2023 May Lafourche Happenings Newsletter

Suzanne Troxclair, Smith, Vickie L.

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Wreath Making Made Easy: A Make It-Take It Workshop

June 14, 2023

There will be a summer wreath-making workshop open to 4-H members who will make a summer wreath to take home after the workshop! The cost is $20 per member, and it covers the materials needed and snacks. Members can be dropped off at 9:00 A.M. and picked up by 12:00 noon with their wreaths! Space is limited, so return your form as soon as possible (no later than June 1st). Checks can be made to the Lafourche 4-H Foundation.

Wreath Making Made Easy: A Make It-Take It Workshop

June 14, 2023

I will be attending the Wreath Making Made Easy workshop:

4-H Member: ___________________________________

Grade: ______________________________ School_____________________

Parent’s name: _____________________________ Parent’s Signature___________________________

Amount enclosed: ____________

Please monitor our Lafourche Parish 4-H Facebook page and your 4HOnline email throughout the summer for any additional summer learning opportunities!

We Want YOU for 4-H U

The Louisiana Executive Board selected the theme “Excel” for our 2023 4-H University. Each year 4-H members who are in the 8th-12th grade as of August 1, 2022, are eligible to participate in 4-H University to demonstrate their skills in more than 40 competitive events. It is a culmination of a 4-H member’s year of hard work and dedication. Events range from Agricultural Use Demonstration, Automotive Care, Fishing Sports, Public Speaking, Fashion Revue, and more! Through competing, youth demonstrate life skills in teamwork, decision making, problem solving, resiliency, and many more. Each competitive event allows youth an opportunity for personal growth, skill mastery, and other life skills vital to functioning members of society. The official dates for the 2023 Louisiana 4-H University are Tuesday, June 20th to June 23rd on the campus of Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Anyone interested in participating in 4-H University should use the link below to register. Priority will be given to the Achievement Day contest winner if there is a state contest in the same area at 4-H University.

This is the link to SignUp Genius to sign up:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094FABAB23A0FCCE9-4huniversity

4-H Achievement Day Results

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2023 Achievement Day. Lafourche Parish Farm Bureau sponsored the Achievement Day awards. The overall results are:

Elementary Division

  • 1st Place – Lockport Upper
  • 2nd Place – Galliano Elementary
  • 3rd Place – Holy Rosary
  • 4th Place – Chackbay Elementary
  • 5th Place (Tie) – Bayou Boeuf & Raceland Upper

Middle School Division

  • 1st Place – Sixth Ward Middle
  • 2nd Place – Lockport Middle
  • 3rd Place – Golden Meadow Middle

Senior High Division

  • 1st Place – South Lafourche
  • 2nd Place – E. D. White
  • 3rd Place – Central Lafourche

Points were awarded for 4-H sponsored activities throughout the year. Clubs scoring the most points and receiving banners and certificates were:

Elementary Division - Group 1

  • 1st Place – Galliano Elementary
  • 2nd Place – South Larose Elementary
  • 3rd Place – Chackbay Elementary

Elementary Division - Group 2

  • 1st Place – Holy Rosary Elementary
  • 2nd Place – Bayou Boeuf Elementary
  • 3rd Place – North Larose Elementary

Middle School Division

  • 1st Place – Larose-Cut Off Middle
  • 2nd Place – Sixth Ward Middle
  • 3rd Place—Golden Meadow Middle

Senior High Division

  • 1st Place – South Lafourche High
  • 2nd Place—E. D. White High
  • 3rd Place – Central Lafourche High

School Display Winners

Elementary Division

  • 1st Place – Raceland Upper
  • 2nd Place—Chackbay Elementary
  • 3rd Place – Holy Rosary Elementary

Middle School Division

  • 1st Place – Sixth Ward Middle

Senior High Division

  • 1st Place – E. D. White
  • 2nd Place – South Lafourche

4-H Scholarships

Seven seniors were honored this year with parish scholarships. Congratulations to Hilari Theriot, Central Lafourche High and Kari Bourgeois, E-Learning for receiving the Dalton Landry Memorial Scholarship; Kyra Keller and Dawson Dufrene, Central Lafourche High for receiving the Scott Tractor Scholarship; Colby Laiche from E. D. White for receiving a 4-H Foundation Scholarship and Jack and Connor Chiasson, South Lafourche High School for receiving the Galliano Elementary Scholarship. Congratulations to all on a job well done!

