Iberville Parish competes at 4-H University
A total of 16 local 4-H'ers represented Iberville Parish at 4-H University, a series of statewide contests at Louisiana State University, recently.
1,415 youth from across Louisiana attended 4-HU June 18-21. Iberville 4-H'ers trained and competed in various contests, such as Photography, Public Speaking, Solutions Unlimited, The Louisiana Chef, Fashion Review, Sports Broadcasting, Computer Simulation, and Insect Identification.
Sophia Tempanaro, a 9th Grader at St. John High School, was elected to represent Iberville Parish on the 4-H State Citizenship Board.
Tempanaro will assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of statewide and parish level service-learning projects.
"Iberville Parish was well-represented by the 2013 4-HU Delegates," Iberville 4-H Agent Christina Zito said. "The students trained for months prior to competing at 4-HU, and their dedication was rewarded with statewide recognition."
Ten Iberville Parish 4-H'ers placed in their respective contests. Second Place Winners: Christen Diamond, The Louisiana Chef Contest and Gabrielle Deslatte, Fashion Review: Ready-to-Wear Contest.
Third Place Winner: Madeline LeBlanc, Photography Contest. Fourth Place Winners: Elise Persick and Sophia Tempanaro, Solutions Unlimited Contest and Troy Martin and Joseph Zito, Sports Broadcasting Contest.
Fifth Place Winners: Olivia Ledet and Monica Rivet, Solutions Unlimited Contest.
Blue ribbon winner: Marie Comeaux, Fashion Review: Creative Choice Contest.
2013 Iberville Parish 4-HU Delegates are Morgan Badeaux, MSA-West, 10th Grade; Frederick Bell, MSA-East, 10th Grade; Jacques Comeaux, MSA-East, 11th Grade; Marie Comeaux, MSA-East, 12th Grade; Gabrielle Deslatte, St. John High School, 9th Grade;
Christen Diamond, MSA-West, 12th Grade; Emma LeBlanc, MSA-East, 10th Grade; Madeline LeBlanc, MSA-East, 12th Grade
Olivia Ledet, St. John High School, 9th Grade; Troy Martin, MSA-West, 11th Grade; Elise Persick, MSA-West, 10th Grade; Ryan Persick, St. John High School, 11th Grade; Monica Rivet, St. John High School, 9th Grade; Racheal Sandidge, St. John High School, 12th Grade and Sophia Tempanaro, St. John High School, 9th Grade.