Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Award Nominations and Scholarship Application Information | Due October 9, 2020

 In preparation for Achievement Night, there are some award nominations and scholarship opportunities below. This year we will have an online ceremony.

All forms are due by Friday, October 9, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Recipients will be recognized at the online Award Ceremony on Thursday, October 29 at 7:00pm. A Zoom link will be sent out closer to the event. 
Pillars of Character Award Nomination. The form is very straightforward and easy to complete. Nominators may nominate more than one 4-H member. Please submit separate entries for each nominee. 

Harry T. Peters Jr. Leadership Award. This award recognized an outstanding senior 4-H’er. Letters or essays may be submitted to

4-H Scholarship Application. This county-wide scholarship is available to any 4-H member who graduated in 2020 (homeschool, public school, private school). Applications may be submitted to  

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Carr (

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Leadership Development Courses for Teen 4-Hers


This is a great opportunity for our teen 4-H'ers! New Jersey 4-H is offering a series of online Leadership courses to Virginia 4-H. Youth will learn leadership, gain knowledge, sharpen their skills, and prepare to lead. Registration is open for three courses to be offered starting on October 5.

Each course meets 1.5 hours per week for four weeks. Youth will log-in once a week for a face-to-face with the instructor and then complete some assignments asynchronously. Cost is $25 per course. Youth may register for one or more of the courses.

If you have any questions, please contact us at the Orange Extension Office at 540-672-1361.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Archery State Shoot Results

Over the weekend we had four youth compete in the Archery State Shoot. Youth participants from Orange 4-H included Levi Call, Chloe Case, Lucian Payette, and John Mason Vines.

Youth who placed in the top ten in their categories include:

Levi Call, 3rd in Junior Compound

John Mason Vines, 3rd in Senior Compound 

Chloe Case, 4th in Senior Instinctive  

Great job and congratulations Orange 4-H Archers! 

Individual photos were taken on the line when masks are not required. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Art Contest Open to 4-H Youth

 Though the State 4-H Horse & Pony Championships are not being held due to COVID-19, several non-riding contests will be held, including an art and photography contest. 

Any enrolled 4-H youth are welcome to participate, even if not enrolled in a horse project. Contest details are available at

Whether you draw, paint, or assemble multimedia artwork, your talent is wanted. Likewise, if you take photos of equine related events, be sure to make an entry as well. 

horse, water, painting, digital artwork | Pikist

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

All Star Nominations

If you're at least 15 years of age and would like to apply to be a 4-H All Star, this is for you! Nomination forms are available online as is additional information about points calculation, induction requirements, etc. 

Being tapped as an All Star is the highest honor one can receive in Virginia 4-H and all Orange County members are strongly encouraged to apply. If you're too young to apply, start the process now because it takes a lot of record-keeping. If you don't have enough points yet, work with your leader and/or Extension Agent to develop a plan to help you earn enough points. 

Forms are due to Kaci or Kelly for a first review by September 30, 2020.