4-H

WISE COUNTY 4-H   2019 AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Wise County 4-H Awards Banquet: July 29, 201

NOTICE: All 4-H members applying for awards (Gold, Silver or Bronze Star; Rookie, Danforth, or Farm Bureau Award, must submit a Record Book and application on or before June 17, 2019!

  • Award Interviews will be on June 24, 2019 at the Wise County Extension Office.

  • Record books for county competition will be due June 17, 2019.

Wise County 4-H Award Form 19 – Typeable Form

2019 Award Descriptions

RECORDBOOK PINS

To recognize 4-H members for completion of project work and 4-H participation. 4-H members must complete a record book during the current year. Must meet program objectives of project area and record book must be signed by the current club manager. This is open to all 4-H ages: junior, intermediate, and senior.

JUNIOR AWARDS  (Grades 3-5)

ROOKIE AWARD

To recognize outstanding first and second year 4-H members. 4-H members may receive this award only one time. Applicants may be of any age. The 4-H member must meet the requirements of and turn in a Rookie Application. Rookie Award winners will receive a green clover recognition pin presented at the Wise County 4-H Awards Banquet.

BRONZE STAR

To recognize outstanding achievements by 4-H members who are in the third grade to fifth grade. The member must have been in 4-H for at least one year. A 4-H member may receive the award only once. The Bronze Star Award will be presented to the most deserving young people. The 4-H member must complete an application and submit a record book. All candidates will be required to provide an interview as part of the selection process. The number of awards will be determined by the awards and recognition judges, with the number of awards given to the most deserving individuals.

INTERMEDIATE AWARDS  (Grades 6-8)

 ROOKIE AWARD

To recognize outstanding first and second year 4-H members. 4-H members may receive this award only one time. Applicants may be of any age. The 4-H member must meet the requirements of and turn in a Rookie Application. Rookie Award winners will receive a green clover recognition pin presented at the Wise County 4-H Awards Banquet.

SILVER STAR

To recognize outstanding achievements by 4-H members grades 6-8. Any 4-H member may receive the award only once. The Silver Star Award will be presented to the most deserving young person. The member must have completed at least two years in 4-H including the current year. The 4-H member must complete an application and submit a record book. All candidates will be required to provide an interview as part of the selection process. The number of Silver Stars to be awarded will be determined by the awards and recognition judges, with the number of awards given to the most deserving individuals.

SENIOR AWARDS (Grades 9-12)

 ROOKIE AWARD

To recognize outstanding first and second year 4-H members. 4-H members may receive this award only one time. Applicants may be of any age. The 4-H member must meet the requirements of and turn in a Rookie Application. Rookie Award winners will receive a green clover recognition pin presented at the Wise County 4-H Awards Banquet.

FARM BUREAU AWARD

4-H members in grades 9-12 are eligible for this award. 4-H members may receive this award only one time. Requirements may be completed in one year or over a period of several years. Farm Bureau recognizes 1 senior 4-H member that has excelled in a livestock project through leadership, community service, and by serving as a role model for younger members.

NATIONAL DAN FOR TH “I DARE YOU” AWARD

To award 4-H members in 9th grade or older for outstanding character. 4-H members may receive this award only one time. The requirements are the same as for the Gold Star Award and winners will receive an “I Dare You” book and certificate. The 4-H member must submit an awards program record book in the year he or she is to be considered for the award. All candidates will be required to provide an in-person interview as part of the selection process. The number of Danforth Awards to be awarded will be determined by the Awards and Recognition Judges.

GOLD STAR

To recognize senior 4-H members for outstanding achievement. The Gold Star Award is the highest achievement award at the county level. Counties have award quotas based on the number of senior 4-H members. The award will be presented to the most deserving young people without regard to sex.

Qualifications:

      1. The member must be at least 15 years of age as of September 1st of the current year and must have completed at least three years in 4-H including the current
      1. The 4-H member must submit a record book in the year he/she is to be considered for the
      1. The 4-H member must have completed projects in three different project areas including submission of appropriate record forms and have participated in at least three of the following areas: method demonstrations/4-H presentation; contests; projects; project exhibits; camps; Leadership Lab; citizenship activities; public relations (demonstrations, radio, V., speeches, poster displays, newspapers, etc.); other (includes Exchange Program; fund raisers, State and National Congress).

NOTE: It is not expected that the above requirements for projects and activities all be completed in the current year. They may have been accomplished over the entire period of time the 4-H’er has been in the program. During his or her years in 4-H, the member must have exhibited leadership skills, be serving as a 4-H officer or committee chairman (club, county, district or state); and/or as a junior or teen leader in an activity or project with or under the supervision of an adult volunteer leader. The 4-H member must have participated in one or more community service activities. 

