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Luke Seguin, 17, a senior at Walker High School, served as king of the 83rd annual Southeast District Junior Livestock Show in Covington.

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Luke Seguin, 17, a senior at Walker High School served as king of the 83rd annual Southeast District Junior Livestock Show in Covington on Feb. 1-3.  

Seguin, the son of Harold and Renette Seguin, of Pine Grove, is an active member of 4-H and FFA.

Seguin said his motto, “Cows moo and chickens cluck, but I serve,” says a lot about his life on a farm, which has about 100 chickens and three dairy cows.

“Living in a rural area with livestock all around has helped to shape who I am,” Seguin said.

Seguin is active in the dairy and poultry projects and raises broilers and dairy cows.

“I have been active raising and showing livestock since fourth grade,” he said. “These livestock projects have been great learning experiences for me.”

His work with livestock has provided him with experience he uses to help younger students with their projects.

“I have led poultry workshops and taught students about the different breeds and varieties of chickens,” he said. “I also teach them how to show a chicken, how to leg band a chicken and general caretaking tips.”

Seguin attended the LSU AgCenter Summer Poultry Institute and brings back what he learns to his FFA poultry judging team. He has also competed at the 4-H National Poultry and Egg Conference as part of the 2016 state judging team.

“Four-H has been a family experience at my house,” he said. “Serving as a chapter officer and junior leader has given me more confidence in speaking to groups of people, and I have learned to organize my ideas so people will listen to what I have to say.”

The king of the livestock show applicants were judged on résumé, livestock projects, 4-H/FFA activities, leadership and community service and an interview.