Robbie Wintz Tomeny
St. John the Baptist Parish
Year Inducted: 2012
Robbie Wintz Tomeny is a 4-H alumna and served as 4-H organizational leader, project leader and home economics teacher from 1960-1998 at East St. John High School. Her expertise in clothing, foods and nutrition enabled her to conduct a variety of programs to encourage project participation. Some of her more notable programs included an Indian Extravaganza ethnic foods program for elementary members, food and fitness relay games and style shows. Over the years, her innovative programs reached thousands of 4-H’ers. She assisted with training parish Short Course contestants with demonstrations and clothing construction, resulting in members becoming state and blue ribbon winners. She helped many underprivileged youth develop a sense of self worth and strive for excellence, achievement and responsibility. One of her greatest traits was her ability to recruit and train teen members to assume leadership roles and to share their talents with younger members. Ms. Tomeny’s knowledge of youth development made her a valuable teacher at leader training conferences, judge for various contests and a member of state and regional advisory boards. She has been recognized for her distinguished contributions as recipient of the New Orleans and River Region outstanding 4-H Leadership Award, the state 4-H Alumni Award and the 4-H Good Provider Leader Award. Robbie Wintz Tomeny was named Teacher of the Year, and her foods class received a second place national award for an innovative foods and nutrition cookery program.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture