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!
Fall has started off with exciting opportunities for our club! Conner, Reagan, Sophie and Anne will be training to compete in the TN Valley Fair for the BMS Life Skills Judging Team. They will be studying Consumer Economics, Food Safety, Housing & Environment and Human Development.
In addition to the judging team, the club will be creating a decorated hay bale to compete with other counties across East Tn in the “Farm Fresh” theme. A concept has been agreed upon and the club members are not coming up with concepts that will be voted on to be our final design. Look for the Knox County, Bearden Middle School decorated Hay Bale when you visit the Tn Valley Fair in September!
Congratulations goes out to Conner, Reagan, Sophie and Anne for placing 4th Place in the Regional Life Skills Judging Team Competition. The competition was held at the Tn Valley Fair and the kids competed in Consumer Economics, Food Safety, Housing & Environment and Human Development. They were only 1 point behind 3rd place and were the top Knox County Scoring group! Way to go!
Another huge congratulations goes out to our club for winning second place in the hay bale decorating contest at the Tn Valley Fair. The theme was Farm Fresh Fun. The club met and decided to create a tractor out of hay bales. Their theme was “Harvesting Farm Fresh Fun.” With the award they received $75 which will either be used for a community service project or for an enrichment project for the club.
We had a great year as a club. Each and every member jumped in a participated in almost every program each month.
We had 5 members to attend the East Tn Subregional contest in their project area. Each member created a project board explaining their project work and were interviewed by judges at the contest. Each member also put together a portfolio of their 4-H work for the past 3 years and this was also judged agains other middle schoolers in their project across the region. All 5 members received overall awards at this event! It was the most winners from any one 4-H club in the region! Congratulations go to Jerome, Anne, Sophie, Camille & Reagan.
At our October meeting, we elected officers and participated in a National STEM project where the members created their own Fitness Bits. What a great 1st meeting to the year. Congratulations to our new officers: President: Sophie Vice-President: Anne Secretary: Johnica Community Service Chair: Reagan Reporter: Conner
Join us for our next meeting. We will jump into competitions and in November members should come prepared to give a speech on “Finding Your Way in 4-H.” Take a look at the document linked to the right for details. Members also have an opportunity to create a promotional 4-H Poster.
2017/18 Meeting Dates: (3:45 -4:45) - Meetings held in Madame Haniford's Room
October - 3 - Election of Officers
November 14 - Public Speaking Contest & 4-H Promotion Poster Contest
December 12 - Holiday Craft Contest
January 9 - Collection Exhibit & Presentation
February 13 - Project Achievement Displays
March 6 - Bread Baking Contest & Photo Story Contest
April 10 - Share the Fun 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.