State Achievement Form Workshop: Nov 14

On November 14, 2020, Teen Leadership Council will be hosting their second Achievement Form Workshop on Zoom from 5:30-7:30 p.m.!

This second workshop is specifically for those teens who have already started/previously completed their Achievement Record Form and would like feedback. Teens who RSVP will receive individualized coaching from individuals who are experienced and have had success in submitting their Achievement Record at the state level.

Those interested in attending should RSVP at go.osu.edu/AchForm2020

Additionally, if you would still like the recording/materials from the first workshop that was held the first week of October, please email longo.79@osu.edu.

State 4-H Achievement Form Workshop

This fall, the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council will again be hosting two different Achievement Form Workshops for 4-H members statewide!

  • October 7, 2020 (7:00-9:00 p.m. on Zoom): An informational session will be held, providing a basic overview of the Achievement Form, giving introductory tips for completion, and sharing about potential opportunities available to members who complete and submit their forms.
  • November 14, 2020 (5:30-7:30 p.m. on Zoom): A more in-depth session will be offered for those who have completed or made significant progress on their form; small group coaching will be available for members to receive personalized feedback.

 More information can also be found at go.osu.edu/TLC.

Fairfield County Youth Receive State 4-H Awards

The 2020 Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards were presented recently during a virtual recognition program. 4-H Achievement Awards are awarded annually to an outstanding individual in a particular project area for the state of Ohio. Local 4-H members were received the following awards. 

Kathryn Crow won the Companion Animal Achievement Award sponsored by the Nationwide Foundation. Kate, 16, is a seven-year 4-H member active in companion animal projects, in particular the dog and PetPALS programs. She feels that these programs have helped her see the value of assisting the community. She is the daughter of John and Lisa Crow from Baltimore in Fairfield County. Kate is currently a sophomore at Fisher Catholic High School. 

Kate Crow

Gabriella Schumacher received the Creative Arts Achievement Award sponsored by Ron and Carolyn Cull. Gabriella, 17, is a nine-year 4-H member and is active in cake decorating, sewing, cooking, rabbit and veterinary science projects. She is the daughter of Jack and Betsy Schumacher from Lancaster in Fairfield County. Gabriella is a home school junior and plans to become a veterinary technician. 

Gabriella Schumacher

Kaylee Sharp was recognized with the Dairy Achievement Award sponsored by STgenetics The Ohio Heifer Center. Kaylee, 17, is a 12-year 4-H member active in dairy cow, dairy beef feeder, market hog and cooking projects. Kaylee is the daughter of Scott and Joy Sharp from Stoutsville, Ohio in Fairfield County. She is currently a junior at Amanda-Clearcreek High School. Kaylee plans to go to college and pursue business and acting. 

Kaylee Sharp

Triston Hill won the Environmental Science Achievement Award sponsored by Derek and Angela Dusthimer. Triston Hill, 18, is a 12-year 4-H member in the areas of environmental sciences, engineering and gardening and horticulture. He has learned many things in these areas, some of which has led him to a certification and work placement. He is the son of Matthew and Angel Hill and lives in Amanda in Fairfield County. He attends Fairfield Career Center for Auto Technologies. 

Triston Hill

Caden Sweeney received the Mechanical and Engineering Science Achievement Award sponsored by the Packer Family. Caden Sweeney, 18, is a ten-year 4-H member in Fairfield County mainly active in engineering and livestock projects. Caden is the son of Jeff and Loretta Sweeney and is attending Canal Winchester High School as a senior. He plans to attend The Ohio State University in the fall. 

Caden Sweeney

Lexie Snider won the Personal Development Achievement Award sponsored by Jim and Marlene Helt. Lexie Snider, 18, is the daughter of Greg Snider and Emily Leist. She is a ten-year member of the Blue Ribbon Showmen 4-H club and she is active in large animal projects. She believes her 4-H experiences have helped her become wellrounded through hard-work, collaborating with others, leadership experiences and making new friends along the way. She is currently a senior at Amanda Clearcreek High School and plans to attend Ohio University to major in elementary education. 

