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Ohio 4-H Achievement Award Informational Meeting

Are you interested in being recognized for your accomplishments
in the Tuscarawas County 4-H program but are unsure where to begin?

If you answered “YES” to this question, I may have just the thing for you. On Tuesday, December 11 I will be hosting an informational meeting at the Tuscarawas County Extension office beginning at 6:00 p.m. During this session, I will work with participants to better understand the following:

  • What is the Ohio 4-H Achievement Award Form?
  • What criteria are used in judging award applications?
  • How do I keep track of all my activities and projects?
  • What can I do to catch the judge’s attention?
  • Is the way in which I word my activities really all that important?
  • When I’m all done, what do I need to hand in?
  • What are the different awards levels and how do I advance?
  • …and I’ll have samples for you!

If this sounds like a meeting that may help you, be sure to attend this meeting. As you prepare to attend, be sure to invite your parent(s) and your club advisors, if you like; they may be assisting you as you complete your application. Bring with you to the meeting any records that you have compiled or past applications that have been submitted. We’ll see what we can do to get you started in the right direction.

Please call the office or email me by December 5 if you’ll be attending so that I have adequate materials prepared. I’ll look forward to seeing you on the 11th!

  • Beef
  • 4-H CARTEENs
  • Citizenship & Community Service
  • Clothing & Textiles
  • Communications
  • Companion Animals
  • Creative Arts
  • Dairy
  • Environmental Science
  • Family Life & Child Development
  • Foods & Nutrition
  • Gardening & Horticulture
  • Goats
  • Health & Safety
  • Horse
  • Leadership
  • Llama
  • Mechanical & Engineering Science
  • Personal Development
  • Photography
  • Poultry
  • Rabbits
  • Sheep
  • Shooting Sports
  • Swine
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Woodworking

Click here for the flyer and more information about the categories.

State 4-H Older Youth Opportunities

4-H offers a wide variety of opportunities for teens to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for adult success. Click here to see all the opportunities available to older youth.


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