Local 4-H members win top awards at group contest
This year's expanded gathering included educational programs for participants as well as a Clover College which was designed for non-competitive members who wanted to participate in workshops on topics such as Service Learning, Communication, Character Counts! -Sports, Camp Counselor Training and Theatre Arts.
In addition to the contests and educational sessions, 4-H members also elected the State 4-H officers. Jonas Augustine, a Destrehan High School 4-H member, was elected the State 4-H Vice-President. Augustine had served as an Officer in his school 4-H clubs since 5th grade and this past year was selected as a 4-H Regional Representative for the Crescent Region. The Crescent Region includes St. Charles, Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemine and St. Bernard parishes. Augustine was also a member of the State 4-H Executive Board, a Youth Trustee on the State 4-H Foundation Board and a member of the State 4-H Federal Review committee.
Two members were also selected to serve on State 4-H Advisory Boards. Kelsey McGill and Hali Wiggins were selected to the 4-H State Fashion Board which plans activities and workshops for younger 4-H members in the Clothing Project.
Fourteen St. Charles 4-H Club members participated in the event. Seven of the members placed Blue Ribbon, top ten, in their contest.
The top placing members included: Meghan Wiggins - Fashion Creative Choice, Kelsey McGill- Fashion Casual Wear; Ebonie Cooper, Le' Nai Joseph and Raven Scott - Solutions Unlimited, and Charles Wilson and Jonathan Augustine - Sports Broadcasting.
Another member receiving recognition in her project contest was LeAnna Wilson who was recognized for having the Most Coordinated Outfit in the Fashion Ready- to -Wear contest. Other participants and their contests included: Hali Wiggins - Fashion Special Occasion, Jonas Augustine- Personal Development; Amanda McCarter - Public Speaking.
Members attending the Clover College were: Ben Alday, Ryan Costa and Secret Cammon. Volunteers assisting with the group were: Mamie McMillion, Mary Triche, Kim Wiggins, Andrea Alday, Jared Hirst and Dee McGill.
The St. Charles 4-H members were sponsored by the United Way of St. Charles and the St. Charles 4-H Foundation. For information on the 4-H Club program, you may contact David Pichon at 985-785-4473 You may also e-mail him at: email@example.com. The 4-H Club program follows a non-discriminatory policy in all of its activities.
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