April 4-H Newsletter

4-H Achievement Day

Achievement Day Logo pngOn a “normal” year, 4-H members from all clubs in the parish would come together on one day, 4-H Achievement Day, to compete in individual contests, club contests, fun games and activities, and a closing awards program. As with many other events and activities this year, we will be modifying 4-H Achievement day. This year, we will offer Achievement Day in a virtual format. Any 4-H member can participate in any of the 4-H contests. 4-H members participating in contests will compete according to grade level divisions.

Division 1 – 4th – 5th grade

Division II – 6th – 8th grade

Division III – 9th – 12th grade

Cloverbud Division

Cloverbuds can participate in all contests below. Cloverbuds will receive participation certificates. Read contests guideline below for individual contest rules.

A Virtual 4-H Achievement Day Awards Program will be held May 6, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

DEMONSTRATION CONTEST

Demonstration- video submission

Demonstrations may be on any appropriate topic.

1. An individual 4-H member or a team of two 4-H members may conduct the demonstration. No more than 2 members may be on a team. Team members must be from the same school and in the same grade.

2. Demonstrations should range in length of 3-4 minutes.

3. Only one team demo and one individual demo entry allowed per 4-H member.

4. A video submission of the demonstration is due to the 4-H office by April 19, 2021. The video should be saved to a blank jump drive, placed in a 3 ½ x 6 envelope labeled with the type of demo (individual or team) your name, school name and grade on the front.

4-H PUBLIC SPEAKING

1. An individual contestant may speak on any appropriate topic. Speeches should be 3-4 minutes in length.

2. Posters or other illustrated materials may be used.

3. Only one speech entry allowed per 4-H member.

4. A video submission of the speech is due to the 4-H office by April 19, 2021. The video should be saved to a blank jump drive, placed in a 3 ½ x 6 envelope labeled with your name, school name and grade on the front.

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Any 4-H member will be allowed to participate in this contest. The contest will consist of a written test pertaining to material from project book.

  • Member should submit a picture taken by the 4-H member within the last 6 months, no bigger than 5x7 attached to a standard sized paper. Write a brief paragraph describing your picture.
  • Picture and paragraph are due to the 4-H office on April 19, 2021 by 4:00 p.m. A hard copy or a file can be saved to blank jump drive. The hard copy or jump drive should be placed in an envelope labeled with the contest name, member name, school, and grade on the front.
  • Members who submit a picture and paragraph will be emailed the written test on April 22, 2021. The test must be completed by April 26, 2021.

4-H FASHION REVIEW

Do you like fashion? If so, you can enter the Terrebonne Parish 4-H Virtual Fashion Review. Any 4-H member can participate in this parish activity. To participate in this contest, contact Ms. Cherie Roger at 985-873-6495 for registration forms by March 29, 2021.4-H members can sew an outfit or compete in “ready to Wear’ in which they would buy an outfit and complete paperwork. Registration forms and garments will be due to the 4-H office by April 19, 2021.

Art Contest

1. Any 4-H member will be allowed to participate in this contest. Cloverbuds will receive participation.

2. The 4-H member will be allowed to enter no more than one entry per category.

3. The 4-H members should have completed the Art project mostly on their own, with minimal help from an adult.

4. FOOD should not be used.

5. Items must have been made by the child during the last 12 months and never previously exhibited.

6. Categories:

Woodworking – any wood project made by the 4-H member.

Paintings- watercolor, tempera, poster, acrylic, etc. can be used. Paper, canvas, wood, glass, and other surfaces can be used. The painting should not be larger than 16 X 20. Paintings do not have to be framed.

Drawing - pencil, charcoal, colored chalk, pastels, oil pastels, colored pencils, markers, etc. Paper drawings should be mounted on a board. Completed picture should be no larger than 11x14.

Recycled art – Your entry must be made from used items that would otherwise be thrown away or recycled such as metals, paper, rubber, glass, plastics, or cloth to name a few.

4-H Art/Craft—Any 4-H art or craft that includes a 4-H theme or clover.

7. The art should be labeled with the 4-H members name, school, grade, and category.

8. Items are due to the 4-H office by April 19, 2021 by 4:00 p.m.

9. Ribbons and certificates will be awarded and will be handed out at the May club meeting.

4-H Clover Craft Contest

4h_mark1_transgifShow your 4-H pride by using your creativity and art skills. Help us to cover our office with 4-H clovers.

