4-H thanks school administration at Principal Appreciation Breakfast

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The Natchitoches Parish 4-H Office held a Principal Appreciation Breakfast on Aug. 7.

NCHS Sophomore and 4-H Jr. Leader for Natchitoches Parish Katie Anderson welcomed everyone to the breakfast. She also spoke about her time serving on the LA Food and Fitness Board and her participation in 4-H University over the summer, where she placed fourth in the state in the career competition.

4-H member Travis Rachal led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance. Victoria Wiggins then led the 4-H Pledge. John Broussard gave the invocation.

This year 4-H will focus on life skills with a concentration in communication, according to Natchitoches Parish 4-H Agent Pam Pearce.

4-H County Agent Randall Mallette thanked the principals and their administrative staff for everything they do at their schools to support 4-H programming. He said that when he started 3 years ago, there were nine kids showing livestock. Now there’s around 25.

4-H Leader at Marthaville Elementary and 4-H Foundation Member Laura Strahan said the school’s program is growing and it’s thanks to the support of their principal.

“Some kids are struggling and 4-H gives them a home,” she said. “We grow leaders.”

The breakfast ended with a nice round of door prizes.