Seven Iberville 4-H Jr. Leadership Club Members journeyed to Atlanta, Georgia, from July 31 to Aug. 4 for an educational trip, by Amtrak train. The educational trip was awarded to the most active 4-H’ers at the parish, regional and state levels during the 2016-2017 school year.

The group explored downtown Atlanta and visited the World of Coke Factory, the Georgia Aquarium and Centennial Park. 4-H Members participated in a behind-the-scenes tour of the CNN studio, where they met CNN 10 Student News Broadcaster Carl Azuz. 4-H Members hiked to the top of Stone Mountain, watched craftsman demonstrations and experienced Stone Mountain’s Laser Show Spectacular.

Trip participants also watched the Atlanta Braves play the Los Angeles Dodgers in the new SunTrust Park. 4-H’ers used their team building, leadership and communication skills to successfully complete a white water rafting trip on the Ocoee River in Benton, Tennessee.

“I am thrilled that local students have opportunities to travel through our 4-H program,” 4-H Agent Christina Hebert stated. “Our 4-H’ers are able to build camaraderie during educational trips, while exploring different cultures and areas of our country.”

Previous Jr. Leadership educational award trip destinations included: San Antonio, Texas, Chattanooga, Tennessee and Little Rock, Arkansas.

Trip participants included the following students and chaperones: 

Iberville Math, Science, & Arts Academy–West – Sophie Doss

St. John School –Sydney David, Elise Jackson, Clay LeBlanc, Stevie LeJeune, Conrad Tempanaro and Sophia Tempanaro

Chaperones –Tracey David, Christina Hebert,Hannah Johnson and Kejuan Washington

Shown are photos from the trip.