We have outstanding youth and volunteers involved in the Athens County 4-H program and we want to recognize their efforts!
All of the awards, described below, will be presented at our Annual Awards Night November 9, 2019.
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 BOTH junior (ages 8 – 13 as of January 1st ) and senior (ages 14 – 18 as of January 1st ) age divisions. Achievement award forms are due to the Extension Office no later than 5 PM on October 1, 2019. They can also be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the same deadline.
Athens County 4-H Leadership & Special Awards – FORM AVAILABLE HERE
Members and volunteers 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 are due to the Extension Office no later than 5 PM on October 1, 2019. They can also be scanned and emailed to email@example.com by the same deadline.
Athens County 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 application found at the above link and return it to the Extension Office no later than 5 PM on October 1, 2019. They can also be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the same deadline. Your form will be reviewed by the county 4-H Educator. All 4-H Clubs that meet 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):
4-H Clubs with Less Than 20 Members:
GOLD HONOR CLUB = 300 POINTS
SILVER HONOR CLUB = 200 POINTS
4-H Clubs with 20 or More Members:
GOLD HONOR CLUB = 400 POINTS
SILVER HONOR CLUB = 300 POINTS