A Year of firsts for Legal Titans 4-H

Legal Titan 4-H Club Food Project members Laredo Nault, Riley Green, Eric Melnychuk. Front: Abby Davey, Rhiannon Allison, Maria Krupa (judge), Talia Miranda and Sydney Jones pose during Achievement Day. – Lucie Roy Photo

by Lucie Roy

Legal – The Legal Titans 4-H Club completed their first year and held their first Achievement Day and Banquet recently. 4-H is an after-school program unique to the Legal School.

The Legal Titan 4-H Club has done very well in their first year. They had presenters and speakers who went on to represent the club at the Sturgeon 4-H District competitions. They are involved with many projects, including the Electronic and Tire Round-up held May 31 during the Town-Wide Garage Sale and the Annual provincial Highway Clean-up.

The Legal Titans 4-H Club is part of the Sturgeon 4-H District in the Northwest Region. Launched in September 2013, the Club had more than 41 students registered for its first year and received support from many teachers acting as project leaders as well as the support of the community and businesses to help make it happen.

4-H Alberta offers more than 30 projects on a variety of subjects, interests and opportunities in Active Living, Agriculture and Environment, Small Animals, Science, Technology and Trade, Arts and Leadership.

“We are the first after-school club in Alberta,” said General Leader Kathy Kieser, adding the club had a total of 28 projects on display during the Achievement Day event including those involving clothing, pets, Health and Fitness with the Fit for Life, and Foods projects. Through involvement with the projects students learned about leadership, public speaking, community service.

Registration for the 2014-15 4-H Club opened May 19. Possible projects include Explore 4-H, Sewing, Cooking, Gardening, Babysitting Certification, Lego, Scrapbooking, Creative Drama and Cleavers for those aged 6-8 years.

Abby Davey’s Food Project was a presentation on the many ways to cook outdoors.

Maegen Parker chose softball for her Fit for Life Project display for Achievement Day.

Legal Titans 4-H Club member Eric Melnychuk with his food project on milk. “It is really good for me,” Melnychuk said of choosing milk as a project.

Legal Titans 4-H member Rhiannon Allison titled her Achievement Day Food project Sugar Shock. She wanted to inform people about eating processed sugar because it can cause obesity and heart disease.

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