We plan to hear speeches in November this year!. Students will give 4-H Speeches in their classrooms. We will award ribbons to them and invite the Blue Ribbon Winners to a County-wide speech contest that will be held at Lexington Middle School, date to be announced. The County winners will then go to a sub-regional contest to be annaounced at that time.
In January, we collect posters from the schools. Three posters are selected from each county and submitted to the State 4-H Poster Contest in February. These posters are displayed in Nashville, during 4-H Congress. (John James' poster was chosen in the top ten from Western Region and is shown below.) The top ten posters in the state are then posted on the webpage for the year. The link is shown below. Click on the names with stars to see their posters. (Again the students should connect their 4-H Poster with a 4-H Project, if possible.)
Please read the rules and submit your photos for the County Photo Contest on Feb. 15 at the 4-H Office.
Demonstrations/ Interactive Exhibits
Students are invited to do a demonstration or interactive exhibit at the Regional Showcase on April 30, 9-12 at Crockett County Middle School in Alamo.. Students may refer to the guidelines attached below for more information.
(If interested in going on to the next level of competition, students will have to work as individuals on the demonstration/exhibit. An Interactive Exhibit needs to be displayed on a tri-fold science board. This should be done to highlight the students work in a particular 4-H Project such as widlife, gardening, poultry, food and nutrition, sewing or line and design, dog, cat or farm animals.)
4-H Demonstrations (4th-5th Grade)
4-H Interactive Exhibits (6th-8th grade)
Use This Handout:
Troop Fan Mail Letters:
Each year our students have participated in sending letters to the troops during November. The 4-H Agent distributes instructions and a template sheet for students to write on. This is a time to communicate with students about writing "Thank You notes" as a Life Skill. For each letter the student writes, we collect $.25 to help with the postage and delivery of the letter. This project is open to Senior high classes, Sunday School Classes, or whatever group would like to participate. We find that students seldom practice addressing an envelope or write their return address.
FANmailletterCover 4H address.pdf
2015 Friends of Troops Instructions.pdf
Baking Contest Baking Contest
Students are invited to enter their baking exhibits at the County Baking Contest oi March (date to be announced) UT Extension Office location at 276 White St., Lexington, TN between 10 a.m. -2 p.m.