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Pictured here are the Evangeline Parish 4-H scholarship winners. From left to right are Gabrielle Fontenot, Iyana Freeman, Reid Eastin, and Sean Eastin. Fontenot was also recognized as the Farm Bureau Outstanding 4-H member. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

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Evangeline Parish 4-H announces its award recipients

The annual Evangeline Parish 4-H Award’s Night was again held Tuesday at the Ville Platte Northside Civic Center where the outstanding achievers were recognized.
Eighth graders Gabriel Fontenot from Sacred Heart and Kaylie Granger from Mamou received the Golden Clover Award, and 10th grader from St. Edmund’s Jose Deshotel earned the Emerald Achievement Award.
Those senior 4-H members who received scholarships were as follows: Gabrielle Fontenot, Sacred Heart, McCrory Family Memorial and Scott Truck and Tractor; Iyana Freeman, Ville Platte High, LSU Foundation and Scott Truck and Tractor; Reid Eastin, Ville Platte High, Scott Truck and Tractor; and Sean Eastin, Ville Platte High, Scott Truck and Tractor.
Fontenot was also recognized as the Farm Bureau Outstanding 4-H member.
The state shooting sports competitors were also recognized. They were Aaron Bieber, Charley Bieber, Trey Bieber, Aiden Bruney, Ashton Duos, Andrew T. Fontenot, Benjamin Fontenot, Lance Fontenot, Daniel Paul, Seth Paul, Tyler Paul, Benjamin Romero, Michael Soileau, John Thomas Thrasher.
Bruney was also recognized as the Reserve Grand Champion Brahman Influence Commercial Heifer winner.
Among those 4-H members who were also recognized are as follows:
Emma Brunet- Achievement Day Contest, State Reserve Champion Jr. Swine Showman.
Ellen Deshotel- Achievement Day Contest, Parish Reserve Grand Champion (Brahman Female), District Reserve Grand Champion LA Bred (Brahman Female), District Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion LA Bred (Beef), District Reserve Grand Champion and LA Bred (Braford Heifer), State Reserve Grand Champion Braford Base Heifer, and State Reserve Grand Champion LA Bred Braford Heifer.
Emily Deshotel- 4-H University Contest Winner, Achievement Day Contest, Executive Board Member, Jr. Leader Officer, Parish Reserve Grand Champion Grey Brahman Female, Grand Champion Brahman Bull, Grand Champion AOB Brahman Female, State Reserve Grand Champion Braford Bull, and State Reserve Grand Champion LA Bred Braford Bull.
Josi Deshotel- Parish Grand Champion (Goat- Buck), Reserve Grand Champion (Goat- Doe), District Grand Champion and LA Bred (Goat- Buck), District Reserve Grand Champion and LA Bred (Goat- Buck), District Grand Champion (Goat- Buck and Doe), District Reserve Grand Champion LA Bred (Goat- Doe), State Grand Champion (Goat-Buck), State Grand Champion LA Bred (Goat- Buck), State Grand Champion (Goat- Doe), and State Reserve Grand Champion LA Bred (Goat- Doe).
Elliot Fontenot- Parish Reserve Grand Champion (Market Goat) and District Grand Champion Heavy Weight (Market Goat).
Gabriel Fontenot- Achievement Day Contest, Parish Reserve Grand Champion (Brahman Bull), District Reserve Grand Champion LA Bred Beefmaster Bull.
Klaire Fontenot- Parish Grand Champion Grey Brahman Female, Parish Grand Champion Red Brahman Bull, Parish Reserve Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Red Brahman Female, District Grand Champion Red Brahman Female, District Grand Champion LA Bred Red Brahman Female, State Reserve Grand Champion Red Brahman Female, State Reserve Grand Champion LA Bred Red Brahman, State Reserve Grand Champion Red Brahman and LA Bred Bull, and State Division Champion and Overall Champion Brahman Showman.
Monty Fontenot- Premier Beef Exhibitor, Parish Grand Champion Non Brahman Bull, Parish Grand Champion Non Brahman Heifer, and 4-H University Contest Winner.
Olivia Soileau- Parish Grand Champion (Market Swine), Reserve Grand Champion Market Swine, District Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion LA Bred (Market Swine), and State Grand Champion Swine and Swine Showman.
Outstanding Business Supporter was Dr. Tim Deshotel from Northside Veterinary Hospital, and Outstanding Volunteer Leader was Junior Leader Sponsor Stacey Deshotel.

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