4-H Achievement Awards
The 4-H Achievement Award Program will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 2:00-5:00 pm at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
Information for 4-H Members
Application Deadline: Friday, September 2, 2016
Members are recognized each year for outstanding project work. Members must select one project and turn in the corresponding record book and completed Project Achievement Application. Members are then evaluated on their completion of project learning responsibilities.
In order for members to begin working toward achieving a medal, the list of responsibilities is as follows:
- Attend project meetings on a regular basis.
- Complete one project related demonstration or speech at a project or club meeting.
- Attend a project-related workshop, class, field trip, tour or other additional experience in addition to the usual project meetings.
- Participate in at least one countywide activity: Creative Cooks Contest, Cake Decorating Contest, Talent Show, Consumer Choices Contest, Speech and Demonstration Contest or Fashion Revue.
- Exhibit selected project at the County Fair.
- Have a complete, neat, and legible record book.
- Have photos or drawings in record book.
- 4-H Story portion of record book is complete.
Since members are evaluated on a standard, more than one medal in each project area may be awarded.
Information for Organizational Club Leaders
Please see information on special awards for the 4-H Achievement Award Program. Enclosed are application/nomination forms and requests for your response.
FRIDAY- AUGUST 26, 2016- ABSOLUTE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
Citizenship certificates and prizes go to clubs who complete the enclosed Citizenship Report stating what was done to serve the community. Examples of projects are: “made & delivered Valentines to the elderly”, “filled Christmas stockings for the Red Cross”, “raised funds for the Association for Retarded Citizens”, “adopted a highway”, etc.
- Club Secretary & Treasurer Books:
All 4-H club secretaries and treasurers are to submit their club Secretary and Treasurer books for judging. Books will be judged on neatness, clarity, completeness of record book and correct form.
- Club Scrapbooks:
Scrapbooks include pictures or anything representative of your 4-H Club program. They are judged on: neatness, creativity, and how well they tell the story of your 4-H club. Scrapbooks may be cumulative, but should be separated by years and must be completed by members. Please list the 4-H members who worked on the scrapbook.
- Cloverbud Recognition:
Cloverbuds in attendance will be recognized by receiving a special prize and certificate at the Achievement Awards program. Please call in names of those children who plan to attend so we can print their names on the certificates.
T-shirts are awarded at the Achievement Awards program to outstanding 4-H boys and girls in Arapahoe County. To be eligible, 4-H’ers must have completed two years in 4-H, be twelve by December 31, 2015 and not have received a major award (trip or Grand Champion Award) during this 4-H year. Awards are based on club and county participation including completion of 4-H projects. Leaders may recommend one or more members by completing the enclosed application. If you recommend more than one, please rank your nominees.
Members who were 14 by December 31, 2015 may submit applications or be nominated by their leader for the Danforth Award, which is presented each year to two 4-H’ers in the county. This must include a written letter of recommendation from an adult club leader. Judging is based on leadership qualities, academic achievements, school or community involvement, general character and integrity.
Members must have completed two years in 4-H (count this year and any Cloverbud Years, be 8-11 years old this year and not have received a major award (trip or Grand Champion Award) during this 4-H year. Leaders may recommend one or more members, but are asked to rank them 1, 2, 3, etc.
- Project Achievement Medal Applications:
Members are recognized each year for outstanding project work. Members must select one project and turn in the corresponding record book and completed Project Achievement Application. Members are then evaluated on their completion of project learning responsibilities. Since members are evaluated on a standard, more than one medal in each project area may be awarded.
Feel free to make additional copies of the application/nomination forms as needed.
THANKS FOR WORKING ON THESE ITEMS TO RECOGNIZE OUR 4-H YOUTH & LEADERS!