Catherine O. Pedescleaux
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. For Ms. Pedescleaux, 4-H work was not limited to school hours; during summer vacation, she would conduct educational workshops for club members in clothing, foods, grooming and career exploration. Her club members were noted for their community service and citizenship projects. She would attend 4-H camp, leadership conferences and leader training meetings. Her philosophy was to teach by example, and she was a positive role model for countless at-risk youth. She received numerous awards for exemplary leadership and volunteer service to the St. John 4-H program.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture