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                                             4-H STANDARD OF ACHIEVEMENT
                                                      Updated 11/09
The following is a list of criteria used to determine your level of achievement in your 4-H Project. All criteria must be
completed to earn the desired medal. You may receive a medal more than once in a project area. Members may apply for three
(3) medals, but may only receive TWO project medals in a year, based on the Project Report Form. Pages 3 and 4 need to be
filled out for each medal for which you apply. For example, if you apply for 3 medals you need three (3) page 3’s and three (3)
page 4’s. The other pages are generic between medals. Project medals will be awarded at the Muskogee County Achievement
Banquet, which is held annually in August. Additional “Special Awards” may also be earned. Refer to the leader’s handbook for
specific criteria for all special awards. Gatesigns will be awarded the first year a member meets the minimum requirements
for participation or higher. Gatesigns are awarded only once.

Participation
          ____Be enrolled in 4-H and participating in the project
          ____List 4 new things you have learned (pg 3)
          ____Indicate project work (pg 4)
          ____Participate in at least 2 county-wide events during the year (pg 7)
          ____Write 4-H Story (at least ½ page) p.12-14
Bronze
          ____Be enrolled in 4-H and participating in the project
          ____List at least 8 new things learned in this project area (pg 3)
          ____Indicated ongoing work in project (pg 4)
          ____Give one speech or demonstration in this project (pg 6)
          ____Participate in at least 3 county-wide events during the year and must attend 3 local club meetings (pg 7)
          ____Must have exhibited 2 items in the County Fair. 1 may be Livestock. (pg 8)
          ____Be involved in recruiting other 4-H members
          ____Be involved on a 4-H committee (local and or county) (pg 9)
          ____Be involved in at least one citizenship or community service project (pg 10)
          ____Write you 4-H story (pg 12-14)
          ____Indicate non 4-H experiences in school, church and community
Silver
          ____Be enrolled in 4-H and participating in the project
          ____List at least 10 new things learned in the project area (pg 3)
          ____Indicated ongoing work in this project (pg 4)
          ____ Give at least 2 speeches or demonstrations, 1 in this project area (pg 6)
          ____Participate in at least 4 county-wide events during the year and must attend at least 4 local club meetings (pg 7)
          ____Must have exhibited 6 items in the County Fair. 3 may be livestock. (pg 8)
          ____Provide at least 4 different leadership experiences to others, 2 in this project (pg 9)
          ____Be involved in recruiting other 4-H members
          ____Participate in at least 3 citizenship or community service projects, 1 for this project (pg 10)
          ____Write your 4-H story (pg 12-14)
          ____Include picture section (1 page per project w/no more than 4 pictures)
          ____Indicate non 4-H experiences in school, church and community
Gold
          ____Be enrolled in 4-H and participating in the project
          ____List at least 15 new things learned in this project area (pg3)
          ____Indicated on-going work in project (pg 4)
          ____Give at least 3 speeches or demonstrations, 2 in this project (pg 6)
          ____Participate in at least 5 county-wide events during the year and attend at least 5 local club meetings (pg 7)
          ____Must have exhibited 8 items in the County Fair. 4 may be livestock. (pg 8)
          ____Provide at least 6 different leadership experiences to others, 3 in this project (pg 9)
          ____Be involved in recruiting other 4-H members
          ____Participate in at least 4 citizenship or community service projects, 2 for this project (pg 10)
          ____Write your 4-H Story (pg 12-14)
          ____Include picture section (1 page per project w/no more than 4 pictures)
          ____Indicate non 4-H experiences in school, church and community
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PROJECT AWARDS

First Year Member
Sponsor: Peggy Lackey
Award: T-shirt
Objective: To recognize two outstanding members that have participated and achieved in their projects and activities.
Award Requirements:
         A. Age: must be 9 or 10 years of age.
         B. Years of club work – ONE Complete year.
         C. Materials submitted: County Report Form with story and pictures
         D. Members must have performed at a Bronze, Silver or Gold level with County Report Form on any project area reported
             in the current 4-H year.
         E. Can win this award one time.
Method of Selection:
         A. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
         B. Emphasis on participation and achievement
         C. Record Book 100 %

Junior Record Book
Sponsor: Mt. View HCE Group
Award: Two $50 Savings Bonds
Objective: To recognize the outstanding Jr. boys and girls submitting the best 4-H record for county competition.
Award Requirements:
        A. Age – 5th thru 6th grade
        B. Years of club work – 2-3 years.
        C. Materials submitted: 2 or more years of County Report Forms of project work.
        D. Members must have performed at a Bronze, Silver or Gold Level with County Report Form on any project area reported
            in the current 4-H year.
        E. Can receive this award only one time.
Method of Selection:
        A. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
        B. Major area of emphasis on overall accomplishments.
        C. Record book 100%.

Junior Leadership
Sponsor: Belinda Hall-Garrett/Joe Don Hall Memorial Trust Fund
Award: Two $50 Savings Bonds
Objective: To recognize the outstanding Jr. members who have shown outstanding leadership at the local level.
Award Requirements:
        A. Two awards
        B. Age – (9-12 years) under age 13 by January 1 of current award year.
        C. Years of club work – one or more
Materials Required:
        A. County Report Form for each year plus members handwritten report on leadership activities not to exceed two pages in
            length.
        B. Members must have performed at a Bronze, Silver or Gold level with County Report Form on any project area reported
            in the current 4-H year.
        C. To be signed by local club leader
        D. Can win this award one time.
Method of Selection:
        A. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
        B. Major area of emphasis on leadership, participation and accomplishments.
        C. Record Book 100%

Jr. & Sr. Swine Achievement
Sponsor: Shoemake Family, Porum
In memory of Pam Shoemake
Award: One Jr. Member Award - $50 Savings Bond; One Sr. Member Award - $50
Objective: To award the Jr. and Sr. 4-H members that have exhibited outstanding achievement in the Swine Project area.
Award Requirements:
         A. Jr. and Sr. members must complete a County Report Form.
         B. A story detailing Swine Project work including leadership attached with the report form.
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        C.  Age requirements: Jr. members: 9-12 years of age as of Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year. Sr. members: 13-19 years of
            age as of Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year.
       D. Eligible to receive this award one time.
Method of Selection:
       A. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
       B. Record Book 100%

Pork Council Award
Sponsor: Oklahoma Pork Council
Award: Plaque
Objective: To recognize and award a 4-H member who has participated in and successfully submitted a County Report Form or
Oklahoma State Report Form in the swine project.
Award Requirements:
        A. Age 9-19
        B. Years of club work – one of more in the swine project
        C. Materials submitted: County Report Form, story and pictures over their swine project. Must have received a Bronze,
             Sliver or Gold medal on Report Form submitted in the current 4-H year.
        D. Eligible to receive the award only one time.
        E. Members must have performed at Bronze, Silver, or Gold levels with County Report Form on any project area reported
             in the current 4-H year.
Method of Selection:
        A. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
        B. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%
        C. Emphasis on participation and achievement

