NEW ORLEANS — A team of young chefs from Ascension Parish earned second place in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off, 4-H Edition, on Aug. 9.
One of the many activities for 4-Hers includes the “Operation Cook” Project Club. Members of the club are fourth- through sixth-graders. Front row from left are Kayleigh Charpentier, Kennedy Hill, Nickolas Bergeron and Maci Jackson. Back row from left are teen volunteer McKaila Darden, Destiney Sutton, Emma Picard, Alexa Picard and teen volunteers Kaeley Hill and Rhea Patureau. Not pictured are members Abbagale Harvey, Shila Hebert, Jada Tarleton, Rylie Chaisson, Avree Guillory, Cindy Pinkerton and Chloe Martin.
Every month a group of 4-H’ers in fourth through sixth grade get together to learn about healthy lifestyles while incorporating basic culinary skills and being motivated into trying new foods.
On June 1, more than 80 St. Mary Parish 4-H members (fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders) from clubs throughout the parish got on the buses and left for an adventure at 4-H summer camp.