WASHINGTON, D.C. – Over the past 19 years, Prudential Spirit of Community Awards have been given to more than 100,000 middle and high school students across the country for helping the less fortunate, promoting health and safety, protecting the environment, and serving their communities through many other volunteer activities. Today, the search begins to identify thousands more who have made meaningful contributions to their communities over the past 12 months, as the awards program kicks off its 20th year. These awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial, Inc. in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), honor outstanding community service by students in grades 5 through 12 at the local, state and national level.
Pennsylvania was one of 12 state teams that competed in the 35th annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational from Sunday, July 27, through Thursday, July 31. Teams from Alabama, New York, and Georgia placed first, second, and third respectively. Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Virginia were also represented at this year’s Invitational.
The Rags to Rabbits 4-H Club in Lebanon County has a Haitian connection. This year a 15 year old youth currently serving with his family as missionaries in Haiti enrolled in the Lebanon County 4-H Club to learn more about rabbits.
A PA 4-H Forestry Project Skills Training is planned for 4-H youth (age 12 and up), 4-H adults and 4-H Leaders.
Pennsylvania 4-H is proud to recognize Nancy Hottle of Coopersburg, PA, for her commitment to Penn State Extension's 4-H Youth Development Program and the community. Nancy is named the 2014 North East Region Salute to Pennsylvania Excellence 4-H Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer.
The National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Hall of Fame Task Force proudly announces that Anna “Mickey” Peters, 4-H Leader in Centre County, Pennsylvania, will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame 2014 Class on October 10, 2014 at the National 4-H Center.
Spring is finally here! For those of us showing animals as well as preparing fields it is a busy, busy time! Everyone’s barns have begun to fill up with young show animals. The grass is starting to turn shades of green again, flowers are trying to peak through the ground, and of course it's getting warmer.
On March 6th 2014, over 70 students from across the country traveled to Penn State for the 2014 Sweet Success themed National Collegiate 4-H Conference.
"I’ll never forget stepping off my plane in Atlanta for the second time and thinking, 'I get to experience this all again?' It seemed surreal, that I could be in another state, planning the National 4-H Congress, and be a member of the 2014 Design Team." ~ Critter Fink, 2014 National 4-H Congress Design Team Member
National 4-H has partnered with HugesNet the nation’s largest satellite internet provider to inspire young people in communities across the country to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The Pennsylvania Association of 4-H Extension Agents has recognized Schuylkill County friend of 4-H, Gretchen Dingman, as the recipient of the 2013 Clover Award.
The 2013-2014 Pennsylvania 4-H State Council members continued to be busy through the month of December. With various year end activities and deadlines and the holiday season there have been many service tasks and opportunities to promote 4-H.
The 2013-2014 Pennsylvania 4-H State Council members continued to glow for 4-H over the past few weeks. Several Pennsylvania 4-H State Council members participated in Farm City Day at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. During Farm City Day, Pennsylvania 4-H State Council members were able to discover Pennsylvania agriculture through engaging and educational activities that were offered to over 2,000 school students and community group members. The Pennsylvania 4-H State Council members assisted at the Farm City event by staffing a table where attendees could learn how a seed sprouts with water and sunlight.
The Fibering Five 4-H members from Dauphin County won the reserve award for the Fleece to Shawl 2014 Farm Show youth competition.
Christopher 'Critter' Fink, 4-H member in Venango County, has been chosen to serve on the 2014 National 4-H Congress Design Team.
The 2014 4-H Potato Grading and Identification Contest was held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show on January 7. Forty-five 4-H members comprising of 9 teams participated in this exciting contest. Participants from Bradford, Indiana, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties tested their knowledge of spuds.
The National 4-H Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2014 National 4-H Hall of Fame laureates.
Penn State Extension's 4-H youth development program has received a $100,000 donation from Shell Oil Company to support the growth of 4-H science programming in 11 Pennsylvania counties in 2014.
The 2013-2014 Pennsylvania 4-H State Council has been “Catching Fire” as their year of service began at 4-H State days at Penn State University during August 6, 7, and 8. This year’s 4-H State Council is comprised of twelve 4-H “sparks” whose energy was kindled at 4-H State Days. They are: Alexandra Adams from Delaware County, Amber Pound from Franklin County; Brendin Freeman from Schuylkill County; Divya Reitz from Lycoming County; Dylan Levan from Columbia County; Jesse Isenberg from Indiana County; Kaitlin Rogers from Centre County; Lydia Lion from Chester County; Megan Anderson from Bedford County; Nathan Repetz from Cumberland County; Sophie Hutchinson from Venango County; and Wyett Johnson from Perry County.
Pennsylvania placed first among 13 state teams that competed in the 34th annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational from Sunday, July 21, through Thursday, July 25. Teams from Alabama and New York placed second and third, respectively.