Friday, September 6, 2013

4-H All Star Nomination Deadline Approaching

Teens wishing to apply for 4-H All Stars are advised that the deadline is a month earlier this year.  The Extension office needs to see a draft of your application by October 1st in order to get the form submitted to the district level by the corresponding deadline.  Please contact Kaci ASAP if you plan to apply this fall for a summer 2014 induction.

Being tapped as a 4-H All Star is the highest honor you can receive in Virginia 4-H.  All Stars is reserved for the most engaged, most active 4-H members of strong character.  The All Star motto is SERVICE, and it is hoped that those who achieve All Star status will continue to be involved as a 4-H supporter for many years to come.

All Stars are evaluated on a points system, and points are attained by participating in a variety of 4-H experiences.  Leadership, service, and participation all count, though different points are allotted for 4-H exchange programs versus completion of project record books (for example).  Competitions, workshops, county fairs, 4-H club projects, and awards are all examples of information collected on the nomination form.
More information about 4-H All Stars is available online.  Don't forget!  If you plan to apply this fall, you need to contact Kaci ASAP so she can help you get started.