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!
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.
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!
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
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
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!