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More than 100 St. Mary Parish 4-H members attend summer camp in Pollock.
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St. Mary contingent attends 4-H Summer Camp

On June 26, more than 100 St. Mary Parish fourth- through sixth-grade 4-H members headed to “To Catch Their Dreams” at 4-H Summer Camp at LSU AgCenter’s Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, an 80-acre campsite located near Pollock. The campers were chaperoned by 14 camp counselors, four adult 4-H Volunteers of which three are 4-H alumni and Adriana Drusini, St. Mary Parish 4-H agent.
St. Mary Parish was in the top five for the most 4-H’ers attending camp this year.
Campers participated every morning in one of seven tracks: Food and Fitness; Get Ready, Get SET — Science, Engineering and Technology; Hunters Safety Certification; Explore Louisiana: Wetlands, Wildlife and YOU; The Artist Within; Water Safety — That’s What’s SUP; and Outdoors Adventures. In the afternoon campers took part in recreational time and rotated through a variety of activities like sports, archery, swimming, tubing, line dancing and indoor games.
The main mission of 4-H camp is to help build Louisiana’s youth citizenship, leadership and life skills. This camp is administered by the LSU AgCenter 4-H Youth Development Program.
The trip was made possible by St. Mary Parish School Board Transportation Depart-ment that provided the buses, St. Mary Parish Government and 4-H Alumni Dustin Rogers, who helped secure a trailer to transport our campers’ luggage.
This year’s participants from east St. Mary were:
Bayou Vista Elementary School: Kate Bailey, Gabrielle Carbin, Kailie Crouch, Avery Eaton, Darla Mabile, Makayla Theriot, Bailey Womack, Blaze Harrison, Reese Leonard, Barrett Vice and Sean Watts; Berwick Elementary School: Helena Bergeron, Alexis Brunet, Hadley Brunet, Kaitlyn Kapp, Zoe Mitchell, Bryn Robicheaux, Novalyn Sanford, Summerlyn Schwartz, Dylan Borne, Brandon Eues and Daniel Vasquez; Berwick Junior High School: Alexis Couvillion, Kennedy Hill, Jace Armond and Carson LeBlanc; Hattie Watts Elementary School: Bali Blakeman and Le’Marcus Jennings; Holy Cross Elementary School: Charlotte Callais, Hailey Denning, Isabella Duval, Savannah Percle, Princess Verdin, Sophie Webster and Emily Wise; M.E. Norman Elementary School: Gavyn Smart; Morgan City Junior High School: Gage Patureau; Patterson Junior High School: Gracey Ganaway, Madison Kyle and McKenzie Verdun; and Wyandotte Elementary School: Tallulah Grivet, Sophia Hastings and Esteban Grivet.
Participants from west St. Mary were:
B.E. Boudreaux Middle School: Kaleb Thibodeaux; Centerville High School: Abbagale Harvey, Au’na Hebert and Shila Hebert; Chitimacha Tribal School: Chenoa Burgess, Zoe Butaud, Halee’ Cranche, Kaiyah Dwyer, MaKinley Dwyer, Lillee Leger, Mya Magee and Cameryn Burgess; Glencoe Charter School: Kennedi Chauvin, Madelyn Compton, Shaelyn Compton, Alexis Domingue, Alexa Picard, Marlee Price, Olivia Sword, Evan Dupre, Luke St. Germain, Noah St. Germain and Loren Wells; Hanson Memorial High School: Emma Clements, Addie Lovell, Madison St. Blanc, Olivia Williams, Cayne Verdin, Jack Colley and Landon Meyerholtz; Raintree Elementary School: Cadence Blood, Courtney Trosclair, Dayon Austin and Josiah Thibodeaux; St. John Elementary School: Abigail Hebert, Sophie Morris, Madelyn Trosclair, Mason Bour-que, Ethan Clements, Carter Faucheaux, Daniel Ibert, Ethan Judice, Tal Kellebrew, Maddix Landry, Reid Lovell, Luke Miller and John Uze.
St. Mary Community Club participants were Gage Battaglio and Layne Battaglio.
Adult volunteers were Scott Battaglio, Brooke Chauvin, McKaila Darden and Carl Taylor Stirling.
Camp counselors were Kennedi Williams, Madeline Williams, Ana Michelle Mata, Rhea Patureau, Marlena Darden, Shelby Thibo-deaux, Maegan LeBlanc, Chloe Morris, Kane Boudreaux, Chris Ibert, Austin Champagne, David Nugent, Joseph Duhon and Jacob Rogers.

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