Calling All 4-H Members to Share at 2022 County Activity Day

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County Activity Day is an opportunity for youth to showcase their talents and knowledge in a variety of project areas. Youth have several activity options, which are detailed under the headings below. After registering, families will be contacted to schedule a time to perform their activity in person on May 21, 2022 in the morning.

Please register on this Google form by May 16, 2022 at noon to participate.

All members and participants must be enrolled in 4-H Online by May 1, 2022 to compete. Youth ages 8-18 who receive a top rating (1st or 2nd in the age category and topic area) will be eligible to present at the West District 4-H Activity Day at A-B Tech in Asheville on Saturday, June 25.

The 4-H West District includes the following counties: Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, and Yancey.

4-H member plays guitar and sings during a performance.

Presentations

Caldwell County youth may receive assistance as they prepare for their presentation by registering early! May 1 or earlier is considered early, although later registrations may still request assistance.

For regulations, scoresheets, other helpful tools and a complete list of presentation topics, visit the North Carolina 4-H website. Information about the grilling events are provided on the webpage linked above.

Caldwell County can send two youth per age category per qualifying activity to District Activity Day. Some category winners earn monetary awards and/or medals at District Activity Day and the state contest.

4-H Entertains

The 4-H Entertains portion of County Activity Day allows members to demonstrate their creativity through the performing arts, among other objectives. Caldwell County can send two entries to the district showcase. Read more about 4-H Entertains, including event guidelines.

Cloverbud Show & Tell

This is only offered at County Activity Day.

SHOW & TELL – TIME LIMIT: 2 minutes

This division is for Cloverbud (ages 5-8 as of January 1 of the current year) 4-H’ers to give a talk about any 4-H related project or item. Props or a poster may be used. This is a noncompetitive event and every 4-H’er will receive a ribbon. An evaluator will be in the room to give 4-H’ers positive comments about their talk.

Other Activities

There are two additional activities, which are only available at the county level.

READING – TIME LIMIT : 5 minutes

This may be musical, dramatic, interpretive, humorous or another type of reading. Maximum time for readings for both junior and senior levels is 5 minutes. Use of a script is required. A copy of the script must be given to the judge. There are no team readings. The entry may be selected for 4-H Entertains at the district level.

EXTEMPORANEOUS – TIME LIMIT: (ages 9-13) 2-5 minutes and (ages 14-18) 3-7 minutes

Participants will draw two of the five questions provided ahead of the contest, and the member will pick which question to answer. The participant will inform the judge of the selected question and will then provide an answer. The judge is permitted to ask questions. There is no district entry for this contest.

2022 questions:

  • A major problem facing teenagers is…
  • What is your favorite book and why?
  • Name one of your role models and why.
  • To “Make The Best Better” is the 4-H motto. How does this statement relate to your life?
  • What impact do volunteers – whether adults or youth – have on our local community?