Achievement Awards Forms and Scholarship Due Soon

The 2022 Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards Form Packet as well as the 2022 Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship Packet are now available. Both forms can be found in multiple formats on the Teen Opportunities page of the website. Achievement Awards forms and the 4-H Committee Scholarship are due to the Licking County Extension Office by Friday, October 7, 2022. By completing the Achievement Awards forms, members have the opportunity to be recognized for their comprehensive project work and leadership activities and can be chosen to represent Licking County at the state level competition. Applicants are also eligible to apply for state trips/camps and other opportunities through this process. Members must be at least 14 (as of 01/01/2023) in order to be eligible for this process. Please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) with questions or for help with the process.

Ohio 4-H Virtual Achievement Form Workshop

This fall, Teen Leadership Council will be hosting a virtual Achievement Form Workshop for 4-H members statewide!

  • October 2, 2022 (6:30-8:00 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.
    • Must register at https://go.osu.edu/AchForm2022 by September 30 to receive Zoom information for the workshop.
    • This session will be recorded for those who cannot attend in live-time.

Achievement Awards Forms and Scholarship

The 2022 Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards Form Packet as well as the 2022 Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship Packet are now available. Both forms can be found in multiple formats on the Teen Opportunities page of the website. Achievement Awards forms and the 4-H Committee Scholarship are due to the Licking County Extension Office by Friday, October 7, 2022. By completing the Achievement Awards forms, members have the opportunity to be recognized for their comprehensive project work and leadership activities and can be chosen to represent Licking County at the state level competition. Applicants are also eligible to apply for state trips/camps and other opportunities through this process. Members must be at least 14 (as of 01/01/2023) in order to be eligible for this process. Please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) with questions or for help with the process.

Teen Awards and Opportunities Workshop

It’s time to start thinking about recognition opportunities for our many 4-H Members! All are welcome, but we especially encourage those parents and Advisors who will have teens age 14 (as of 01/01/23) – and those teens – to attend… Let us explain the many options, share some resources, and then give you some great examples to get you started! Let us know if you’re planning to attend, as we want to have plenty of handouts for everyone!

What: Teen Awards and Opportunities Workshop

When: Monday, August 29, 2022 at 6:30pm

Where: Licking County Extension Office Conference Room – 771 East Main St., Newark, OH 43055

4-H Project Judging Results

We’re happy to provide you with judging results, and explain a little bit about the next step…

Results of Foods and Special Interest Project judging are posted online as follows:

WHAT’S NEXT? We want to recognize YOU!

If your member is listed on the results pages as having been recognized with a Superior, Honorable Mention or Ohio State Fair selection, you need to mark your calendar for the 2022 Licking County 4-H Style Revue and Recognition Event, which will be held on Thursday, July 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Reese Center Auditorium on the Newark Campus of The Ohio State University.

The Licking County 4-H Style Revue and Recognition Event will begin with a Style Revue, which allows our CLOTHING project members to model their project work and complete the final stage of their project awards selection, and it is at that time that those youth receiving Superior awards will be announced. A brief intermission will take place just prior to the recognition portion of our evening program, which is described below…

As we begin recognition, we will call forward on to the stage all SPECIAL INTEREST project members who have received a Superior, Honorable Mention, or have been selected to represent Licking County during Ohio State Fair project judging. Each name included in the linked list will be recognized on stage and receive their respective ribbon or rosette. We will also announce the three youth chosen to receive Best of Show Awards for their Special Interest projects.

Following Special Interest Projects, FOODS project members receiving Superior, Honorable Mention, or selection to represent Licking County during Ohio State Fair project judging will be called to the stage to be recognized. It is at that time that we will also announce the Best of Show recipient among Foods project members, those members being selected for Best Display in the Junior and Senior Divisions, and name the Budding Star award recipients (beginner level members showing great promise for their work).

Following Foods Projects, it’s them time to recognize our CLOTHING project members! We will call back to the stage those members receiving Honorable Mention and Ohio State Fair selection, as well as those youth receiving special awards such as Junior or Senior Construction Awards, Wool Award (best garment constructed with wool), and Budding Star Awards (beginner level members showing great promise for their work).

It’s wonderful night of recognition, and you won’t want to miss it! Please come…

 

SPECIAL NOTE: OHIO STATE FAIR REPRESENTATIVES

If you are a member noted as being selected to move on to the Ohio State Fair for project judging award opportunities, please know that packets with all the information and materials you need are being placed in the mail from our office on Thursday, July 14th. When you receive your packet, look through it carefully and reach out with any questions. Please know that you may also VIEW Ohio State Fair information and materials (like those included in your packet) online at any time by following this link: https://ohio4h.org/nonlivestockguidebook. This will allow you to see dates, times, locations, etc.  (Clothing members will receive their packets at the conclusion of the Style Revue awards announcement.)

If you find that you are unable to participate in the designated Ohio State Fair judging event for which you have been selected, please contact Adrienne (anderson.1410@osu.edu) or Lisa (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) at the Extension Office right away – as there is likely an alternate that we can contact to offer them the position to attend…

Congratulations to all our members who participated in interview judging!

We look forward to seeing many of you at the Style Revue and Recognition Event next Thursday!

REMINDER: Beeson Award Application Due Soon

The Beeson Award for “Outstanding 4-H Horse Project Member” is due by Friday, June 24, 2022 to the Licking County Extension Office. This honor is available to members who have participate in horse projects for a minimum of three (3) years. A 4-H Horse Project member may nominate him/herself, be nominated by an Advisor, or by another 4-H member. Please consider who you might want to nominate for this honor. To view the full list of guidelines and the application, please click HERE.

 

2022 Dairy Judging Contest Results

Congratulations to the many 4-H Dairy / Dairy Feeder project members who competed in the 2022 Dairy Judging Contest held this past Saturday! We’re happy to share results with you…
JUNIOR DIVISION…
1. Emma Hann
2. Madeline Hoskinson
3. Kasen Walker
4. Karlee Joseph
5. Annabel McKinney
INTERMEDIATE DIVISION…
1. Riley Reeves
2. Kash Reeves
3. Annie Franks
4 Hunter McKinney
5. Gabby Hupp
SENIOR DIVISION…
1. Logan Hupp
2. Olivia Ryan
3. Melinda Wesley
4. Connor Garee
5. Trent Walker

Healthy Living 4-H Youth In Action Award Applications Now Accepted

Youth changing their communities is a cornerstone of 4-H Healthy Living work.  Do you have a teen leader who should be recognized for the work done in changing health in their community? The 4‑H Youth in Action Award Program recognizes four confident young leaders with diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives in the 4-H core pillar areas: agriculture, civic engagement, healthy living and STEM. Any of these pillar areas may be appropriate for youth leading change in WCC, but definitely civic engagement or healthy living!

Each year, Pillar Winners will experience an exciting year of telling their 4‑H story and celebrating their leadership. Winners receive:

  • $5,000 higher education scholarship
  • Opportunities to showcase their 4 H impact story
  • All-expenses paid trip to National 4 H Council event
  • Networking opportunities with 4 H celebrities and other prominent alumni
  • Recognition as the official 4 H youth spokesperson for their pillar

Applications are received through March 28 at https://4-h.org/parents/4-h-youth-in-action-awards/#!about-4h-youth-in-action

The application consists of basic contact information, answers to two limited response questions and a one-minute video.  This opportunity is open to 15-18 year-olds.