Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Name & Logo Contest



The Utah State Fair Committee is working to organize a center focusing on education and baby farm animals. As part of this, they are hosting a naming/logo contest to name the baby farm animal center at the State Fair and to provide a logo that will identify the center both on-site and through promotions.

Prize: $200 and 8 passes to the 2015 State Fair.

Deadline: Submissions must be received by June 1, 2015

Send Submissions to: sjb@westernagcredit.com, or Sarah Buttars 10980 S. Jordan Gateway, South Jordan, UT 84095

Applicant Qualifications: To enter, applicants must be between the ages of 12-18 and a resident of Utah.

Final Artwork Requirements: Digital submission should be 300 dpi and saved as a layered tiff, Photoshop file or Illustrator (EPS) and be CS6 Compatible. Entries may be of any media (e.g. pastels, oils, full-color photos, prints, digital design, etc.). Hard copy artwork will also be accepted. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME, AGE, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS WITH SUBMISSIONS. Please consider how well the design will reproduce on various mediums. By submitting, you give organizers the right to reproduce any portion of the work submitted, including the submission in its entirety.

3 Tips for Giving a 4-H Presentation



Giving a Presentation for 4-H soon?

Here are a few quick tips!

Tip #1: The Intro
Before talking about your chosen topic, introduce yourself. State your name, your year in 4-H, and what you will be talking about. Don't forget to smile! :)

Tip #2: The Topic
If you're not interested in your topic, why should your audience be? When giving a 4-H presentation, you will be much more excited and confident if you speak about something you enjoy.

Tip #3: The Visual
When presenting in front of an audience, visuals are great because they help people follow along with what you're saying. Consider making a poster, bringing props, showing a PowerPoint, or creating some other related visual aide to really enhance your presentation.

Need more tips?
Check out this guide,watch the videos below, and visit the Sevier County 4-H blog in the future. Good luck on your presentation!




Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Scholarships- ITS Kids Science Camp


We are pleased to announce that we have scholarships available for youth interested in attending ITS Kids Science Camp this summer. 

For youth in grades K-2:

We currently have three half-scholarships available for youth in grades K-2. These half-off scholarships can be applied to the Early Bird price of camp ($100) and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To apply for one of these scholarships, click HERE.

One of these scholarships is made available thanks to a generous donor from Classic Motors. As we receive more donations, we may be able to offer more scholarships, so please apply if you are at all interested in receiving a scholarship for the Summer 2015 ITS Kids Science Camp. 

For more info, please contact Aris at aris.biederman@usu.edu or swing by the 4-H office.

For youth in grades 3-6:

We currently have one full scholarship and two half-scholarships available for youth in grades 3-6. These scholarships can be applied to the Early Bird price of camp ($100) and will be given out to the top three participants of the following scholarship competition:

On Saturday, May 2nd from 1PM-6PM at the Fairgrounds, we will be hosting a scholarship competition for youth in grades 3-6 who are interested in attending ITS Kids Science Camp. Youth will prepare a 3-5 minute presentation that provides a creative solution to the topic below and will be presented before a panel of judges.

Topic: Design a new or improved invention that solves a real-world problem of your choice. To really impress the panel of judges, use two or more areas of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) to solve your chosen problem.

For example:

Problem: School assignments are way too long and boring.

Solution: If we had virtual reality homework assignments, they would be much more exciting. We could turn them in through an app on a smart phone.

Areas of STEM: Both virtual reality and smart phone apps fall into the technology category.

How do I sign up?
Youth in grades 3-6 may sign up HERE.

What if I can't attend on Saturday, May 2nd?
If you cannot attend but would still like to be considered for a scholarship, send a 3-5 minute video of your presentation by May 1st to seviercounty4-H@usu.edu

For more tips on presenting at 4-H competitions, check on Facebook and the Blog within the next few weeks. We will post several tips and hints to help you prepare your presentation.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact Aris at aris.biederman@usu.edu or swing by the 4-H office at 250 N Main Richfield, UT 84701.