      1. In addition to the record book, the 4-H member must submit an application signed by his or her current club manager and participate in an All candidates will be required to provide an in-person interview as part of the selection process.
      1. The 4-H member(s) receiving the Gold Star Award will receive a certificate and pin at the District Gold Star Applicants will need to choose award option for Wise County 4-H Awards Banquet.

NOTE: The number of Gold Star awards to be awarded in any one year are limited and determined by the State 4-H Program and that information are sent to the 4-H Program Coordinator.

ADULT LEADER AWARDS

 OUTSTANDING LEADER AWARDS

 An individuals will be selected and recognized at the Annual 4-H Banquet for “Distinguished Service.” The recipient is chosen through voting process will be held online with ballots collected in May. 4-H volunteer leaders who are chosen for this award include outstanding club managers, leaders, project leaders, workshop leaders and volunteer leaders who go above and beyond their leader capabilities.

FRIEND OF 4-H AWARD

This award goes to an individual or business that has greatly supported the Wise County 4-H program. The recipient is chosen through voting process will be held online with ballots collected in May. Recipients chosen for this award are outstanding volunteers who do not have 4-H members participating in the 4-H program in the current year.

 


Spirit Wear is HERE!! Time to order Wise County 4-H t-shirts, jackets, vests and polos! These are great for promotion and for upcoming contests. If you plan to attend 4-H Roundup in College Station, please order a polo! Orders and payment is collected online. Orders close on February 11th!

Over the years the requests for stall markers have come through. This year we are offering a wooden stall sign (6X12 inches) that will have your child’s name & club listed. Each sign is $15. There are two hooks on the back that will also allow it to hang on the wall at home or in the barn. Orders will be due February 15th. Make checks payable to “4-H Council Fund”.

Wise County 4-H Clubs and Project Meetings

 

Wise County 4-H Meeting List 2018-19(1)

Texas 4-H is like a club for kids and teens ages 5-18, and it’s BIG!

It’s the largest youth development program in Texas with more than 550,000 youth each year. No matter where you live or what you like to do, Texas 4-H has something that lets you be a better you!

You may think 4-H is only for your friends with animals, but it’s so much more! You can do activities like shooting sports, food science, healthy living, robotics, fashion, and photography.

Look for 4-H clubs at your school, an after-school program, a community center, or even on base or through the reserves for military families.

Texas 4-H is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M System. Founded in 1908, 4-H is the largest youth development program in Texas, reaching more than 550,000 youth each year.

Activities

In 4-H, the activities are organized by topics and called ‘projects.’ All 4-H members must be enrolled in at least one project. When you choose a project, you will learn everything there is to know about that topic. You will participate in various hands-on activities, learn new skills, do community service, or even make speeches about your project. Browse the list of projects to see what you would like to do.

How to choose your 4-H project:

  • Select a project you like.
  • Select a project that can be completed.
  • Consider the money and time it will take. Can parents/guardians help?
  • Consider the space and equipment that you have at home.
  • A 4-H project should be fun, serve a purpose, and be worth the effort.
  • Select only the number of projects you can complete.
  • Contact your local county club to see which projects are offered where you live.

Check out 4-H projects to see what looks fun to you.


Click the “4-H Connect” below to join 4-H!

Join for $25 or less! Texas 4-H is for kids of almost any age – grades K-2 can be in Clover Kids. From 3rd-12th grades(8 years old before September 1st), you can be in 4-H.

Contact the  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Wise County office at 940-627-3341 for more information!

 


Mission Of Texas 4-H

Prepare youth to meet the challenges of childhood, adolescence and adulthood, through a coordinated, long-term, progressive series of educational experiences that enhance life skills and develop social, emotional, physical and cognitive competencies.


4-H TRADITIONS

 The History of the 4-H Clover and Emblem

The first 4-H emblem was a three-leaf clover, introduced sometime between 1907 and 1908. The three “H’s” represented head, heart and hands. In 1911, at a meeting of club leaders in Washington, a fourth “H” representing health was added and the current 4-H four-leaf clover emblem was approved. It is protected by the U.S. Congress. More information on Clover logo usage is available.

The 4-H pledge was worded by Otis Hall, Kansas state 4-H leader. It was approved at the first National 4-H Club Camp in 1927 in Washington, D.C. The words “my world” were added to the pledge in 1973. Their addition is the only change ever made to the 4-H pledge.

HEAD stands for clearer thinking and decision-making. Knowledge that is useful throughout life.

HEART stands for greater loyalty, strong personal values, positive self concept, concern for others.

HANDS stands for larger service, workforce preparedness, useful skills, science and technology literacy.

HEALTH stands for better living, healthy lifestyles.


4-H Pledge

I pledge….

my Head to clearer thinking,
my Heart to greater loyalty,
my Hands to larger service,
my Health to better living.
For my Club, my community, my country, and my world.


4-H Motto

 To make the best better.


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