Livingston Parish 4-H’ers recently gathered at Lewis Vincent Elementary School in Denham Springs to test their cooking skills in seven categories.
The 77 4-H members prepared 124 dishes for the 2016 4-H Food Festival.
During judging, LSU Agricultural Center Area Nutrition Agent Layne Langley presented an educational program on healthy living featuring MyPlate and the importance of physical fitness activities. The youth also sampled healthy foods.
Contest winners were announced that evening. First-place winners in the seafood, beef, poultry, egg, sugar and bento contests will compete at the regional 4-H cooking contest in Ponchatoula in May.
Results are as follows:
APPETIZER/SALAD: first, Megan Breithaupt, Holden Elementary; second, Camille Comish, Holden Elementary; and third, Kelsey Henderson, Holden Elementary
DESSERT: first, Zachary Trawick, Holden High; second, Kaylee Babin, Lewis Vincent Elementary; and third, Raegan Stewart, Holden Elementary
MAIN DISH: first, Kylie Lutz, Frost Elementary; second, Lily Pritchard, Southside Elementary; and third, Nicholas Thompson, Northside Elementary
CAKES: first, Lauren Ellzey, Doyle High; second, Emma Wilkins, Juban Parc Elementary; and third, Avery Sylvia, Juban Parc Junior High
PIES: first, Autumn Herring, Holden Elementary; second, Macey Higginbotham, Holden Elementary; and third, McKenna Naquin, Lewis Vincent Elementary
COOKIES: first, Trawick; second, Elise Tate, Walker Elementary; and third, Kacey Breithaupt, Holden Elementary
CANDY: first, Josie Purvis, Holden High; second, Anne Marie Hebert, Lewis Vincent Elementary; and third, Jayden Bonds, Holden Elementary
CHICKEN: first, Hannah Robertson, Lewis Vincent Elementary; second, Amie Lobo, South Fork Elementary; and third, Laird May, Southside Elementary
PROCESSED POULTRY PRODUCTS: first, Allison DePriest, Albany Middle; second, Megan Hibbard, South Fork Elementary; and third, Sylvia
QUICK AND EASY MAIN DISH: first, Anna Hutchinson, Holden Elementary; second, Pritchard; and third, Cali Green, Holden High
ONE DISH MEAL: first, Higginbotham; second, Comish; and third, Grace Johnson, Holden Elementary
SHRIMP: first, Madelyn Morgan, Doyle Elementary; second, Purvis; and third, Robertson
FISH/OTHER SEAFOOD: first, Thompson; second, David Dupre, Doyle High; and third, Atley Younger, South Fork Elementary
CRAB: first, Green
CRAWFISH: first, Emilee Lambert, Lewis Vincent Elementary; second, Colton Roy, Southside Elementary; and third, Shane Billiot, Juban Parc Elementary
OYSTER: first, Ian Coates, Northside Elementary; and second, Dupre
First, DePriest; second, Hutchinson; and third, Herring
My favorite dish
OTHER: first, Londyn Fasola, Walker Elementary; second, Hebert; and third, Sylvia
GAME: first, Luke Seguin, Walker High; and second, Pritchard
DESSERT: first, Cameryn Sibley, North Corbin Elementary; second, Higginbotham; and third, Hutchinson.