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:  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,, for more information.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Celebrate National 4-H Week by saying THANKS and showing 4-H pride!

It's time to kick off another great year 
in Sevier County 4-H!

Some things you can do to celebrate:
-Take time to thank the people who help make your 4-H experience possible.  
A popular thing to do is "Make and Take" where you make some cookies or a treat of some kind and deliver it to your club leader, people who sponsored your livestock project, a community sponsor, your favorite 4-H staff members (*wink, wink) - anyone who has helped you be a successful 4-Her!

-Show your 4-H pride.
On Wednesday, October 7th we want you to wear a 4-H shirt to school or work or wherever you are to show your 4-H pride.  Take a picture of you and your friends in your 4-H gear and tag us on Instagram using the hastags #sevier4hutah #utah4h #4h.  The picture with the most favorites will win a prize!

North Sevier Enrollment Days

Did you hear?  It is FREE to enroll/re-enroll 
in 4-H thru October 31st! 

For youth and families in the North Sevier Area we are here to help!  If you need help getting signed up for 4-H, please contact Phyllis Peterson at or call/text her at 435-201-2006.  She is planning several times and dates where she'll meet with you one on one, get you through the enrollment process, and tell you about all the great things we have planned in the North Sevier area and all across the county.

Contact Phyllis today!

Spooky Science Night in North Sevier

SPOOKY SCIENCE is coming our way!
Thursday October 22nd
NS REC Center (up stairs)
3:15-5:00 pm
Grades 3rd-8th

We will be making Vampire Slime,Vampire Veins,Screaming Balloons and more. You don't want to miss out so go to the link below and reserve your spot today! SPOOKY!!!!

ACT Prep Course scheduled

Sevier County 4-H and the Department of Workforce Services are committed to helping Sevier County high school students do well on the ACT.  
Why is it important to do well on the ACT?  Colleges look at ACT scores to determine student eligibility.  Colleges may also award scholarships to those with high scores!
All 9-12 grade Sevier County high schools students are invited to participate in the upcoming ACT prep courses.
Our first course will be held October 7-9 (registration has closed for this course).  Future courses are scheduled for November and January so be on the lookout for dates and registration information!

Exclusive Event - Members only! Family Night Out

We will be offering a new benefit to 4-H families beginning in November 2015 - a FREE Family Night Out once a month.

This year’s first Family Night Out will be held November 9 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Sevier County Fairgrounds 200 south 400 East in Richfield. 

Come see what 4-H has to offer, play games, eat dinner, listen to a fun fall story, and learn all about Sevier County’s 4-H programs! 

**ENROLLMENT is a required to come to this fun event! Enrollment is FREE now through Oct. 31, so enroll your teens and other kids now!

Interested in the Teen Council? What you need to know...

When are the meetings? 
First Thursday of every month

What are the meetings like? 
Nicole Christensen, Teen Council President, leads our meetings. We have a monthly ice breaker, a "Prepare, Enrich, Inspire!" lesson on developing relationships of all kinds, calendaring, a fun activity and a snack! 

Where and what time are the meetings? 
We meet in the county building east end basement room at 8 PM and try to end before 9:30 PM.

Besides meetings, what do you do?
This year we are doing 3 service projects, 2 PEI grand events, and hosting 2 Jr. retreats for the Jr. Teens. We will also be participating in a Winter Retreat in January where teens get to go to Aspen Grove and cross country ski or snow shoe, we will have a southern region camp in March and a swing dance camp in February! We are also working on portfolios monthly that teens can use when applying for any scholarship. Teens are also hosting this years first Family Night Out on November 9.

Who can join?
Teen Council is open for all teens in the valley grades 9th—12th. Teens earn punches during the year by helping out and leading various activities to help pay for fun camps and retreats offered through the state and region.

Questions or to join text Nan Singleton 201-7803 or email her at

Record Number of Sevier County Youth Registered to Attend Statewide Teen Leadership Training

This year we have 25 youth and 4 adult leaders going to Teen Leadership Training! (Thanks to the two moms who are helping us get so many to Logan! ) 

This is new record for Sevier County! This increase is a result of some very friendly and inviting teens and a generous scholarship from Rebecca offered for first time 4Hers! This year we will not only be learning leadership, making new friendships, dancing the night away, and having fun—we will be attending a USU football game! Woot—GO Aggies!

Sevier County Represented at Utah 4-H State Horse Show

Twenty youth from Sevier County traveled to Hurricane, Utah to participate in the State 4-H Individual Horseshow September 25-26.  

Participants included: 
Juniors- Addyson Brown,  Brecklynn Buchanan, Lainee Crane, Teegan Jensen, Laynee Nielsen and Brianna Torgersen.   

Intermediates- Ruger Greenhaulgh,  Hope Kearl,  Whitney Maag,  Miya Maxfield,  Michayla Outzen and Wyatt Payne.   

Seniors- Jesse Borg, Shaelei Boswell, Toni Brown, JaKel Quarnberg, Amy Shomaker, Morgan Stevens, Brianna Viklund and Madison Wallace.

Brecklynn Buchanan, Laynee Nielsen, JaKel Quarnberg and Madison Wallace also competed in the State 4-H 2-handed Horseshow September 24, competing on horses ages 2 through 5 that they have been training.

At the Individual horseshow, each age group had over 100 contestants participating. 

Some of the highlights included:
Juniors- Brecklynn Buchanan-  5th Western Equitation, 2nd barrels and gymkana gig, 6th poles, 15th overall judged events, 1st overall speed and 3rd all-around
Laynee Nielsen - 8th western horsemanship,  3rd gymkana gig,  6th barrels, 7th poles, 5th overall speed and 6th all-around. 
Breanna Torgersen - 19th overall speed

Intermediates- Ruger Greenhaulgh- 11th overall speed
Whitney Maag - 10th gymkana gig,  18th test
Miya Maxfield - 10th poles
Wyatt Payne - 14th test

Seniors - Amy Shomaker - 6th Western Equitation,  3rd gymkana gig,  5th poles, 8th barrels, 3rd overall speed and 15 all-around
JaKel Quarnberg- 5th barrels and 15th overall speed
Morgan Stevens - 10th poles
Madison Wallace - 15th overall judged events

All these youth did a great job representing Sevier County and should be proud of themselves.

Fab Friday Dates Set

Another great year of Fab Friday's are in store.  The dates are:

Friday, November 6th, 2015
Friday, January 8th, 2016
Friday, February 5th, 2016

All events are from 2-5 p.m. at the Sevier County Fairgrounds.  Classes are available for K-2 graders and 3rd grade and up!