Nearly 1,550 4-H’ers participated in the 95th annual gathering of young people who participated in scores of activities that are part of the annual three-day 4-H event that’s a highlight of the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H youth development program. The competition came in areas ranging from agricultural demonstrations to wildlife habitat judging and from career preparation to consumer decision making.

 


Anacoco senior 4-H students took home honors as state contest winners and alternates at the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H University last month at LSU campus.
Nearly 1,550 4-H’ers participated in the 95th annual gathering of young people who participated in scores of activities that are part of the annual three-day 4-H event that’s a highlight of the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H youth development program. The competition came in areas ranging from agricultural demonstrations to wildlife habitat judging and from career preparation to consumer decision making.
“Louisiana 4-H is a one-of-a-kind program made up of outstanding young people from across our state,” said LSU AgCenter Vice Chancellor Paul Coreil. “We’re glad to provide them this annual opportunity to visit the state’s flagship university, to meet new people and to test their knowledge and skills – all while having fun.”
Most of the first-place or state winners in more than 40 different contests were awarded educational trips or opportunities to compete in regional or national events.
Robby Price and C.J. Koch, both of Anacoco senior 4-H, won the state title in Sports Broadcasting, while Christina "Rae" Addison was named first alternate in Horticulture Demonstration/General. 
 Price and Koch, along with Amber Sharp, also of Anacoco senior 4-H, will be traveling to San Anotonio with the Louisiana 4-H delegation in August, said Kemberly Johnson an agent with the LSU AgCenter.
Sharp earlier won the trip through Louisiana Co-Op Conference.
Price and Koch were required to call and provide play-by-play commentary on a pre-recorded game. Out of baseball, football or basketball, they chose basketball.
After several practice sessions with their coach, Cleve Weisgerber, Extension Agent with the LSU AgCenter, they won the event and secured the all-expense paid trip to San Antonio.
They and Sharp will be touring the Alamo and the Natural Bridges caverns, enjoy a riverboat ride, Schlitterbahn Water Park, the River Walk and more.