Each year, 4-H members who are 8th-12th grade are eligible to attend 4-H University on the campus of LSU and A&M College in Baton Rouge to demonstrate their skills in more than 40 competitive events, workshops, and educational sessions. It is a culmination of a 4-H member’s year of hard work and dedication. Cameron Parish 4-Hers had not stepped into the Pete Maravich Assembly Center for 4-H University since June of 2019. Eighteen 4-Hers, the majority of them their first year competing, headed eastbound on I-10 the morning of Tuesday, June 21, to show off the hard work they had been putting in for weeks. They left with thirteen medals, two state winning contests, and a week full of memories.
State Winners: Ceyanna Brown – Vet Set Geaux; Julie Boenig and Baileigh Conner – Agricultural Demonstration.
2nd Place: Rylee Faulk and Kayleigh Hayden – Solutions Unlimited.
3rd Place: Kinsley Sibille and Kiley Sibille – Family and Consumer Science Demonstration; Jolie Dupuie and Harleigh Trahan – Horticulture Use Demonstration.
4th Place: Jasper Ogea – Diesel Operations.
5th Place: Kane Broussard and Grayson Verzwyvelt – Sports Broadcasting.
6th Place: Kent Zaunbrecher – Livestock Judging Individual.
We would also like to recognize two 4-Hers who participated in the Invitational Fine Arts Competition: Nelly Gonzales-Chan placed 3rd in the category Chalk/Carbon/Pigment Division A: Canvas, Paper, Glass and Landen Fontenot placed 3rd in the category Wood.