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The portfolio is a record of your 4-H participation this year. Your Portfolio should be turned in if you want to attend Achievement Day.
Clover events, What's on your plate, Food for families food drive, 4-H Holiday contests, and more.
Monthly newsletter for Cloverbud (3rd grade) members. December 2020
Pumpkin contest, pet contest, and more.
In this issue: Events calendar, Fall Fest Contest Day, Adulting 101, Livestock News, Shooting Sports and more.
Annual contest information
St. Martin Parish 4-H members have the opportunity to apply to become Outstanding 4-H Club Members.
An overview of award and scholarship winners from 2019-2020.
Students in St. Martin Parish 4-H submitted their end of the year portfolios which contained their records from their past year in the 4-H program.
This year’s theme was “Ignite Your Visit.”
(06/03/19) An LSU AgCenter wildflower project has turned an empty field at a state park into a colorful pollinator habitat.
The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies.
This report provides information about funding sources, program highlights for the area and local issues that are being faced by the parish.
4-H Fall Fest Day includes a pumpkin decorating contest and also a pet show contest for St. Martin Parish 4-H club members.
The Junior Leader Gazette is a monthly publication about the St. Martin Parish Junior Leadership Club.
The Bayou Gazette is the monthly newsletter for 7-12th graders in the St. Martin Parish 4-H program. It includes information about upcoming events and activities.
4-H agents will be meeting with 4-H Club members at their school on a monthly basis. A calendar for each month's meetings is posted.
The 4-H Cloverbud Gazette is the monthly newsletter for our 4-H Program in St. Martin Parish for third graders. It provides information about upcoming events and activities. The newsletter is published from September to May.
St. Martin Parish 4-H Achievement Day was held on April 20, 2015, at Breaux Bridge High School. Exhibits were judged and results are listed for each grade division.
On March 26-29, 2015, 4-H’ers from around south Louisiana gathered to participate in the 4-H Southern Regional Match. Junior and senior 4-H’ers competed in Shotgun (trap, skeet, sporting clays, and modified trap), BB gun, Air Rifle, Air Pistol, Modified FITA Archery, National Archery, and Smallbore .22 Rifle. Some of these included team competition as well. All contests followed strict guidelines and safety rules. Competitions took place at Hunter’s Run Gun Club in Port Allen and at the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range and the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, LA. In all of the contests, 4-H’ers could qualify for the state competition which will be held April 23-26, 2015, in north Louisiana. Trained volunteers were on hand to work as range masters, range officers, safety coaches, scorers, trappers, station leaders, test givers, and graders. Many thanks are given to these helpful and resourceful people. Without them, 4-H programs such as this event would not be possible. Awards were given at the end of each day. Several winners are members of the St. Martin Parish 4-H Shooting Sports Program. The results can be found at the link below.
St. Martin Parish 4-H Achievement Day will be on Monday, April 20, 2015. Contest details are listed.
On March 7, 2015 St. Martin Parish 4-H sponsored the second annual "Gleaux" 4-Health 5K race and family fun run.
The St. Martin Parish Rabbit Show was held on Saturday, January 31, 2015.
The St. Martin 4-H & FFA Livestock Show was held on January 24-25, 2015.
The purpose of the Outstanding 4-H Club Member Award is to reward 4-H members who have shown exceptional work within the 4-H program, especially at the parish, district and state level. Outstanding 4-H Club Members shall be members who have participated in numerous 4-H activities and/or contests, community service projects, and who have turned in their completed 4-H Portfolio and this application from by February 27, 2015. Applications will be handed out at the January 4-H Club Meeting. Please complete the application which also can be found at the link below for each grade level and return to the 4-H Office by February 27, 2015 to be considered for this award.
St. Martin Parish 4-H portfolios for 2014-2015 are due to the 4-H office by February 27, 2015. A blank portfolio for each grade level can be found here for you to print.
St. Martin Parish 4-H Super Saturday Contest Day is on January 31, 2015. There will be a Rabbit Show, a Talent Show, Cookery Contests and a 4-Health Poster Contest.
The 4-H monthly meeting schedule is posted here so 4-H club members and parents know ahead of time when their meeting date and time will be for the month.
The St. Martin 4-H Bayou Gazette 7-12th Grade newsletter provides parish 4-H members with information about upcoming activities, dates and events occurring monthly.
