St. Charles Parish. Year Inducted: 2011. Merlin Jackson served as a 4-H organizational leader at St. Rose Elementary in St. Charles Parish for 32 years (1970-2002). He also served on the parish 4-H advisory committee and was the first president of the St. Charles 4-H Foundation.
State 4-H Office. Year Inducted: 2011: Kellett Hathorn’s entire 33-year extension career (1955-1988) was spent serving the 4-H program. He served as 4-H agent in St. Tammany Parish for five years and as a state 4-H specialist for the rest of his career.
Evangeline Parish. Year Inducted: 2011. Angie Fusilier hass been a 4-H leader in Evangeline Parish since 2001 and has served in many ways during the past 10 years. Her expertise as a leader has been utilized on advisory committees and to train parish 4-H community service officers. She has also presented a community service program for new Extension agents.
St. John the Baptist Parish. Year Inducted: 2011. Catherine Pedescleaux dedicated 29 years of service (1978-2007) as a 4-H leader and teacher at West St. John Elementary School. During her tenure as a volunteer, she touched the lives of more than 2,500 4-H youth by teaching them the importance of education, hard work and developing life skills.
East Baton Rouge. Year Inducted: 2011. Leroy Robbins served in East Baton Rouge Parish as a club and project leader for more than 50 years (1953-2003). He began his volunteerism as a parent interested in the sheep project. Over the years, he served the program in many leaderships capacities.
St. Charles Parish. Year Inducted: 2011. Mary Triche’s first experiences in 4-H began as a club member for eight years. She has been a dedicated volunteer in St. Charles Parish for 32 years as leader of the 4-H Junior Leader Club (1978-2011) and six years as an organizational leader for the Sacred Heart of Jesus Club.
Bienville Parish. Year Inducted: 2011. For more than 50 years (1960-2011), Stephen Young has served Bienville Parish as a 4-H organizational and project leader. He trained numerous youth in the poultry and the dairy projects to judge, groom and show poultry and dairy animals.
St. Bernard Parish. Year Inducted: 2011. William Schehr has played a major role in the St. Bernard 4-H program since 2003. He began volunteering for 4-H as a construction captain for the St. Bernard Parish Community Playground.
Calcasieu Parish. Year Inducted: 2011. Harry Chalkley served as a 4-H volunteer, philanthropist, and business leader in Calcasieu Parish for more than 25 years from 1960 to 1985. As chairman of the Southwest District Livestock and Rodeo committee, he was instrumental in spearheading a campaign to pass a tax to build the W.T. Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles, La.
Vermilion Parish. Year Inducted: 2011. James Dardeau’s 29-year extension career began in 1964. He served the LSU AgCenter as 4-H agent in Cameron, Natchitoches and Vermilion parishes, was county agent and parish chairman in Vermilion Parish and district agent in the Southwest District.
DeSoto Parish. Inducted 2011. Deborah Dees first became involved in the DeSoto 4-H program in 1983 when her two children became members and she is still active today. After the children's graduation, she remained active as a volunteer advisory and 4-H Foundation Committee member, a 4-H Exchange Trip host and an advocate for securing local governing support for the LSU AgCenter.