Winners received ribbons, savings bonds, cash awards and trips to events such as 4-H Congress, which is held in Atlanta, Ga.
More than 1,400 students participated in 4-H University, which was held over three days on the LSU campus from June 19-21. The 4-H’ers participated in 43 contests, 12 Clover College educational sessions and other educational programs.
Contests represented areas such as fashion revue, food science, public speaking and agricultural product demonstrations.
Clover College included sessions on such topics as using credit wisely, bioengineering, touring the LSU AgCenter dairy farm and myth versus reality.
“Once again, we have had a successful week at 4-H U,” said Mark Tassin, state leader for the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H youth development program. “We try to adapt the program to meet the needs and wants of our 4-H members. I continue to be impressed by everyone’s enthusiasm at this event.”
In addition to contests and educational activities, 4-H’ers elected state officers and members of the state 4-H executive committee along with delegates to the National 4-H Conference held in Washington, D.C.
Hannah Martin is representing St. Martin Parish during her second year as a National 4-H Conference delegate.
St. Martin Parish results from the 4-H University contests include the following winners and runners-up:
Environmental Threat Resolution (Team) – Second place, Zachary Dupuis and Hannah Martin.
Outdoor Skills – State winner, Luke Patin.