Local 4-H students excel at state 

Several local students attended a special event last week at Webster 4-H University. 

We’d like to congratulate all of participants and recognize three blue ribbon winners: Zander Thompson, Kyleigh Cruze, and Madison McGraw as well as three state board members: Luke Butcher, Madison McGraw, and Cailey Nail.

Each year 4-H members who are 8th-12th grade are eligible to attend 4-H University on the campus of LSU and A&M College in Baton Rouge to demonstrate their skills in more than 30 competitive events, workshops, and educational sessions. It is a culmination of a 4-H member’s year of hard work and dedication. Events range from Automotive Care, ESports, Fishing Sports, Healthy Living Demonstrations, Public Speaking, Fashion, Robotics and more! Through competing, youth demonstrate life skills in teamwork, decision making, problem solving, resiliency, and many more. Each competitive event allots youth an opportunity for personal growth, skill mastery, and other life skills vital to functioning members of society.