LauraM. Brumbaugh, Guidry, Hope B.
On April 17, 2014, St. Martin Parish 4-H members laissez les bon temps rouler at Achievement Day. Approximately 700 youth, club leaders, volunteers, and family members gathered at Breaux Bridge High school to celebrate the 4-H year. Attendees were welcomed by 4-H agents Hope Guidry and Laura Brumbaugh and St. Martin Parish Superintendent Dr. Lottie Beebe.
Achievement Day is St. Martin Parish 4-H program’s annual end of the year event which provides hands-on learning stations, exhibit contests, club yell contest, and recognition for clubs, youth, and volunteer leaders. The event opened up with a performance by Jr. Leader club members entitled, “Let’s Make a Healthy Deal”. The performance focused on health and fitness with club members dressed as their favorite fruit or vegetable. Healthy deal games included a vegetable naming challenge, jumping jack challenge, lip sync contest and a dance-off. Over 90 volunteers helped make this day possible serving as judges and station presenters.
This year’s educational stations focused on healthy living for 3rd-6th graders and career preparation for 7th-12th graders. 3rd-6th grade youth enjoyed sessions that reminded them to make healthy choices and gave them fitness ideas to do with their families. Sessions included a Fitness Wheel Game; Everyday Versus Sometimes Foods Game; United Health Care’s Dr. HealthEHound; Healthy Puppets; an Aerobic Dance Party; Gardening with Vegetables; and a Germ Cave. 7th-12th graders enjoyed sessions that focused on career preparation which included Becoming a Vet with Dr. Jackie Simon, DVM and exploring options with LSU’s College of Agriculture led by Mary Claire Gilder.
The day ended with awards being presented to various club leaders, youth, and clubs. Exhibit contest entered at Achievement Day and judged are listed for each grade level in the links below.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture