4-H News: Upcoming Events


4-H Homeschool Meeting

   Our next 4-H Homeschool Meeting will be on March 9th at the Extension Office. The meeting will begin at 10 A.M. All homeschooled students in grades 4th-12th are welcome to attend! Our current contest is the Photography Contest. To participate in this contest, bring 3 photographs taken by the student within the last calendar year. The photos should be printed in a 5×7 format.  They can be edited by changing the coloring/saturation/lighting or cropping, but no snap-chat style filters, digital stickers, or text. They should have their name and grade on the back of the photographs.

County Project Showcase

   The County Project Showcase will be on March 19th at the Extension Office. Registration will be at 5:30, with the contest beginning at 6:00. The blue ribbon winners in the demonstration contest in 4th and 5th grade and the interactive exhibits in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade are invited to compete! The event is also the county contest for the 4-H Baking Contest. All blue ribbon winners in the classroom contest for the baking contest are also invited to compete! Baked items can be delivered to the Extension Office anytime between 8:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.

Honor Club Meeting

   Our next 4-H Honor Club Meeting will be on March 11th at the Extension Office. All students in grades 7-12 are invited to attend! The Honor Club Meeting activities will consist of fun leadership-building activities and a 4-H Honor Club application workshop. Refreshments will be provided.

High School Baking Contest

   This year, we are implementing a new 4-H Contest! There will be a category for high school 4-H’ers who love to bake, allowing them to compete in the County Baking Contest. The item to complete for the contest is a cake – either 8” or 9” round or up to a 9”x13” cake. Cakes baked in shaped pans are welcome in the contest, as long as the pan is not larger than a 9”x13”. The 9th and 10th graders are to bake a 1 layer cake, and the 11th and 12th should bake a two layer cake. The 9th and 10th graders should use all icing decoration and edible decorations, but no fondant.  The 11th and 12th grade may use icing or fondant. The cakes will be judged based on appearance, taste, and texture. The cake and decorations must be made entirely by the 4-H member, and must be decorated entirely by the 4-H member. The cakes will be judged during the County Project Showcase on March 19th, and can be brought anytime between 8 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. that day.

   For more information on these activities, please contact Samantha Morrow at the Wayne County Extension by calling 722-3229.