Jr. & Sr. Sheep Achievement Award
Sponsor: Rusty and Linda Criner
Award: One Jr. Member Award - $50 Savings Bond, One Sr. Member Award - $50 Savings Bond
Objective: To award the Jr. and Sr. 4-H members that have exhibited outstanding achievement in the sheep project area.
Requirements:
         A. Jr. members must complete a County Report Form. Sr. members may complete either a County Report Form or State
              Report Form.
         B. Members must have qualified for a Bronze, Silver or Gold project medal on the County Report Form submitted in the
              current year.
         C. A story detailing Sheep Project work including leadership attached with the Report Form.
         D. Age Requirements: Jr. members, 9-12 years of age as of Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year. Sr. members, 13-19 years of
              age as of Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year.
         E. Eligible to win this award one time.
Method of Selection:
         A. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
         B. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%

Jr./Sr. Beef Achievement Award
Sponsor: Mike Borum Family
In Honor of RC Borum, Albert Borum and Richard Borum
Award: One Jr. or Sr. Member Award - $50 Savings Bond
Objective: To award one 4-H member who has exhibited outstanding achievement in the Beef Project area.
Requirements:
         A. Jr. member must complete a County Report Form. Sr. members may complete either a County Report Form or State
              Report Form.
         B. Members must have qualified for a Bronze, Silver or Gold project medal on the County Report Form submitted in the
              current year.
         C. A story detailing beef project work including leadership attached with the report form.
         D. Eligible to win this award only one time.

Method of Selection:
       A. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
       B. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%

Livestock Achievement Award
Sponsor: The Tony Nichols Family
Award: Two trophies.
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Objective: To recognize the 4-H member that conduct an overall outstanding livestock project program.
Requirements:
        A. Ages 9-19, two awards given.
        B. Years of club work-one or more
        C. Materials submitted: Oklahoma State Report Form or County Report Form.
        D. Must have qualified for a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal on County Report Form submitted in the current 4-H year.
        E. Eligible to win this award one time.
Method of Selection:
        A. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
        B. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%
        C.   Major emphasis on livestock achievement
Livestock Leadership Award
Sponsor: The Ed Henderson Family
Award: $50 Savings Bond (1)
Objective: To recognize the 4-H member that exhibits outstanding leadership in the area of livestock and agriculture in general.
Requirements:
        A. Ages 9-19, one award given
        B. Years of club work – one or more.
        C. Materials submitted: Oklahoma State Report Form or County Report Form.
        D. Must have qualified for a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal on County Report Form submitted in the current 4-H year.
        E. Eligible to win this award one time.
Method of Selection:
        A. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
        B. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%
        C. Major emphasis on youth that promote and exhibit leadership in the area of Livestock/Animal Agriculture

Beef Selection, Preparation and Serving Award
Sponsor: Oklahoma Cattlewomen’s Association
Award: Special award medal
Objective: To recognize the 4-H member who has participated and achieved in meat identification, beef selection, preparation and
serving.
Requirements:
         A. Ages 9-19
         B. One award
         C. Years of club work – one or more years in this project
         D. Materials submitted: County Report Form, story and pictures in Beef Selection, Preparation and Serving.
         E. A special report form that may be obtained from your County Extension Office must also be submitted.
         F. Must have qualified for a Bronze, Silver or Gold Medal on report Form submitted in the current 4-H year.
         G. Eligible for award only one time.
Method of Selection:
         A. By county judging committee/Oklahoma Cattlewomen’s Association Committee
         B. Emphasis on participation and achievement

Jr. & Sr. Horse Achievement
Sponsor: Mike and JoAnn Ramsey
Award: One award for Jr. Division and one for Sr. Division
Objective: To recognize the 4-H members that achieved an outstanding Horse Project Program.
Requirements:
         A. Ages: Jr. 9-13 years – Sr. 14-19 years
         B. Must be enrolled in the 4-H Horse Project for a minimum of 1 year.
         C. Jr. members must submit County Report Form. Sr. members must submit Oklahoma State Report Form.
         D. Must have qualified for a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal on County Report Form submitted in the current 4-H year.
         E. Eligible to win this award only once.
Method of Selection:
         A. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee.
         B. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%
         C. Major emphasis on leadership and achievements with horse project.

Jr. & Sr. Vet Science Award
Sponsor: Kristina Fischer
Award: One Jr. Member Award - $50 Savings Bond; One Sr. Member Award - $50 - Savings Bond
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Requirements:
       A. Jr. members must complete a County Report Form. Sr. members may complete either a County Report Form or State
            Report Form.
       B. Members must have qualified for a Bronze, Silver or Gold project medal on the County Report form submitted in the
            current year.
       C. A story detailing Vet Science project work including leadership attached with the Report Form.
       D. Age Requirements: Jr. members, 9-12 years of age as of Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year. Sr. members 13-19 years of age
            as of Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year.
       E. Eligible to receive this award one time.
Method of Selection:
     A. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
     B. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%

Poultry Award – Chris Garner Memorial
Sponsor: Chris Garner Memorial Trust Fund
Award: One $50 Savings Bond
Objective: To award the 4-H member that has exhibited outstanding achievement in the Poultry Science project area.
Requirements:
        A. Jr. members must complete a County Report Form. Sr. members may complete either a County Report Form or State
            Report Form.
        B. Members must have qualified for a Bronze, Silver or Gold in the Poultry project medal on the County Report Form
            submitted in the current year.
        C. A story detailing Poultry Science project work including leadership attached with the Report Form.
        D. Age requirements: Jr. members, 9-12 years of age as of Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year. Sr. members, 13-19 years of age
            as of Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year.
        E. Eligible for this award one time.
Method of Selection
        A. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
        B. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%

Meat Goat Achievement
Sponsor: Gayle Garrett
Award: $50 Savings Bond
Objective: To recognize two 4-H members that exhibits outstanding achievement in the Meat Goat Project Area.
Requirements:
        A. Ages 9-19, two awards given Jr. and Sr.
        B. Age requirements: Jr. members, 9-12 years of age as of Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year. Sr. members, 13-19 years of age
            as of Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year.
        C. Years of club work-one or more
        D. Materials submitted: Oklahoma State Report Form or County Report Form.
        E. Must have qualified for a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal in the Meat Goat area on County Report Form submitted in the
            current 4-H year.
        F. Eligible to win this award one time.
Method of Selection:
        A.      Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
        B.      Record Book 50% - Interview 50%
        C.      Major emphasis on youth that promote and exhibit leadership in the area of Meat Goats.

