• By April Bowman
  • Posted Thursday, May 16, 2019

4-H'ers Win State and District Project Awards

Forsyth County submitted 22 4-H Project Record Books for district judging and came home with 12 Gold Medals and 7 Silver Medals for their project records! We also submitted seven 4-H Portfolios for district and state judging. A portfolio is three years of project work on one topic. We brought home five Gold Medals and one Silver!

Forsyth County tied for first in the number of portfolios submitted to the State for competition. Forsyth County tied for second in project records submitted to District with 22. There were 570 projects submitted in the state by 61 counties. There were 113 in the North Central Extension district which includes Forsyth.

Winners and Topics Included:

Alex Arrowood - Gold Citizenship & Community Service Portfolio
Luke Arrowood- Gold Environmental Science, Gold Forestry & Natural Resources portfolio, Electricity Portfolio (pending notification of placement)
Ben Cook - Gold Animal Science, Gold Citizenship & Civic Education
Ethan Cook- Citizenship and Civic Education, Gold Personal Development & Leadership
Spencer Cook - Gold Citizenship and Civic Education, Silver Personal Development & Leadership
Logan Engle - Gold Environmental Science, Gold Science & Technology
Cana Hooker - Gold Family & Consumer Science
Lily Knepp - Gold Environmental Science, Gold Healthy Lifestyles
Stephen Pledger - Silver Citizenship and Community Service Portfolio
Matthew Richardson -Silver Science & Technology
Victoria Richardson - Silver Science & Technology, Silver Environmental Science
Zane Richardson - Gold Science & Technology
Laurelyn Ridge - Gold Family & Consumer Sciences Portfolio and Gold Health & Safety Portfolio
Calleigh Wilson - Silver Citizenship & Civic Education, Silver Environmental Science, Gold Citizenship & Community Service Portfolio

4-H helps youth learn and develop life skills. Club programs let youth learn together and project books provide individual learning. Project books are similar to a report that a child would turn-in at the end of the year to show what they learned and did in a certain area and their activities in 4-H. You can do a project book on almost any topic! The youth learn to keep records, recognize how much they've learned, learn to meet deadlines, and develop the satisfaction of completing something big they can look back on.

If you are not sure where to start or new to 4-H, you may want to start by selecting a project guide book to guide your learning. Here is a list of project guides available for purchase at the Extension Center. You can also order through National 4-H Supply at http://www.4-hmall.org. The cost per book is generally a few dollars.

Forsyth County 4-H’ers are awarded 4-H scholarship dollars for completing project books and then may use the dollars to participate in other 4-H activities of their choice!

If you want some help getting started or have questions, call the Extension Office and talk to your 4-H leader. Project books are usually due the second Tuesday in January of every year.

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