Lexie Snider

Jordyn Nevers was recognized with the Veterinary Science Achievement Award sponsored by Steve and Cindy Rasmussen. Jordyn Nevers is a 9-year 4-H member in Fairfield County. She is a senior in high school and will be attending Columbus State Community College in the fall for their sign language interpreter program. Jordyn’s favorite 4-H project is the vet science books because she loves learning about animals. 

Jordyn Nevers

The recognition program was hosted by the Ohio 4-H Foundation. Ohio 4-H is the youth development program of Ohio State University Extension, with more than 171,000 young Ohioans participating in 4-H clubs, groups and special interest programs. 

 

Congrats to our State 4-H Achievement Award Winners and Alternates!

Here they are! The state results of the Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards!

State Winners will be invited to attend a sponsored trip National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia this fall! Alternates may be asked to attend if the winner choose not to attend or is unable to attend.

Congrats to these Fairfield County 4-H Members! How can you have this same opportunity and more? Contact Leslie for more info! cooksey.25@osu.edu

Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms – due 1/10/2020 (earn 4-H trips, awards, and scholarships!)

Ohio 4-H Achievement Form (2020 Form) for youth 14-18 as of January 1, 2019 interested in applying for state & county achievement/merit awards (Beef, Clothing, Leadership, etc.), county trips (Sea Camp, Leadership Camp, etc.), State Junior Fair Board, National Dairy Conference, Ohio Township Award, etc. Please use the current version of the form! DO NOT open and edit in Google Docs. Thanks!

Ohio Achievement Form Suggestions  –  Achievement form section suggestions can by found by reviewing this form.

For more information, contact Leslie Cooksey at cooksey.25@osu.edu.

Junior Achievement Forms – Creating your 4-H career resume and getting ready for future awards, trips, and scholarships!!

Fairfield County Jr. Achievement Form (pdf) Word  or  pdf is for 4-H members ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2020 to complete. This form provides a start towards completing the Ohio Achievement Record Form (your 4-H career resume).  There are three levels of awards:  White Clover for members in the first and second year, Green Clover for members in their third and fourth years, and Gold Clover for members in the fifth and sixth year of Traditional 4-H. The cover letter may be found here. Please review the Example Jr. Achievement Form for more information. One or two youth who have documented their 4-H accomplishments and have earned the “Gold Clover” award may be selected to attend Leadership Washington Focus in 2020! Junior Achievement Forms will be due to the Extension Office on Friday, January 10th, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. An awards banquet will be held in April for all members who submit a Junior Achievement Form.

 

Teen Opportunities, Award Forms, and Recognition (youth ages 14-18 as of 1/1/2020)

Attention Teens! Do you want to be a camp counselor? Junior Fair Board Member? Junior Leader? Outstanding 4-Her? Scholarship or Award Trip winner? Do you find yourself asking “How do I get to do that?” We suspect that as you have gotten older you have started to look for new and exciting things where you can be involved. Read on… 4-H has special opportunities for teens only where YOU can play a part!

There are many exciting opportunities that await you as a teenager in the Fairfield County 4-H Program. When you click this link, it will take you to a survey for you to share your contact information and learn more about opportunities available to older 4-H youth. Read all about them, mark which ones you are interested in and we will follow up with making sure you have the correct forms, applications, and information to proceed to the next steps!

The opportunities in awards, trips, scholarships and more available to teens in the 4-H program are incredible. Don’t miss out on learning more and getting involved! Most of these opportunities are open to 4-H members ages 14 and up as of January 1st. Some of these activities require completion of special forms while others just involve asking for more information. Regardless of what you are interested in, be sure to give us a call if you need more information or would like some help with the necessary forms.

We look forward to hearing about your responses to this interest survey: http://go.osu.edu/2020teens. Please respond by Sunday, December 1, 2019 (or as soon as possible so we can be sure to get you the information early!). Any additional paperwork required for the items you are interested in will be sent back to you (remember that it is best to submit your response ASAP so that you can have as much time as possible to complete any additional paperwork). Application forms for those opportunities who require a separate form or application will be available at http://fairfield.osu.edu on December 1st.

If members and parents would like a little extra assistance in preparing their records, feel free to call or email Leslie (740-277-4625) at cooksey.25@osu.edu or Aubry (740-277-4626) at fowler.443@osu.edu.

We encourage you all to broaden your 4-H experience and try something new. We think you’ll find many new friends and much more fun ahead!

Additionally, we invite youth who will be ages 14-18 as of 1/1/2020 to attend the Achievement Form Workshop on Thursday, December 12th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Extension Office / Ag Center.

Junior Achievement Award Forms and Recognition (youth ages 9-13 as of 1/1/2020)

Youth members who will be ages 9-13 as of 1/1/2020 are strongly encouraged to complete the Junior Achievement Form. The Junior Achievement Form allows youth to practice good record keeping skills of their 4-H accomplishments and experiences in preparation for older youth opportunities, trips, awards, scholarships and more! For more information, contact our office at 740-653-5419 or attend the Junior Achievement Form Workshop on Thursday, December 12th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Extension Office / Ag Center.

Fairfield County Jr. Achievement Form (pdf) Word  or  pdf For 4-H members ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2020 to complete.  This form provides a start towards completing the Ohio Achievement Record form. Completed forms (in paper copy) are due to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10th, 2020. There are three levels of awards:  White Clover for members in the first and second year, Green Clover for members in their third and fourth years, and Gold Clover for members in the fifth and sixth year of Traditional 4-H. A banquet will be held in April recognizing those members completing the Junior Achievement Form.

The cover letter may be found here. Also, be sure to check out our Example Jr. Achievement Form

Canine Ambassador Applications Due

As a reminder, the Fairfield County Canine Ambassador Applications are due to the Extension Office by Friday, August 16th at 4 pm.  The application may be found here.

The youth applying for the title of 2019 Canine Ambassador for the Fairfield County Junior Fair may be a male or female between the ages of 13-19 as of January 1, 2019 and a Fairfield County 4-H or FFA member in good standing for the current 4-H or FFA year. The applicant must complete a dog project the current year that they apply for the title.
We look forward to receiving your applications!

Gabby Gugliemotto and Caroline Mason win State 4-H Achievement Awards and trips to National 4-H Congress!

The 2019 Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards were presented recently at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus. 4-H Achievement Awards are the top winner in a particular project area for the state of Ohio.

Twenty-nine 4-H Achievement Award winners will attend the National 4-H Congress with youth from all over the country in November in Atlanta, Georgia.

Winners from Fairfield County were: Gabby Gugliemotto for Horses and and Caroline Mason for Companion Animals.

In addition to the 29 Achievement Award recipients, two 4-H members received awards in each of the following areas: National Dairy Conference Sponsorships, Ohio Township Association Awards and Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board memberships.

The evening was hosted by the Ohio 4-H Foundation. Ohio 4-H is the youth development program of Ohio State University Extension, with more than 156,000 young Ohioans participating in 4-H clubs, groups and special interest programs.

For more information, contact: Crystal Ott, 4-H Foundation Manager, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43210; 614-688-1454 Office / 614-292-5937 Fax; ott.109@osu.edu.

State 4-H Achievement Winner – Caroline Mason (center) pictured with award sponsors from Nationwide, Jackie Sells and Karen Blickley. Also pictured, Ohio 4-H Foundation Board President, Dale Arnold, and Ohio State University Director of Extension, Roger Rennekamp.

 

State 4-H Achievement Winner – Gabby Gugliemotto (center) pictured with Ohio 4-H Foundation Board President, Dale Arnold, and Ohio State University Director of Extension, Roger Rennekamp. Award sponsor: Schneider Saddlery.