Rabbit Achievement
Sponsor: Bryan and Angela Craig
Award: $50 Savings Bond
Objective: To recognize two 4-H members that exhibits outstanding achievement in the Rabbit Project Area.
Requirements:
   D. Ages 9-19, two awards given Jr. and Sr.
   E. Age requirements: Jr. members, 9-12 years of age as of Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year. Sr. members, 13-19 years of age as of
        Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year.
   F. Years of club work-one or more
   G. Materials submitted: Oklahoma State Report Form or County Report Form in the Rabbit Project area.
   H. Must have qualified for a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal on County Report Form submitted in the current 4-H year.
   I. Eligible to win this award one time.
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Method of Selection:
    A.          Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
    B.          Record Book 50% - Interview 50%
    C.          Major emphasis on youth that promote and exhibit leadership in the area of Rabbits.
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K-9 Project
Sponsor: Ken Lowe Plumbing (Ken and Myrna Lowe)
Award: $50 Savings Bond
Objective: To recognize one 4-H member that exhibits outstanding achievement in the K-9 Project Area.
Requirements:
        G. Ages 9-19, one award given.
        H. Age requirements: Jr. members, 9-12 years of age as of Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year. Sr. members, 13-19 years of age
            as of Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year.
        I.  Years of club work-one or more
        J. Materials submitted: Oklahoma State Report Form or County Report Form
        K. Must have qualified for a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal on County Report Form submitted in the current 4-H year.
        L. Eligible to win this award one time.
Method of Selection:
        D. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
        E. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%
        F. Major emphasis on youth that promote and exhibit leadership in the area of Dogs.

Shooting Sports
Sponsor: Billy and Brenda Miller
Award: $50 Savings Bonds
Objective: To recognize two 4-H members that exhibits outstanding achievement in the Shooting Sports Project Area.
Requirements:
        M. Ages 9-19, two awards given Jr. and Sr.
        N. Age requirements: Jr. members, 9-12 years of age as of Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year. Sr. members, 13-19 years of age
             as of Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year.
        O. Years of club work-one or more
        P. Materials submitted: Oklahoma State Report Form or County Report Form
        Q. Must have qualified for a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal on County Report Form submitted in the current 4-H year.
        R. Eligible to win this award one time.
Method of Selection:
        G. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
        H. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%
        I.   Major emphasis on youth that promote and exhibit leadership in the area of Shooting Sports.

Leather Craft Award
Sponsor: Daniel Moore
Award: $50 Savings Bond
Objective: To recognize the 4-H member that promotes or excels in the Leather Craft Project area.
Requirements:
        A. Ages 9-19, one award given
        B. Years of club work – one or more
        C. Materials submitted: Oklahoma State Report Form or County Report Form submitted in the Leather Craft Project area.
        D. Must have qualified for a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal on County Report Form submitted in the current 4-H year.
        E. Eligible to win this award one time.
Method of Selection:
        A. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
        B. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%
        C. Major emphasis on youth that promote and exhibit leadership in the leather craft project area.

Clothing Award
Sponsor: Helmer HCE Group
Award: One $50 Savings Bond
Objective: To recognize the 4-H member that has excelled in the area of clothing.
Requirements:
        A. Age 12-19
        B. One award
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       C. Years of club work – three or more
       D. Materials submitted: Oklahoma State Report Form or County Report Form in clothing.
       E. Must have qualified for a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal on County Report Form submitted in the current 4-H year.
Method of Selection:
       A. County judging committee
       B. Record Book 50%-Interview 50%
       C. Major emphasis on overall clothing record including talks, workshops and achievements.

Food & Nutrition
Sponsor: Tammy & Mark Mullen
Award: Cookbook
Objective: To recognize the 4-H member that has excelled in the area of Food and Nutrition.
Requirements:
        A. Ages 9-19
        B. One award
        C. Years of club work – one or more.
        D. Materials submitted: Oklahoma State Report Form or County Report Form.
        E. Must have qualified for a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal on a County Report Form submitted n the current 4-H year.
        F. Eligible to win this award only one time.
Method of Selection:
        A. County judging committee.
        B. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%
        C. Major emphasis on overall food and nutrition record in areas of canning, freezing, preparation, food demonstrations,
            workshops and achievements.

Photography Award
Sponsor: Scott and Ronnelle Baker
Award: $50 Savings Bond
Objective: To recognize the 4-H member that has excelled in the area of Photography.
Requirements:
         A. Ages 9-19
         B. One award
         C. Years of club work – one or more.
         D. Materials submitted: Oklahoma State Report Form or County Report Form.
         E. Must have qualified for a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal on a County Report Form submitted n the current 4-H year.
         F. A story detailing Photography project work including leadership attached with the Report Form and one photograph that
            they feel is their best photograph taken during the current club year.
         G. Eligible to win this award only one time.
Method of Selection:
         A. Out of county extension staff judging committee.
         B. Record Book 50%-Interview 50%
Childcare Award
Sponsor: Daniel Moore
Award: $50 Savings Bond
Objective: To recognize the 4-H member that has excelled in the area of Childcare.
Requirements:
        A. Ages 9-19
         B. One award
         C. Years of club work – one or more.
         D. Materials submitted: Oklahoma State Report Form or County Report Form.
         E. Must have qualified for a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal on a County Report Form submitted n the current 4-H year.
         F. A story detailing Childcare project work including leadership attached with the Report Form. Eligible to win this award
            only one time.
Method of Selection:
         A. Out of county extension staff judging committee.
         B. Record Book 50%-Interview 50%
Citizenship
Sponsor: Daniel Moore
Award: $50 Savings Bond
Objective: To recognize the 4-H member that has excelled in the area of Citizenship.
Requirements:
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        A.   Ages 9-19
        B.   One award
        G.   Years of club work – one or more.
        H.   Materials submitted: Oklahoma State Report Form or County Report Form.
        I.   Must have qualified for a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal on a County Report Form submitted n the current 4-H year.
        J.   A story detailing Citizenship project work including leadership attached with the Report Form.
        K.   Eligible to win this award only one time.

Method of Selection:
       A. Out of county extension staff judging committee.
       B. Record Book 50%-Interview 50%


SPECIAL AWARDS

Jr. Participation
Sponsor: Muskogee County Leaders Association
Award: Two (2) 4-H Jackets
Objective: To recognize and encourage participation in 4-H activities and events among junior high 4-H members.
Requirements:
         A. Age – must have completed the 7th grade in the past year.
         B. Two awards given.
         C. Years of club work – two or more.
         D. Materials submitted: Oklahoma State Report Form.
         E. Members must have performed at a Bronze, Silver or Gold level with County Report Form on any project area reported
               in the current 4-H year.
         F. Can win this award only one time.
Method of Selection:
         A. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
         B. Major emphasis placed on TOTAL PARTICIPATION as shown on records.
         C. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%

Jr. Achievement
Sponsor: Walter Barrett Memorial/The Barrett Family
Award: Two $50 Savings Bonds
Objective: To encourage continued record book participation into state competition and to reward outstanding Junior Achievement to
two 4-H members.
Requirements:
         A. Age – Must have competed the 8th grade.
         B. Two awards
         C. Years of club work – two or more
         D. Materials submitted: Oklahoma State Report Form
         E. Members must have performed at a Bronze, Silver or Gold level with County Report Form on any project area reported
             in the current 4-H year.
         F. Can win this award only one time.

Method of Selection:
       A. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
       B. Major emphasis placed on total achievement by jr. members
       C. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%


Freshman Achievement
Sponsor: The Maloy Family - Judy Moore, Donna Woods, Lt. Col. Kim Howerton, John Ross Maloy, Esq.
Award: Plaque
Objective: To recognize outstanding freshman boys and girls who have shown achievements in 4-H projects and activities.
Requirements:
        A. Given to two 4-H members (if only 1 is qualified then only 1 award is given.)
        B. Age – completed 9th grad.
        C. Years of work – three or more.
        D. Materials required – Oklahoma State Report Form
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        E.   Members must have performed at Bronze, Silver or Gold levels with County Report Form on any project area reported
             in the current 4-H year.
        F.   Can win this award only once.

