Alcorn State University Extension Program
 
4-H Youth Educator

This has been a busy and challenging summer for 4-H Competitions for Senior (ages 14-18) and Junior (ages 8-13) 4-H members in Claiborne County.  The hot weather did not deter the 4-H members from competing.  They remained focused and it paid off.

Seniors 4-H Members

The senior 4-H members participated in 4-H Club Congress on June 1-3, 2011 on the campus of Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS.  Their ranking and ribbons are listed below:

·        Brent Tolliver won a blue ribbon (2nd place) in the Engineering Visual Presentation Contest. 

·        Michael Wells, Jr won a red ribbon (4th place) in the Beef Visual Presentation Contest.

·        Desiree’ Tolliver won a red ribbon (4th place) in the Engineering Visual Presentation Contest.

 

Junior 4-H Members

The junior 4-H members participated in the Southwest Region 4-H Project Achievement Day Competition which was held on June 15, 2011 at the Hinds Community College in Raymond, MS.  Their ranking and ribbons are listed below:

·        Mya L. Wells won a green rosette in the Clover Leaf Exhibit for her 4-H Project on Cows, “Cows Go Moo”.

·        Laronda “Honey” Wilson won a blue ribbon and a trophy (overall 1st place) in the 10-11 year old Health Visual Presentation.  Her presentation was on “Healthy Heart”.

·        David Walker won a blue ribbon and a trophy (overall 1st place) in the 12-13 year old Engineering Visual Presentation.  His presentation was on “Lawnmower Safety”.

·        Mikayla Rankin won a blue ribbon and a trophy (overall 1st place) in the 10-11 year old Conservation Visual Presentation. Her presentation was on “Alligators Alive”.

·        Justin Walker won a blue ribbon and trophy (overall 1st) in the 12-13 year old Conservation Visual Presentation. His presentation was on “Let’s Go Fishing”.

·        Michele T. Wells won red ribbon (2nd place) in the 10-11 year old Beef Visual Presentation.  Her presentation was on “Where’s The Beef”.

·        Cardale Thomas-Davis won red ribbon (2nd place) in the 10-11 year old Conservation Visual Presentation.  His presentation was on “The Biggest Snake Ever to Live: The Anaconda”.

Several Claiborne County 4-H members were selected to serve on the Mississippi 4-H Leadership Team and National 4-H Tours & Conferences.  This group (senior age 4-H members) has shown outstanding leadership skills and is among the elite in their 4-H community-based clubs.  Team members are involved in enhancing their leadership skills, communication skills, conducting promotional activities and providing programmatic input through committee and task force assignments.  The Claiborne County 4-H members selected are listed below:

·        Frankie Walker was selected to serve on the 4-H Leadership Team for a fourth year and earned a place to participate in the 4-H Cooperative Tour in July 2011.

·        LaQuisha McGrew was selected to serve on the 4-H Leadership Team for a second year and earned a place to participate in the 4-H Cooperative Tour in July 2011.  Also, LaQuisha will be attending and participating in the 2011 National 4-H Congress which will be held on Thursday, November 24 through Tuesday, November 29 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Georgia.  In addition, she was selected to attend and participate in the 2011 Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) on July 10-16, 2011 at the National 4-H Conference Center, Chevy Chase, MD near Washington, D.C.

·        Perliane Banks was also selected to attend and participate in the 2011 Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) on July 10-16, 2011 at the National 4-H Conference Center, Chevy Chase, MD near Washington, D.C.

Congratulation goes out to all the Claiborne County 4-H Members and 4-H Volunteer Leaders for their hard work and great accomplishments in their 4-H competitions and tours. 

If anyone is interested in becoming a 4-H member or volunteer leader in Claiborne County, please contact Shirley Middleton, ASUEP Area 4-H Youth Educator at the Claiborne County Extension Office in Port Gibson, MS at (601) 437-5011.