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4-H Achievement Night

Article Date: 
21 October, 2011 (All day)

 

Achievement Night recognized both 4-H club members and leaders for their hard work and dedication for 2010-2011 period held on October 6th, at the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium.

Volunteers were awarded for their outstanding service to 4-H. Adult Volunteer, Nancy Ford has been a 4-H leader for 35 years.

Youth Volunteer, Kami Call an award that is presented to an 11th or 12th grade 4-H member;4-H Alumni of the Year Award to Mynon Deru,”who continues to live up to the motto,’Make the Better Best’”

4-H Mentor of the Year Award to Kelly Carter, “who serves either formally or informally, as a mentor to fellow 4-H club leaders in the county, providing the support needed to motivate, encourage, educate,and recognize other volunteers.”

Clover Key Award to Lanelle Butterfield, “the KEY to 4-H growth lies in new, committed and creative leaders. This award recognizes new leaders with 1 to 5 years of service in 4-H.

Doorknob Award to Justin and Melanie Andrews volunteers who have opened the door to a new audience, project or program.

4-H Family of the Year Award to Nate and Kristi Giles Family, the 4-H family who has had outstanding involvement in and service to the 4-H program.  

 Newest to oldest members and leaders were recognized for being part of 4- H.Certificates of achievements were awarded. 

I have complete listed of those 4-H members and leaders and their length of time associated with 4-H -will bring in.

 Amanda Horrocks,4-H Agent with Morgan Extension Service, reflecting back on that evening,”Its always wonderful to come together to recognize the achievements of our 4-H members and leaders. The leaders spend countless number of hours working with the youth and they don’t get paid to do this.” She also wanted to convey,” we are pleased the support 4-H receives within the county.

Morgan County 4-H have announced, “the 100 Years,100 Hours Challenge! as part of the Utah 4-H Statewide Centennial Celebration, at the 4-H Achievement Night.

 “This year,” they look forward to “many fun, creative, exciting educational opportunities through the 4-H program.” As a 4-H staff, “we would like to encourage all 4-H youth and adults to participate,”as stated in the information packet. The packet, also mentions the guidelines “each participant must record 100 hours in 4-H participation and a minimum of 10 hours must be service”, to be completed and turned in to the Morgan Extension Office by September 27th, 2012.

 At the Achievement Night, there was an information table with these packets and flyers on up coming classes and workshops, for instance, 4-H After school just started last week, Tuesdays for Mountain Green Elementary and Wednesdays for Morgan Elementary, this workshop runs six weeks and for grades 3rd-5th. 

Some of these classes require pre-enrollment and a fee maybe charged.

One monthly class is free for the family is the “4-H Family Fun Nights”, starting with October through June 2012, will be held the third Thursday of each month, in the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The classes will provide a craft activity and a food demonstration.

The information packet also lists several opportunities, to help the 4-H member achieve their 100 hours, includes various clubs as photography; theater; 4-H robotics, and horse clubs. Also day camps like cooking; sewing; money; T-shirt and cake decorating are listed. Group projects like parade float and teen council. More events for the youth to develop their leadership skills, as well as build up to the 100 hours.

For more information in enrolling in 4-H contact Morgan County Extension Office 801-829-3472 .