Method of Selection:
       A. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
       B. Major emphasis on total achievement
       C. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%

Blue Award Group
Sponsor: Muskogee Noon Lions Club
Award: 8x10 picture
Requirements:
       A. Must have completed sophomore year in high school and submit only one Oklahoma State Report Form for blue award
            group selection.
       B. All Blue Award categories will require an interview in addition to other requirements specified in the catalog. To be
            eligible for the Blue Award Group members must have performed at Silver or Gold levels with county report form on
            any project area reported in the current 4-H year.
Awards Committee:
       A. Record Book judging committee made up of out of county extension staff.
       B. Choose top 8 members. Only a tie in 8th position would mean the number of recipients would be expanded. All other
            awards with ties will be broke with the record book score.
       C. Pictures for Blue Award are to be taken after record book judging. The pictures will be given the night of the banquet.

Sr. Achievement
Sponsor: Armstrong Bank/Muskogee Branch
Award: Two $50 Savings Bonds
Objective: To recognize and award two 4-H members for outstanding achievement in all areas of 4-H work.
Requirements:
        A. Age – must have completed their sophomore year.
        B. Two awards
        C. Years of club work – 3 years completed – 2 years in Muskogee Co.
        D. Materials submitted: Oklahoma State Report Form
        E. Eligible to receive this award one time. Cannot receive this award, Leadership Award, or Hall of Fame the same year.
Method of Selection:
        A. Major emphasis placed upon overall achievements in project area, leadership, activities, etc.
        B. Chosen form Blue Award Group.
        C. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%.
        D. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee.

Leadership Achievement
Sponsor: The Clay Taylor Family
Award: Plaque and $50 Savings Bond
Requirements:
        A. Must be a member of Muskogee County Teen Leaders
        B. Must be an active member and attend at least 50% of the meetings held by the teen leaders
        C. Two awards given.
        D. Oklahoma State Report Form plus a Narrative of Leadership Programs should not exceed 2 pages.
        E. Eligible to win this award one time, but cannot receive this award and Hall of Fame or Senior Achievement the same
            year.
        F. Blue Award Group
Method of Selection:
        A. Major emphasis placed on overall leadership
        B. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%
        C. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee

“I Dare You” Award
Sponsor: Danforth Foundation
Award: Book – “I Dare You”
Objective: To recognize the 4-H members who has demonstrated qualities of leadership and who has been well balanced in a four –
square way in their personal development physically, mentally, socially and character wise.
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Requirements:
       A. Blue Award Group or past Hall of Fame winner.
       B. Two awards
       C. Must submit an Oklahoma State Report Form
       D. Eligible to win this award only one time.
Method of Selection:
       A. Emphasis placed on total 4-H performance in Leadership.
       B. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%
       C. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee.

Hall of Fame
Sponsor: Muskogee Noon Lions Club
Award: Portrait of two outstanding 4-H members in Muskogee Co.
                                                 Scholarship award sponsored by:
                                    Muskogee County Home and Community Education Group
Objective: To recognize the boys and girls in Muskogee County with the most outstanding achievement.
Requirements:
         A. Age – Must have completed sophomore year in high school
         B. Years of club work – 3 or more, 2 years in Muskogee County
         C. Oklahoma State Report Form
         D. Eligible to win this award one time.
Method of Selection:
         A. Major emphasis to be placed on overall achievement
         B. All Blue Award Group nominees will be interviewed
         C. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%
         D. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
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Out of State Conferences Awarded through the Record Book Process at the Banquet

Denver Western Roundup
The Denver Western Roundup is a four day trip made by chartered bus. It is held in Jan. at Denver, Colorado.
Sponsors: Muskogee County Leaders Association
Objectives:
         A. To offer 4-H delegates an opportunity to participate in a planned educational experience.
         B. To provide an opportunity to work and learn in a cooperative atmosphere.
         C. To show the cultural, art and business opportunities of a major metropolitan area.
         D. To honor official 4-H delegates by providing them a new and enjoyable experience
Who can participate:
         A. 4-H members who are nominated by their county and who meet specific requirements.
         B. Counties may select a delegate and nominate two alternates.
Specific Requirements:
         A. Must be at least 15 years old by Jan. 1 of year making trip.
         B. Must have completed at least one year of 4-H work.
         C. Must have enrolled as a 4-H member the year the trip is made.
         D. Must have a signed Code of Conduct agreement on file in the State 4-H Office.
         E. Must submit an Oklahoma State Report Form.
         F. Must have been awarded a Silver or Gold project medal at the most recent County Record Book competition.
Limitations:
         A. 4-H members must still be in high school at the time of the trip.
         B. 4-H members will not be permitted to make the same trip twice.
         C. 4-H members will not be eligible to attend two trips in one year unless a special situation occurs. Denver, Kansas City,
             or CWF trips can’t be taken in the same year unless other qualified applicants did not apply.
Selection:
         A. Emphasis placed on overall 4-H achievement, leadership and personal qualifications.
         B. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%
         C. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee

Kansas City Conference
The Kansas City Conference is a four day trip made by chartered bus. It is held in March at Kansas City, Kansas.
Sponsors: Muskogee County Leaders Association
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Objectives:
         A. To offer 4-H delegates an opportunity to participate in a planned educational experience.
         B. To provide an opportunity to work and learn in a cooperative atmosphere.
         C. To show the cultural, art and business opportunities of a major metropolitan area.
         D. To honor official 4-H delegates by providing them a new and enjoyable experience
Who can participate:
         A. 4-H members who are nominated by their county and who meet specific requirements.
         B. Counties may select a delegate and nominate two alternates.
Specific Requirements:
         A. Must be at least 15 years at the time of the trip.
         B. Must have completed at least one year of 4-H work.
         C. Must have enrolled as a 4-H member the year the trip is made.
         D. Must have a signed Code of Conduct agreement on file in the State 4-H Office.
         E. Must submit an Oklahoma State Report Form.
         F. Must have been awarded a Silver or Gold project medal at the most recent County Record Book competition.
Limitations:
         A. 4-H members must still be in high school at the time of the trip.
         B. 4-H members will not be permitted to make the same trip twice.
         C. 4-H members will not be eligible to attend two trips in one year unless a special situation occurs. Denver, Kansas City,
             or CWF trips can’t be taken in the same year unless other qualified applicants did not apply.
Selection:
         A. Emphasis placed on overall 4-H achievement, leadership and personal qualifications.
         B. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%
         C. Out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee

