Central High School senior and East Baton Rouge Parish 4-H member Caiden McDowell attended the North American International Livestock Expo in Louisville, Kentucky.

McDowell went on the trip at no cost as a result of being chosen to work as a mentor at the November event.

He was chosen for the 4-H mentoring program based for his performance in the 2019 LSU AgCenter Beef Premier Exhibitor Contest. The contest evaluates exhibitors' knowledge of breeds, feeds, anatomy, meat identification, reproduction and showmanship.

As a mentor, he worked as a ring steward and helped Kentucky 4-H members with their livestock projects during the expo's junior beef (steers and heifers) shows.