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Meado-Larks 4-H Club
Club Reporter: Cole Simpson
Summit Bridge 4-H Club
Club Reporter: Kiersten O’Hop
We started up our new year with a review of the highlights of how new members can get involved. Many 4-H Members updated on what they showed or presented at the fair (and other 4-H projects) and ribbons that they won. We have pictures of some of the participants and what they displayed. Emma Apps did her public speaking speech and showed her photography photos. Andrew Shaffer did a ‘’ How To “’ for showing swine. Kiersten O’Hop flew over the poultry show requirements to show fowl for the fair. Leah and Sarah Apps set up their Favorite Foods place setting displays and explained how the contest works.
For more pictures from Summit Bridge 4-H Club, read the full club report HERE!
Clover Quest 4-H Club
Our November meeting was awesome! Maya and Mason Merritt led us in the pledges. Then Blacky Wasgat, our club leader, talked about the upcoming favorite food contest and the photo contest. She also spoke about our Community Service project. Clover Quest unpacked boxes of chap stick at the Stockings for Soldier’s location. The chap stick will be put into stockings with other items that will be sent to soldiers in Iraq. Then we split up into two groups to play our games. After the games, we had Monkey Bread prepared by the Merritt family. Mrs. Karen Johnston gave a presentation on healthy living and then Matt Johnston dismissed the meeting.
For more pictures from Clover Quest 4-H Club, read the full club report HERE!
- Breads, Meat or Main Dish, Fruits or Vegetables, Dessert, Small Appliances, Appetizers, Hors d’oeuvres, or Soups (Beginner, Novice, Junior, Senior)
- Cookies or Cupcakes (Cloverbuds Only)
Contestants (8-19 years old) will also plan a menu to complement their selected dish.
Entry Forms for this contest are due to the 4-H Office by Friday, January 8, 2016.
Rules and Information are where you can find rules, recipe and menu tips, and more!
On Saturday, January 23, participants will bring their prepared food item, place setting, centerpiece, etc. to the contest. The extension office will schedule a time for each 4-H participant to meet with a contest judge. Judges will ask questions about the recipe, menu, and prepared dish and then sample a taste of the foods entry.
After meeting with a judge, participants my test their knowledge in the Foods and Nutrition Judging Contest. There will also be opportunities for members to watch a foods demonstration and participate in a craft! This is always a fun-filled and educational event! Visit the State 4-H website for the foods judging guidelines.
National 4-H Conference 2016
The 2016 National 4-H Conference will take place April 9-14, 2016 at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD. This event is sponsored by the Delaware 4-H Foundation. A completed application is due to the NCC office by Tuesday, December 1. Finalists will be selected for an interview to be conducted prior to December 23, 2015. The application can be found at the State 4-H web site http://extension.udel.edu/4h/projects-activities-for-members/topic-citizenship/national-4-h-conference/
Click link that follows for more information about the National 4-H Conference: http://4hconf.4-h.org/
Please e-mail Mallory if you have any questions or need assistance with your application.
Please note below the academic scholarships with a fall deadline. Information for all these scholarships may be found at: http://extension.udel.edu/4h/academic-scholarships/
- Prudential Spirit of Community Award ~ Deadline 11/3/15
If you’ve made a difference by volunteering in your community over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C., by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Even more importantly, you could win recognition that might inspire other young people to follow your example. These prestigious awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, have honored tens of thousands of middle level and high school students over the past 18 years solely for their volunteer work.
Apply Now for the 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
- National 4-H Council’s 4-H Youth in Action (YIA) Award ~
Deadline 11/30/15 This award honors four 4-H’ers who have gained critical life skills through their 4-H experience and have utilized those skills to overcome a challenge, or challenges, they have faced. Each of the honorees are outstanding 4-H’ers who epitomize 4-H youth empowerment and leadership. Applicants should be a 4-H member or recent alumni within the United States, ages 16-21. Please read the guidelines before submitting your application.
- National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) Academic Scholarship Information & Application ~ Deadline 12/15/15
NWTF SPECIAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTION FOR DELAWARE 4-HERS !!!
There will be a $500 scholarship for each of the three counties in Delaware; and one person will be selected to receive the state/national $1000 scholarship, for a total of four scholarships for the state of Delaware.
- Delaware Equine Council Scholarship ~ Deadline 1/31/16
SAVE THE DATES!!
Mark your calendar now for these important upcoming activities!
- State 4-H Ice Skating Party – Saturday December 26 – 6:00-7:30 pm, Centre Ice Rink, Harrington, DE. Cost: $4/person and a canned good.
- Favorite Foods Competition & Food Judging Contest, Saturday January 23 – Location TBD
- State Teen Conference – Saturday January 30 – Sunday January 31, UD Campus, Newark. This event is for youth 13 and up. – Details coming soon!
- State 4-H Leader’s Forum – Saturday, February 6, 2016
Location: Del Tech in Georgetown.