Category Archives: Fall Events

Galactic Quest STEM Night

October 28, 2021

6:30-8:30 PM

461 Wyoming Rd Newark

Galactic Quest explores the history of humans in space, the technology and resources needed for missions, and the obstacles humans encounter in orbit. Activities will include building a telescope, engineering a mechanical arm to harvest crops, learning cyber security and decoding, and gathering resources to live and work in space.

Register HERE

Delaware’s Hunting Laws and Regulations DNREC Workshop

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Virtual via Zoom

Join us on Thursday, November 5th for an engaging presentation by Sgt. Chillas with the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife Natural Resource Police on Delaware’s New Hunting Laws and Regulations. She will be discussing the new Hunter Score Card (punch tag) and the proper use of the carcass tags.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to attend.

If you have any specific questions you would like to have addressed during the session please contact Gary Utley at or 302-272-0026.

Registration Required- Register HERE

Achievement Event Recap

The NCC 4-H Achievement Event on October 6 was well attended. A huge thank you to everyone who came to honor your fellow 4-H’ers! Click below for links to the photos.

Google Photos


Below are award highlights:

Best Exploring 4-H Project Awards: 

Claire Schaedler, Eric Patrick, Elijah Roberts


Best 4-H Story Awards:

Beginner Division: Eric Patrick

Junior Division: Brandon Tang

Senior Division: Carly Mekulski


Best Overall Record Book Awards:

Beginner Division: Brogan Raughley

Junior Division: Ava Raughley

Senior Division: Cole Simpson


Individual Community Service Award:

Jade Wasgatt


Club Community Service Award:

Summit Bridge


Spirit of 4-H Awards: 

Head – Daisy Timney

Heart – Matt Trunfio

Hands – Alexis Martin

Health – Grace Ferry


Joy Sparks “Spirit of 4-H” Award: Kim Klair


Links Inductees: Laura Emerson, Robbie Emerson, Kate Schaedler, Alex Swan, Larry Trunfio

🎉Window Display/Banner/Public Speaking Results🎉

Here are the 2019 Window Display Results:


1st Place – St. Ann’s

2nd Place – Flock of Friends

Window Display:

1st Place – Summit Bridge

2nd Place – Stump Corner

3rd Place – Porter Gang

Public Speaking Contest Results

Public Speaking Contest – October 29, 2019 – Brandywine Library

4-Hers kept things lively by engaging the judges with a variety of interesting topics. A 4-Her standing at a podium, presenting or speaking before a group or audience is an important life skill to develop. Effective communication and public speaking skills are vital to tomorrow’s leaders. Cloverbuds, ages 5-7, can start with something as simple as leading the pledge or reciting a poem. Seniors are required to do a 5-7 minute speech.

The results:


Anastasis Gallaher – Bear

Cecilia Gallaher – Bear

Moira Jones – Flock of Friends

Beginner I

1st- Evelyn Witte – “Sharks”

Beginner II

1st- Alexis Wolff – “Save the Pangolins” – St. Ann’s

2nd – Liam Aber – “PB29” – Holy Angels

3rd -Sarah Siegel – “Halloween” – Bear


1st- Melanie Witte – “Gender Discrimination-Gender Equality” – Porter Gang

2nd– Micaela Pennachi – “The History of Women in FFA” – Summit Bridge

3rd –   Elijah Roberts – “Plastics-How to Make a Difference with Straws” – Summit Bridge

4th – Tobi Tang – “My Pocono Mountains, Bushkill Falls Trip” – Meado Larks


1st- Eason Li – “Leonardo da Vinci” – Meado-Larks

2nd- Brandon Tang – “Ocean Pollution” – Meado- Larks


2019 NCC 4-H Achievement Event

Join us on Sunday, October 6 at the NCC Extension Office as we honor NCC 4-H members who excelled in project work, leadership, citizenship, judging and more over the past year.

The awards program will begin at 2 pm, followed by a reception.

We’re having a GREEN OUT in recognition of the kick off of National 4-H Week. Please wear green or the 4-H clover to show your 4-H spirit.

Please RSVP with the number attending to Serena at 302-831-8965 or via email by Monday, September 23.


2019 Window Display and Banner Contest

National 4-H Week provides a great opportunity to put New Castle County 4-H and your individual club in the spotlight! This year think about how your club can encourage others in the community to become a 4-H member. This is your opportunity to show your community all of the fun, exciting, and meaningful programs 4-H’ers take part in.

Window Displays: Clubs are encouraged to design a window display that will be placed in the community. Great locations include grocery stores, doctor’s offices, pet supply stores, local businesses, etc. Put your creativity to use and design an eye catching display that will spark public interest in 4-H.  The below picture represents what a display should be:



Banners: Individual members of 4‐H clubs are encouraged to design and display a 4‐H banner in the community during National 4‐H Week.


  • Displays must be in place by 5:00pm Monday, October 7 and remain displayed until 5:00pm , Saturday, October 12.
  • Window displays can be a maximum of 7’x 30”
  • Banner must be 2 ’ x 3’ in dimension
  • Registrations are due to the NCC Extension office by Monday, September 23
  • Displays will be judged and the top three winners in each category will be eligible to compete at the 2020 Delaware State Fair.


If you submit a registration form, but your club is unable to participate in the contest, please contact Serena at (302) 831-8965 or no later than Friday, October 4.

2019 NCC 4H Window Display/Banner Contest Info & Registration Form

Public Speaking Contest Results

Wow!   is the best way to sum up the New Castle County Public Speaking event held on Wednesday, November 28. The judges and audience were amazed at the awesome presentations. The speakers captivated and held the attention of the judges and audience with the content of their speeches. The presentations were superbly researched, splendidly written, and well rehearsed. Good luck to the champions who will be presenting at the Delaware State Fair, and kudos to the following participants:


Cloverbud Division

Evelyn Witte, Porter Gang   Wee Willie Winkie


Beginner I Division

Champion:  Alexis Wolff, St. Ann’s School 4-H Club   Why Pigs Rule

Honorable Mention:  Abby Cochrane, Porter Gang   Dolphins


Beginner II Division

Champion:  Liam Aber, Holy Angels 4-H Club   Trash to Treasure

Honorable Mention:  Sophia Tuschinski, St. Ann School 4-H Club   Save the Turtles


Junior Division

Champion:  Melanie Witte, Porter Gang   Bullied!  Me Too!  How about You?


Senior Division

Champion:  Therese Owens, Clover Quest   The 4-H’s to Becoming a Good Feminist


Finally, thank you to the volunteers who served as judges Marian and Todd Harvey, Hannah White, and Bethany Killmon, as well as the 4-H volunteer who organizes the event, Sarah Berninger.