Welcome to 4-H!4-H is the largest youth organization in the US. Sponsored by the University of Tennessee Extension, US Dept of Ag & Knox Co Gov, 4-H in Knox County provides research based educational experiences that promote excellence, responsibility, integrity, leadership and lifeskills.Join us and Make the Best, Better!
I believe I failed to communicate our goings on at the last 4-H
Meeting. Let me start by saying that we have a great group this year.
I always love seeing the kids grow over the years and with so many
returning 8th graders, I again am rewarded with seeing how they have
changed and how their skills have improved since 6th grade!
We had speeches and the poster contest at our meeting last week. Emily
will be competing for our club at the County Speech Contest on January
7. And Harris' poster has gone on to compete with others across the
December is a FUN meeting where 4-Hers will bring either an entry in 1
or as many of the holiday craft/cooking contests as they wish. I don't
have a soft copy of this years newsletter so I'm attaching a copy of the
form from last year that talks about all the categories that can be
entered. I'm getting this to you now so you can be thinking/working on
them during the break!
Next Meeting will be on Tuesday, Dec 11. There is some confusion on
when the meetings end. They will end at 5:00. If a 4-Her needs to
leave a little early that is fine. We are generally sampling other's
baking and/or doing a community service project at the end of the
meeting. But we'd love to have everyone til the end if possible.
Also, one of the most rewarding service projects we do in the year is
the Purple Elf deliveries. We are scheduled this year for December 20
right after school. Be sure to put that on your schedule so that your
student can join us! I'll need email confirmation that I have your
approval to take them over to Shannondale and I'll have you pick them up
there. For those of you who are new, we will go there and hand out
gifts from TN Alzheimers and sing Christmas carols to the residents.
Please let me know if you have questions or I can help in any way!
Bearden Middle School has an active 4-H club with it’s former members in full swing. They participated in the Tn Valley Fair in several ways. Four members competed in the Lifeskills Judging team competition. They created a hay bale that won 2nd place amongst all the groups decorating them for the enjoyment of fair goers. See a photo of the kids working on it below. They made and served biscuits to those visiting the Kerr Building one night. AND several members entered crafts, food and photography to be judged against other 4-Hers across the county! Phew.
Come and join us at our first meeting. Missed it but would still like to join? No problem, come to any of our meetings and we can sign you right up. We have competitions each month that are announced and explained the previous month. Those competitions will be the following for this upcoming year.
Wednesday, October 24: Office Elections
Tuesday, November 13: Speech Contest & Poster Contest
Tuesday, December 11: Holiday Craft and Baking Contest
Tuesday, January 15: Collections Contest
Tuesday, February 12: Project Display Contest
Tuesday, March 12: Baking & Photo Collection Contest
Tuesday, April 9: Talent Show Contest
This club is FREE to join and offers many hands on learning opportunities. We meet after school from 3:45 PM until 4:45 PM. Please open up and print off a copy of the enrollment form and bring it to our first meeting in October or the first meeting that you can attend.
The 4-H club will help you grow into responsible leaders and citizens by using projects to help you achieve those goals. Some of the most popular projects are public speaking, horse, photography, dog, cats, line & design (arts & crafts), clothing/textiles, poultry, electric, computers and leadership. We also offer opportunities for summer camp, workshops, retreats and service learning activities.
Even if you can't join us for our monthly meetings, please turn in your enrollment form to the school office and information will be sent to you about specific 4-H project groups that you have an interest in. See more information at the Tennessee 4-H website. Or contact the Knox County 4-H Office at 865-215-2340.