Application for 2023-2024 Ohio 4-H Health HEROES are open. This statewide teen healthy living advocacy group are called HEROES because they serve as Health Education Resources for Outreach, Engagement, and Service. Youth will learn about current issues and topics in healthy living, learn lessons and activities to implement in their local 4-H community, will be tasked to create an action plan to create change in their local community, and will be a part of a statewide cohort who cares about the health and well-being of Ohio youth.

Benefits of becoming a 4-H Health Hero are:

  • Learning about a variety of healthy living topics
  • Gaining valuable leadership and communication skills
  • Meeting other 4-H youth from across Ohio who are invested in healthy living
  • Leaving a positive impact on your family, friends, and community
  • Promoting the 4th H!

In previous years we have had youth focus on making change in health topics such as; mental health, vaping, opioids, and more.

Youth who are passionate about health and in grades 9 through 12 may apply! For more information, important dates, and expectations, you may check out  Application is due Sunday, October 15th, 2023 by 11:59 pm.

Any questions, you may contact Justin Bower, State 4-H Healthy Living and Ohio Military Kids Educator at or at 614-247-1979.

2024 Health HEROES Flyer

2024 Knox County Junior Fair Board Applications Available

The Junior Fair Board Applications for 2024 are available.  The applications are available at the following link:  Any youth between 14 – 19 years old (and still in high school) as of January 1, 2024, can apply. If you are 13 years old and interested in joining the board, please contact Amy ( or Andrea (

 Applications are due by November 1, 2024.      

2023 Camp Counselors Needed!

Are you 14 years old?  Do you love camp?  If you answered yes, then this opportunity is for you.  Use the link below to apply to be a Knox County 4-H Camp Counselor.  The application is online and it should take about 30 minutes and you will need 2 reference contact emails (be sure to ask your references before filling in their email).  Applications are due Dec 1, 2022:
After you apply, an email will be sent to schedule an interview.

2022 Knox Junior Leaders Applications

Attention 4-H Members 7th grade to 12th grade.  Knox County Junior Leaders is currently accepting applications through January 7th, 2022.  This is a new(er) group to Knox County and another way for youth to get involved with 4-H and increase overall leadership skills and personal growth.  Please look through the application and 2022 schedule.  Contact Jana Mussard

Application: 2022 Knox Junior Leaders Application fillable

2022 Schedule: Jr_Leaders_2022schedule

Knox County Junior Fair King & Queen Application


  • Any active member of a Knox County Junior Fair organizations, such as 4-H, FFA, FCCLA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Junior Grange are eligible to compete.
  • Preliminary judging will be July 21, 2021 at the 4-H Center.
  • Final selection will be Sunday, July 25 at the Midway Stage at 11:30 at the 2021 Knox County Fair.
  • The age limit is 16-18 as of January 1, this year.
  • Each contestant may not be married, have been married or parented a child.
  • The queen is eligible to compete in the Ohio Fairs’ Queen Contest at the Ohio Fair Managers Conference in 2022.
  • A $100 gift, provided by the Senior Fair Board, will be given to both the new king and queen. Gifts will be given to the first and second place runners-up.
  • Entry applications are available at the Knox County OSU Extension Office, at or from the organization’s advisor.
  • Deadline for entry is July 14, 2021.
  • Any questions please call the King and Queen coordinator, Bobbi Maleszewski at  740-507-1847

Rule Sheet: Queen & King Rule Sheet

Application: Jr. Fair King & Queen Application

Ohio Attorney General Seeking Members for Teen Ambassador Board

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today that his office is now accepting applications for the Teen Ambassador Board.

The Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board consists of high school juniors and seniors from public, private, charter, online and home schools in Ohio. The mission of the program is to provide Ohio’s future leaders with an inside look at state law and government.

“Supporting and providing opportunities to our youth is a great way to help shape the future,” Yost said. “The Teen Ambassador Board will enhance students’ leadership skills, and I hope that they take this knowledge and build on it. I hope they become inspired to pursue careers in public service for the Buckeye State.”

The student board members advise the office on issues relating to teens and work with their peers to develop solutions to those issues. They serve a one-year term during which they will participate in activities across the state.

Ohio high school students who will be juniors or seniors during the 2021-22 academic year are eligible to apply for the Teen Ambassador Board.

Applications are due June 25, 2021. The application can be found on the Ohio Attorney General’s website.

Knox Junior Leaders

Knox Junior Leaders is a new opportunity available to Knox County youth looking to expand their potential and set a path to excellence in leadership.

Who can apply?

What will we do?

  • We will be involved with community service; organizing, planning and implementing a large (club) project; demonstration and public speaking opportunities; exploring (touring) Knox County businesses;  fundraising and other hands-on learning experiences.

2021 Knox County Livestock Ambassador Competition

TRY #2 – We are hopeful that we will be able to move forward with our 2021 Knox County Livestock Ambassador Competition after having to cancel are inaugural year in 2020.  Sabrina Schirtzinger, our Ag/Natural Resources Educator, worked with our local commodity groups and other entities to streamline the ambassador and royalty competitions into a one day competition.  It will be held on Saturday, March 20.  Please see the attached application and guidelines.  Applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 8.  Please reach out if you have questions.

Ambassadors Flyer 2021

Ambassador Program Guidelines

Becoming a New 4-H Volunteer for 2021

Starting this year, the procedure for becoming a Knox County 4-H Volunteer has been converted to an online process.  The first step is to click on: and fill it out the application in it’s entirety.  We will have a deadline for any new volunteer joining us in 2021 to have this completed by January 15.  Applications will not be accepted after this date.

In the application, you will need to list three references with email addresses.  A reference form will be automatically sent to the email address provided for them to fill out on your behalf.  If you have references that you would like to use that do not have email, please contact me directly and I can send them a hard copy to fill out.  Once two of your three references have been returned we will contact you for an interview.  At that point if we deem you acceptable to continue the process, you will need to complete a background check.  The information to conduct that will be given to you at the time of your interview.

The last step in the process is attend a 4-H Volunteer Kickoff session.  I have attached the 2021 New 4-H Kickoff Flyer for our NEW 4-H Volunteer Kickoff so that you can plan accordingly and mark one of them on your calendar.

Please reach out if you have questions or concerns.