CWF – Citizenship Washington Focus
This is a ten day trip to Washington DC, to attend a citizenship short course at the National 4-H Center.
Objective: To place emphasis on: The national and international aspects of citizenship. Becoming effective participants in our
democratic government. Better understanding of the federal government. Better understanding and appreciation for our American
Heritage. Responsibility of the individual to self and others. Leadership training for action back home. To provide an opportunity to
share ideas and experience with older youth from across the nation.
Specific Requirements:
          A. Candidates must be at least 15 years of age at the time the trip is taken.
          B. Individual should have shown interest and have been active in 4-H citizenship program. Should be one who takes
                responsibility, and will help with home, community and state program after training has been received.
          C. 4-Her must have qualified for a Silver or Gold medal on the County Report Form.
          D. 4-Her must submit a picture and an Oklahoma State Report Form, Plus a story of approximately 500 words, and the
                story will consist of two parts:
               a. My Citizenship accomplishments in home, club, community, county and state.
               b. My plans for furthering citizenship in my home, club community and state after my return from CWF.
          E. Must have signed Code of Conduct on file in the State Office prior to the trip.
          F. Individuals may attend Citizenship Washington Focus as a delegate only once.
          G. Applications will be turned in approximately 13 months before the trip will be taken.
County Responsibility:
          A. Each county will be eligible to nominate one 4-H member as a delegate.
          B. Alternates (in order of preference) may be submitted.
          C. Submit completed forms for delegates and alternates by designed dates to State 4-H Office.
Selection:
          A. Record Book 50% - Interview 50%
Out of County Staff Judging Committee

Other Awards

Club Citizenship Award
Sponsor: Bank of Oklahoma
Objective: To recognize a Muskogee County 4-H Club for an outstanding citizenship program.
Award: $50 cash award
Requirements:
        A. Typewritten report not to exceed 4 pages, 81/2x11, double spaced which gives details of the projects completed.
        B. Must be submitted by August 1st prior to Awards Banquet.
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Method of Selection:
       A. Out of county extension staff judging committee


Secretary Award
Sponsor: Leaders Association
Award: Pen and Pencil Set
Objective: To recognize and encourage excellence among local 4-H club secretaries and for performance of their duties.
Requirements:
    A. Must have served as local 4-H club secretary during year for which application is made.
    B. Materials submitted: local club secretary book (may be obtained from county office)
Awards: Two awards – 1 junior and 1 senior if appropriate books are submitted.
Method of selection:
    A. Review committee selected out of County Extension Staff.
    B. Due August 1st.
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PRESENTATION AWARDS

Bread Presentation Award
Sponsor: Leaders Association
Award: TBA
Objective: To recognize the Intermediate, Junior and Senior 4-H members who present a talk or demonstration in breads at the
Muskogee County Speech Contest. Winners in each division will be awarded.
Requirements:
    A. Ages:
                 Junior Division: Not older than 9-11 by January 1st of the year in which they are competing.
                 Intermediate Division: 12-14 by January 1st of the year they are competing.
                 Senior Division: 15-19 by January 1st of the year they are competing.
    B. Present talk or demonstration at the Muskogee County Speech and Demonstration Contest in April.
    C. Must win their division – Junior, Intermediate or Senior.
Method of Selection: At Muskogee County Speech and Demonstration Contest by out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee

Dairy Presentation Award
Sponsor: Oklahoma Milk Producers/AMPI
Award: TBA
Objective: To award and recognize the Junior and Senior 4-H members who present a speech or demonstration on dairy at the
Muskogee County Speech and Demonstration Contest. Winners in each division will be awarded.
Requirements:
    A. Selection will be made from the 9-13 year old categories placing the highest ranked as the winner for the junior award.
    B. Seniors will be selected from the 14-19 year old categories.
    C. When food and non-food production presentations are in the subject area, the highest ranked will receive the award.
    D. Present a talk or demonstration or talk at the Muskogee County Speech and Demonstration Contest.
    E. Must win their division: Junior or Senior.
Method of Selection: At Muskogee County Speech and Demonstration Contest by out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee

Peanut Presentation Award
Sponsor: Oklahoma Peanut Association/Leaders Association
Award: TBA
Objective: To award and recognize the Junior & Senior 4-H members who present a speech or demonstration on Peanut production,
processing or use in the food industry at the Muskogee County Speech & Demonstration Contest.
Requirements:
    A. Ages – Junior Members: Must be under 13 by January 1 st of the year in which they are competing. Senior Members: Must
         be 13 by January 1st of the year in which they are competing.
    B. Present a talk or demonstration at the county contest in April.
    C. Must win their division: Junior or Senior.
Method of Selection: At Muskogee County Speech and Demonstration Contest by out of County Extension Staff Judging Committee
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Electric Presentation Award
Sponsor: Rural Electric Cooperative
Award: Junior Division – Individual or team – TBA
         Intermediate Division – Individual or team – TBA
         Senior Division – Individual or team – TBA
Objective: To recognize the junior, intermediate or senior 4-H member who presents a talk or demonstration on electricity at the
Muskogee County Speech and Demonstration Contest. Winners in each division will be awarded.
Requirements:
         A. Ages: Junior Division: Not older than 9-11 by January 1st of the year in which they are competing.
                    Intermediate Division: 12-14 by January 1st of the year they are competing.
                    Senior Division: 15-19 by January 1st of the year they are competing.
         B. Present talk or demonstration at the Muskogee County Speech and Demonstration Contest in April
         C. Must win their division-team or individual, Junior, Intermediate or Senior.
Method of Selection: At Muskogee County Speech and Demonstration Contest by out of County Extension Staff Judging
Committee.


Conferences and Camps attended by Muskogee County 4-H

COUNTY 4-H CAMP
PLACE: Approved campgrounds
DATE: June, July or August
ELIGIBILITY: Members must be 9 years old and above
DESCRIPTION: A 3 or 4 day camp with emphasis placed on recreation, crafts, swimming, workshops, etc…
CAMPERS: Each camper must pay his or her own expenses. Those members tuning county record books will pay a reduced rate.
CHAPERONES: Any club sending members are expected to send an adult chaperone
                Chaperones expenses are absorbed by campers cost
                T-shirts provided for chaperones


State 4-H Roundup
Oklahoma State University Campus
Last week in May
Roundup is a state conference for 4-H members 13 to 19 years of age. It includes special activities and programs, workshops,
competitive events and election of state and district officers.
Sponsor: Muskogee County Leaders Association
Objectives:
    A. To provide opportunities for youth to participate in leadership training that will help them develop a stronger 4-H program in
          the community, county and state.
    B. To involve youth in learning experiences that will afford specific skills and information in areas of interest, as well as in
          leadership and citizenship.
    C. To offer information about career opportunities and to stimulate interest in preparing a career.
    D. To provide inspiration for promoting 4-H
    E. To recognize the achievement of 4-H members and direct public attention to the programs in 4-H.
    F. To offer opportunities for youth to make new friends, share experiences and establish individual goals.
Description: Workshops, short courses, and group activities highlight this 3 day event. Delegates stay in University Dorms.
Eligibility:
    A. Several delegates
    B. Must be in competitive event as approved by Extension Educator.
    C. Delegates must have reached their 13th birthday by January 1 of current 4-H year or completed 7th grade. All delegates
          picked are based upon total participation in the 4-H program.
    D. Must have 25 points on point sheet. Leaders will pay $25 of each qualified delegates fees.
Chaperones:
          Leaders Association to pay for number of chaperones required per delegates. If other chaperones attend, cost will be divided
          between all chaperones, except Extension Staff.
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Youth in Action Conference
Youth in Action Conference is a three-day leadership conference held each fall during State Teachers’ Meeting in October.
Objectives:
     A. To provide opportunities for youth to participate in leadership training that will help them develop stronger 4-H programs in
          their community, county and state.
     B. To offer opportunities for youth to make new friends, share experiences and establish individual goals.
     C. To involve youth in learning experiences that will afford specific skills and information in areas of interest as well as
          leadership and citizenship.
     D. To provide inspiration for promoting 4-H.
Place: Fin and Feather Resort (or as set by District Office)
Date: As set by District Office, District 4-H officers & YIA Committee
Eligibility: Delegate must be 13 years old as of January 1 of program year.
Sponsors: Each delegate pays their own expenses.
Chaperones: County delegation will need one chaperone per 7 delegates. Muskogee County Leaders Association pays chaperone
expenses for required number needed. If other chaperones attend cost will be divided between all chaperones, except Extension Staff.


