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What is 4-H?

4-H is a community of more than 6.5 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The 4-H community also includes 3,500 staff, 538,000 volunteers and 60 million alumni.

4-H’ers participate in fun, hands-on learning activities supported by the latest research of landgrant universities that are focused on three areas: healthy living, citizenship, science. Youth can experience 4-H by becoming a member of a 4-H club,

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attending a 4-H camp, or joining school-based or after-school 4-H programs. 4-Hers can compete with their projects in contests at the local, state, regional or national levels and also attend conferences and events.

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What is the 4-H pledge? “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, My heart to greater loyalty, My hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.”

How many states have 4-H? 4-H can be found in every county in every state, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. Army and Air Force installations worldwide. 4-H and 4-H related programs also exist in more than 80 other countries around the world.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 LORANGER ELEMENTARY 4TH GRADE 4-H CLUB members (not in order for picture)

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Has the 4-H emblem changed over the last 100 years?


Loranger Elementary School for 4th Grade 4H Club Officers. Shown top left to right: Secretary-Briannon Toney; President-Blair Valenti; Vice President-Lily White. Bottom left to right: Reporter-Connor Rushing; Treasurer-Kate Thompson; Reporter-Coy Disher. They will attend officer training in Amite to learn their responsibilities as officers on November 1st. Photo Submitted

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Yes. The first emblem design was a three-leaf clover, introduced by O.H. Benson, sometime between 1907-08. From the beginning, the three “Hs” signified Head, Heart, and Hands. A four-leaf clover design with Hs was introduced around 1908. In 1911, 4-H club leaders approved the present 4-H design. O.B. Martin is credited with suggesting that the H’s signify Head, Heart, Hands, and Health – universally used since then. The 4-H emblem was patented in 1924 and Congress passed a law protecting the use of the 4-H name and emblem in 1939, slightly revised in 1948.

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Loranger High School 4-H Club. Photo Submitted

“We are not going to list names for the group picture, because not everyone was present.” stated Christina Newman Verberne, Loranger High School Biology I and II Teacher, Science Department Head and 4-H Leader.

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LORANGER HIGH SCHOOL 4-H CLUB Officers shown are Dakota Jenkins: vice

president, Jessica Thomas: secretary, Nicholas Giron: Parlimentarian, Jami Griffin: President, Joshua Scott: Treasurer, Matthew Howze: Reporter/ Historian. The photograph was taken during the Wolves Spirit Week.

OAK FOREST ACADEMY MIDDLE SCHOOL 4-H CLUB members are front row, Carson Hoover, Randall McNabb, Trey Wright, Gavin Covington, Alec Sparks, Wesley Corkern; back row, Makenna Mathews, Sonya Strother, Charley Renee Cuti, Taylor Sellers, Gabbie Morris, Hailey Johnston, Emma McNabb and Briley Davis. Not pictured is Chase Scandurro. Photo by Trish Thames


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ST. HELENA ELEMENTARY 4-H SCIENCE DAY. Not in order were, Emily C. Ard, Evan

Ard, Markeyz D. Barker, Sh’mya J. Bell, Kevelyn C. Brown, DiAren Burton, Ikearon V. Franklin, Jada S. Haywood, Rayneisha J. Jackson, Kayla D. Johnson, Herbert L. Jyles, Ce’deric L. Kent, Romero J. Lancaster, Cornelius Lee, Jeriesha C. McClendon, Zakrien D. Mikell, Journic T. Mims, Derrionte L. Moore, Tyrese T. Muse, Alacia M. Myles, Steven Page, Charmeya L. Price, Jalen Robertson, Shytwan D. Self, Keiundra M. Spears, Dayja T. Topps, Takera A. Topps, Karston, Destiny L. Wells, Azziana M. West, Derius D. Williams, Jamia Williams, Jer’Kayla Williams, and Mon’terras D. Williams. Photo by Irene Temple

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CHESBROUGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2011- 2012 4-H CLUB MEMBERS. Members back row from left are Haley Bridges, LaCrysta Bean, Hannah Bennett, Tanner Blades,

Savannah Carrier, Xavier Clayton, She’A Collette, Cameron Cox, Brennan Davis, Breanna Dykes, Savannah France, Kelly Gill, Abby Hodges, Abby Johnson, Dalton Kennedy, and Zachary Lambert. Middle row from left are Abbi Simmons, Mackenzie Simmons, Sponsor Betty Mehrtens, Chasity Cutrer, Russell Edwards, Dakota Mayfield, Morgan McDaniel, Jessee Mitchell, Tyler Rushing, Nakea Sims, Abby Smith, Laine Soileau, Madie St. Mard, Rehys Templet, Mary Warden, Jerrayshun Huffs, Gearyon Martin, Tristin King, McKayla Lee, Saylor Myles, Alaina McDaniel, Jakobe Winn, Haylie Wood, Chloe Stokes, Derrek Womack and Ross Walker. Front row from left are Brittany Prevost, Tayvon Perry, Shelby Parnell, Ali Payne, Jake Fontenot, Sam Gilliland, Madelyn Granat, Case Hess, Chasity Hayden, Tristin Ketchum, Corey Montgomery II, and Chelsey Kent. Members not shown are Christian Todd, and Preston Wascom. Photo by Margaret Andrews

CHESBROUGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2011-2012 4-H CLUB OFFICERS from row from left are President Chasity Hayden and Vice President Haylie Wood. Middle row from left are Secretary Abbi Smith and Treasurer Zachary Smith. Back row from left are Parliamentarian Alaina McDaniel, Historian Abby Hodges, Photographer Jake Fontenot, and Parliamentarian Shelby Parnell. Photo by Margaret Andrews