Monday, April 6, 2015

STEM Camp - Scholarships



The STEM Action Center has opened up a scholarship opportunity for youth interested in attending a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math Camp in Utah. Guess what that means?

Anyone interested in attending ITS Kids Science Camp can apply for this scholarship, and if they win the scholarship, they can attend camp free of charge!

Click HERE to start that application. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Friday, May 1, 2015 at Midnight.

Good luck!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

CPR/First Aid

'We are offering a CPR/First Aid class to 7th and 8th grade youth  who are 4-H members. This will be a certifying class from a instructor. It will be held April 22nd at 6:00pm and again at 7:30pm at the NS REC. If you would like to take this class and are not a 4-H member you can go to https://ut.4honline.com and sign up to get involved in 4-H and all the fun things we have scheduled. Space is very limited. There is a $15.00 charge for the certification and for a additional $15.00 you can get a CPR/ First Aid book to have on hand. Watch for fliers to be sent home with your kids and get signed up! We will be holding more classes if need be for other ages. What a AWESOME opportunity for our youth to have CPR Training so if they ever need it they will know how to do it properly. Get a hold of Danelle Peterson at 435-201-2006 or email at danelle.peterson@usu.edu'

Sevier County 4-H Utah

We are offering a CPR/First Aid class for youth. This will be a certifying class from a instructor. It will be held April ...22nd at 6:00pm and again at 7:30pm at the NS REC. If you would like to take this class and are not a 4-H member you can go to https://ut.4honline.com and sign up to get involved in 4-H and all the fun things we have scheduled. Space is very limited. There is a $15.00 charge for the certification and for a additional $15.00 you can get a CPR/ First Aid book to have on hand. Watch for fliers to be sent home with your kids and get signed up! We will be holding more classes if need be for other ages. What a AWESOME opportunity for our youth to have CPR Training so if they ever need it they will know how to do it properly. Get a hold of Danelle Peterson at 435-201-2006 or email at danelle.peterson@usu.edu

Monday, March 30, 2015

Ace the ACT Boot Camp

The Ace the ACT Boot Camp is back by popular demand!  The first boot camp was such a success that Sevier County 4-H and the Utah Department of Workforce Services is sponsoring it again.

Class 1: May 1st from 4pm to 8pm: Testing Skills, English and Science

Class 2: May 2nd from 9am to 1pm: Writing, Math and Reading  

Fee: $30.00 for those registered before April 10th.

$35.00 for those registered after April 10th. 

Registration opens March 30th and closes April 27th.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity!  Register today at:   http://acetheactmay2015.eventbrite.com/?s=35721753



Are you wondering how you are going to get into college? Do you have test anxiety and fear? Do you want to get a scholarship? Do you simply want to keep your options open?

 If so, the Ace the ACT Boot Camp is for you.

The makers of the ACT say you cannot study for this test. WRONG!!! Because it is standardized, it is predictable. You can study and improve your score.

Get ready for two days of brain strain and mental sweat. We will hit the ground running and will not stop.

We will cover all four ACT subject areas as well as invaluable test-taking strategies. You will leave with a plan for success because we have taken great strides to make this information easy to grasp and fun to learn. It will be a jam-packed few days, but will not be boring. You will not get this kind of ACT preparation experience anywhere else. Upon registration, you will receive the required text for this class to help you gain additional personal study. The ACT test has an optional writing test. The writing section will be covered in detail as well.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

FIRST LEGO League - Challenge Teaser



FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a tournament divided into three main parts:

  • The Robot Game - This is a timed challenge, where youth place previously programmed robots on the field and strive to obtain as many points as possible in the time allotted.
  • The Core Values - This is a character challenge, where youth are encouraged to engage in Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition (trademarked words meant to inspire friendly competition).
  • The Project - Finally, this is a research challenge, where youth are presented with a problem and must work together to design a creative solution to that problem.

Here is the 2015-2016 teaser for the Project portion of the tournament:



If you are interested in joining a robotics team or becoming a coach for this upcoming season, click HERE for more info.