National 4-H Congress
(Selected on State Level)
This is a 5 day trip to Atlanta, Georgia usually the last week of November.
Objectives: To place emphasis on the national international aspects of leadership. To promote leadership on county, state and
national levels. Better understanding and appreciation of leadership and to promote leadership in your home county.
Requirements:
     A. Candidates must have reached their 16th birthday by January 1st of the year of the application.
     B. Members must complete a resume, application and write a 3 page special story. Material may be obtained from the county
          office.
     C. All material will be due in the State Office (via the county office) the same time State Report Forms are due.
Selection: Selection of delegates will be made on the state level.




MUSKOGEE COUNTY 4-H OFFICER ELECTION GUIDELINES FOR COUNTY OFFICES
OFFICES TO BE HELD – President, Vice President of Visibility, Vice President of Membership, Vice President of Service Learning,
Secretary, Reporter, Game Leader and Song Leader, 1 st Jr. Vice President and 2nd Jr. Vice President
QUALIFICATIONS FOR HOLDING COUNTY OFFICES:
              A. In 4-H minimum of 1 year
              B. 13 years old (as of Jan. 1st of current year) or completed 7th grade by beginning of term of office, with the exception
                  of Jr. Vice Presidents who must be 12 years or under or (6 th grade or below).
              C. Must have submitted acceptable State Record Book or County Record Book.
              D. Nominations for office must be submitted to the County Extension Office signed by local club leader in a sealed
                  envelope. Envelopes will not be opened until filing period is over.
IN ADDITION, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES MUST:
    A. Be a member of 4-H minimum of 3 years.
    B. Be 15 years old by Jan. 1st current year.
NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICE:
    A. Only one candidate per office from each local club. IF more than one 4-H member wants to run for the same office, then the
         local club must determine who the one candidate will be.
    B. A person may run for only ONE office.
    C. Filing date – each local club leader must sign candidates’ nomination form for the designated county office.
    D. Filing information will be closed to the public until filing period is over.
    E. Candidates for office will be expected to attend the County Political rally and present a campaign speech of 1-3 minutes. All
         candidates must be present to give speech. ONLY EXCEPTION will be serious illness, hospitalization or death in the
         family.
ELECTIONS:
    A. General election by ballot. Voters must have turned in a record book this past year. Members must attend the Political Rally
         to vote.
    B. County Ballots – Counting will be done by a group of selected persons selected by the Leaders Organization.
    C. Run Off Election – The run off elections will also be held during the Political Rally.
    D. Balloting – by secret ballot.
    E. Results will be announced following tabulations to all candidates and then in the monthly newsletter.
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    F. Installation of new officers will be held during parent activities night at 4-H camp. Officers will assume responsibilities
       following installation.
    G. Senior 4-H members are eligible to vote for all officer candidates. Junior 4-H members are eligible to vote for Jr. Officer
       candidates only.
    H. Officers must attend 2/3 of the Teen Leaders Meetings to be eligible to hold the office for that year or they will be relieved of
       their duties except for excused absences i.e.; sickness or school activity.
    I. In case of a tie both members will be named as Co-Officers in that race.

                                           Muskogee County 4-H Officer Responsibilities

The Purpose for a team of Officers:
     Serve as a role model for youth and representative and spokesperson for the 4-H Youth Development program in Muskogee
       County.
     Uphold the high ideals, values and moral standards of the Oklahoma 4-H program.
     Serve as a youth advisory committee to the County 4-H Program.
     Conduct educational programming at the club and county levels.
     Serve on county activity and event planning committees.
     Plan, conduct and evaluate officer lead club and county events.
     Seek opportunities to expand the diversity of the 4-H program.

All members of the team are expected to maintain an active status as a certified volunteer at the county level.
President’s Responsibilities:
    a) Preside at all County 4-H meetings. Provide an agenda for all executive committee meetings.
    b) Address performance and conduct concerns regarding the team or team members.
    c) Attend to such duties as are necessary to carry out the County 4-H Program.

General Vice President’s Responsibilities:
   a) Serve in the absence of the president.
   b) Perform all duties delegated by the president.
   c) Assist president on questions of Parliamentary Procedures.
   d) Assist in coordination of county officers’ committees and activities.

    Vice President of Visibility Responsibilities:
            a) General vice president duties.
            b) Chair the Christmas parade float committee.
            c) Chair a committee to plan, organize and staff a 4-H booth at a Muskogee event such as Farmer’s Market, Lawn and
        Garden show, etc.

    Vice President of Membership’s Responsibilities:
           a)    General vice president duties.
           b)    Chair the committee to research, plan, and recommend fun activities/trips to county officer team. Examples include:
       4-H Game Nights, dances, ice skating, hockey games and Incredible Pizza. About 4 events or trips per year.

    Vice President of Service Learning’s Responsibilities:
            a) General vice president duties.
            b) Chair the committee to research, plan and recommend Service Learning activities for Muskogee County 4-H to the
        county officer team.
             a. Implement at minimum 2 project days throughout the year. Examples: volunteering at shelters, food/book drives,
                 recycling programs or Flower/tree planting.

    1st and 2nd Jr. Vice President
             a) Select Sr. Vice President to assist regarding committee work.
             b) Learn qualities and skills expected of a 4-H leader.

Secretary’s Responsibilities:
    a) Record minutes of all officer meetings. Type and send minutes (electronically or by mail) within 1 week after meeting to the
        advisor.
    b) Keep extension staff and district 4-H officer team informed of all business and projects.
    c) Perform duties delegated by the president.
    d) Work with reporter in maintaining an electronic history of Muskogee County 4-H accomplishments and activities, meetings
        (copies of minutes and agendas) and correspondence.
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Reporter’s Responsibilities:
   a) Work with secretary in maintaining an annual electronic history Muskogee County 4-H accomplishments and activities.
   b) Provide articles and information for county newsletters, 4-H website and local news.
   c) Stay well informed county events.
   d) Maintain a Muskogee County 4-H Facebook or MySpace Page.