The St. Martin 4-H Bayou Gazette 4-6th Grade newsletter provides parish 4-H members with information about upcoming activities, dates and events occurring monthly.
The St. Martin 4-H Cloverbud Gazette newsletter for 3rd graders provides parish 4-H club members with information about upcoming activities, dates and events occurring monthly.
St. Martin Poultry Judging team compete at 4-H University June 17-20, 2014.
4-H University was held on June 17-20, 2014 on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. 26 4-H members attended from St. Martin Parish.
The St. Martin Parish 4-H Achievement Day was held on April 18, 2014. Contest results are listed.
4-H Achievement Day will be held on April 17, 2014 at Breaux Bridge High School
4-H'ers from St. Martin Parish participated at the 4-H Southern Regional Match, on March 13-16, 2014.
Twenty-nine St. Martin Parish 4-H Shooting Sports members participated in the Ascension Invitational Shoot on March 29, 2014.
St. Martin Parish 4-H Shooting Sports 4-H members attend the 6th Annual Crying Eagle Invitational on February 15, 2014.
The 37th Annual Acadiana District Livestock Show was held on January 29-February 1, 2014 at the UL Lafayette Blackham Coliseum.
Thirty-eight St. Martin Parish 4-H Shooting Sports members participated in the East Baton Rouge Invitational Shoot on February 8, 2014.
The 2014 Parish Livestock Show was held on January 17-18 at the Livestock Show Barn.
The 4-H Super Saturday Contest Day includes the following contest: Rabbit Show, Talent Show, Ground Beef & Seafood Cookery, Commodity Ambassador Speech to be held on January 11, 2014.
During National 4-H Week, October 6-12, 2013 St. Martin Parish 4-H celebrated 75 years of making the best better.
The fifth annual 4-H Fall Fest was held on October 12. The pet show had 64 participants, 41 entries in the cookery contest and 100 entries in the decorated pumpkin contest.
4-H Fall Fest is the first big 4-H contest day of the school year. It will be held at the 4-H office on Saturday October 12. Read the details here.
The 4-H monthly meeting schedule is posted here so 4-H club members and parents know ahead of time when their meeting date and time will be for the month. Parents are welcome to join the meetings.
The St. Martin 4-H Cloverbud Gazette is a monthly newsletter for 3rd graders. It provides information on upcoming events, dates and activities available to club members.
The St. Martin 4-H Bayou Gazette 7-12th Grade is a monthly newsletter for 7th through 12th graders. It provides information on upcoming events, dates and activities available to club members.
The St. Martin 4-H Bayou Gazette is a monthly newsletter for 4th through 6th graders. It provides information on upcoming events, dates and activities available to club members.
The 2013 4-H Achievement Day was held on April 18, 2013.
675 4-H club members completed and turned in Portfolio/Record Books.
St. Martin Parish 4-H members competed in several Shooting Sports Events. Winners and participants are recognized.
The 2013 4-H Achievement Day will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Breaux Bridge High. There are many opportunities and activities for 4-H club members to participate in.
4-H University is the premier 4-H event of the year for 4-H members 13 and older. If you turned 13 by December 31, 2012 you are old enough to attend.
The 75th Annual St. Martin Parish 4-H Livestock Show was held at the Livestock Show Barn on January 11 - 12, 2013.
The 36th Annual Acadiana District Livestock Show was held on January 23-26 2013 at the UL Lafayette Blackham Coliseum. St. Martin Parish results are here.
2013 4-H Outstanding 4-H Club Member Application needs to be completed and submitted to the 4-H Office by due date March 1, 2013 if you want to be considered for this award.
St. Martin Parish 4-H Super Saturday Contest Day scheduled for February 2, 2013.
The 2013 Parish Livestock Show Handbook contains information, rules, regulations and schedule of the upcoming parish show on January 11-12.
The 4-H Monthly Meeting Schedule is posted here so 4-H members and parents know ahead of time when their 4-H meeting date and time will be for the month.
The St. Martin 4-H Bayou Gazette is a monthly 4-H newsletter for 4th through 12th graders. It provides information on upcoming events, dates and activities available to club members.
