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What's Happening with 4-H in Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties

Youth Excel in State Award Selections

In our counties of Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark we have had great success in youth completing and interviewing for state awards. Chosen this past year were the following teens. State Award Winners with a $1,000 scholarship Communications – Shelby Ledbetter – Rock Island Community Service – Kaley Rouse – Stark Leadership – Clare VanSpeybro...

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Apply for Youth in Action National Awards

The Youth in Action Award honors four 4‑H'ers who have gained critical life skills through their 4‑H experience and have utilized those skills to overcome a challenge, or challenges, they have faced. Each of the honorees are outstanding 4‑H'ers who epitomize 4‑H youth empowerment and leadership. In addition, the winners have demonstrated the positive impact they've made with their family,...

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Avery Rash
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Stark and Henry 4-H Members Dreams Come True

Posted by Cheryl Geitner -
Congratulations to our three youth who sold their livestock at the 2016 Illinois State Fair Sale of Champions!  What a great day for these youth as well as those who helped them prepare for the State Fair! Lucas Wisnefski, Stark County -- Grand Champion Steer sold for a record $104,000!  Avery Rash, Henry County -- Grand Champion Barrow sold for $30,000! Kashen El...

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Youth Shine in Horse State Contests

In 4-H, learning about horses means much more than learning to ride.  Through 4-H, young people with a passion for horses can participate in educational contests related to the equine industry regardless of whether they even own a horse.  These educational programs enhance members' knowledge of horse health, breed characteristics, management, and feeding.  In hippology, youth field a wide range of...

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Emma Hoke

Emma Hoke Recognized with Governor's Volunteer Service Award

The Governor's Volunteer Service Award recognized volunteers that have made a difference in Illinois and highlights the importance of volunteerism and community service.  Rock Island 4-H volunteer Emma Hoke, was recognized on April 13 in Springfield for her outstanding contributions for over 46 years to 4-H from the Northwest Region.  "These 30 awardees represent the work that 2.5...

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4-H True Leaders

Grow True Leaders

4-H is launching a national campaign to grow 4-H membership to 10 million youth by 2026.  Using the theme "Grow True Leaders," they need our help to tell the world that 4-H is alive and changing the world one member at a time.  The campaign begins in April with social media "SHOUT OUTS' about your favorite youth and the work they're doing through 4-H.  We want your voice to reach as many people as...

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National 4-H Conference Participants Selected!

Congratulations to Lindy Couch, Henry County 4-H, and Courtney Wiedenmann, Mercer County, for being selected to attend National 4-H Conference in the spring!  Both have been involved at the local and state levels and appreciate all of their efforts!  Have a great time in Washington DC!...

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