  • Use any method to create your clover. It must be a 4-H clover, not a shamrock or a lucky 4-leaf clover. The clover must have the 4-H’s on it.Use our clover outline (see our website) or create your own.
  • Your clover can be cut out of a specific material or painted or otherwise placed on wood, canvas, etc. Use markers, paint, wood, fabric, ribbon scraps, stickers, photos, computer graphics, etc. Edible items, real flowers and plant material are not allowed.
  • You can add words or sayings around your clover.
  • Ribbons will be awarded: Most Original, Most Creative, Most Unusual. Winners will be selected in each of the following divisions: Cloverbuds, Elementary (4th -6th grade), Junior (7th -8th grade), Senior (9th -12th grade)
  • The 4-H office would like to keep the first place in each category and division to display.
  • One entry per 4-H member. Label your entry with the 4-H members name, school and grade. Entries are due to the 4-H office by May 3, 2021.

4-H Meetings

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The 4-H Agents hold at least 2 virtual meetings each month.

Any Terrebonne 4-H member can join our virtual meetings. The April 4-H Virtual Meetings are scheduled for April 12 and 28, 2021.

Each Meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a social time to visit with friends from 5:30 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.

To register for the April 4-H Meeting, visit

http://bit.ly/APRILTP4HMTG

Youth Must be registered at least the day before the meeting they plan to attend to receive the email with the information. Once the 4-H members register for a meeting, they will be emailed a link to join the meeting. We will use Microsoft Teams for our meetings. Instructions for using Teams will be sent to those who register. A 4-H member only attends one of the meetings.

4-H Record Books

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The due date for 4-H record books has been extended until April 15, 2021. Reference the February newsletter for additional information or email Mrs. Cherie at croger@agcenter.lsu.edu.

4-H Summer Day Camp

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Attending summer camp at Camp Grant Walker is the highlight for so many Louisiana 4-H youth, and adults. Unfortunately, due to the damage caused by two hurricanes in the fall of 2020, Camp Grant Walker is not well enough to welcome campers back in the summer of 2021. However, camp must go on in some way, so thanks to the Louisiana 4-H Program, Camp Grant Walker is leaving Pollock, Louisiana and coming to Assumption Parish on June 9, 2021! Yes, you read that correct...Terrebonne Parish 4-H will join Assumption Parish 4-H for this one-day camp.

4-H Day Camp is open to all 4th-6th grade 4-H’ers. The cost of camp is $30.00 which includes snacks, lunch, and a t-shirt.

Applications can be completed on line by clicking the following link https://bit.ly/CGW4Hcamp21 or email Mrs. Cherie @croger@agcenter.lsu.edu for a hard copy of the application. Only one application is needed (either online or hard copy).

Character Chat – Conflict Resolution

“You are always responsible for how you act, no matter how you feel.” – Robert Tew

Here are the steps to resolving conflict:

Control Negative Feelings and Impulses.

Share your true feelings.

Identify your concerns.

Listen and respond sensitively.

Understand the point of views of others.

Be open minded.

Generate solutions together.

Negotiate a win-win solution.

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Duct Tape Contest Results

blue-ribbonjpgWe always look forward to the creative duct tape projects that all of you submit! Thanks to all who participated in the duct tape contest. Congratulations to the following members:

Accessories

4th – 6th Grade Division:

1st Place – Hunter Dehart – BES

2nd Place – Aida Pizzolato – SFS

3rd Place – Corrine McElroy – MMS

7th – 12th Grade Division:

1st Place – Mirrae Faul – HJH

2nd Place – Benton Walker – MMS


Clothing

4th – 6th Grade Division:

1st Place – Hadley Carreras - SFS

2nd Place – Harley Dubois - LMS

3rd Place – Zoe Nichols – St. Gregory

HM – Mallory Hawthorne - LP


School/Office Supplies

4th – 6th Grade Division:

1st Place – Malorie Walker - Bourg

2nd Place – Tenley Portier - MMS

3rd Place – Victoria Chatagnier - SBS


Other

4th – 6th Grade Division

1st Place – Anniston Dawson – CBB

2nd Place – Heidi Hayes – Member at Large

3rd Place – Luke Landry – Member at Large


7th – 12th Grade Division

1st Place - Breelyn Portier - MMS

2nd Place – Tyden Eschete – HJH


Overall Grand Champion: Mirrae Faul – HJH

Overall Reserve Grand Champion – Hunter Dehart - BES

Outstanding 4-H Member Application

outstandingpngThis year, 4-H members will be responsible for completing an outstanding 4-H member application if they would like to be considered being recognized for the award. Outstanding members will be announced during the virtual Achievement Day Awards on May 6, 2021. The outstanding member application can be found using the following link: http://lsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1YtP1p0SsnQjSTk

The link will open on March 8, 2021 and will close on April 16, 2021. Please note: Completing this application does not guarantee that you will be selected as an Outstanding 4-H Club Member.

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