University of Minnesota Extension

Extension > Extension in your Community > Houston > 4-H > Articles > Houston Co 4-H Fall Awards

print icon email icon share icon

Houston Co 4-H Fall Awards

You are all invited to attend the 3rd annual Fall 4-H Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 7th at 6:00pm at St. John’s School Gymnasium. A potluck supper will be served at 6:00pm. Hamburgers/ cheeseburgers, drinks and paper products will be provided. Please bring a side or dessert. The ceremony will begin at 6:30pm. 


Houston County Award List                                                   Nominations and Applications due on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND

Applications required for the following:

Achievement Awards: These awards are given out for livestock project areas, photography and crafts & fine arts. Any 4-Hers with significant achievement in these projects should consider applying for the award. Application required.

Demonstration Award: Youth eligible for this award must have given at least one demonstration at the club level during the current 4-H year (2016-2017), assisted a member or members develop demonstration skills during the current program year, and placed in the blue ribbon group at this year’s county 4-H demonstration day. Application required.
4-H Key Award: To apply for the Key Award, 4-Hers must be at least a sophomore in the year they receive the award, been a 4-H member for at least 5 years, and have at least 3 years of active 4-H youth leadership. This is a top award in 4-H! Application required.

Jr. Leader Award: Adults may nominate one or two youth leaders who they recognize as self-directed, goal-oriented individuals who can work effectively within the local club. Younger members should also see these people as willing helpers and leaders. Application required.

Nominations required for the following:

Alumni Award: This award honors former 4-H members whose accomplishments exemplify effective citizenship, leadership, community and public service and success in their chosen careers. Any alumnus in the community that has an active interest in Extension programs is eligible; applicants do not need to be leaders or parents in a 4-H club. To nominate, please prepare a written summary of their support.

Volunteer of the Year Award: 4-H could not exist without the support of our volunteers, many of whom have dedicated hundreds of hours without being recognized. The Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to an individual for extraordinary support and dedication to the 4-H program. Nomination required. 

Club Leader of the Year Award: Each club may nominate one or two adults for the Adult Leader Award. This award is based on 1) effective leadership in the local club’s program, 2) involvement of members, officers, and leaders in the local club’s program to achieve the club’s program goals, and 3) interest in assisting youth with developing skills.  Nomination form required.

Friend of 4-H Award: 4-H could not exist without the support of others in the community, many of whom have never had a formal connection with 4-H. The Friend of 4-H Award is presented to an individual, organization, or business for extraordinary support of the program. To nominate, please prepare a written summary of their support.

Horse Person of the Year Award: Is there an adult volunteer that deserves to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the 4-H Horse Project? Show them you appreciate their efforts by nominating them for this award. To nominate, write up a letter indicating what they have done in the horse project, why they deserve the award, and anything else you would like to share.

Above and Beyond Youth Leader Award – a youth who has stood out to adults and youth around them as a leader in their club, PDC, etc. Nomination required.

Project Development Award – Adults – an adult who has put forth an extra amount of effort to build/ help grow a project group. Nomination required.

Project Development Award – Youth – a youth who has put forth an extra amount of effort to build/help grow a project group. Nomination required.

Horse Youth Leader -a youth in the Horse Project who has been a great example and leader to other horse project youth. Someone who has gone above and beyond to help others during the year. Nomination required. 

Horse Most Improved Rider - a youth who began the year as a novice but has put a lot of time and dedication into their riding and techniques and has improved greatly. Nomination required. 


Note: All award nominees are sent a notification/ invitation in the mail.


Key Award Information:

Key Award Application: