Calling all 4-H members who will be 4-H ages 14-18 in 2020! It’s time to complete your 4-H Achievement Awards Forms. What is an achievement awards form? It’s a bit like your 4-H resume: a summary of your involvement and accomplishments throughout your 4-H career. By filling out and turning in your awards forms, you will be eligible to win special awards, trips and opportunities through the county and state 4-H programs. The top winner in the state for each project category is invited to attend the National Club Congress, which is the highest honor a 4-H member can receive. We’ve had many Licking County 4-H members attend, will the next one be YOU?
It can be a little overwhelming the first (and maybe even the second) time you fill out your awards forms. To help with that, there is a workshop coming up that can help you better understand the process.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – 6:00pm – Licking County Extension Office – RSVP by September 16 – Informational Flyer
This workshop is geared toward those who have never done awards forms before or those who would like help improving upon what they’ve done in the past.
All forms (both PDF and Word Documents) can be found on the Member Resources page here. Completed forms are due to the Extension Office by 4:30pm on Friday, October 18, 2019! Forms MUST have your advisor’s signature.
For those members who are currently high school seniors or higher and were actively enrolled in 4-H in Licking County for 2019, you are eligible to apply for the Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship. Please review the application here for a full list of requirements. Please note: you must complete both the Achievement Awards Form and the Scholarship Application in order to be eligible for the scholarship.
For questions about the Achievement Awards Forms, please contact Lisa McCutcheon at email@example.com.
Is your club an Honor Club? Clubs can be recognized as an Honor Club (either Bronze, Silver, or Gold) at the 4-H Fall Achievement Night in November by filling out and turning in the Honor Club Application to the Extension Office. Honor Club status depends on the number of points each club earns based on the involvement of their members in activities that occurred throughout the year. Applications are due September 1st, however, since that is on a Sunday this year and the office is closed on Monday, we will still accept applications through on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Applications can be dropped off to the office by 4:30pm that day, faxed to 740.670.5317, or scanned in and emailed to either Lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Adrienne (email@example.com). The application does require the signature of the club’s president, so please allow time to make that connection.
The Licking County 4-H Horse and Pony Council will be hosting the annual Fall Banquet on Sunday, September 22, 2019. The banquet will begin at 4:00pm at The Grove by the River in Newark. The event will include refreshments, club introductions, Ohio State Fair and 4-H year recognition, and recognition of the Beeson Award and Scholarship recipients. Please RSVP to Laura Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.619.2900.
There were several projects, books, and awards that were not claimed from the Junior Fair Board Office or the 4-H Center during fair. If you did not pick up your 4-H project from the miscellaneous booth in the 4-H Center, or your livestock project book or award from the Junior Fair Board Office during fair, those items have been taken to the Licking County OSU Extension Office. They can be picked up Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.
Any general lost and founds items were taken to the Senior Fair Board Office. You can call the fair office at 740.893.4881 if you’ve found that you have missing items to see if they were turned in there.
The listing of project award winners for food, clothing, and special interests projects winners have been posted to the Awards, Results and Recognition page. Congratulations to all of our project award winners and best of luck to those who are representing Licking County 4-H at the Ohio State Fair over the next few weeks!
The Ohio State Fair begins on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. If you would like to see how our Licking County 4-H members do with their non-livestock project judging, you can check daily for the results posted here. Best of luck to all of our members competing at the Ohio State Fair!
Results for the 2019 Special Interest and Food Project Judging have been posted here. Clothing Project results will be posted after the results are announced at the Style Revue and Awards Night. Members who received a Superior, Honorable Mention, or State Fair Representative will be recognized at the 2019 Style Revue and Awards Night on Thursday, July 18th at the Reese Center at the OSU Newark/COTC Campus. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the modeling portion of the clothing judging. The awards recognition portion of the program will follow the style revue.
Members who were selected as a state fair representative will receive a packet of information by mail. Packets went in the mail Friday. If you do not receive your packet, please contact the Extension Office to have a new packet made. If you cannot participate in your project’s judging at the Ohio State Fair, please contact the Extension Office at 740.670.5315 immediately to let us know that you cannot attend. This will allow us to contact the project member who was selected as the alternate and offer that member the opportunity to participate in the project judging at the Ohio State Fair.
We are so proud of all of the hard work that our project members have exhibited throughout the judging process. Congratulations to all of our members!
Lisa McCutcheon has been recognized by The Ohio State University Extension for her outstanding contribution to the Extension 4-H Youth Development program area.
Lisa received the Excellence in 4-H Award on January 24, 2019 during the Ohio State University Extension Annual Conference.
This award honors superior accomplishments by an Extension Educator in developing dynamic, innovative, broad-based 4-H educational programs. The award, funded through the Charles W. Lifer Excellence in 4-H Fund, is dedicated to the recognition of outstanding professionals who serve as examples in setting standards of excellence in ten major areas of the County 4-H program.
Achievement forms are due to the Licking County OSU Extension Office by Friday, October 19, 2018 at 4:30pm. All of the forms you will need can be found on the Member Resources page on the website. You will need to have your forms signed by you 4-H advisor, so please allow time to connect with your advisor before they are due. If you have questions, please call our office at 740.670.5315.
The 4-H Achievement Awards Forms are now available for youth to complete. The 4-H Achievement Awards Forms are a compilation of a youth’s involvement in 4-H. The information on these forms is used to select county representatives to compete in project areas at the state level, select youth to attend state/national camps and trips as well as scholarships and other opportunities. All forms must be completed and turned into the Extension Office by 4:30 pm on Friday, October 19, 2018.
A workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 19th at 6:00 pm at the Licking County OSU Extension Office. Please call our office at 740.670.5315 to RSVP for the workshop. For more information on the workshop, please click here.
The Achievement Awards Forms and information on how to fill out the forms can be found through the following links:
2019 Achievement Award Letter / Award Packet / Forms A & B (forms A & B to be inserted as pages 2 & 3 of Award Packet when turned in) – Word Document Format
2019 Achievement Award Form Packet – PDF Document Format
2019 4-H Committee Scholarship Application Packet – Word Document Format
2019 4-H Committee Scholarship Application Packet – PDF Document Format