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SPRING CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 4-H CLUB MEMBERS. Members back row from left are Rusty Conger, Lillie Moore, Chester Martin, Jayden Shoup, Lauren Booty, Morgan Bankston, Sonja Stewart, Hailey Strickland, Lois Ricks, Austin Chambliss, Johnathan McDaniel, Michael Brock, Seth Kemp, Jackson Davis, Victoria Verberne, and Tara Brasseaux. Middle row from left are Jake Fowler, Madison Plaisance, Bryce Parker, Chase Spears, Brennan Dominguez, Taylor Robinson, Caitlyn Reeves, Brennan Bracy, Sababa Moore, Mark Randall, Brianna Brown, Laila Baham, Jace Booty, Brayden Guilliams, Zyandria Moore, Trinity Baham, Morgan Lusk, and Christina Cox. Front row from left are Bryant Fussell, Daniel Simmons, Nicholas Story, Colten Spears, Destiny Brown, Shondaria Brumfield, Ethan Andrews, Katelyn Maggio, Lauryn Ridgedell, Michaela Foster, Kolten Grice, Rebecca Cook, and Dusty Payne. Photo by Margaret Andrews

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Louisiana 4-H selected to receive grants Louisiana 4-H was one of 15 states selected to receive Phase 2 of the Wal-Mart Foundation Grant. The goals of the Wal-Mart Foundation Healthy Living Youth Grants are to mobilize undeserved youth in 15 states to take action around nutritional deficiencies and healthy food choices. The grant, entitled Fit 4 the Future: Youth Choice Youth Voice (Phase 2), will provide resources and opportunities for youth and their families to develop and maintain healthy lifestyles, which will ultimately result

in youth voice advocating for a fit future. St. Helena Parish has been named a recipient of the Wal-Mart National 4-H Council Healthy Living Mini Grant Fit4Life Phase 2 this grant was written by Angela Myles and Valerie Vincent of LSU/SU AgCenter. Area Leader Training was held in Gonzales, in attendance from St. Helena Parish were Joshua Scott, Samelia Cooper 4-H volunteers Parish Chair Angela Myles and Youth Coordinator Angela Myles. Vol-

unteers were able to attend session relating to gardening, shooting sports, service learning, food and fitness, etc. The volunteers are eager and ready to share with 4-H Club members in St. Helena Parish. Enrollment the LSU AgCenter is now accepting enrollment for students grades Pre-K-3rd clover bud registration and grades 4-12 4-H enrollments. Stop by 23 South Main Street and enroll your child today.

What do 4-H clubs do?

It’s entirely up to 4-H members what their 4-H club does! 4-H clubs usually focus on one or more topics of the members’ choice. They conduct project-related activities, for example, a gardening club may have a year-round garden or a technology club may work on Web design at meetings. 4-H clubs also do lots of community service both in their project area and where they are needed.

How old do you have to be to join? Depending on your state’s program offerings, you can be a full 4-H member from 9 through 19 years of age. Most states also have a program (usually called “Cloverbuds”) for youth ages 5 to 9. There is also a program called collegiate 4-H for youth in their college years.

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SUMNER MIDDLE SCHOOL 2011- 2012 4-H CLUB MEMBERS. Members back row from left are Lainey Cooper, Jeremy Davis, Cassye Norris, Dwayne Castleberry, and Riley

Brown. Third row from left are Fallon Plaisance, Alyssa Rushing, Austin Hodges, Levi Colvin, Fredricka Gatlin, Kailyn McKanic, Jayla Hayes, Mahogany Williams, Blaine Milton, April Coker, Tabbitha Gill, Lindsey Trout, Hannah Brister, Carl Briggs, Haley Chapman, Brandi Miller, and Jessica Rush. Second row from left are Madison Amick, ReAnna Gill, Makayla Baham, Olivia Pereda, Macey Booty, Brady Milton, Shelby Hendry, Lauren Mearidy, Marlena Hartman, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Destinee Gray, Victoria Vonaspern, K’Ani House, and Alexis Verberne. Front row from left are Lee Verret, Shaquila Ard, Dustin Strickland, Courtney Castleberry, Emily Phelps, Graci Foster, Koley Simmons, Preston Crowe, Joshua Long, and Nicholas Perry. Photo by Margaret Andrews

What famous people have a 4-H background? Faith Hill, Reba McIntyre, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jim Davis (the creator of Garfield), Al Gore, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Lamar Alexander, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Herschel Walker and Reggie White are just a few distinguished alumni who are now in entertainment, government, sports, education and business careers.

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SUMNER MIDDLE SCHOOL 2011-2012 4-H CLUB OFFICERS from left are Reporter Emily Phelps, Secretary Jayla Hayes, President Fallon Plaisance, Vice President Blaine Milton, Treasurer Brady Milton, and Community Service Chairperson Fredrekia Gatlin. Photo by Margaret Andrews

SUMNER HIGH SCHOOL 2011- 2012 4-H CLUB MEMBERS. Members shown are Nick Hoffstadt, Taylor Ridgdale, Brody Simmons, Christy Miller, Triston Lofton, Malcom Mobley, Mallory Stillwell, Trenton Warren, Ali Brumfield, Kirstie Newman, Sydni Biandolillo, Hillary Gill, Randi Shaidaee, Valerie Coleman, Gerry Williams, Timlisha Brumfield, Hannah Carver, Labrisha Brumfield, Alexis Jefferson, Dakota Stokes, Kalon Bergeron, Paige Riveria, Taylor Sharkey, Brelynn Williams, Devin Mitchell, Heather Courtney, Colt Carrier, David Hayden, and Blake Stewart. Not shown are Tanya Crowe, Logan Moneyhun, Cobey Hendry, Shelby Edwards, Cara Graham, and Rhett Travis. Photo by Margaret Andrews.


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