The St. Martin 4-H Cloverbud Gazette is a monthly 4-H Newsletter for third graders. It provides information on upcoming events, dates and activities available to club members.
The Acadiana District Horse Show was held July 5-7, 2012 at the Sugarena in New Iberia.
4-H University was held on June 19-22, 2012 on Louisiana State University campus in Baton Rouge.
Fifty-three St. Martin Parish elementary 4-H members attended 4-H summer camp #5 on June 25-29, 2012 at the Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center in Pollock, Louisiana.
4-H Achievement Day was held on April 5, 2012 at Breaux Bridge High School.
The 25th annual St. Martin Parish 4-H Honors Night was held on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at St. Bernard Catholic School in Breaux Bridge. During this event, 114 Outstanding 4-H Members were honored along with numerous scholarship, honor cord, and Junior Achievement Award winners. Additionally, our state board members, national conference delegate, Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame inductee, and our sponsors were all recognized. The program opened with an invocation by Hannah Martin, followed by the pledges lead by seniors Melissa Ballio, Chase Bijeaux, Katey Champagne, Amanda Estrada, Brooke Gillespie, Jordan Guidry, Leigh Ann Hebert, Lamar Louis, and Adele Richard. Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee: Since 2008, Louisiana 4-H has been honoring people whose dedication to youth development helped make our program what it is today! During our centennial anniversary in 2008, 100 honorees were inducted into the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame. Among these were St. Martin Parish’s own Conrad Gauthier and Charles A. Fuselier. Each year since, no more than 12 new honorees are added. This year, Ms. Elsie Castille was selected to receive this great honor. Ms. Elsie Castille has been involved with the St. Martin Parish 4-H program from over 70 years. Ms. Elsie’s love of 4-H began many years ago when she became an active 4-H member. Her love of 4-H continues today as an avid supporter and volunteer for the parish’s 4-H program. For over 55 years, Ms. Elsie has impacted the lives of numerous 4-H youth by accumulating countless volunteer hours at various 4-H activities and events. Ms. Elsie also serves the youth by being an advisory committee member and as the President of the St. Martin Parish 4-H Foundation. Because of Ms. Elsie’s involvement in the parish’s 4-H program, many others have followed her lead and began volunteering also. We are fortunate to have adults such as Ms. Elsie who believe in the power of youth! Conrad Gauthier Scholarships: Several senior 4-H members received scholarships during this event. The Conrad Gauthier Scholarships, in memory of Conrad Gauthier, a former County Agent who served the 4-H youth of the parish for over 30 years, were presented by Ms. Charlotte Durand, Conrad Gauthier’s daughter. The two recipients who each received a $500 scholarship are Jordan Guidry (Breaux Bridge High) and Adele Richard (Member-At-Large). Scott Tractor Company Scholarships: The Scott Tractor Company, headquartered in Monroe, continued its scholarship program to all 64 parishes in Louisiana this year. Three recipients who each received a $475 scholarship were Chase Bijeaux (Breaux Bridge High), Brooke Gillespie (Breaux Bridge High), and Leigh Ann Hebert (Cecilia High). Charles Fuselier Scholarship: The Charles Fuselier Scholarship was established 10 years ago by the Charles A. Fuselier family to recognize a graduating senior for outstanding 4-H work. This year’s recipient was Jordan Guidry from Breaux Bridge High School. Louisiana 4-H Foundation Scholarship: The Louisiana 4-H Foundation provides a scholarship to one individual in each of the 64 parishes in the state. The individual is selected based on overall participation in his/her parish 4-H program. This year’s recipient was Leigh Ann Hebert from Cecilia High School. Gary J. Latiolais Memorial Scholarship: The Gary J. Latiolais Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to the overall swine showmanship champion at the St. Martin Parish Livestock Show. Ms. Bonnie Latiolais presented two $500 scholarships to Chase Bijeaux (Breaux Bridge High) who won the award for his achievements at the 2010 and 2011 shows. Carl and Beulah Baldridge Memorial Scholarship: Each year, senior 4-H members have the opportunity to apply for state-level 4-H scholarships ranging from $100 to $2,000. This year, the State 4-H Office received 158 applications. Jordan Guidry (Breaux Bridge High) was selected at the recipient of the Carl and Beulah Baldridge Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. This state-level scholarship was established in 1996 and is the most prestigious state-level 4-H scholarship awarded each year. 4-H Key Club Awards: A select group of seniors are honored by receiving the Key Club Award each year. The 4-H Key Club Award in Louisiana gives recognition to 4-H club members who have shown outstanding leadership ability in their club and in their parish. This award is limited to ½ of 1% of the parish’s current enrollment. Recipients must have at least three years of 4-H club work including this year, and must have completed at least one year of active Junior Leadership work excluding the award year. Winners of this award are selected based on the quality of their project work and their level of involvement in the 4-H program and can be proud of their contributions to their club and community. This year’s recipients were Jordan Guidry (Breaux Bridge High), Leigh Ann Hebert (Cecilia High), and Adele Richard (Member-At-Large). 4-H Honor Cords: The 4-H Honor Cord recognizes select 4-H members who are graduating seniors. In order to receive the 4-H Honor Cord, members must: be an enrolled 4-H member in good standing, be a graduating senior, have been enrolled in 4-H for 3 years of their high school career, and must have participated in at least one state-sponsored 4-H program in the last 3 years. The eight recipients of the 4-H Honor Cords were: Melissa Ballio, Chase Bijeaux, Katey Champagne, Amanda Estrada, Jordan Guidry, and Lamar Louis from Breaux Bridge High, Leigh Ann Hebert from Cecilia High, and Member-At-Large Adele Richard. Charles J. Fuselier Livestock Award: Each year a graduating senior 4-H member is awarded the Charles J. Fuselier Award. It was established in 1981 in memory of Sheriff Charles J. Fuselier, who was an avid supporter of the 4-H livestock program. This award is presented annually to a 4-H member who had demonstrated outstanding participation, leadership, and accomplishments in the 4-H livestock program. This year’s recipient was Jordan Guidry from Breaux Bridge High School. The Busy Bee Award: The Busy Bee Award is a new award sponsored by Steve and Jeanise Bernard of Bernard Apiaries, Inc. This award will be presented annually to a graduating senior who have been very busy in 4-H. Applicants were required to write an essay about their 4-H experiences. This year’s recipient was Adele Richard (Member-At-Large). National 4-H Conference Delegate: St. Martin Parish 4-H was proud to recognize Hannah Martin (Member-At-Large) for being selected as a National 4-H Conference delegate. Only four 4-H members are selected annually to participate in this national conference. National 4-H Conference delegates serve on the Louisiana 4-H Executive Board for a two year term where they have the opportunity to share and teach other 4-H members what they learned during the national conference. 2011-2012 State 4-H Board Members: The purpose of the State 4-H Leadership Program is to assist with the development of educational programs that provide opportunities for advocacy, leadership, and youth voice. Seven youth were recognized for representing St. Martin Parish on various boards. State Board members from St. Martin Parish included: Executive Board Members Hannah Martin and Laural Blanchard; Science, Engineering, and Technology Board Members Zachary Dupuis and Jordan Guidry; Citizenship Board Member Hannah Landry; Fashion Board Member Carlie Calais; and Shooting Sports Ambassador Garrett Richard. Junior Achievement Awards: The Junior Achievement Award is presented to some of the top 8th grade 4-H members in the parish. Students must complete an application and are selected based on quality project work, leadership involvement, and participation in 4-H activities on the parish level. The 10 recipients of the Junior Achievement Award this year were Maddie Babineaux, Elliott Bernard, Erin Blanchard, Mackenzie Dorsey, Micah Huval, Miranda Kidder, Devin LeBlanc, Bailey Poirier, Grace Richard, and Maranda Wiltz. 