Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Snow Cone Contest coming up!

4-H Snow Cone Contest

Summer is getting hot! Cool off with the 4-H SNOW CONE CONTEST!!  

When: Thursday, June 30; 9:00-noon at 10 minute intervals
Where: LDS Youth Center in Richfield (91 S 200 W)
Who:
Open to all age groups!!
What: Come up with an original snow cone flavor to be judged at the contest. Complete contest rules and a basic snow cone recipe can be found HERE.
Why: Winners will have their original snow cone flavor featured at the Snack Shack at this year's Sevier County Fair!

To pick your 10 minute presentation slot time CLICK HERE

All ages welcome!

It's contest time!


Calling all 4-Hers!

It's time to prepare for our annual 4-H contests!  These contests are open to 4-H members of all ages and all project areas; this contest is a qualifier event for high school youth to participate at the State level. Here's the scoop:

Wednesday, June 29th: From 9-3 at the Richfield LDS Youth Center (91 S 200 W, Richfield) we'll have Demonstrations, Speaking (Impromptu, Public Speaking), Talent, Prepared Video Production, Consumer Bowl, and Cooking contests.

Not sure what to do? A demonstration is a great place to start! In a Demonstration you pick a subject you know how to do (build a rope halter, tie your shoes, make a PB&J sandwich - the options are endless!) and show the judges how to do it! Easy pea-sy!

Why do contests?  This year each participant will be eligible for
PRIZES and the top participants will earn a spot to participate in a showcase at the 2016 Sevier County Fair!

More information on each contest can be found below.

All participants must pre-register by Friday, June 24th.  Click HERE to sign up for your spot!


Demonstrations:
In this contest your task is to teach the judges how to do ANYTHING; The presentation should be 3-5 miutes for younger youth and up to 10 minutes for older youth.  Full rules and info HERE. 

Impromptu

This contest is all about being able to think on your feet and prepare and deliver your thoughts in 3-5 minutes. Rules and contest info HERE.

Public Speaking 
Youth prepare and deliver a written speech on this topic: "My 4-H Experience...a Pathway to the Future". Full contest guidelines HERE. A video of a past state winner can be viewed HERE.
Talent Contest
Youth can showcase their talents by performing in dance, piano, instrumental, vocally, or variety.  Full info HERE.

Video Production Contest
Youth may produce a 3-5 minute video as well as present the story board of their video to the judges. Full contests guidelines HERE.
Consumer Bowl
This will be a practice run of questions related to making smart consumer decisions. Youth must sign up as a team of 4 or 5 to participate. Full contest rules can be found HERE.

Cooking Contests
Youth may participate in presenting one of their Favorite Foods the judges, or doing a food preparation contest like Healthy Cuisine or Chef Extraordinaire. Click on contest titles for guidelines.
 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

4-H Robot Season is Almost Here!

[News clipping from last season's robot tournament]

4-H Robot season begins in May!

Interested in joining or coaching a 4-H robotics team this season?

Tell us you're interested HERE.

Last season, one of our own local 4-H teams, the Golden S'mores, took 2nd place at the Qualifying Tournament in Richfield.

This season, we want to send even more teams, and go to state!

Who can be on a Robotics Team?Youth ages 9-14 are invited to join Robotics Teams. To participate through Sevier County 4-H, youth must be enrolled in 4-H prior to participation.

How do I enroll in 4-H?
Youth may enroll in 4-H by visiting 4Honline or by visiting the 4-H office. Remember, youth must be enrolled in 4-H prior to participating in a LEGO Robotics team through Sevier County 4-H.

Why participate through 4-H?
Teams that participate through 4-H can checkout robotics kits for FREE through the 4-H office, get help with fundraising, and receive tons of support throughout the FLL season.

When will LEGO Robotics team meetings begin?
Once we have Coaches, we will begin to sort teams according to Coach availability and location. If you have told us that you are interested HERE, you will receive notice about the When and the Where as soon as Coaches are available.

I might be interested in becoming a LEGO Robotics Coach.
Awesome! Please take a moment to fill out this short form, and we can discuss what it takes to become a Robotics Coach.

I want to learn more about FIRST LEGO League.
Hooray! You can get started by visiting this website.

We look forward to seeing you this season!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Ace the ACT Boot Camp is back!



This boot camp is designed to help 9th-12th graders boost their ACT scores for college applications and increase the chances of getting scholarships. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Class 1:    Feb. 19th from 4-8pm: Testing Skills, English and Science

Class 2:    Feb. 20th from 9 am-1 pm: Writing, Math and Reading

                               
Fee: $30.00 for those registered before Feb. 5, 2016. 

$35.00 for those registered after Feb. 5, 2016.



Required Text:   The book is included in the cost of the Boot Camp. You will be able to use this in your individual study as well as during the Ace the ACT Boot Camp.

Register at: http://acetheactfeb2016.eventbrite.com 

*Registration and payment must be received before your place in the class is reserved.

Price Includes: Book, Snacks Lunch & Dinner

Questions: Please contact Ann at acetheactinfo@gmail.com or Jennifer at (435)650-2266.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Snow Sports Club starting in February!


Like skiing or snowboarding?

The 4-H Snow Sports club may be for you! 

Here are the details:

Each Saturday in February we'll be taking area youth (9-12 grades) to Eagle Point Resort for a full day of skiing or snowboarding, your choice.  The first three weeks will include a 2 hour lesson prior to access to the slopes and on the last week youth will have all day access.  The cost to participate for all four weeks is $179. Youth must be enrolled in 4-H to attend.

The first meeting of the Snow Sports club will be Thursday, February 4th at 7 p.m. at the Sevier County 4-H Office. Please bring a check for $179 payable to Sevier County 4-H with you to the meeting if you plan on joining the club. 

For more information email Rebecca at rebecca.mills@usu.edu.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Sevier County 4-H is hiring!


USU Extension in Sevier County has a position available immediately for a part-time (20 hrs./week) 4-H Community & Volunteer Liaison-Central Sevier Area.

Primary duties include: planning, promoting, and conducting 4-H programs; recruiting, supporting, and recognizing adult volunteers; and contributing and participating in the 4-H staff team. 

Full details and application instructions are available at https://jobs.usu.edu. Search for position P05125.  Position open until filled.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Got the Travel Bug? Check out the American Youth Leadership Program to Ghana!

The 2015 Wyoming delegation with their hosts in Ghana
The American Youth Leadership Program (AYLP) provides an opportunity for youth and adult participants to travel to Ghana, learn about Ghanaian history, culture, traditions, and ways of life by staying with a host family during the four week program July 2016. American and Ghanaian host siblings will also study cultural issues in the U.S. and Ghana around nutrition and food security. Education topics on structures to provide healthy school lunches, marketing, and access to food.

Youth (15-17 years of age) and adult citizens are eligible to participate in AYLP with Ghana. The AYLP grant covers the following costs for participants:  passport and visa fees, pre-trip orientation at UW in Laramie, roundtrip airfare to Ghana, meals, lodging, site visits, cultural activities and transportation in Ghana, accident and sickness protection. Check out AYLP- Ghana! Detailed information and applications are available on the University of Wyoming 4-H web site:  www.wyoming4h.org  Applications are due December 1, 2015.

The American Youth Leadership Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs and administered by the University of Wyoming 4-H Youth Development Program.  Contact Warren Crawford, crawford@uwyo.edu, for more information.