4H Members Participate in 4H University

“Excel” was the theme for 4-H University, held on June 19th-23rd on Louisiana State University’s Campus. Twenty-nine Winn Parish youths participated in this annual event. Over 1000 4-H members came together from across Louisiana and spent the week participating in state-level competitions and educational programs.

Of the 29 teens competing from Winn, 27 received blue ribbons in their respective contests:

Lauren Poole, second place, Career Preparation Interview

Mattie Miller, tenth place, Civic Engagement/Leadership Talk

Joy So, fourth place, Civic Engagement/Leadership Talk

Izabella O’Bannon, Raelynn Bartlett, Rilend Lawson, and Ellie Bryant, first place, Consumer Decision Making 

Tanner Lawson, Eli Little, Daniel Page, fourth place, Esports

Harleigh Rouse, eighth place, Ready to Wear, Fashion Revue

Gracie Moore, fifth place, Ready to Wear, Fashion Revue

Elizabeth Page, tenth place, Upcycled Fashion, Fashion Revue

Allison Wren, fifth place, Upcycled Fashion, Fashion Revue

Mason Green, tenth place, High Point Individual, Forestry

Emily Nevils, seventh place, High Point Individual, Forestry

Emily Higginbotham, second place, High Point Individual, Forestry

Emily Higginbotham, Emily Nevils, Mason Green, and Addison Griffin, second place, High Point Team, Forestry. 

Josie Perrett, Isabella Shilling, fourth place, Healthy Living Method Demo

Gabriel Wren, first place, Personal Trainer

Joe Lewis, second place, Public Speaking-Cooperatives

Emily Higginbotham, Emily Nevils, third place, Sports Broadcasting

Mattie Miller is the Northwest Regional Representative; Joe Lewis, Citizenship Board; Brady Fallis, STEM Board; Andrew Chevallier and Peyton Glenn, Shooting Sports Board.

4-H University is one part of the LSU AgCenter’s Youth Development programs. The AgCenter is designed to teach students valuable life skills by involving them in educational projects and service-learning activities. Throughout its history, the program has sought to help young people and their families improve their quality of life. 4-H University is open to 4-H members in grades 8th-12th. It is conducted in June of each year and includes competitive and non-competitive educational opportunities. For more information about this event or other 4-H opportunities, please contact the Winn Parish Extension office at 318-628-4528.