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4-H Awards Program

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    Slide 1:4-H Awards Program 2009 Update Guidelines and Eligibility

    Slide 2:New for 2009 Harold & Jeanne Gibson Memorial Scholarship One $1000 scholarship will be offered rather than two $500 scholarships SE District Scholarship ??? All Level I & II Project Scholarships will remain at $1000.00

    Slide 3:Due Date Record Book due date April 2, 2009 in state 4-H office by 12 noon Interview date May 4 & 5, 2009 Announcement at Roundup Honor Night July 30, 2009

    Slide 4:Interview Dress 4-H members should wear Business Attire for the Award Interviews. 4-H Officer/Ambassador uniforms will be considered inappropriate attire for interviews, because the members are representing themselves and their 4-H work, they are not representing a 4-H office or position.

    Slide 5:Eligibility Summary

    Slide 6:Minimum Standards To be selected for interviews, members must earn the following minimum score(s): Record Books 75 points Hall of Fame 75 points Scholarships 75 points

    Slide 7:News Information Sheet Each applicant for a Level I or Level II Project; Level III or Level IV Scholarship or Special Award Program must submit two copies of the News Information Sheet with their record books/award applications Download current form from 4-H Website No individual photo needed Completeness and accuracy essential

    Slide 8:General Guidelines For All Applications

    Slide 9:Margins The following margins minimum margins are expected, unless a form downloaded from the 4-H web page has smaller margins, or does not print correctly on your printer Top of Page 1 inch Bottom of Page inch Left Side of Page 1 inch Right Side of Page inch Larger margins OK smaller DQ

    Slide 10:Fonts Fonts must be no smaller than 12 point larger fonts are OK Times New Roman 12 Arial 12 Courier 12 Smaller Fonts will be disqualified Discouraged Fonts Any narrow, condensed, script, or novelty fonts Use of bold-face type, underlining, italics or color OK for emphasis

    Slide 11:Disqualifications Anything extra check guidelines Too many pages Too much space Story more than 6 pages Story not double spaced Story printed on both sides of paper Reduced fonts (less than 12 point) includes copier reductions Margins less than: Left 1 inch Right inch Top 1 inch Bottom inch Reduced line spacing (less than 6 lines/inch) Excess photos (more than 3 pages for all projects but Photography)

    Slide 12:2009 Projects/Scholarships

    Slide 13:Projects/Scholarships Level I Projects Current stand alone projects No new Level I Projects for 2009 Level II Projects For previous state winners only Advanced Achievement, Advanced Agriculture Advanced Citizenship, Advanced Family and Consumer Sciences, Ira Hollar Advanced Leadership Level III Scholarships Graduating High school seniors only Level IV Scholarships Full Time undergraduate college students only Level III & IV Scholarships One member one form (except Blackburn & Collegiate 4-H)

    Slide 14:2009 Stand-Alone Projects Achievement Agriculture Beef Breads Child Care Citizenship Conservation of Natural Resources Dairy Fabrics & Fashions Geology Health/Fitness Horse Horticulture & Plant Science Leadership Performing Arts Photography Public Speaking Recreation & Leisure Arts Safety Sheep Shooting Sports Swine Vet. Science Wildlife & Fisheries

    Slide 15:All Other Projects (AOP) All Level I Project Record Books submitted in projects other than the stand-alone projects listed will be judged in one of these groups: AOP, Agriculture & Natural Resources AOP, Family & Consumer Sciences AOP, Science & Technology AOP, Small Animals

    Slide 16:Level III 4-H Scholarships No Restrictions on College or Field of Study Required materials vary Member may only earn one of these scholarships in 4-H career Applicant must be graduating Senior Harold & Jeanne Gibson Memorial 1 @ $1000 Dana Smith Memorial 1 @ $500 Oklahoma 4-H Key Club 1 @ $500 4-H Entrepreneurship 1 @ $1,000

    Slide 17:Level III 4-H Scholarships Restrictions on College or Field of Study Required materials vary Member may only receive one during 4-H career Larry D. Anderson Memorial 1 @ $500 Oklahoma Youth Expo 2 @ $1,000 OHCE 1 @ $1,000 Blackburn Handskills 1 @ $500 (must plan to attend trade school HS Career Tech enrollment not adequate)

    Slide 18:Level IV 4-H Scholarships Restrictions on College or Field of Study Required materials vary see current 4-H Awards Handbook Members may receive one per year in addition to other 4-H Scholarships OHCE 1 @ $1,000 Patillo/Graumann Memorial 2 @ 1,000 1 to a male; 1 to a female B.A. Pratt 1 @ $500 Tracey Cox Memorial 1 @ $500 Collegiate 4-H 1 @ $500

    Slide 19:Special Award Programs

    Slide 20:Hall of Fame Blue Award Group No more than 20 selected from Hall of Fame Applicants No more than 10 finalists selected from Blue Award Group for interviews Minimum score of 75 on written materials required to be eligible to interview Must be at least 16 years of age by January 1 of current program year Completed no more than freshman year in college or be no older than 18 on January 1 of current program year Full time college freshmen may apply for Hall of Fame, even if older than 18 on January 1 of current program year

    Slide 21:National 4-H Conference Applicants must be freshman, sophomore, or junior in high school September 1 of year of application. Two year commitment Attend National 4-H Conference Implement a program in Oklahoma Be available to present workshops throughout state Some financial responsibility Applications due July 1 not with Record Books and Scholarship Applications

    Slide 22:Oklahoma 4-H Key Club Eligibility Be age 15 or older by January 1 of program year Accumulate minimum number of points shown on application form Be approved by County Educator Make at least one presentation about Key Club to a 4-H Group Make at least one general presentation about 4-H to a non-4-H youth or adult group Report on programs by published deadlines

    Slide 23:State Outstanding Alumni Recognizes former 4-H members who have achieved success and have continued involvement in/support of 4-H Up to 4 recognized at Roundup Counties nominate Nominations Due with 4-H Record Books

    Slide 24:State Honorary 4-H Member Any adult with strong commitment to 4-H is eligible May or may not have been a former 4-H member Nominees provide continuous support of 4-H Nominations due with 4-H Record Books

    Slide 25:News Eagle Must be 14 by January 1 of program year Must reside in one of the following counties: Alfalfa Blaine Garfield Grant Kay Kingfisher Logan Noble Woods

    Slide 26:Commodity Group Awards Applicant must present talk, illustrated presentation or demonstration using or promoting product Breads 3 awards/county Beef 1 award/county Must submit application in State Awards Handbook Dairy Products 3 awards/county Pork 1 award/county Must submit application in State Awards Handbook Peanut 2 awards/county

    Slide 27:4-H Recordkeeping Section by section tips

    Slide 28:A 4-H Record Book is An organized way to summarize a 4-H members project work, leadership and citizenship activities. A way to compete for awards and scholarships One of those things that kids/parents put in those stiff green folders with a clover A real headache

    Slide 29:Parts of a Record Book The Oklahoma Report Form 4-H Story up to 6 typed, double-spaced pages 3 pages of project pictures Plus an additional 10 pages which include examples of the members work in the Photography Project DO NOT include the following items! Artwork on tab/divider pages Scrapbooking stickers Medals, Ribbons, etc. Publicity Photos, Newspaper Clippings, Correspondence

    Slide 30:The Oklahoma Report Form Designed to report facts and figures Divided into Sections IA What have you done in this project? IB What have you learned in this project? II 4-H Leadership Experiences III 4-H Citizenship Experiences IV Awards in All projects V Non-4-H Experiences

    Slide 31:Section I-A Project Work 4-H Project Work 15 points Concise summary (no more than 2 pages) of work done as a 4-H Member in the project Should show growth in number and complexity of activities Number of projects completed, time spent, number of items, animals or activities Learning experiences such as talks, demonstrations, tours, research, etc. Other Project Work 5 points Summary or examples of how 4-H knowledge, skills and project work were applied in other organizations and/or settings

    Slide 32:Formatting Tips No preferred way Use a chart for activities which are done every year or several times a year Use impact statements or summaries to emphasize special projects Use lists to show that public speaking or judging activities were project-related

    Slide 33:Food Science - chart

    Slide 34:Food Science - statement Organized a food science project club that met once per month during the school year. Average monthly attendance was 14. Participants learned healthy eating and activity habits. From the beginning of school to the end of the year, members increased activity levels by average of 20 minutes per day.

    Slide 35:Section I-B Learning5 points Should reflect age-appropriate knowledge and skills Should show growth in technical expertise and skill Generally listed in Chronological order Should relate to project objectives some objectives can only be met by learning

    Slide 36:Section II Leadership Experiences Summary no more than 2 pages total 4-H Leadership 15 points Relates directly to the project reported Projects led, organized or assisted 4-H visible as lead group/organization Highlight teaching and/or elected leadership Other Leadership 5 points Leadership in other 4-H projects Use of 4-H Leadership skills to benefit other organizations/groups Use an asterisk (*) to designate project-related leadership

    Slide 37:What is Leadership One to one assistance (4-H or other) Teaching/organizing workshops Organizing activities Promotional activities Serving as volunteer leader for club or project club Officer or committee chair

    Slide 38:Section IIICitizenship Experiences Summary No more than 2 pages total 4-H Citizenship 15 points Community service projects/activities related to the project reported which are organized by/through 4-H Individual service activities representing 4-H Other Citizenship 5 points Community Service related to other 4-H projects Community projects organized by other groups Use an asterisk (*) to designate project-related citizenship

    Slide 39:What is Citizenship A members relationship with others and the community, as demonstrated by: Organizing and participating in activities that deal with community issues Activities that contribute to welfare of individuals and the community Empowering others Representing 4-H on community boards

    Slide 40:Section IV Awards in all 4-H Projects Scoring 5 points Summary no more than page New ORF template has a table for this section Grouping similar items OK County Medals in 12 projects 19 grand champion fair exhibits Champion Illustrated Presentation 5 years Should be most significant 4-H awards

    Slide 41:Section V Non-4-H Experiences Scoring 5 points Summary no more than page New ORF template has table in this section Grouping similar items OK Superintendents Honor Roll 12 years Student Council Officer 3 years Academic Awards in Math, English & Science Should be most significant non-4-H activities

    Slide 42:4-H Story No more than 6 pages double spaced Scoring: Project Growth 5 points Personal Growth 5 points Application of 4-H Knowledge & skills 5 points Should be personal & conversational Show personal and project growth Share triumphs and disappointments Why or how involvement in 4-H or the project changed the individual, family, or business

    Slide 43:Photo Section 5 points Suggested Pictures 1 page of project work 1 page of leadership activities 1 page of citizenship activities 3-4 pictures per page Up to 6 pictures if digitally cropped and captions printed as one unit Descriptive Captions

    Slide 44:Overall Record Book 5 points Well organized Tabs for ORF, Story and Photos are helpful, but not required Easy to read Effective use of bold fonts, white space and color to draw attention to headings etc. Correct spelling and grammar Dont depend on spell and grammar check No extra materials

    Slide 45:REPORTINGProject Work Where does it go?

    Slide 46:Oklahoma Report Form Where does this go? Breed, raise and show animals Learn how supply and demand affects commodity markets Organize a civic group presentation Serve as Teen Leader for a project club Interview/shadow a breeder or broker Participate in judging activities

    Slide 47:Oklahoma Report Form Where does this go? Keep reproductive records Donate seeds or plants and work in a community garden Supply animals for a petting zoo Research how substances enter the food chain

    Slide 48:Oklahoma Report Form Where does this go? Obtain infant/child CPR certification Organize an adopt a grandparent program Teach workshops on healthy snacks Provide childcare for OHCE events Serve as a page in House or Senate Learn the difference between rights and responsibilities

    Slide 49:Oklahoma Report Form Where does this go? Inventory of clothing construction techniques learned and used Research types of sewing equipment Learn how to complain about an inferior product Construct costumes for school play Organize a fashion show

    Slide 50:A word about other organizations 4-H members often belong to other organizations, and they utilize the knowledge and skills gained as a 4-H member in that other organization (church youth group, FFA, FCCLA, FBLA, Boy/Girl Scouts, Jr. Breed Associations, etc.).

    Slide 51:What to Report Work done as a 4-H member should be reported as 4-H work in a county or state 4-H record book. Work done as a member of another youth group should be reported as non-4-H work in a county or state 4-H record book.

    Slide 52:What if Im not sure? Ask this question: If those who were there and saw, heard or benefited from my actions were asked what organization I represented would probably not say 4-H, then report it as non-4-H work.

    Slide 53:Decisions A 4-H member raises beef cattle, but exhibits market cattle as an FFA member The same member organized a 4-H Beef project club which met regularly, had educational programs and conducted service projects.

    Slide 54:Decisions The church youth director knows that you show sheep as a part of your 4-H work and asks you to provide a lamb for the living Nativity scene You get volunteers from your livestock project club to provide animals and participate in the living Nativity scene

    Slide 55:Decisions Because of your success in 4-H Share the Fun, the music teacher recruits you to be in school performances You recruit members of your school music, drama or dance group to become 4-H members and participate in Share the Fun

    Slide 56:Decisions You accompany your church youth group to sing at the nursing home You recruit members of your church youth group to go with your 4-H club to sing at the nursing home

    Slide 57:Call it what it is Related work done as a member of another organization or group should be reported as: _________ Project work conducted as a member of ___________ organization(s)

    Slide 58:Reporting Leadership Use this section to report Teaching opportunities & experiences Details of activities organized One on one assistance Number reached through activities Members role in Youth Adult Partnerships Promotional Leadership Officer responsibilities

    Slide 59:Reporting Citizenship Use this section to report: Participation in Service Learning activities Activities which foster greater understanding of community issues Donations, community fund raisers, Food or clothing drives etc. Involvement in special causes Heart Association or Diabetes education, volunteer for local Red Cross, Salvation Army, Ronald McDonald House, etc.

    Slide 60:Common Problems Repetition between sections of ORF Lack of solid project work Not enough quality leadership and citizenship activities Lack of focus not enough planning Story tells of winning rather than growth

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