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 Home>News Archive>2014>April>Headline News>

4-H’ers participate in Commodity Ambassador contests

News Release Distributed 04/17/14

BATON ROUGE, La. – 4-H’ers from across the state competed in the state 4-H Commodity Ambassador contests on April 15 on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. In all, 116 4-H’ers competed in the Chicken, Egg, Seafood, Sugar and Turkey Ambassador contests.

The 4-H Commodity Ambassador Program is designed for education and enhancement of 4-H club members. The program provides an opportunity for 4-H’ers to increase their knowledge of agricultural commodities as well as improve their verbal and written communication skills.

The 2014 state winners are:

Chicken Ambassador

— Division I (4th to 6th graders): Chloe Ayo, Lafourche Parish

— Division II (7th to 9th graders): Nicholas LeBlanc, Vermilion Parish

— Division III (10th to 12th graders): Gabie Davis, Terrebonne Parish

Egg Ambassador

— Division I (4th to 6th graders): Garrett Sanders, Tangipahoa Parish

— Division II (7th to 9th graders): Brynna Robert, Jefferson Parish

— Division III (10th to 12th graders): Kari Davis, Calcasieu Parish

Seafood Ambassador

— Division I (4th to 6th graders): Rachel Stewart, Ascension Parish

— Division II (7th to 9th graders): Gaven Guidry, Terrebonne Parish

— Division III (10th to 12th graders): Kadan Guillory, Allen Parish

Sugar Ambassador

— Division I (4th to 6th graders): Coralie Deloach, Avoyelles Parish

— Division II (7th to 9th graders): Catherine Romaine, Vermilion Parish

— Division III (10th to 12th graders): Loveless Decuir, Vermilion Parish

Turkey Ambassador

— Division I (4th to 6th graders): Megan Chiasson, Lafourche Parish

— Division II (7th to 9th graders): Victoria Rocquin, St. James Parish

— Division III (10th to 12th graders): Leneigh Hennigan, Natchitoches Parish

The winners in Divisions I and II of the Chicken, Egg, Seafood, Sugar and Turkey Ambassador contests won a $50 award.

The winners in Division III of the Chicken, Egg and Turkey Ambassador contests won a trip to represent Louisiana at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference in Louisville, Ky., in November. The winners in Division III of the Seafood and Sugar Ambassador contests won a 4-H educational trip for July.

The Louisiana Poultry Federation, Louisiana Egg Commission, Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, American Society of Sugarcane Technologists and Louisiana 4-H Foundation sponsor the 4-H Commodity Ambassador Programs.

Tobie Blanchard

Last Updated: 4/17/2014 3:10:59 PM


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