As one 4-H year starts, another comes to a close. We are putting the final touches on our 2014-2015 4-H year, and will finish it with our annual 4-H Achievement Night! Achievement Night will be October 6, 2015 in the Theater at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church, VA.
In order to give out some awards, we need your help! Read the descriptions of the awards and nominate 4-H’ers & volunteers you feel are worthy of the award. There are also a few awards that individual 4-H’ers can qualify for via their project book or an application—these are the Honor Awards, Leadership and Citizenship awards, and project medals.
All nominations must be submitted by a non-family member.
All nominations and honor award applications are due to the Extension office September 18.
Project books are due to the Extension office by 5 PM October 1, 2015.
Submit nominations and applications here: https://vce.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cRSfrOOKbqz6tKZ
Awarded based on Nominations:
This award is presented to a 4-H’er who personifies characteristics of the H of head. They diligently use their problem solving skills, planning, and clear thought to make their club, community, country, and world a better place.
This award is presented to a 4-H’er who personifies characteristics of the H of heart. They are kind, sympathetic, and true. They show genuine compassion for fellow 4-H members and make their world a more compassionate place.
This award is presented to a 4-H’er who personifies characteristics of the H of hands. This 4-H’er uses their Hands for the dignity to be helpful, useful, and skillful. They step up and lead, make a team work, and make their community a better place through service.
This award is presented to a 4-H’er who personifies characteristics of the H of health. This 4-H’er shows healthy living habits, attitudes, and lifestyles, has strong moral character, and has the desire and strength to enjoy life.
Fair Supporter Awards
This award is given to youth who have contributed exceptionally through their commitment and service to the Fairfax County 4-H Fair. One award is given to each age category: Junior, Intermediate, and Senior. Please nominate the 4-Hers that you observed working hard at our fair by sending a description of why they deserve the award
I Dare You! Award
Generally this award is given to departing 17-18 year olds that have demonstrated unusual integrity, balanced personal development, and a willingness to assume responsibility.
Ann G. Marlow Friend of 4-H Award
This award goes to someone outside the 4-H “family” that really helped the 4-H program. Please send a brief letter of recommendation and include a description of why you feel these special volunteers or organization deserve the award.
Clyde Jackson Spirit of 4-H Award
This award goes to someone who embodies the spirit of 4-H and always strives to make the best better. Please nominate 4-Hers or 4-H volunteers for this award by sending a description of why they deserve the award.
4-H Alumni Award
Please nominate alumni who have helped the 4-H program by sending a brief description of why they deserve the award.
Please nominate 4-H volunteers that have exhibited outstanding service to the 4-H program by sending a brief description of why they deserve the award.
Awarded based on application or project book:
Honor Awards – Awarded based on Application
All 4-H’ers can apply for this award! It is awarded based on 4-H participation throughout the year. Applicants will fill out the All-Star nomination form, and will achieve either the Bronze (15-24 points), Silver (25-40 points), or Gold (50+ points) Honor Award. Submit the application using the nomination link above.
Leadership and Citizenship Awards – Awarded Based on Project Books
The James Swart Leadership and Wallace Covington Citizenship Awards are awarded based on project book judging. One 4-H member who embodies the characteristics of outstanding leaders and citizenship will be selected by the project book judges for these awards.
Project Medals – Awarded Based on Project Books
Project medals are awarded to 4-H’ers based on their project book. If it is documented that the 4-H’er has achieved six (6) hours of practice/instruction on a project, the judges may deem a project medal worthy. This is the highest award a project can receive.