The following 4-H Youth Development articles printed in the 2020 Spring edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter.
Teen Conference is Around the Corner – Mark Your Calendar!
Oldham County teens that have not attended Teen Conference are missing out! Participants select tracks, college visits, tours, workshops, and issues seminars. Teen Conference, held at the University of Kentucky from June 8 through 11, is for those who have graduated from the eighth grade through the age of 19. Financial assistance requests must be submitted to the 4-H Council by April 1, and the complete registration is due April 15. Contact the Extension office for registration materials and additional information.
Achievement Award Winners: don’t forget that you receive partial scholarships for Teen Conference!
4-H Reality Store
4-H Reality Store volunteers needed at South Oldham High School on March 20 and Oldham County High School on April 17. Call 222-9453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
4-H Speech Program Builds Confidence
Public speaking is one of Americans’ biggest fears. 4-H presents the opportunity for youth to conquer this fear at a young age. Learning public speaking skills provides youth with the confidence, organizational skills, and composure to become the influential leaders of tomorrow.
Competition begins at the club level, qualifying for the county competition on April 9. County winners proceed to the district tournament on April 25, and district winners advance to the state tournament in July at the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington. Judges evaluate the presentation and the speaker’s ability to clearly deliver a message. It’s not too late to get involved in a 4-H speech program! Visit our website at oldham.ca.uky.edu/4h-communications to sign up.
HELP!! We need judges for the Communication Competitions on April 9 and 25. If you are interested in volunteering to judge a speech or demonstration contest, contact Kelly Woods at 222-9453. We need your help to make this a rewarding experience for our 4-H members!!!
Qualifying for 4-H Horse and Dog Competitive Events
4-H members who would like to qualify to participate in any 4-H Competitive Horse and Dog Events must complete six hours of instructional training taught or approved by their 4-H Certified Club Leader. Please meet with your leader now to ensure you will have your completed and documented six hours of instruction prior to April 15. Documentation must accompany your registration or show paperwork.
State 4-H Dog Camp
Dog Club members, take your dog to camp! Kentucky State 4-H Dog Camp is an excellent opportunity for 4-H’ers to work with their dogs one-on-one and in group instruction situations. Dog Camp will be held at J.M. Feltner 4-H Camp from May 15 to 17. Contact the Extension office at 222-9453 if you would like to receive registration information when it becomes available.
Written by Lauren Fernandez, Oldham County Extension Program Assistant, and Kelly Woods, Oldham County 4-H Agent.