We have outstanding youth and volunteers involved in the Athens County 4-H program and we want to recognize their efforts!

Athens County 4-H Achievement Awards – FORM AVAILABLE HERE 

All Athens County 4-H members are strongly encouraged to apply for one of our county 4-H achievement awards. These focus on the member’s efforts and achievements in their project work, as well as leadership, community service and citizenship. You do NOT have to win a first place with your project at the fair, or project judging, to be eligible to apply for these awards! There are LOTS of ways to achieve in 4-H and we’ve tried to list as many of them as possible on this awards form. We want to know how much you have participated, what you’ve learned, and what new things you’ve tried! Even if you don’t have something to put in every category you should still fill out the form. As a bonus, it’s great practice for those college applications and resumes that you will be completing in a few years!

Awards will be selected in each project area in the following age divisions: Junior (ages 9 - 11 as of January 1st ), Intermediate (ages 12 - 14 as of January 1st),  and Senior (ages 15 & older as of January 1st ). Achievement award forms must be submitted online by midnight on October 1, 2021.

 

Athens County 4-H Leadership & Special Awards – FORM AVAILABLE HERE

Members must be nominated for these special awards by an Athens County 4-H volunteer. For details on each, please click the above link. Leadership and special award nomination forms must be submitted online by October 1, 2021.

Athens County 2020 4-H Honor Club – FORM AVAILABLE HERE

A 4-H Honor Club is one that incorporates the spirit of 4-H, as stated in the motto and pledge, in its meetings, project work, and club activities. Honor Club recognition is a challenge to all clubs to set goals and work together to achieve those goals. It is not intended as a contest between clubs.

It's easy to receive recognition as a 4-H Honor Club in Athens County! Simply complete the online application and submit it by October 1st. Your form will be reviewed by the county 4-H Educator. All 4-H Clubs that met the criteria will be recognized.

The Honor Club will be awarded in two size divisions (under 20 members and 20+ members) and two levels (gold and silver).

Honor Clubs will receive a banner from the 4-H Committee the first year they achieve Honor Club status, and a patch each subsequent year they do so.

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions cancelling some 2021 programs, the points needed to gain each level have been adjusted for this year only.