Year Inducted: 2014
Carolyn Lang is a 4-H alumna and has served as leader of the Atlanta High School Junior 4-H Club for 26 years (1971-1979) and (1996-2014). Trademarks of her 4-H Club are community service and learning activities. She instills in youth that everyone has something to contribute to their club, community, country and world. Some of the notable projects include “I Can Pull a Tab” aluminum can pull tab collection for Winn cancer patients and the Ronald McDonald House; “Socking it to Cold Weather” and “Keeping Our Servicemen Warm” sock collection for veterans and active servicemen; “Furry Good Cause” chew toys for pets and pet canned good drive. Atlanta Junior members collect food, shoes, clothes and toys annually for parish residents. The Atlanta High School “Goes Red/Raising Awareness for Heart Disease” received national recognition from the American Heart Association, winning the “Young Heart Leadership Award.” Carolyn guided students in the 2013 Science Day Project that included a month-long after-school STEM adventure involving hands-on mapping skills, a GPS geocaching hunt and guest speakers. Another successful after-school learning adventure was “I Can Survive the Wilderness Survival Camp” held at Gum Springs National Park. Lang has been invited to speak at the Northwest Region 4-H Leader Training on “Engaging Youth in Service Learning Projects” and the Grant Parish School System Title I program on “Ins and Outs of Parental Programs.” Under her leadership, the Atlanta Junior 4-H Club won the Winn Parish Achievement Day Banner 4-H Club of the Year and the Winn Parish 4-H Club of the Year awards. In 2012, she was named Winn Parish Outstanding 4-H Leader.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture