Monday, March 17, 2014

4-H Congress 2014

4-H Congress registration is now available! This is a statewide event being held June 16-19 in Blacksburg at Virginia Tech. This event is for senior 4-H members ages 14-19 (by September 30 of this year.)  
The cost is $190 per participant, but scholarship money is available for those who compete at the county, district, and state contests in presentations, public speaking, extemporaneous speeches, and other areas. 
For those not competing, there are workshops to learn about the different contests that you can compete in, plus workshops in the afternoon that cover many different topics- workshops in the past have covered everything from 3D printing, making stop-motion movies, making smoothies, and more! The workshops that will be offered this year will be available to choose from during the second phase of registration. 
There will be many opportunities for youth to meet other 4-Hers from across the state- a picnic and mixer the first night, two dances, a carnival, and more. There is also a recognition and celebration luncheon on Wednesday. 
All 4-Hers who are being tapped as an All Star this year will need to attend the tapping ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. 
Students stay in the dorms on the Virginia Tech campus and eat in the dining halls (ranked in the top five in the nation!) 
The first phase of registration (all forms and payment) are due to the Extension Office by April 20. The second phase of registration will be available soon after that where students will be able to make their workshop choices. 
For more information and to see the registration forms and modules that provide more information, visit 
If you have any questions or need any other information, contact Sarah Weaver at the Extension Office.