Submissions for the 2023 4 Star 4-H Member Award, 4 Star Junior Leader Award and applications for Caldwell 4-H Scholarships are due Wednesday, April 12, 2023. Caldwell 4-H members who are interested in 4 Star 4-H Member Awards will submit an application along with their Louisiana 4-H Portfolio to the Caldwell 4-H office. Portfolios are not required for Scholarship applications.
Record-keeping is an important part of every 4-H educational project. Many awards, educational trips and college scholarships are given to club members on the basis of their records and project work. Records show your 4-H club work progress. Keep a portfolio from year to year and add to it. You may include up to three years of your 4-H work in your portfolio. The portfolio is designed to help you keep your records and other supporting materials in an orderly manner. Do not alter the basic format of the portfolio and remember to include your 4-H project book(s) or project leaflets, and your 4-H Project Record Sheet. For more information, contact 4-H agent Jana Bennett at 318-649-2663.
Caldwell Parish 4-H scholarships available for Caldwell 4-H members who will graduate in 2023 are the Scott Foundation Scholarship, the Lola Caldwell Scholarship and the Gracie Crockett Memorial Scholarship. Members interested in applying for these scholarships can visit the Caldwell 4-H office in Columbia to pick up an application. Applications must be completed and returned to the Caldwell 4-H office by 4:00 p.m., April 12, 2023 to be considered for these awards.
To be considered for the 4 Star 4-H Member Award, a Caldwell 4-H member must have participated in ten 4-H contests, must submit a 4 Star Member application along with a completed Louisiana 4-H Portfolio, and must have presented an illustrated talk or demonstration during a 2022-2023 4-H club meeting. Contest opportunities for the 2022-2023 club year are Leaf Identification, Safety Poster, Fall Foods Festival Dish and Consumer Foods Judging, Fashion Revue Clothing Construction, Shirt Decorating, Ready to Wear and Consumer Decision Making contests, Photography, Communication and Career Day Demonstration and Personal Development contests, Beef Poster, Lego Engineering (new contest), Dairy Billboard, Pet Show, Fishing Clinic as well as Regional and State Shooting Sports Competitions, and Northeast District and State Livestock Shows, and Northeast District and State Horse Shows. Applications for the 4 Star Member Award are available at the Caldwell 4-H office in Columbia.
Sponsors for Caldwell 4-H scholarships and awards are the Scott Foundation, Hatten Tire Center, Lions Club and the Caldwell 4-H Foundation.
Should you need an ADA accommodation to participate in Caldwell 4-H, please contact 4-H agent Jana Bennett at 318-649-2663. Membership and participation in activities and events are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, veteran status or disability. If you have a disability that requires special accommodation for your participation, please contact us at 318-649-2663. The LSU AgCenter and LSU provide equal opportunities in programs and employment.