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Claiborne Parish 4-H honors members at awards banquet

Last Tuesday, May 9, the Claiborne Parish 4-H held their awards banquet at the Haynesville Fair Barn.

Many 4-H members were honored and recognized in multiple divisions including top fundraiser, outdoor skills, cookie decorating contest winners, livestock show participants and much more. Among those celebrated, there were many who received scholarships.

Five members will be traveling to 4-H Universtity in Baton Rouge in June, where they will compete in competitions ranging from STEM demonstrations, fishing sports and visual arts. The attendees who received a scholarship to assist in funding for this trip were, Jessie Ellis, Thomas Thompson, Jorja Thornton, Olivia Greene and Aleesya Plumlee.

Each year the Alpha Community Service Club sponsors 4-H club members who have intentions of attending 4-H Universtity and Clover College. They award this $100 scholarship in honor of past Claiborne Extension Service Homemaker, Vedera Spivey. This year the scholarship went to Aleesya Plumlee.

Fundraising is a big part of Claiborne Parish 4-H and each year ten percent of fundraiser sales have been distributed to 4-H clubs in addition to a percentage of their enrollment fees. These funds are used towards scholarships to various camps throughout the summer.

Camp Grant Walker Scholarship:
Haynesville Elementary- Racelyn Beach; Corteja Berry; Liam Rupert; Jykeius Wheeler
Haynesville 5/6 Grade- Andre Kingsby; Summer Smith
Summerfield Elementary- Sawyer Urrey; Sonnie Vinson; Katelyn Babcock; Kenlyn Babcock
Claiborne Academy- Jayden McLendon; Isabella Ellis

Northwest Regional Challenge Camp Scholarship:  
Colt Ogden; Luke Padgett; Charlie Monzingo; Rachell Gantt; Maggie Allen; Cassady Hope Rogers; Keylie Manning
Maddie Sullivan

Marsh Maneuvers Scholarship:  
Jackson Monzingo; Hunter Shaffer

The senior class was also honored and received chords for their dedication to the club and communities throughout their 4-H career. 
Destiny Huff, Ally Brown, Stephanie Scriber, Maddie Martin, Elizabeth Beck and Eli Coker all received chords to wear with their robes during their upcoming graduation ceremonies. 

Eli Coker also received the Claiborne Parish 4-H Foundation scholarship in the amount of $100, the Scott Truck and Tractor Scholarship in the amount of $500 and the Livestock Scholarship in the amount of $500.