2019 Lincoln Parish 4-H Achievement Day

Lee Ann Fields, Simmons, Amanda  |  5/17/2019 2:09:06 PM

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Austin Barmore, Choudrant Elementary 5th grader, received a door prize at the Lincoln Parish 4-H Achievement Day.

The LSU AgCenter was proud to host over 200 Lincoln Parish 4-H members, leaders, parents, and volunteers as they learned to “Be SAFE To Be Super” at the 2019 Lincoln Parish 4-H Achievement Day held April 4, 2019, at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center. 4-H members from 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 “Be SAFE”. We were honored to have Deputy Eldred Hardison, from the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, as our guest speaker. He gave tips about being SAFE to the 4-H members and even did some dancing with them.

The annual Lincoln Parish 4-H Awards Program was held that afternoon for the 2018-19 school year. The awards and recognition recipients are as follows:

Best 4-H Club Banner – Lincoln Preparatory Elem.; Best 4-H Club T-shirt Handmade – Lincoln Preparatory Elem.; Best 4-H Club T-shirt Printed – Ruston Jr. High; Best 4-H Club Song – Lincoln Preparatory Elem.; Best 4-H Club Yell – Choudrant Elem.; Best 4-H Club Scrapbook – I. A. Lewis; Best 4-H Club Meetings – Ruston Elem.; Best Club Programs – Cypress Springs Elem.; Outstanding Club Event – Choudrant Elementary; Outstanding Community Service – I.A. Lewis; Outstanding 4-H Club Marketing – Ruston Elem.; Outstanding 4-H Club – Ruston Elem.; Outstanding New Adult 4-H Leader – Ashley Dunlap – Cypress Springs Elem. and Katelynne Levesque – I.A. Lewis; Outstanding Adult 4-H Leader – Kate Henriques – Ruston Elem.; Quiz Bowl Champion - Ruston High; Friend of 4-H Award – Steven Skipper; Louisiana State 4-H Emerald Achievement Award – Jake White – Ruston High; Outstanding Junior 4-H Member – Jackson Garcia – I.A. Lewis; Outstanding 4-H Jr. Leader – Jessica Johnston – Ruston High; Outstanding Sr. 4-H Member - Jake White – Ruston High; Louisiana State 4-H Parish Scholarship – Jake White – Ruston High; Scott Tractor 4-H Scholarship – Tommy Byrnside – Ruston High, Lauren Tinsley – Ruston High, Jake White – Ruston High; Louisiana State 4-H Foundation Joe Walters Family Scholarship – Jessica Johnston – Ruston High; Outstanding 4-H Club Officers - President – Sage Tolar – Ruston Elem., Vice President – Ben Wages – Cypress Springs Elem., Secretary – Annie Stevens– Ruston Elem., Treasurer – Mattie Stephens – Choudrant Elem., Reporter – Massy Ingram – I.A. Lewis, Photographer – Asia Gahagan – I. A. Lewis, Parliamentarian – Lily Tatum – Cypress Springs Elem., Recreation Leader – Ivy Collinsworth – Choudrant Elem., Jr. Leader Officer – Allyson Martin – Ruston High.

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, “Are You Super SAFE” Assessment.” Lincoln Parish 4-H graduating seniors received State 4-H Honor Cords and Service Awards.Lincoln Parish 4-H also recognized the hard work and dedication the adult 4-H Leaders and Volunteers put into the 4-H program this year. They are extremely appreciated for the great example they set for the youth of Lincoln Parish. Lincoln Parish 4-H received support from some generous sponsors for the awards given to the deserving 4-H members, clubs, and volunteers. We would like to thank the following sponsors: Skip Russell State Farm Ins., Rosy Bromell with Bromell Agency Inc., Robert Temple State Farm Ins., and E. Luke Madden with New York Life.

The service learning project for Lincoln Parish 4-H this year focused on cancer awareness. 4-H clubs in the parish collected “Coins for Cancer” to be donated to St. Jude. Lincoln Parish 4-H Clubs collected over $2000 for this cause. As you can see – with Lincoln Parish 4-H - great success, knowledge, and fun will be achieved. If you would like to learn more about the Lincoln Parish 4-H program, please call 318-251-5134.

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