St. John 4-H visits Capitol

Published 12:06 am Wednesday, June 8, 2016

BATON ROUGE — St. John Parish 4-H recently brought 28 local youth to Baton Rouge for 4-H Day at the Capitol, joining more than 1,200 members participating throughout the state to help promote the 4-H program to Louisiana legislators.

State Rep. Clay Schexnayder speaks with St. John Parish 4-H members.

State Rep. Clay Schexnayder speaks with St. John Parish 4-H members.

The event started with a general assembly on the capitol steps, where 4-H members heard from various state representatives and senators.

“We had the opportunity to meet with the (State Rep.) Clay Schexnayder to discuss his role in the government and also share with him how important 4-H is to us,” 4-H Agent Victoria Kendrick said. “After completion of the assembly, members toured the Capitol to see where all the important decisions are made. We then had a fun hotdog lunch with our fellow members of Southeast Louisiana.”

The group also visited Louisiana State Museum and went on a self-guided tour and fun, education treasure hunt.

The last event was hosted by the State 4-H Citizenship Board and was called “Louisiana 4-H: Livin’, Lovin’ Growin.’

4-Hers had the opportunity to participate in activities that are both fun and contributive to their knowledge of the diverse regions and history of Louisiana, Kendrick said.

“Overall, it was a great day to be a 4-H member in Louisiana,” Kendrick said.