Merrimack County 4-H: Youth Award Nominations
HOW TO APPLY:
As a Club: Each club can nominate up to three individuals each year.
As an Independent Member: Independent members may be nominated by their mentor. Each mentor can nominate up to three members each year.
All nominations are due to the county 4-H Office by July 1. All applications will be reviewed by a committee and a final recipient will be chosen. The award winner will be announced at Honors Evening.
Alice J. Thompson Award - Nomination Form: The Alice J. Thompson Award is given to an outstanding Home Economics person in Merrimack County in Alice’s name each year. Alice J. Thompson was very active in 4-H work as leader of the Earnest Workers and Canterbury Belles 4-H Clubs. Her principle interest was in Home Economics, especially sewing, but also including food and nutrition, food preservation, better rooms, crafts, and everything connected with the home. She worked a great deal with beginner members stressing hand sewing followed by the use of the sewing machine. This was followed up with dressmaking for Senior Members competing in Dress Review and state-wide competition. She truly believed in the value of the 4-H Youth Development Program and worked to help make it a reality.
- Eligibility: Youth 12 and older participating in Home Economics activities to include but not limited to sewing, food and nutrition, food preservation, better rooms, crafts, fiber arts, and heritage arts
I Dare You Award - Nomination Form: The Merrimack County I Dare You Award is awarded to a 4-H member in Merrimack County each year. This individual is someone who exemplifies what true leadership means. The individual should strive to be their best and make a positive difference in their communities. One recipient will be chosen each year.
- Eligibility: Youth 14 and older in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12.
If you have any questions, call the 4-H office at 603-796-2151.