Clay County 4-H “Clover Bowl” Awards Program

Clay County 4-H “Clover Bowl” Awards Program

The Clay County 4-H Awards “Clover Bowl” was held March 11, 2013 at the Clay County Regional Events Center.  This annual event not only recognizes 4-Hers for their achievements this past year, but also gives way to a friendly club competition; testing members on 4-H trivia and giving points for RSVPs and wearing green.  The club that wins the Clover Bowl receives a free pizza party.    

Attendance for this year’s Clover Bowl was 188 4-Her’s, parents, leaders and supporters.  This is an increase from 86 attendees in 2010.

The County Youth Programming staff continues to strive to make this a meaningful recognition event.  Recognition helps to further motivate youth to excel, take appropriate risks, and develop new skills and abilities. Recognition also supports the efforts of young people as they engage in individualized learning, group activities, and peer competition.

This year, Club Leaders nominated 4-Hers for 216 awards.  These included recordkeeping, project awards, membership, and special awards.  A total of 168 awards were presented to 4-Hers in grades 4th-12th. In addition to recordkeeping awards, club leaders nominated 4-Hers for awards tied to their participation in 4-H; Most Enthusiastic, Most Growth, Most Involved and Top Recruiter.  49 4-Hers were honored in these categories.   

Two club leaders were recognized for their outstanding efforts in 2012.  The Most Awesome Leader award is nominated by the youth.  This year’s winner was Meadow Busy Bee Leader, Julie Schwarck. Clay County Endowment Grow Clay County 4-H award was given to Lincoln Lions’ leader Justin Ball.  This award identifies the commitment of a volunteer to promote 4-H in Clay County.

The evening ended with the entire crowd singing Happy 100th Birthday to the Clay County Extension and announcement of the Clover Bowl winner, Meadow Busy Bees.   

For more information on ISU Extension Clay County programming check out our website, www.extension.iastate.edu/clay, call 712-262-2264, or email xclay@iastate.edu.  If you would like information on starting a partnership with ISU Extension Clay County contact Bonnie Dalager at bdalager@iastate.edu or call 712-262-2264

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