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Avoyelles Parish 4-H students (from left) Robert Hubbard and Abigail DeLoach, both of Effie and 8th graders at LaSAS, and Anna Gautreaux of Simmesport, an 8th grader at Avoyelles High, were selected for the state 4-H Educational Awards Trip over the Thanksgiving break. {Photo courtesy of Avoyelles Parish 4-H Facebook}

3 Avoyelles Parish 4-H students earn Awards Trip

Three Avoyelles Parish 4-H members were selected to attend the annual 4-H Educational Awards Trip to sites in Baton Rouge and New Orleans on Nov. 18-20, during their Thanksgiving break.

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Representing Louisiana at the National FFA Convention were (from left) LaSAS ag teacher Brandon Sostand and his 8th grade students Austin Spencer and William Manuel. The boys’ project on producing queen bees for the honey industry placed 5th at the expo, qualifying for a gold medal. {Photo courtesy of Jonathan Manuel}

LaSAS duo takes ‘gold’ at FFA Nationals

Two young Avoyelles Parish agri-business students from LaSAS brought home the gold in a national competition in late October.

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William Manuel (left) of Hessmer and Austin Spencer of Cottonport display their state FFA winning project on how to produce queen bees for honey production. The two-man team of LaSAS 8th graders will now compete at the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis on Oct. 24-27.

LaSAS' two-student FFA team heading to national competition

Two young agri-business students captured state honors at the FFA convention earlier this year and will be competing in Indianapolis for a national ribbon later this month.



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