4-H Award of Excellence Winners

This year 11 Award of Excellence medals were presented to 4th—6th grade 4-H members. The awards are based on the results of overall record (portfolios).1st Place—Elly Wilcox, Sixth Ward Middle; 2nd Place—Jonah Curole, Holy Rosary; 3rd Place—Jaxon Arnold, Lockport Upper; 4th Place—Iyron Cheramie, Holy Rosary; 5th Place—Sophie Wolverton, Holy Rosary; 6th Place—Sydney Pitre, Lockport Upper; 7th Place – Olivia Benoit, Sixth Ward Middle, 8th Place—Cheyanne Doiron, Lockport Upper; 9th Place—Estelle Bourgeois, Lockport Upper; 10th Place, Mikalia Himel, Sixth Ward Middle and 11th Place, Evelyn Chiasson, Lockport Upper. Congratulations to all of you on a job well done!

Junior Leader Times

The Top 11 Junior Leaders for the 2022-2023 school year were Hilari Theriot, Dawson Dufrene, Beau Stein from Central Lafourche High; Brandon Cortez and Curstyn Oncale, Thibodaux High; Reese Borne and Toni Arnold, Lockport Middle; Beaux Curole and Logan Curole, E. D. White and Adele Stein, Raceland Middle School.

The #1 Junior Leader was Zayle Falgout from Central Lafourche High School. Congratulations for a job well done. On behalf of the entire Lafourche Parish Junior Leader organization, we would like to wish everyone a safe and happy summer. To all the graduating seniors, good luck in your future endeavors, and to all upcoming 13-year-old 4-H members, we hope to see you at the first Junior Leader meeting next year!

LA 4-H Food Challenge

LA 4-H Food Challenge took place on April 11th at the Mega Shelter in Alexandria. The first-ever Lafourche Parish 4-H team to compete consisted of Kale Guidry, Rylun Guidry, and Owen Kiff. All teams were given a secret ingredient with which to plan, shop, cook a dish, prepare a presentation, and clean up-all within 40 minutes! This year’s secret ingredient was rice, and Lafourche made a potato stew over rice dish to present to the judges. Congratulations to our Lafourche team for their outstanding effort in taking on this challenge!

Shooting Sports Participants Take Regional & State Honors

Lafourche Parish 4-H’ers participated in the Regional Shooting Sports competition in Port Allen/Gonzales. Several of those 4-H’ers qualified for the state competition in April. The following 4-H’ers placed at the state competition:

Parker Richard, Central Lafourche High – 4th Place Advanced Shotgun-Sporting Clays and 5th Place Overall Advanced Shotgun; Colby Laiche, E. D. White – 6th Place Overall Advanced Shotgun; Sydnee Myhand, Bayou Community Academy – 7th Place Archery Modified FITA Juniors and 10th Place Archery 3D Juniors; and Connor Hitt, Raceland Middle – 10th Place Archery Compound Limited Pins Juniors.

Parker Richard from Central Lafourche High will be representing Lafourche Parish and Louisiana in the national competition in Nebraska in June. Good luck Parker and congrats to all of our shooting sports contestants on a job well done.

Thank You Leaders

The key to the success of the Lafourche Parish 4-H program rests in volunteers like you. Your gift of your time and effort—large and small, are special ones indeed. Keep making the best better. So, on behalf of the Lafourche Parish AgCenter—Thank you!!!

Monthly 4-H Focus – Collaboration

Collaboration is important because it allows people and groups to work together, share ideas, and solve problems together to achieve a common goal or derive mutual benefits. Collaboration exists at many levels and takes place between individuals and organizations as well as between states and countries. Collaboration allows participants to all add valuable information that helps all sides improve their knowledge bases and work in a time- and resource-efficient manner.

At this month’s meeting, members will collaborate with each other to solve a problem. Groups that have better collaboration will be more efficient and more successful.

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