Several hard working 4-H members have been named 2013 State 4-H Project winners by the Kansas 4-H Youth Development Program.
“The 2013 state 4-H project winners feature the Kansas 4-H Program Youth Development at its best,” said Barbara Stone, assistant director, K-State Research and Extension, and state leader, Kansas 4-H.
“The young people who earn the distinction of state project winner have achieved this by setting goals, working towards accomplishments and mastering skills of leading and serving their communities.”
The awards will be presented at the 4-H Emerald Circle Banquet, in Manhattan on May 30.
The 4-H projects represent a variety of interests, but also reflect three core competencies integrated into all 4-H programs: science, engineering and technology; citizenship, leadership and service, and healthy living.
Thirty-two 4-H members have been selected for the 2013 state awards, which are based on work completed in 2012. Among them is Lindsborg students Haley Dee Peterson in the category of photography and Seth Yenni in the category of energy management.
Each of the state award recipients earn a commemorative project medallion and an invitation to National 4-H Congress, which will be Nov. 29 - Dec. 3 in Atlanta, Ga. Winners also receive a $400 travel scholarship from the Kansas 4-H Foundation toward expenses in attending congress.
A 4-H’er is eligible to earn the top award in a project one time, but may earn the top award in a different project during another project year. He or she is only eligible to attend 4-H Congress once during his or her 4-H career.