2024 Assumption Parish January/February 4-H Clover Chatter

Margo L. Castro, 4-H Extension Agent
Assumption Parish LSU AgCenter
119 Robin Street
Napoleonville, LA 70390
(985) 369-6386

Character Education Poster Contest

This contest is open to all 4-H members. The purpose of this poster contest is for 4-H’ers and their families to become more conscious about responsibility, respect, trustworthiness, fairness, citizenship and caring.

Rules are as follows:

  • Poster MUST BE of uniform size - 22"x 28" poster board only.
  • Do not attach anything to poster that is more than 1 inch thick.
  • Be sure to place name, grade and school on the back of the poster
  • in the upper right-hand corner.
  • A blue, red or white ribbon will be given to every 4-H’er that participates.

Division I - 4th, 5th, 6th grade
Division II - 7th, 8th, 9th grade
Division III - 10th, 11th,12th grade

Character Education Posters are due to the 4-H Office by February 9, 2024.

Monthly Lesson: Budgeting

Money is an important resource for everyone. It’s what we use to get the things we need and want.

Learning how to manage money is a very important life skill. Financial goals can help you get the things that are important to you.

Understanding different types of accounts and how to set up a budget are skills young people should learn early on to be successful in reaching goals in their future.

I Pledge My HEAD to clearer thinking,
My HEART to greater loyalty,
My HANDS to Larger Service,
My HEALTH to better Living,
For my club, My community, My country, And my world.

Demonstration Days – At Club Meetings

Demonstration events will include competition in the following:

  • Individual and/or team (4th-12th grade)
  • Agriculture (Horticulture)
  • General
  • Home Economics
  • Safety
  • Sports


  • Any 4-H’ers regardless of the project enrolled in.
  • A team must join with another 4-H’er to form a team of two.
  • All demonstrations must be at least 2 minutes and not to exceed 4 minutes for 4th - 6th graders. All 7th -12th demonstrations must be 4 minutes and not to exceed 6 minutes.
  • Demonstrations should include:
    4th-6th graders - 1 to 2 posters
    7th-12th graders - 2 to 4 posters

Sew with Cotton Contest

Sew with Cotton garments are due to the 4-H Office March 22, 2024.

Rules are as follows:

  • The Contest is open to all 4-H members (girls and boys) regardless of the projects enrolled in.
  • There will be four divisions:
    Division I – 4th grade
    Division II – 5th & 6th grade
    Division III – 7th & 8th grade
    Division IV – 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade

The Categories are:

  • Girls or Boys: Division I -Tote bag – 4th grade (No set pattern)
  • Girls & Boys: Division II 5th grade: chefs’ apron with pockets - 6th grade boxer shorts or pajama pants (Elastic waistband with side seam pockets optional, and no set pattern for boxer shorts.)
  • Girls: Division III - sportswear (complete outfit), school dress (or skirt & blouse)
  • Boys: Division III - sportswear (complete outfit), pants or shorts with shirt
  • Girls: Division IV - sportswear (complete outfit), school dress (or skirt & blouse), best dress Or
  • Boys: Division IV - sportswear (complete outfit), pants or shorts with shirt

Garment must be cotton, including interfacing, underlining, lining, tape, trimming, etc. - everything.
Except: thread may be dual duty polyester. Buttons may be of any suitable type. Ready-made belts (chain, leather, etc.)are acceptable.

Contestants will be judged on the construction of the garment.

The following placing will be given: a blue, a red and a white ribbon will be given in all divisions.

IMPORTANT!!!Items should be tagged with your name, grade, and school when they are turned in.

If you have any questions or need more information call Ms. Margo at the 4-H Office at 985-369-6386 or email at mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu.

Pet Look-a-Like Portrait Contest

  • PICTURES are due to 4-H Office by March 15, 2024. Pictures of entries may be emailed to mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu, or dropped in the drop box outside the 4-H Office. No larger than 8x10.
  • Photograph will be judged on how much the pet and 4-H’er look-a-like.
  • Label pictures or email with 4-H’ers name, grade, and school on back.

