Fall 2020 Achievement Awards Forms and Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship Application Available

4-H members in Licking County who will be age fourteen (as of 01|01|2021), are eligible for numerous opportunities, awards, and other forms of recognition…but they have to apply for them! The Achievement Awards Forms are now available for members to complete. They can be completed either through a Fillable PDF or Word documents and must be turned in to the Licking County OSU Extension Office by October 16, 2020. If you have questions about how to complete the forms, or if you would like resources, please contact Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu.

Members who are at least a high school senior or higher during the 2020-21 school year may be eligible to apply for the Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship. The application can be found here as a Fillable PDF and Word documents and must be completed and turned in to the Licking County OSU Extension Office by October 16, 2020.

Achievement Awards Forms and Scholarship Applications will be reviewed and selected in late October. Those selected for the scholarships, awards, and trips will be announced during our Annual Fall Recognition Event (date and format to be announced).

2020 Teen Awards and Opportunities Workshop

4-H members in Licking County who will be age fourteen (as of 01|01|2021), are eligible for numerous opportunities, awards, and other forms of recognition… but they have to apply for them! This workshop will discuss all of the available opportunities, how to apply, reveal tips to give you a competitive advantage, and provide sample successful forms as a guide to get you started! 4-H members of all ages, their family members, and club advisors are all encouraged to attend. It’s never too early to find out what’s available!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 / 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. / Zoom Online Training
Let us know you’re interested, and we’ll send you the link to attend!
Email mccutcheon.46@osu.edu to receive additional information and all meeting materials.

Licking County 4-H Virtual Project Judging Results

Thank you to all of those who participated in our virtual project judging! We know this year has been a challenge with lots of changes and cancellations. We certainly appreciate those members who took the time to complete the judging process. We know it was a big change and a new process, and we are so proud that many of you chose to participate in the virtual judging.

Our judges have viewed and graded all of the videos submitted and made selections for Superior, Honorable Mention, and State Fair Representative recognition. Congratulations to those who were selected for awards beyond a grade. The awards listing can be found here.

Members will receive their grade/feedback for their submission via email. It will be sent to the email address that was used when you submitted your video(s). Please allow some time for that email to arrive in your inbox. I have to go through each submission to email that feedback so it may take a few days for me to make it through all of the videos to send the feedback.

The videos will remain private unless you wish for me to make your video active for others to see. If you video is active, any person with the password (listed in the submission guidelines) used to access the grid will be able to view it. If you would like me to activate it, please let me know and I will do so. If you do not want to make it active for anyone to view but would still like to share your video with select people, you can share the unique URL that you received in your confirmation email with those you wish and they can use that URL to view your video. I’m sure your advisors would love to be able to view your videos!

All ribbons will be in club packets in the 4-H Center at the Hartford Fair during booth construction hours and if not claimed then will move to the Junior Fair Board office during fair week. Ribbons will NOT be available for pick up at the Extension Office in the days leading up to fair but any ribbons not claimed during fair will be returned to the Extension Office after fair and will be available for pick up by appointment.

Again, congratulations to all who participated. We are so proud of you!

Advanced Achievement Form Workshop

On November 24, 2019, Teen Leadership Council will be hosting their second Achievement Form Workshop at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center from 6:00-8:00 PM!

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 1 on 1 coaching from individuals who are experienced and have had success in submitting their Achievement Record at the state level.

This is a great opportunity for those who will be submitting their forms to the state or for those who hope to improve their forms for future selection.

2019 Licking County 4-H Achievement Night

All Licking County 4-H families are welcome to join us for the annual 4-H Achievement Night on Thursday, November 21st at C-TEC (150 Price Road, Newark). All youth being recognized, as well as all advisors being recognized for years of service, have been sent invitations by mail. We look forward to an evening filled with food, fun and recognition! If you’re able to attend, please email or call to confirm – just to ensure we have plenty of desserts!

 

State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR 4-H MEMBERS AGE 9-12!

State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp – June 26-28, 2020

The Licking County 4-H Committee will be choosing two 4-H members, who will be between the ages of nine and twelve as of January 1st, 2020, to participate in State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp. State 4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp is a residential camp, and will be held at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio. Application due to the Extension Office by Friday, December 6, 2019.

Click here for Jr. Shooting Sports Camp Application

Leadership Washington Focus Trip

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR 4-H MEMBERS WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN EIGHTH GRADE!

LEADERSHIP WASHINGTON FOCUS – July 27-31, 2020

The Licking County 4-H Committee chooses two 4-H members, who will be completing the 8th grade in the spring of 2020, to participate in Leadership: Washington Focus (LWF). While one delegate has been chosen during the fall teen awards selection process, one position remains open – and will be selected through this application process.

Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a 4-H leadership program for youth that will take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just 1 mile outside Washington, D.C. For more than 50 years, thousands of 4-H’ers have participated in our high school program, Citizenship: Washington Focus and now we are happy to introduce its precursor for middle school 4-H’ers, LWF.

A full description and list of requirements can  be found here.

Click here for the Leadership Washington Focus Application

Achievement Awards Forms and Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship

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 mccutcheon.46@osu.edu.

REMINDER: Honor Club Applications Due

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 (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) or Adrienne (anderson.1410@osu.edu). The application does require the signature of the club’s president, so please allow time to make that connection.