|This will be the 1st Open Invitational 4-H and FFA Contest sponsored by the MJ Hanna Foundation in Coryell County. The MJ Hanna Foundation supports youth education through various activities and will be awarding the top individuals with scholarships.
A total of $18,000 in scholarships will given out to the top individuals of each contest!
This information comes from Derrick Bruton, the state Robotics specialist.
GEAR: Get Excited About Robotics
For those new to our 4-H robotics project, GEAR is a standalone contest format that is produced by GEAR Robotics. Each year, they create and publish a new game that is released in February. Texas 4-H has been allowed to adopt/alter their rules a bit to fit our program. So please keep that in mind when entering a 4-H GEAR contest vs. a non-4-H GEAR contest (like Texas Tech).
Our version of the general rules is posted here. Note that our general rules will be updated soon to match changes in GEAR’s, and that counties hosting tournaments are allowed to customize these rules to best fit their needs. So before you enter any contest, please verify the rules being used and if any modifications have been made.
As mentioned in an earlier email, you can order GEAR game mats directly from ColdFire signs in San Antonio.
For those interested in acquiring the vinyl decal used in this contest, please contact CC Creations and ask to speak to Kayla Whitfield for pricing and shipping options (phone: 979-693-9664 x671). Ask for the Texas 4-H Robotics Sumo Ring Decal. I put together this short video on how I adhered a decal onto an MDF substructure.
At the links please find the Entertainer Application and Master/Mistress of Ceremonies Application as well as the instructions for submission. All applications are due to the state office by April 1, 2019. We will make state selections and notify the applicants before submitting one application for each opportunity to National 4-H. Please check the video links before submitting the application and submit it as a MS Word Document with the video links saved as a hyperlink. Please do not send the application as a PDF.
Plans are in the works for the 2019 National 4-H Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony scheduled for October 11, 2019 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. They are soliciting applications for individuals to serve as the master/mistress of ceremonies and one to provide entertainment (vocal or instrumental) for this event. Each Land-grant University may nominate ONE candidate for consideration as the master/mistress of ceremonies and ONE candidate to be considered for selection to perform at the event. Applicants may be current 4-H members or 4-H alumni who are college age.
MC and entertainer applications should be e-mailed to Callie Henly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Callie at the above email or 979-458-0210.
|The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program is excited to announce a new opportunity for our High School age 4-H members. This year, June 10-13 in College Station, we will be offering LEAD Academy. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about college opportunities and what it takes to get there, serve their community, and gain valuable life skills in a true college setting. Our goal of this activity will be to provide the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their country and their world. The event will be designed to engage youth in hands-on educational activities in which they explore, practice and master existing and newly developed skills/knowledge in civic engagement, civic education and personal development. The objective is to provide youth a broad- based learning experience in which they will acquire practical knowledge and skills to reinforce the attitudes and motivation that will give them a heightened sense of responsibility and capacity to connect as active members of their communities, nation and world. From this experience, we hope the youth attending will apply what was learned in their real world experiences in which they develop leadership skills using their voices, work, ideas and/or behavior to make a difference in their community, country and world.
LEAD Academy participants may also be competing at Texas 4-H Roundup, but LEAD Academy is NOT limited to Roundup competitors.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OVERVIEW
Monday, June 10th
10:00 am – 12: 30 pm Registration Open
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Keynote Speaker, Mr. James Olson, former CIA and Senior lecturer at the Bush School
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm College/Career Tract Sessions (attendees will select one)
1. Ag & Livestock
3. Health & Nutrition
4. Natural Resources
6. Leadership/Public Service
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Closing Session
Tuesday, June 11th
TBD Day of Service in Bryan College Station
7:00 pm Texas 4-H Roundup Assembly
9:00 pm Kickoff event
Wednesday, June 12th
TBD College/Career Preparedness focused workshops
7:00 pm Texas 4-H Roundup Assembly
9:00 pm DJ’d Dance
Thursday, June 13th
TBD Real world/life skills focused workshops
7:00 pm Texas 4-H Roundup Assembly
9:00 pm Closing Concert
Be on the lookout for more information as it becomes available!
This information was received from Capital Farm Credit at the state 4-H office.
We are committed to serving youth in agriculture by providing over $100,000 in scholarships to Texas high school seniors. Each branch office awards at least one $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors who are seeking an agriculture-related degree.
Contact the Capital Farm Credit office closest to you to request an application. All applications must be submitted to the student’s local branch office.
Find your local office here.
Each year, to celebrate Ag Day, Capital Farm Credit holds a contest for high school aged 4-H and FFA in Texas. Students create a 30 second video to tell us “What Agriculture Means to Me” and uploads the video link to enter. Winners are determined by online voting. The video that receives the most online votes wins that high school student a scholarship, and their 4-H or FFA Chapter will also receive a donation.
- First Place Student: $2,500 & their chapter receives $1,500
- Second Place Student: $1,500 & their chapter receives $1,000
- Third Place Student: $1,000 & their chapter receives $500
- Corporate Selection: $1,000 & their chapter receives $500
Students can begin creating their video at any time, but they will not be able to upload or start receiving votes until February 4, 2019. (Upload all videos here) The contest ends March 19, 2019.
Capital Farm Credit is committed to supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. But we’re also committed to supporting the people and organizations who will continue the proud traditions we hold so dear. We encourage you to share this information with your local 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters.