Rockingham County 4-H Awards

youth receiving awards at county recognition night

Nominations and/or records are due to the Rockingham County 4-H Office by Monday, November 18, 2019. 

Rockingham County 4-H Head, Heart, Hands, and Health Awards (ages 8-18)

These four Rockingham County 4-H Awards are presented at Rockingham County 4-H Recognition Night, and get their name and spirit from each of the four H's (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health). Anyone can nominate a youth, including him/herself. To receive one of these awards, a youth must be nominated by someone and/or submit a 4-H record. (If a youth submits a record, he/she will automatically be in the running for one of these awards. If a youth is nominated for one of these awards, he/she does not need to submit a record.)

Nominate a youth for one of these awards:

Head Award

This award is meant for a 4-H member who has used their head. For example, this might be a youth who has excelled at a science based project, has shown exemplary problem solving skills related to a 4-H activity, has demonstrated a careful and reflective leadership style, or has pursued his/her own curiosity in an impressive manner.

Heart Award

This award is meant for a 4-H member who has shown a lot of heart. In other words, they have demonstrated a unique ability to care for or love other people within the 4-H community and/or beyond. This award could also go to a young person who has shown great care or concern for animals or for our natural environment.

Hands Award

This award is meant for a 4-H member who has truly gotten their hands dirty. While this certainly includes a pledge to community service and citizenship work, it can also be awarded to a young person who is an exemplary doer. It could be someone who has taken action to get important things done, someone who leads by example, someone who has participated in a wide range of 4-H activities, or someone who has worked in a hands-on manner to accomplish a significant project.

Health Award

This award is meant for a 4-H member who has shown an exemplary commitment to healthy living. It will ideally go to a youth who has demonstrated this commitment through personal choices and/or projects involving others. Healthy living can include a number of things, such as: an active lifestyle, a focus on nutrition/cooking, a pursuit of thorough healthcare for an animal, or practices that are sustainable (both personally or environmentally).

Please nominate a maximum of one person for each of these awards, and please do not nominate a single youth for more than one award.

Rockingham County 4-H Project Medal (ages 11-18)

These medals are awarded at Rockingham County 4-H Recognition Night for specific project areas (such as shooting sports, gardening, communication arts, equine, sheep, etc.). The youth must have been involved in the project for at least two years, and must submit a 4-H record as well as an application form.

Rockingham County 4-H Certificate of Continued Achievement (ages 11-18)

These certificates are given at Rockingham County 4-H Recognition Night for continued work in specific project areas (such as shooting sports, gardening, communication arts, equine, sheep, etc.). The youth must have been working in the project area for at least one year since receiving a county medal in that area, and must submit a 4-H record, including the appropriate project page(s) along with an application form.