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County 4-Hers observe National 4-H Week

 

October 4, 2017



WORLAND — Washakie County 4-H members kicked off National 4-H Week, Oct. 1 – 7, last Saturday with Sweet and Syrupy Saturday, featuring a free community pancake breakfast.

County 4-H members also demonstrated a variety of projects.

For the 75th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week during the first full week of October. Washakie County 4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and will highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.

4-H alumni around the country are always the first to acknowledge the significant positive impact 4-H had on them as young people; the opportunities and experiences that 4-H provides youth empowers them to become true leaders. In fact, research has shown that young people in 4-H are almost four times as likely to contribute to their communities, and are twice as likely to engage in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in their free time.

In Washakie County, more than 140 4-H youth and 35 volunteers from the community are involved in 4 H.

The week observance in Washakie County continued Monday with supporters asked to wear their best clover clothes. Tuesday trivia questions were asked on social media regarding 4-H.

Today is Weird Science Wednesday and National Youth Science Day. The day will be celebrated at 4 p.m. with a project in conjunction with the Worland Youth Learning Center. This year’s theme is “Incredible Wearables.”

One of the most anticipated events of National 4-H Week, 4-H National Youth Science Day sees hundreds of thousands of youth across the nation taking part in the world’s largest youth-led science challenge. On Oct. 4, youth will use the engineering design process to build a prototype wearable technology that will gather data to help solve a real-world problem. Wearable technologies are now used in industries around the globe, from education and sport, to health, fashion, entertainment, transportation and communication. To learn more about National Youth Science Day, visit http://www.4-h.org/nysd/.

Thursday is throwback Thursday where people are asked to share their favorite past 4-H photo on social media.

Friday is floating Friday with county 4-H members putting together a float for the 2017 Worland Homecoming Parade. The parade will be at 1:30 p.m. down Big Horn Avenue.

Washakie County 4-H Educator Amber Armajo said for each activity a 4-H member attends, they will receive a ticket for a drawing. If they bring a friend that is not enrolled in 4-H they will receive 10 tickets. The drawing will be Oct. 6.

Follow Washakie County 4-H on Facebook or Instagram for more information.

ABOUT 4-H:

4-H, the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, cultivates confident kids who tackle the issues that matter most in their communities right now. In the United States, 4-H programs empower six million young people through the 110 land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension in more than 3,000 local offices serving every county and parish in the country.

 
 

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