Enter Your Photo in the 4-H Photography Contest! May 22, 2009
It’s that time of year again, when we begin preparations for the 2009 North Carolina 4-H Photography Contest! This year’s new category will be “4-H Centennial” and can include any images from events or celebrations related to the year’s centennial activities.
We will begin accepting entries for the 2009 4-H Photography Contest now and will continue through June 4th. Winning entries will be displayed at 4-H Congress in July. The purpose of this exhibition is to provide a showcase of 4-H members’ photographic accomplishments. After Congress, the winning photos will be displayed at selected meetings and events throughout the year. Winning entries from past years can be viewed online.
Contest categories this year include our standard “4-H in Action” and “Nature’s Beauty” categories, with a new category this year of “4-H Centennial.” Each category will be divided into a Junior (Ages 9-12) and Senior (Ages 13-19) division. Entries should be original images created from June 2008 to June 2009. Copies will be made of the winning entries and all original materials will be returned by September 2009.
For more information, including rules, entry forms and winning entries from previous years, please visit the following website.
The deadline for submitting entries is Thursday June 4, 2009.
We can’t wait to see all the fine photography produced by this year’s participants!
Coordinator, NC 4-H Congress Photography Contest
We Need Three More! May 21, 2009
The Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) at NCSU is developing a new Nutrition Curriculum called Kids Eating Smart & Moving More. As the curriculum is developed, focus groups are needed to “test” the characters, &their voices. If you are between the ages of 8 & 11 & are interested in helping the folks at NC State with this project, please let us know. There is a parental permission form you will need your parents to sign, & come to the county Complex to participate in the project which will take about 1 hour. Here’s what you will be asked to do: Look at printed pictures of Cartoon Characters & give us your reaction to them Hear a description of the Cartoon Characters & then share your reaction to them Listen to some of the Cartoon Characters’ voices & choose the one you like best, then tell us why Finally, you’ll see a Cartoon of the main characters–including the introductory song & one story to give us your reaction to it. There is no wrong or right answer to any of this, the folks at NC State are simply trying to see how kids ages 8 to 11 feel about the use of animated cartoon characters in teaching the new nutrition curriculum. You will receive a small gift for participating in the focus group. Parents are not allowed to participate, so it will be done with two of our Extension staff members–Susan Morgan, & one member of the County Extension staff. We need a group of 6 boys & girls ages 8 to 11. We have three signed up, and need three more!
4-Her Trains Her Heifer for the Fair: Session I May 18, 2009
Halie Dengler, Chimacum High School student and 4-H Network News reporter in Jefferson County, WA, has her first session in training a young Angus heifer for fair. Her 4-H leader is Julie Boggs, well-known beef breeder. Julie emphasizes safety and grooming care in this video. Featured heifer: Heather. Pamela Roberts, camera. Halie Dengler, editor.
-from 4-H Network News Blog
Get Ready For County Activity Day May 12, 2009
Want a test run before competing in District Activity Day? County Activity Day will be held on June 1st from 5pm-6pm at the Cooperative Extension Office. It”s an opportunity for you to give your presentation in front of a small audience & get some tips before the big day at District competition. You must sign up by May 28th. Presentations should be between 5-12 minutes long. For ideas on topics, click on the Categories link below, but remember that if your topic does not fit into any category you can compete in the Open Class. Don’t forget you will receive a $20 4-H Scholarship for competing at District Activity Day!
For more information check out:
Presentations Fact Sheet
Make Your Own Centennial T-Shirt! May 11, 2009
Join us on Friday June 5th at the Extension Office to make your own 4-H Centennial T-Shirt! The cost is only $10 which includes all supplies, including your t-shirt! The shirts will be green with a white design. You must be 13 years old to participate in the workshop. But don’t worry- if you are 12 or under you can still get a shirt! Just place your order with the size of t-shirt you want with $10 and you can pick up your shirt one week later on Friday June 12th.
Sign-up by Wednesday June 3rd!!
The stencil for the shirts is being made from the design submitted by the winner of the T-Shirt Contest, who will be announced at the Summer Fun Kick-off on May 28th 5:30-6:30pm.
It’s Time For Summer Fun 2009!!! May 8, 2009
It’s that time of year again! School is almost out and we are very excited to make our 2009 Summer Fun Schedule and Registration Form available to you. We have many activities that are brand new this year in addition to our traditional activities. There’s something for everyone: High Ropes Course, Cake Decorating, “Dirty Jobs,” Crabbing, Canoeing, Pottery, Surfing, Gardening and more!!
Please read all of the details carefully, noting age restrictions for each day. Also note that you are not officially signed up for an activity until you have paid the fees. To sign up, you will need to submit the registration form, 4-H enrollment form, medical release form, and the appropriate fees. The Summer Fun Program is available to youth ages 5-19, regardless of whether or not you are already involved in 4-H. Sign up today!! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 910-253-2610.