Categories: Birds, Cats, Dogs, Rabbits, Reptiles, and Any other

4-H Jr. Leadership Conference

Junior Leadership Conference will be held March 7 - 9, 2024

Junior Leadership Conference (JLC) will be a two-night camp held at Camp Grant Walker.

The camp is designed for potential leaders in your parish who are 14 years and older in grades 9th-12th. Sessions are developed and taught in 4 different subjects by the Executive Board members. JLC tracks provide participants with activities that they can bring back to their parish and implement. This year we also have opportunities for all participants to showcase their leadership backgrounds through roundtable sessions.

If interested contact Ms. Margo at 985-369-6386 before January 19, 2024.

Seafood, Rice, and Sugar Cookery Winners!

Seafood Cookery Results
Grand ChampionElla Aysen, MAL 8th and Kate Knight AHS, 12th

Category Winners:
Crawfish – Lani Charlet, PPMS, 5th
Shrimp Ella Aysen, MAL 8th and Kate Knight AHS, 12th


Rice Cookery Results

Grand Champion – Ella Aysen, MAL 8th

Category Winners:
Main Dish – Ella Aysen, MAL 8th
Side Dish – Molly Simoneaux, NMS 6th
Dessert Dish – Adalia Broussard, PPMS 6th


Sugar Cookery Results

Grand Champion – Molly Watts, NMS 5th

Category Winners:
Cake – Olivia Diaz, SES 7th
Candy – Molly Simoneaux, NMS 6th
Cookie – Annalyse Verdin, PPPS, 4th
Pie – Annabelle McGuyer, LPS 4th
Any Other – Molly Watts, NMS 5th

Beef Poster Contest Results

Division I Winner – Bradley Clement
Division II Winner – Mikaela Comeaux
Division III Winner – Ella Rivere

Christmas Card Contest Results

Grand Champions – Annabelle McGuyer, LPS 4th and Adalia Broussard, PPMS 6th

Division Winners:
Division I – Annabelle McGuyer, LPS 4th, and Adalia Broussard, PPMS 6th
Division II – Naomi Naquin, SES 8th
Division III – Anna Hebert, AHS 10th

Congratulations to all the winners! Great Job 4-H'ers!!!

2024 4-H Calendar of Events

Club Meetings as per schedule
8 – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office
9 – Fashion and Beyond on Tour
12 – Dairy Poster Contest Due
15 – Martin Luther King Holiday (School & 4-H Office)
19 – Duct Tape Contest Due
19 – 4-H Night with the Pelicans
20 – Parish Livestock Show

No Club Meetings
No Jr. Leader Meeting
1-3 – District Livestock Show
9 – Character Education Poster Contest Due
10-17 – State Livestock Show
12-16 – Mardi Gras Break (School)
13 – Mardi Gras (4-H Office)

Club Meetings as per schedule
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office
Demonstration Days – At Club Meetings
1-10 – Southern Regional Shoot
2 – 4-H State Rabbit Show
7-9 – Jr. Leadership Conference
15 – Pet Look-A-Like Portrait Contest
22 – Sew with Cotton Contest Due
26-27 Ag Day
29 – Easter Holiday (4-H Office)
29 April 5 – Easter Holiday (School)

No Club Meetings
No Jr. Leader Meeting
5 – Area Cookery
12-21 – State Shooting Sports Match
30 – Career Ag Awareness Day
TBA – Project/Record Books/Activity Guides Due

Club Meetings as per schedule
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office
14 – 4-H Awards Banquet - Tentative
27-30 – 4-H Summer Camp – Camp Grant Walker

TBA – 4-H University
TBA – District Horse Show

July 4th Holiday (Office Closed)

TBA: Honey Bee Essay Contest, Ag Career Day, Garden Contest, Awards Banquet, and Jr. Leader Trip

TBA – To be announced

“It is the policy of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability.”

Should you need an ADA accommodation, please contact Margo Castro at 985-369-6386 or mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu no later than 14 days prior to the event.

The LSU AgCenter is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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