4-H plans for Achievement Day

By Nate Goldstein

On Tuesday, May 17, Lincoln Pariah 4-H will host its annual Achievement Day at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center, 165 Fairgrounds Rd.

Achievement Day is the parish’s end-of-year celebration for the members who participated in the club year and attended at least two 4-H events.

The day is set to kick off at 8:30 a.m. and end around 2 p.m. All students will have an excused absence from school because the event counts as a school field trip.

Lincoln Parish 4-H Agent Amanda Simmons said, “We are very excited to be back with Achievement Day. We could not have it for the past two years because of COVID, but this year we are back and ready.”

The day will include “strange science” sessions and the event’s annual quiz bowl. The quiz bowl will be a competition between each club, and the winner will receive a reward. Awards will be presented shortly after lunch, recognizing students for their achievements throughout the year. Some of these awards will be honor cords for graduating seniors and also possibly a $500 scholarship.

“The honor cords and scholarship opportunities are amazing for our seniors. It shows them the recognition they very much deserve,” Simmons said.

The 4-H yell contest will finish the day and feature each school creating a chant/yell. The chants are a creative way to get the students involved, and the winner of the contest will receive an award.

For more information, please contact the 4-H Office at 318-251-5134.

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