Monday, October 21, 2013

4-H Achievement Day

Yesterday was the Madison County 4-H Achievement Ceremony.  It is a way to recognize the 4-H youth in the county for a all their work throughout the year and to recognize their achievements in the 4-H program.  4-Hers, 4-H alumni, 4-H leaders and 4-H supporters can be nominated for awards.  Individuals were recognized for being in the program for 5-year, 8-year and 10 years.  Leaders were recognized for 5-year, 10 year and 25 years of helping their 4-H clubs.
Erica with Lee Sherry, County Extension Agent, with her award.
 Individuals are recognized with awards on their record books, most exhibits at the county fair, writing news articles for the 4-H Edition to the newspaper, and for selling advertising ads for the 4-H edition.  Cara and Erica applied for the Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Awards.  Erica received a certificate and pin for completing Level 1 - Amethyst.  Cara received a certificate and pin for completing Level 3 - Ruby.  They both had to complete so many 4-H activities to be eligible to receive the award.  The number of activities to complete is based on their age.
Cara and Charli both received the Ruby Award in the 4-H Diamond Cover Program.
The new 4-H year will start with our 4-H club in a few weeks.  After having a few months off from projects and meetings, it is almost time to start again.  Ashlin is ready to join her sisters this next year.  She is finally old enough to exhibit in 4-H as a member and not a Clover Bud at the fair.

Take care,


  1. Wow -- your girls are amazing!! How cool and they are learning so much! Being a city girl from Omaha, I knew even knew about 4H -- wish I had the opportunities your girls are enjoying. Have a great Monday!

  2. Hooray for 4H! They are learning so many good life skills there. I, too, could have used a little 4H in my childhood!

  3. I loved 4-H when I was younger. Congrats to your girls. They are learning lifelong skills and making memories. I thank my mother all the time for making me take that laundry project!