News Release Distributed 12/12/13
BATON ROUGE, La. – A group of 34 Louisiana 4-H members joined more than 1,000 delegates from across the United States to participate in the National 4-H Congress Nov. 29-Dec. 3 in Atlanta.
Louisiana delegates included Emily Adams, Tensas Parish; Coy Bailey; Vernon Parish; Xavier Bell, Concordia Parish; Elliot Bernard, St. Martin Parish; Zachary Brasseaux, Beauregard Parish; Britney Broussard, Vermilion Parish; Loveless Decuir, Vermilion Parish; Clint Delaune, Bossier Parish; Amy Duhon, Vermilion Parish; Victoria Frederick, Vermilion Parish; Kadan Guillory, Allen Parish; Dustin Hayes, St. Martin Parish; Sarah Head, Tensas Parish; Michaela Herpin , Vermilion Parish; Courteny Kemp, Caddo; Matthew Landry, Ascension Parish; Viki-Dawn Landry, Ascension Parish; Dane Langley, Lafayette Parish; Madison Lewing, Red River Parish; Alyssa Lloid, Rapides Parish; Kaelin Maloid, Pointe Coupee Parish; Kasey McGill, St. Charles Parish; Abbie McMillon, Caddo Parish; Jon Meyer, Jeff Davis Parish; Tyra Mouton, St. Martin Parish; Shelbi Picard, Vermilion Parish; Hailey Rodrigue, Terrebonne Parish; Matthew Seguin, Livingston Parish; Katie Simon, Vermilion Parish; Emily Simon Vermilion Parish; Jace Stelly, Vermilion Parish; Sidney Thibodeaux, Vermilion Parish; Brent Wroblewski, Bossier Parish; Abbey Zaunbrecher, Vermilion Parish
This year’s congress provided the youth with a programming mix of educational, service and recreational opportunities, said LSU AgCenter youth development instructor Tanya Giroir.
“National 4-H Congress has been a tradition for 90 years,” Giroir said. “It was originally designed to recognize state and national winners.”
This conference is an opportunity for the Cooperative Extension Service to recognize the nation’s brightest and best young people, Giroir said. “The program is designed to help continue to develop youth as leaders.”