Song Leader’s Responsibilities:
   a) Assist with group singing on a county level and at any other special meeting that is a part of the 4-H program. Select songs
       that are appropriate and communicate a positive message.
   b) Promote 4-H enthusiasm.
   c) Lead singing at summer camp.

Game Leader’s Responsibilities
   a) Assist with group games and activities on a county level. Select games that are appropriate and create a positive 4-H
       environment.
   b) Lead games at Summer Camp and Jr. Roundup.
   c) Present games to teen leaders meetings that can be taken back to club meetings to encourage more interest and interaction at
       4-H club meetings.

Club Representative’s Responsibilities:
    a) Serve as liaison to your local club.
    b) Attend county officer meetings as a club liaison.
    c) Represent Muskogee County 4-H by participating in county activities and events.
    d) Practice the life skills of self-responsibility, organization, time management and communication.




POLITICAL RALLY GUIDELINES
WHEN: May
WHERE: OSU Extension 4-H Building
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all 4-H members (Officer Candidates see Officer Guidelines)
      Voters must have turned in record book from the past year.
OBJECTIVE: To educate 4-H members on policies and procedures of campaigning for any political office. To give Officer
Candidates an opportunity to campaign for the office they are seeking and to give the Muskogee County 4-H Members an opportunity
to vote for their Teen Leader Officers for that 4-H year.
GUIDELINES:
     A. Each candidate is to give a campaign speech limited to 1-3 minutes in length.
     B. All candidates must be present to give speech. Only exception will be serious illness, hospitalization or death in family.
     C. Each club may hang two (2) posters per candidate in the building (2-14x22 or 1 full poster)
     D. Each club may have two (2) stick signs to hold during the rally for each member.
     E. Each member may invite guests. That member will sign in and be responsible for their guests. (If members and their guests
          or the members guest can not follow 4-H policy they may be asked to leave at the discretion of the chaperones or 4-H
          Educator.)

There will be a dance which will follow the Political Rally and Voting.
SPONSOR: Muskogee County 4-H Leaders Association
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MUSKOGEE COUNTY SPEECH & DEMONSTRATION CONTEST
WHEN: Late March or early April
WHERE: Location to be determined by 4-H Educator
ELIGIBILITY: Any boy or girl that is enrolled in Muskogee County for current year is eligible to enter in one talk and one
demonstration.
AGE GROUPS:
    Senior division – ages 15-19
    Intermediate division – 12-14
    Junior division – ages 9-11
NOTE: In team demonstration s the age of the older member of the team will be used to classify the team into an age category. Team
demonstrations consist of two members.
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CLASSES FOR TALKS:
I. Regular Talks – Talks without the use of props
          Sr. 5-7 minutes in length
          Int. 5-7 minutes in length
          Jr. 3-5 minutes in length
II. Illustrated Talks – Talks with the use of props such as charts, graphs, and models.
          Sr. 5-12 minutes in length
          Int. 5-12 minutes in length
          Jr. 3-10 minutes in length
III. Demonstrated Talks – An actual demonstration on how to do something. Team or individual. Teams consist of two members.
          Sr. 5-12 minutes in length
          Int. 5-12 minutes in length
          Jr. 3-10 minutes in length

CATEGORIES:
I. Regular Talks
      A. Miscellaneous – talk on any subject
      B. Dairy – talk emphasis on some aspect of the dairy industry or products
      C. Foods – talk emphasis on some aspect of Food/Nutrition project area.
      D. Animal Science – talk emphasis on some aspect of Animal Science
      E. Peanut – talk emphasis should be placed on some aspect of the peanut industry
      F. Electric – talk emphasis should be placed on electric energy
II. Illustrated Talks
      A.        Miscellaneous – talk on any subject
      B.        Dairy – talk emphasis on some aspect of the dairy industry or products
      C.        Foods – talk emphasis on some aspect of Food/Nutrition project area.
      D.        Animal Science – talk emphasis on some aspect of Animal Science
      E.        Peanut – talk emphasis should be placed on some aspect of the peanut industry
      F.        Electric – talk emphasis should be placed on electric energy
III. Demonstrated Talks
      A.        Miscellaneous – talk on any subject
      B.        Dairy – talk emphasis on some aspect of the dairy industry or products
      C.        Foods – talk emphasis on some aspect of Food/Nutrition project area.
      D.        Animal Science – talk emphasis on some aspect of Animal Science
      E.        Peanut – talk emphasis should be placed on some aspect of the peanut industry
      F.        Electric – talk emphasis should be placed on electric energy

AWARDS: All talks and demonstrations will be awarded with blue, red or white ribbons dependent upon the quality of the talk.
Winners in each category will be announced and trophies or plaques awarded to these individuals.



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4-H APPROPRIATE DRESS CONTEST (Revised 6/03)
The 4-H Appropriate Dress Activity gives 4-H members an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in selection of an outfit and
accessories for a specific occasion. Preferably, the garments are chosen from an existing wardrobe of ready-to-wear or home-sewn
garments.
The activity is designed to give 4-H members some basic training and experience in being well dressed for most occasions. The
choice of classic styles rather than fads is encouraged.

The classes and interpretations listed apply to the County Appropriate Dress Activity.

Must be a member 30 days prior to the contest. Age levels will be 9-11, 12-14, 15-19.

May only enter 3 of the 5 categories.

