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Ohio State University Extension


Outstanding 4-H Members Recognized

Award winners being recognized on-screen during the virtual recognition program.

On May 28, more than 180 people gathered virtually for the 2020 Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards. These awards recognize 4-H members' achievements in specific project areas. More than 350 4-H achievement records were considered at the state-level for these awards.

Applicants complete this comprehensive record form detailing their 4-H project work, participation in 4-H events and activities, honors, community service, leadership, and experiences in school, church, and community organizations. They also share their 4-H story detailing how the organization contributed to their personal development, leadership skills, and career plans. 

Bonnie Ayars and Emmy Beck-Aden served as emcees for the evening.Twenty-nine award winners have been chosen to attend National 4-H Congress with youth from all over the country this November in Atlanta. In addition to the Achievement Award recipients, two 4-H members will represent Ohio at the National Dairy Conference in Madison, Wisconsin this fall, two received the Ohio Townships Association Local Government Award, and the 4-H representatives to the Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board were announced. Thanks to our many sponsors for making this opportunity possible. The list of award winners and sponsors can be found here.