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4-H Events and Opportunities

Outstanding 4-H Teen Nominations

Outstanding Teen Nominations due by September 15. Each year a junior or senior high school 4-H member(s) is recognized as an Outstanding 4-H Teen(s). However, they can’t win unless nominated, so nominate a teen from your club. Winners are selected through a nomination and interview process, based on their entire 4-H career. Winner(s) will be honored at the Awards Banquet in November with a plaque, gift, and $25 from the Mace Memorial Fund.

Horse Sportsmanship Award

Horse Sportsmanship Nominations due by September 15. Every year a 4-H Horse Project member is recognized for displaying a high degree of sportsmanship as a 4-H member. If throughout the year you noticed a horse project member displaying good sportsmanship then nominate them for this award. The winner will be recognized with a plaque at the 4-H Awards Banquet.

4-H Window Display Contest

Here is your chance to show the community what 4-H means to you. Stevens County 4-H Leaders’ Council is sponsoring a Window Display Contest. Each club is encouraged to design and place a window display at a public location in our county. This is a fun opportunity to teach others what 4-H is all about and the awesome things you are doing in your clubs. Displays must be up in a local business window during National 4-H Week, October 6-12. Displays will be judged and the winning club will be awarded $50 at the 4-H Awards Banquet. See Window Display Contest flyer for details on the contest. Window Display Contest Entry Form due by September 27.

Head, Heart, Hands and Health Awards

This award can be for a leader that goes above and beyond (heart), a member with a great community service project (hands), or a community member that helped the 4-H program. Anything and anyone is eligible – you just need to nominate them and explain how it relates to head, heart, hands, or health. Nominations are due by September 30. There is not a form just email the information to Shannon at sgordon@wsu.edu.

4-H Record Books

Turn your completed record book into the Extension office by October 4 to be judged at the county level. The top scoring record book receives a cash prize at the 4-H Awards Banquet.

4-H Open House

4-H Open House Stevens County 4-H Leaders’ Council is hosting the third annual 4-H Open House on October 5 from 10 am – 2 pm at the Ag Trade Center on the NE WA Fairgrounds. This will be a chance for the public to learn about 4-H and to get involved as either a member or a leader. All clubs are asked to host a booth about their club and/or projects. Please email Shannon at sgordon@wsu.edu to reserve your space.

4-H State Forum

The annual 4-H State Forum is set for October 11-13 in SeaTac. We are following the yellow brick road to the Emerald City and hope that you will join us on a journey towards new 4-H adventures! Registration is now open for our 4-H Forum.  We have exciting workshops including topics from exciting presenters including fellow 4-H Leaders, the 4-H Equality Task Force, Amazon and a representative from the Battle Ground Police Department.  Come be inspired with our keynote speaker, 2016 Miss Rodeo America Katherine Merck, and spend quality time with fellow 4-H Leaders across the state!   Make your voice heard with the Washington 4-H State Council on Sunday.   This is a packed weekend of 4-H and all we need for the adventure is you! Check out the workshops! There is something for everyone. Best prices are available if you register by September 23. Price varies depending on what you participate in. Registration

Teen Rally!

Teen Rallies are a weekend get-away for 4-H members in grades 6-12. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend educational workshops, build leadership skills, and expand relationships with your peers! Mark your calendar for the weekend of November 1-3 and plan to attend Teen Rally at Camp Ghormley in Naches, WA. Cost is $60 and includes meals, lodging, and a t-shirt. Online registration is available at https://2019easternwateenrally.bpt.me/ Online payment closes September 25. Registration will be accepted after that, but payment must be by check.

County Medal Applications

4-H County Medal Applications are due to the Extension office by October 15. County medals are awarded in project areas and are based on participation, achievement, and learning in your 4-H project. Filling out a separate application for each project makes it easier for the judge to see what you’ve done in your project. Any 4-H member can apply for a county medal and be recognized for their project work. County project medals are awarded at the 4-H Awards Banquet. Medals for events like judging contests, fashion revue, and public presentations do not to be applied for—they are selected based on scores earned at contests.