Category Archives: Awards & Recognition

Delaware 4-H Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


Please join the Delaware 4-H Family and many others on Saturday October 1, 2016, for the induction of the third class of laureates into the Delaware 4-H Hall of Fame. This event will be held at the Modern Maturity Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 and will include dinner, entertainment, and a visual history of Delaware 4-H. This event is sponsored by the Delaware 4-H Foundation to honor people who were active and influential in Delaware 4-H. The legacy that these laureates have left, and in some cases continue to leave, is what makes Delaware 4-H a premier positive youth development program. On this evening, 21 of the pillars of Delaware 4-H will be honored. Please come out and honor their achievements.  Nominations for this important honor came in from across the state.

2016 Delaware 4-H Hall of Fame Laureates

Mary Frances Argo

Dean Belt

Helen Blessing

Margaret Carey

Patricia Mae Correll

C. Fred Grampp

Dan Hudson

Leona Hudson

Betty Jestice

Jim Kemble

Sue Ann Clendaniel McClements

Virginia Melson

Franklin E. Melson, Sr.

Evelyn Messick

Leroy Messick

Betty Niblett

Richard Niblett

T. Harold Palmer

Joyce Simpson

Mary Thomas

Barbara Tatman Warren

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mail in Registration Form

2016 4-H Contest Results at the Delaware State Fair and 2016 State Teen Council Member Announcement

DSFCongratulations to everyone who participated in this year’s contests at the State Fair! We would like to take this opportunity to recognize our NCC 4-H members who placed. Well done!good_job_blue_ribbon

Horticulture Judging

Eason Li                                  Blue

Poultry Judging

Elizabeth Handlin            Blue

Clothing & Textiles Judging

Ashley Gouge                    Blue

Photography Judging 

Alyson Melson                 Blue

Eason Li                                Blue

Foods Judging

Alyson Melson                 Blue

Ashley Gouge                   Blue

Tyler Melson                     Blue

Livestock Judging

Brian Arisman

Sydney Phipps

Horse Judging

Sarah Brown

Jessica Knowles

Public Speaking Contest

Beg. 8-9

Melanie Witte              2nd Place


Emma Apps                   1st Place


Shannon Murray       3rd Place

Talent Show

Age 8-12 Talent Acts

Eason Li

Consumer Bowl

Clover Quest 4-H Club       2nd Place

Avian Bowl

Clover Quest 4-H Club      2nd Place

Family and Consumer Sciences Demonstrations

Food Preparation

Melanie Witte                       Division Winner

Vet Science/Poultry Sciencethumbs up

Jade Wasgatt                        Blue

Archery Competition

Beginner Recurve

Jacob Green                        9th Place

Senior Recurve

Cameron Ernst                  2nd Place

Brendan Patrick               6th Place

Beginner Compound

Jacob Green                       4th Place

We would also like to announce the new State Teen Council Members for 2016:

New Castle County Representative: Patrick Trunfio

Social Media Coordinator: Andrew Shaffer

Congratulations Public Speaking Winners

On November 18, 10 great speakers gathered together at the Brandywine Hundred Library in Wilmington to compete in the New Castle County 4-H Public Speaking Contest. From forensic entomology, to the Revolutionary War, several topics were covered during this exciting event.

Congratulations to our four division champions that will be representing New Castle County at the Delaware State Fair.


Liam Aber

Mason Merritt

The Delorean

Why do I have to clean my room?




Melanie Witte Two events that led up to the Revolutionary War Champion, Blue


Maya Merritt

Eason Li


One Man, One Computer: Tree Evolution

Champion, Blue



Emma Apps

Kyle Merritt

Endangered Cats – We need to save them!

Dangerous Jobs

Champion, Blue



Shannon Murray

Caitlin Aber

Logan Aber

Everyone’s a Winner

Forensic Entomology

What has the horseshoe crab done for YOU?

Champion, Blue




County Updates – October/November 2015

4-H Achievement Banquet

The 2015 New Castle County 4-H Achievement Banquet is an opportunity to applaud 4-H members who excelled in project work, leadership, citizenship, judging, and achievement. On Thursday, October 15, NCC 4-H will present awards and scholarships to these outstanding youth!  This year, we will present a few new and exciting awards, so please plan to attend!

Dinner will begin at 6:00pm and the awards/recognition presentations begin at 6:30pm at Kirk Middle School in Newark.  The cost, which covers dinner and dessert, is $5 per person or $15 for families 3+.

If there are any clubs interested in providing desserts, please contact Mallory at

Please RSVP with family name and number attending via e-mail to Lisa Bishop or call (302) 831-8965. Checks can be mailed to the Extension Office at: Lisa Bishop, 461 Wyoming Rd., Newark, DE 19716.

Re-Enrollment Process

     4-Her’s & Leaders

The 2015 re-enrollment process has transitioned into an online system in which 4-H members are able to enroll online. This process should be completed by ALL RETURNING 4-H MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS as soon as possible. To access this system, please click here. It is extremely important for everyone to re-enroll at your earliest convenience because this is the system we are utilizing to send out all 4-H-related correspondence.

     Organizational Leaders

Organizational leaders must activate club members to certify that these youth are in fact members of your particular club. There will be a 30-day window for leaders to approve members. At the point the 30-day window is surpassed, the 4-H staff will be approving these members. If you have any questions regarding the approval process, please contact Lisa at (302) 831-8965.

Support 4-H!

      Delaware 4-H Foundation and United Way

The Delaware 4-H Foundation is not a United Way agency, but is eligible to receive write-in contributions as a non-profit organization. If you and other 4-H friends and supporters would like to designate your United Way contribution to 4-H, please complete the write-in account section of the form with the number 9020 and Delaware 4-H Foundation. Funds received in this manner become part of the general contributions account and are used where needed. The 4-H Foundation usually receives a list early in the year indicating all money pledged to 4-H. All contributions will be acknowledged by the Delaware 4-H Foundation when United Way notifies us of the pledge. The write-in option is only available through work place giving. We appreciate your continued support of 4-H!

        The State Employees’ Charitable Campaign (SECC)

This is an annual fund-raising drive approved by the State of Delaware. Each year state employees raise thousands of dollars through the SECC that benefits many local non-profit charitable organizations. These charities fight disease, make life more meaningful for the young and old, help the impoverished, and train people to become self-sufficient. By promoting and supporting fund raising through the employee focused, cost-efficient SECC, state employees provide the opportunity to improve the quality of life of all Delawareans. This year state employees will again have the option of choosing the Delaware 4-H Foundation, as one of the charities that are eligible as part of this campaign. Many 4-H families contribute through this campaign. The Delaware 4-H Foundation in turn supplies funds to support camp scholarships, awards in each county, and trips to Club Congress, National 4-H Conference, the National 4-H Engineering Event.

October Meetings at the 4-H Office

Tuesday, October 20

Camp Counselor – 7:00 pm

Monday, October 19

  • Jr. Council – 7:00 pm
  • Leaders – 7:00 pm
  • Exchange – 8:30 pm

Thursday, October 22

  • Brand new this year!! NCC 4-H Sewing Club
  • Sewing Club Flyer (coming soon)
  • First meeting will be held at 6:30 pm in Rm 132B

Thursday, October 29