State Piggy Bank Winners
Bank pictures of the first place winners in the Macon County Piggy Bank Contest were submitted to the Family and Consumer Sciences Economics Specialist in Knoxville. The banks were posted on the UT Extension web site for on-line voting. Each grade category had 10 banks posted and the vote total for this year was 258,688. The results of the on-line voting rewarded Aidan Flynn, Allyson Shoulders and Abby Shoulders as first place state winners and each received a $20 Subway gift card. Congratulations to these 4-H members.
Sub-Regional Achievement Day
On May 13, 2014, nine Macon County 4-H’ers competed at Achievement Day in Cookeville, TN. 4th and 5th grade members participate in a demonstration and 6th-8th grade members participate in an interactive exhibit and/or Portfolio.
Macon County 4-H’ers Selected for Academic Conference
Ten 4-H’ers from Macon County received intensive training in their project area (noted beside the 4-H’ers name) at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, June 10-13, 2014.
They were among 160 youth selected on the basis of their 4-H project work. They studied under the supervision of university scientists and specialists during the four-day program. The conference was conducted in classroom, outdoor and laboratory settings.
“Participants got an in-depth look at college course work required in the areas of animal science, plant and soil science, and family and consumer sciences,” said Steve Sutton, Director of 4-H Youth Development with the University of Tennessee Extension.
In addition to subject matter training, the conference featured an opening program by the Tennessee 4-H Performing Arts Troupe, recreational activities on campus, service-learning activities in the Knoxville community, a graduation banquet and an afternoon at Dollywood.
The event was sponsored by the gifts from donors with an interest in agriculture, family and consumer sciences and other related areas.
The 4-H program is the youth development component of UT Extension and is also the state’s largest youth organization. With more than 184,500 members statewide, 4-H is available to young people in every Tennessee County.
Macon County Junior Camp
Macon County Junior Camp was held June 2-7, 2014 at Clyde M. York 4-H Center in Crossville, TN. This year 40 campers, one teen leader, three adult leaders and two agents attended. The Clyde York 4-H Center offers unique state of the art facilities in a natural and beautiful environment. The center is located on 190 acres of well-maintained grounds and hosts a large swimming pool, modern cabins, dining hall and recreation hall. While at camp, campers enjoyed kayaking, swimming, wildlife, archery, fishing, hiking, crafts, canoeing, talent shows, soccer, basketball, volleyball, low ropes, making new friends, hanging out with old friends, or whatever—whew! There’s something just for you at 4-H camp!!