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!
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.