4-H’ers win at cook-off
L’Observateur / April 20, 1998
New Orleans – Local 4-H youth recently competed in the District Commodity Cookery Contest held at Oakwood Mall in Gretna.
According to Cathy Holmes, agent with the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, “The 4-H youth who participated in the contest were winners in the competition held in LaPlace last October. Participating in this cookerycontest provided an opportunity for youth to learn more about preparing foods that will taste great while providing healthy choices for eating.” They learned about food safety and even economic values of foods. Thecookery contest included ground beef, seafood, egg and poultry competitions.
Contestants representing St. John 4-H include:* Jennifer Holmes of St. Joan of Arc School received second place for Nitha’s Sweet Potato and Oyster Dressing.
* Chad Ayme of St. Peter’s School received second place for his CatfishCourtbouillon.
* Danielle Falcon of Reserve Christian School received the Red Award for her Crawfish Italiano.
* Jessica Berthelot of Reserve Christian School received the Blue Award for her chili.
* Kathryn Kropog of Ascension of Our Lord School received the Blue Award for her Taco Ring.
* Shontell Green of Garyville Magnet School received third place for her Hot Meat Balls.
* Jenny Edwards of Ursuline Academy received second place for her Three Bean Soup.
* Natasha Jones of St. Mary’s School received third place for her CheeseStuffed Chicken Rolls.
* Phillip Chandler of East St. John High School received a plaque for hisSmoked Turkey Jambalaya.
* Chad Ayme of St. Peter’s School received a plaque for his Roast Turkey.* Ashley Waguespack of Garyville Magnet School received a plaque for her Egg Breakfast Casserole.
* Bridget Millet of Reserve Christian School received second place for her Cream Cheese Pound Cake.
* Natasha Jones of St. Mary’s School received first place for her illustratedtalk on eggs.
Natasha Jones will be eligible to compete in the state competition in April.
Sponsors for the event include the LSU Agricultural Center, Louisiana Cattle Women, Inc., Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board andthe Louisiana Egg Commission.
Photo: “If it wasn’t for this, I’d be dead already,” Sam Cascio.
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