AHS hosts 4-H Personal Development Contest

Holly Primeaux, Dane Hebert, Loveless Decuire, Avery Hebert, Amelia Hebert, Austin Gaspard, Blair Hebert.

The 4-H Personal Development Contest was held on November 14, 2013, at Abbeville High School. First place plaques are awarded to the top two 4-H’ers in the high school division. The plaques are given in loving memory of Laura Belle and Wilbert Hebert for their active 4-H leadership.

Will and Laura Bell, as they were known to their many friends and throughout the parish, were devoted to the 4-H Creed. From her high school years, Laura Belle served as president of her local club and in 1939 served as president of the Vermilion Parish Executive Committee. They both instilled that leadership, not only in their children, but in all youth. And that sense of leadership showed in their love of 4-H activities through their nine children. Not only were all nine children enrolled in 4-H, but showed leadership in their local club and parish executive committee.

Will and Laura Belle were adult leaders for twenty years, working with many children in many projects, but mostly using their energy and enthusiasm to get you people involved. Today, many of their grand-children and great grand-children are also 4-H club members.

The 4-H world will always remember Will and Laura Belle for their contributions, love and dedication to the Vermilion Parish 4-H Program.

Winners for the 2013 Personal Development Contest include: Austin Gaspard – 1st place; Loveless Decuire – 2nd place; Britney Broussard – 3rd place; Abbey Zaunbrecher – 4th place; Emma Noel – 5th place. Blue Ribbon winners: Marcus Broussard, Anne Catherine LeBlanc, Malani Husband, Adam Gaspard, Austin Simon, Ava Couvillon, Destiny Perry, Jayla Campbell, Taylor Duhon, Lyle Winch, and Maci Ardoin. (Submitted by: Marcus Broussard, Jr. Leader Reporter)

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