4-H Fall Harvest/Achievement Night
One great aspect of 4-H is that 4-H members are recognized for completing a project and for their achievements. There are a number of awards that members may strive for as well as some club awards. This is a listing of awards that are given at the county level.
All awards are given at Fall Harvest which is our picnic and awards program in the Fall. The date is usually the first Sunday of National 4-H Week in October.
- Member Completion- for all members who complete their project work
- Leader Recognition- for all volunteers who worked with a 4-H club in the past program year
- Perfect Attendance- members who have made it to all of the local club meetings.
- 4-H Spirit- for the member who is enthusiastic, takes part in various 4-H events, programs, etc. encourages others, cooperative and energetic
- Green Merit- based on attendance at meetings, number of projects a member tackles, the various programs and events a member participates in, and participation in community service.
- Community Service Award - Each club that does a community service project will be recognized for their effort and the project that they did.
- Alumni- for past 4-H'ers who are now serving as a volunteer leader
- Friends of 4-H- this award is to recognize those individuals or business that are not directly involved with the program but without their support the 4-H program would not be as successful as what it is. Each club nominates recipients for this award.
- Meritorious Service- Each year there are those indidviduals who give their extra time and talents to making our Best Better and we take this opportunity to show our appreciate and gratitude for their support and contirubutions.
- Outstanding 4-H'ers- Given as a Junior and Senior. This is a self-nominating award for those members who know that they have done their best and have given their all to their project, club, and community. Applications need to be completed each year by Sept. 1st.
- Premier Exhibitor- this award recognizes members who stive for their personal best in the animal science project areas. Members must compete in the county skill-a-thon, complete their project records, and compete in the Potter Couny Fair fitting and showing classes for their project area. All scores are totaled and the member with the highest total is awarded Premier Exhibitor.
- Camp Counselors- All teens who took on the challenge are recognized for their time and talents that they gave to the 4-H camping program.
- State Achievement Days- All members who compete at the Penn State Achievement Days in July or August receive pins
- Last Year in 4-H- This is a token of thanks for members who have been in the 4-H program and who have completed their last year of eligibility.
Each year Potter County 4-H gives two $200.00 scholarships to graduates who decide to further their education. If you have just graduated from high school and are a current 4-H member, and would like to apply for a scholarship, all you need to do is to write an essay on "How 4-H has prepared me for College" and send it to the Extension Office. Essays need to be typed and be at least 500 words. The deadline for scholarships is September 1st.