The parish 4-H program made a presentation to the school board on Monday. Several students along with 4-H Agent Jacque Fontenot told of their experiences in the program.
Ninth grade student Rafe Suggs spoke by video, “4-H is a lot more than animals. I just went to the Junior Leadership Conference at LSU. I am Secretary in Junior Leaders. We collected hurricane relief supplies, we have made go bags for foster kids, and went to nursing homes and did crafts for residents.” Suggs added, “I got to meet a lot of people from my state and area.”
Another program participant, Elliott Grant appeared on a video. Grant is an eleventh grader. “My favorite experience was going to camp where I was a camp counselor. A couple of years back I entered the Sports Broadcasting competition and other activities.”
Another eleventh grader, Justin Madison said, “My favorite thing is giving back. I took part in Ag Magic and was a counselor. I am in Junior Leaders also.”
Adison Bounds was at the meeting. She is the first Shooting Sports Ambassador elected from Red River Parish. Bounds said, “I love shooting sports and am excited about the first time ever getting to be an ambassador. Part of my duties on the board is to show kids fun gun safety and how much fun it is to shoot. It helps me to be a better leader and to give back.”
4-H Agent Fontenot told the school board they are looking forward to the BB Shooting contest coming up at the State Fair on November 6th.
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