speakers. They conducted fun, educational fitness stations with the 4-H members and volunteers that got them moving.
The Annual Lincoln Parish 4-H Awards Program was held that afternoon with many awards and much recognition being presented for the 2016-17 school year. The awards and recognition recipients are as follows:
Best 4-H Club Banner – Choudrant Elementary; Best 4-H Club T-shirt Handmade – Ruston Elementary; Best 4-H Club T-shirt Printed – Ruston Elementary; Best 4-H Club Song – Choudrant Elementary; Best 4-H Club Yell – Ruston Elementary; Best 4-H Club Scrapbook – Cedar Creek Elementary; Best 4-H Club Meetings – Ruston Elementary; Outstanding Club Event – Choudrant Elementary; Outstanding Community Service – Cedar Creek Elementary; Outstanding 4-H Club – Cedar Creek Elementary; Outstanding Junior 4-H Member – Jackson Lowery – A. E. Phillips; Name the 4-H Mascot Award – Daniel Atassi – Cypress Springs – hamster – “Fit Bit”; Name the 4-H Newsletter Contest – Alex Atassi – Ruston Jr. High – “Lincoln Parish 4-H Newsletter”; Outstanding Adult 4-H Leader – Shauna Vallery – Cedar Creek Elementary; Outstanding New Adult Leader – Kate James – Ruston Elementary; Quiz Bowl Champion - Ruston Jr. High; State 4-H Key Club Award – Chase Echols – Choudrant High, Kyler Hughes – Ruston High, Zack Skipper – D'arbonne Woods Charter; State 4-H Award of Excellence – Valerie Chatellier - Choudrant Elementary; State 4-H Honey Bee Essay – 2nd Place – Moriah Jackson – Ruston Jr. High; Friend of 4-H Award – Jessica Hughes; Louisiana State 4-H Parish Scholarship – Abigail Simmons – Ruston High; Scott Tractor 4-H Scholarship – Gariandra Dupree – Ruston High, Abigail Simmons – Ruston High; 4-H Senior Honor Cord Recipients – Gariandra Dupree – Ruston High, Abigail Simmons – Ruston High; Outstanding 4-H Club Officers - President – Preslea St. Andre – Ruston Elementary, Vice President – Jack Bell – Cedar Creek Elementary, Secretary – Zoey Venters – Cedar Creek Elementary, Treasurer – Baily Anne Adams – Cedar Creek Elementary, Reporter – Julianne Ensminger – Cedar Creek Elementary, Photographer – Trent Baker – Choudrant Elementary, Parliamentarian – Valerie Chatellier – Choudrant Elementary. Lincoln Parish 4-H Silver Clover Club Awards went to: Cypress Springs 4-H, Choudrant High 4-H, Simsboro Elementary 4-H, and Wildflower Montessori 4-H.
Lincoln Parish 4-H Livestock competitors were recognized. Lincoln Parish 4-H Shooting Sports Club members were recognized. Numerous Lincoln Parish 4-H members received awards for Beef, Dairy, and Black History poster contests and high scores on the 4-H Achievement Day Fitness Test. Lincoln Parish 4-H also recognized the hard work and dedication the adult 4-H
As you can see – with Lincoln Parish 4-H - great success, knowledge, and fun will be achieved.