2011-2012 St. Martin Parish Outstanding 4-H Club Members: This year, 114 4-H members were selected as Outstanding 4-H Members based on the applications submitted. Those chosen for this honor received a 4-H medal, an award certificate, and various 4-H items as a keepsake. Those receiving honors this year were: 3rd Grade Cloverbuds Gabrielle Anderson (SBS), Colleen Angelle (SBS), Trahe Bonvillian (SM), Noelie Castille (SBS), Colleen Delhomme (Teche), Gabriel Dore’ (Teche), James Haddox (Teche), Brin Laperouse (TC), Gracie Latiolais (TC), Demi Martin (SM), Garron Mayorga (Teche), Kaitlyn Picard (SBS), Connor Romero (BB), Hayden Serrette (Teche), Maggie Tauzin (Teche), Shyla Thibodeaux (SBS), Chloe Trahan (Teche), Raven Trahan (SBS), and Kayley Waller (SM) 4th Grade Members Torianna Anthony (SM), Grant Bienvenu (TC), Emma Breaux (SBS), Jade Broussard (TC) Kamrie Case (SM), Madison Delahoussaye (PP), Conner Durand (TC), Ally Enkey (TC), Georgie Mae Harris (Teche), Maci Kidder (TC), Drue Landry (SBS), Jacie Landry (Teche), Alec Latiolais (TC), Gabrielle Latiolais (PP), Kareem Menard, II (BBE), Grant Romero (BBE), Gabrielle Smith (BBE), Blair Theriot (TC), and Beau Weber (Teche) 5th & 6th Grade Members Lanayah Alexander (Teche), Molly Angelle (Teche), Erin Barras (SBS), Kierstin Bob (BBE), Jana Boudreaux (Teche), Laila Boudreaux (TC), Reagan Boudreaux (PM), Sarah Broussard (SBS), Mackenzie Champagne (PM), Gracie Courville (SBS), Celeste Dore’ (TC), Alanna Frederick (CJH), Rionne George (SMP), Daniel Guidry (SBS), Olivia Guidry (SBS), Peter Harris (Teche), Tori Hayes (SBS), Colin Huval (Teche), Jaylon Kelley (SMP), Cameron Kidder (At-Large), Jace Knott (SBS), Ashley Latiolais (SBS), Krislyn Latiolais (TC), Blaise Leger (CJH), Canaan Leon (BBE), Tori Olivier (TC), Logan Patin (BBE), Vickie Pham (CJH), Kelli Prilliman (SBS), Jacey Reed (Teche), Jordan Serrette (CJH), Braelon Taylor (CJH), Camryn Trimble (TC), and Logan Willis (TC) 7th/8th Grade Members Connor Batiste (SBS), Elliott Bernard (At-Large), Hailey Bijeaux (PM), Justin Blanchard (SBS), Mackenzie Dorsey (CAT), Victoria Frederick (SBS), Emily Guidry (SBS), Laney Jo Guidry (PM), Hailey Hayes (CJH), Micah Huval (CJH), Hollie James (TC), Miranda Kidder (At-Large), Gavin Knott (SBS), Austin Latiolais (TC), Devin LeBlanc (SBS), Alexis Louviere (PM), Kimberly Louviere (PM), Lindsey Mouton (CJH), Bailey Poirier (TC), Rieli Trahan (SBS), and Maranda Wiltz (BBJH) High School Members Chase Bijeaux (BBHS), Laural Blanchard (BBHS), Jeffrey Boudreaux (At-Large), Jonathon Boudreaux (At-Large), Zachary Dupuis (BBHS), Chelsie Frederick (CHS), Drake Frederick (CHS), Jordan Guidry (BBHS), Dustin Hayes (CHS), Leigh Ann Hebert (CHS), Kali LaGrange (CHS), Hannah Landry (CHS), Hannah Martin (At-Large), Kelsey Mason (BBHS), Haley Newsome (BBHS), Luke Patin (BBHS), Courtney Poirier (SMSH), Taylor Serrette (CHS), Distinie Stelly (CHS), Hunter Tauzin (CHS), and Briana Theriot (CHS) Sponsors for St. Martin Parish 4-H Honors Night: Sponsors for this year’s event included Slemco, Farmers-Merchants Bank, St. Maritn Parish Farm Bureau, Teche Bank and Trust Company, St. Martin Bank & Trust Company, and St. Bernard School. Pictures from this event: Photos taken at this event may be viewed by visiting our Facebook page at the following link: http://www.facebook.com/St.Martin4H#!/media/set/?set=a.10150884075219798.433155.
St. Martin 4-H'ers competed in several Shooting Sports Matches this year such as Crying Eagle Competition, the District Shooting Sports Match, and the State Shooting Sports Match. Winners and participants are listed.
The St. Martin Parish 4-H Bayou Gazette is the monthly 4-H newsletter for 4th-12th graders. It provides information about upcoming events, dates and activities available to club members.