The 2021 Clermont County Veggie Car Derby was a huge success this year; hosted by Clermont County 4-H and Clermont County 4-H Educator, Kelly Royalty. This year’s Veggie Car Derby showed a lot of creativity in design and overall look of the veggie cars. The event hosted over 40 participants and even had a great turn out for the adult division this year. A huge thank you to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and Captain Moran and Chief Deputy Stratton for helping judge and run the event again this year.
4-H Youth Development
4-H Cloverbud Show and Tell
On Wednesday, July 28th Clermont County 4-H and Clermont County 4-H Educator, Kelly Royalty hosted a Cloverbud Show and Tell Day for all the Clermont County Cloverbuds to participate in. Cloverbuds picked a topic or an item to show and tell about in their groups. At the closing of the Cloverbud Show and Tell program, all Cloverbuds in attendance were announced and presented with a 4-H Cloverbuds bag for completion. Thank you to all the Clermont County Fair Royalty and 4-H Volunteers that helped with our 2021 Clermont County Fair Cloverbud Day!
4-H STEM Day
On Tuesday, July 27th Clermont County 4-H members participated in STEM Day, during the 2021 Clermont County Fair. Participants learned how to use a Sphero robot as an engine in a carriage of their own making. Participants had to ensure that their design for their carriage/chariot was: stable, swift, and capable of steering around or overcoming obstacles without losing their passengers (2 Ping Pong balls). Participants worked in teams and had a half hour to construct their carriage/chariot. Once participants completed their designs, the competition for 1st through 3rd place was on. The results and photos of the Sphero Races for STEM Day are as follows:
1st Place – Team Balloon Animals (Leo, Vivian, Amy, and Caleb)
2nd Place – Team Dorschug (Abigail Dorschug, Olivia Dorschug, and Grant Dorschug)
3rd Place – Team X Car (Lazaro Rios, Alfonso Rios, and Trey Weber)
Congratulations 4-H General Project Winners
4-H Communications Contest
The Clermont County 4-H Communications contest was held on Monday, July 26th; during the 2021 Clermont County Fair. Several individuals and teams competed in the competition. Demonstrations covered various different topics from pigeons to paper airplanes. The following projects are State Fair Delegates from Clermont County:
1st Place Intermediate Individual (11-13) – Zak Hinton from Empower Youth 4-H Club, Project: How to Stay Safe While Welding
2nd Place Intermediate Individual (11-13) – Ethan Roosa from Buzzing Enthusiasts 4-H Club, Project: Fishing
1st Place Intermediate Team (11-13) – Kaitlyn York and Abe Cowdrey from Buzzing Enthusiasts 4-H Club, Project: Flight
2nd Place Intermediate Team (11-13) – Lizzie Derflinger and Winnie Hums from Maple Rey Milk & More 4-H Club, Project Elephant Toothpaste
1st Place Senior Individual (14 & up) – Paisley Besanko Jensen from Equine Club 4-H Club, Project: Mental Health Matters
1st Place Senior Team (14 & up) – Holly and Ingrid Erickson from Heritage Builders 4-H Club, Project: Pigeons: A Buried History
Clermont County Fair General Project Judging
Last Wednesday and Thursday Clermont County 4-H completed their General Project judging. Our judges saw 235 projects from our 4-H members. Projects this year were very creative and presented in unique ways. This year we were also able to offer a virtual judging option for those that could not compete in person. We were very lucky to have 24 fantastic judges and many volunteers to help us complete judging for this year. Be on the lookout for these amazing projects displayed at our 2021 Clermont County Fair. Thank you to all of our judges and volunteers for making judging this year possible. Congratulations to all the Clermont County 4-H members who have completed 2021 4-H project judging.
2021 4-H Cultural Immersion Project in Puerto Rico
There will be a third youth 4-H Cultural Immersion Project experience to Puerto Rico from November 23 – December 1, 2021.
Below is a preliminary application for the Project. There will be a follow up applicant zoom interview before selecting participants. The experience is for 4-H youth ages 15-19. The cost is $500 plus airfare (approx.. $600). Participants will be staying in two locations – Castaner and a small mountain town in the center of the island and San Juan.
One of the goals for this project is to join 4-H youth from Puerto Rico for several service projects and local events. Please contact Steve Brady – Warren County 4-H Youth Development Educator for more information: email@example.com
Virtual Statewide Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards Recognition
The president and board of the Ohio 4-H Foundation invite you to attend the virtual Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards Recognition. Please join us for an evening of celebration as we honor Ohio 4-H members’ top achievements.
There are no seating limitations!
When: June 9, 2021 @ 7 PM
Where: YouTube Premiere
The virtual event will be held via YouTube Premiere. The link will be sent to you the day before the event.
2021 Ohio 4-H Youth Skillathons
Ohio 4-H youth skillathon information for virtual and in-person sessions is now online. Rules and flyer for both are also posted.
Virtual Skillathon Registration is Due by, June 14th, 2021! Register Here
- Those exhibiting at Ohio State Fair and want to be eligible for OUTSTANDING MARKET EXHIBITOR (OME) awards must participate at the IN-PERSON skillathons at the state fair.
- Those exhibiting at Ohio State Fair and want to be eligible f or OUTSTANDING BREEDING EXHIBITOR (OBE) awards must participate in the VIRTUAL skillathons online.
4-H Design BOGS Boot Contest
BOGS Boots is asking for kids and adults to help design the next limited-edition BOGS 4-H boot. Participants are encouraged to draw something that represents a 4-H activity or their own 4-H experience for the chance to have their design reproduced on the limited-edition boots.
This contest is open to both kids and adults and ends June 1. See details, contest entry form, and social graphics below.