Objectives:
4-H members will learn to:
    1. Select garments and accessories appropriate for specific occasions.
    2. Select appropriate garments and accessories to enhance individual body type and personal coloring.
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   3. Combine wardrobe pieces and accessories successfully to achieve an attractive appearance.
   4. Follow good posture and grooming practices as related to personal appearance.
   5. Develop self-confidence and poise through appropriate clothing selection.
CLASS 1: SCHOOL WEAR
       4-H members should wear:
              Tops
                                        Knit or woven
                                        With or without collars
                                        With or without buttons
                                        Short or long sleeves
                                        Pullover sweater, cardigan or vest (optional)
              Jeans, Slacks or Skirts
                                                 Must be washable (No dry cleaning fabrics)
              Belt
                                                 Should be worn if jeans, slacks or skirts have belt loops
                                                 Should coordinate with outfit
              Socks and Hosiery
                 Tube socks, crew socks or sport socks with jogging or tennis shoes.
                 Girls may also wear hosiery or tights. In general, when wearing hosiery, a natural flesh color is always
                appropriate for girls. Color and pattern of tights should coordinate with outfit.
              Shoes
                 Jogging
                 Tennis
                 Casual
CLASS 2: CASUAL WESTERN WEAR
       4-H Members should wear:
              Hats (optional)
              Western Shirt
                 Western cut long sleeve shirt or blouse
              Western Cut Jeans
              Casual Prairie Skirt (girls)
              Western Belt
                 Leather or braided nylon
                 With western buckle
              Western Boots
                 May have riding or walking heels
CLASS 3: DRESS WEAR TO INCLUDE CHURCH & PROFESSIONAL WEAR
       4-H members should choose one of the following options:
                   1. Matched suit with jacket and slacks (boys) or skirt/slacks (girls) of the same pattern and fabric.
                   2. Blazer or jacket with slacks (boys) or skirt/slacks (girls) of the same pattern.
                   3. Dress western suits and appropriate western accessories.
                   4. Tailored dress (girls)
                                Short or long sleeved
                                Jacket (optional)
       In addition 4-H members should wear:
                Hats (optional)
                Long sleeved shirt
                Tie required with jacket
                                   Boys tie should coordinate with outfit. Tie for girls should match blouse fabric or coordinate with
                                    color and pattern of outfit
                Vest (optional)
                Belt
                                   Should be worn if slacks, skirt or dress has belt loops.
                                   Should match shoe color for boys. Should coordinate with outfit for girls.
                Socks or Hosiery
                                   Boys should wear dark socks to match the color of the shoes if shoes are darker than slacks.
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                                  Girls may wear hosiery that is natural flesh color or in a color that blends with the color and
                                   pattern of the outfit.
                 Dress Shoes
                                  Should have leather or leather-look soles.
                                  Dress shoes for boys include but are not limited to lace-ups and dress loafers.
                                  Dress shoes for girls include but are not limited to pumps.
CLASS 4: PARTY OR FORMAL WEAR
       Boys should choose one of the following options:
                A.       Matched suit with jacket and slacks of the same pattern and fabric.
                B.       Formal Wear (must be owned, not rented)
       In addition boys should also wear:
                Long sleeved shirt
                Belt
                                  Should be worn if slacks have belt loops
                                  Should match shoe color
                Socks
                                  Should match the color of the shoes if shoes are darker than slacks. Socks should also blend with
                                   the color of slacks.
                Dress Shoes
                                  Should have leather or leather-look soles
                                  Should be leather, leather look, or paten leather in lace-up or slip-on style.
       Girls should wear:
                Party or special evening dresses
                                  Short, tea length (mid-calf) or long
                                  No bare midriffs
       In addition should also wear:
                Hosiery (optional)
                                  Hosiery will be judged as an accessory that coordinates with the outfit.
                Dress Shoes
                                  Should have leather or leather-look soles
                                  Pumps in coordinating color
                                  Dyed-to-match pumps
                                  Dress sandals

CLASS 5: ACTIVE SPORTSWEAR
       4-H members should choose one of the following options:
                        A. Jogging suit
                            a. Matching or coordinating color and pattern
                        B. Shorts and coordinating shirt and/or sweater
                        C. Active sport uniform (no swimwear)
       In addition 4-H members should also wear:
                Socks
                                Shall be activity appropriate
                Shoes
                                Must be appropriate to the activity. (May include but is not limited to jogging shoes, tennis shoes,
                        and hiking boots.)
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4-H FASHION REVUE


(Revised 3/09)
CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS BY LEVEL
       BEGINNING LEVEL
               Ages 9-11 years as of January 1 of current year.
               Must use patterns provided for chef , work apron , tote bag, laundry bag and pillow case. (Member may exhibit any
               garment in their respective age division)
               Simple Construction Projects:
                      Chef or Work Apron (pattern provided at Extension Office)
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                      Laundry bag (pattern provided)
                      Pillowcase (pattern provided)
             Moderately Difficult Construction Projects:
                      Tote Bag (pattern provided)
                      Skirt with elastic waist
                      Shorts with elastic waist
             Difficult Construction Projects:
                      Simple two piece active sportswear (suggested shorts and tank top, jogging suit, swimsuit – no collars, no
             set-in sleeves)
      INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
             Ages 12-14 as of January 1 of current year.
             Simple Construction Projects:
                      Bath Robe
                      Pull on top and coordinating bottom with elastic waist (shorts, pants, skirt)
                      Blanket with binding (can be for human or animal)
             Moderately Difficult Construction Projects:
                      Shorts, pants, skirt or culottes with waistband
                      One piece dress or jumpsuit
             Difficult Construction Projects:
                      Two piece garment using one of the techniques from the intermediate level sample notebook
      ADVANCED LEVEL:
             Ages 15-19 as of January 1 of current year.
                      Special activity garments – i.e. biking, aerobics, swimwear
                      Two piece ensemble using one of the techniques from the Advanced Sample Notebook
             Moderately Difficult Construction Projects:
                      Lined skirt, pants, or jacket
                      Unlined raincoat, poncho or slicker – using fabric suitable for rainwear, i.e. rip stop nylon, scotch-guard
             poplin.
                      Unlined garment – 1 or 2 pieces using 2 techniques from the Advanced Sample Notebook
                      Backpack, day pack or fanny pack
             Difficult Construction Projects:
                      Coat lined or unlined
                      Lined suit or dress
                      Special occasion garment (i.e., leather, ultra suede, fur, Gore-Tex)
NOTE: Numerous other projects may be made for the fair. Ask for a complete list of “Construction Projects by Level”


MUSKOGEE COUNTY SHARE-THE-FUN GUIDELINES
There will be no age categories. 4-H’ers must be 9 years old and enrolled in 4-H at the time of the contest. Jr’s and Sr’s may be in the
same act.

Divisions are:
    A. Solos
    B. Duets, Trios, Quartets
    C. Large Group (5 or more)
Note: If your Jr. and Sr. clubs are two separate clubs that conduct separate meetings they will be considered as separate clubs for the
purpose of this event.

Pre-entries will be due in the county office as specified by county committee.

Clubs will be performing on a schedule in order to keep from having each club remain at the contest all day.

Acts may not exceed 6 minutes from opening of the curtain. Each act may not exceed 10 minutes from setting up to tearing down
props.

Entries should include:
    A. Type of act – example: singing, skit, etc.
    B. Category – example: solo, duet, etc.
    C. Name of club and manes of members in each act.
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A member may have an accompanist. However, the accompanist may not be an integral part of the act. It is intended that
“accompanist” means an individual in person accompanying on one instrument. A tape may be used as an accompaniment.

Backstage Support: Persons working behind the curtain who handle lights, sound effects or other support may be in addition to the
performer or performance on stage. Backstage staff should be kept to a minimum and where possible, these should be 4-H members.

Members belonging to two different clubs may compete together but MUST specify which club the act will represent.

Judges will rank each act on a blue, red and white basis. Judges decisions are final.

Act should contain no profanity and carried out in a tasteful manner.

Top club award will be determined by total number of points received per act on basis of blue 3 points, red 2 points, white 1 point.

KING/QUEEN CONTEST
I. CANDIDATES
         Candidates selected by each local 4-H club. Each club may have one junior and one senior candidate. Junior candidates will
         be below age 13 on January 1. Senior candidates are over age 13 on January 1 of current year.
II. SELECTION
     A. Selection will be made on the basis of total dollars turned in to tabulation committee at Pie Supper and Queen Contest. Pie
         Sales from pie supper WILL NOT count toward candidates.
     B. Tabulation will be made by the County Leaders Association President, Secretary and Treasurer.
     C. Contest will end at 6:30 pm with all monies raised by King/Queen Contestants made payable to the Muskogee County 4-H
         Leaders Assn. Less than $1.00 difference, co-king/queens will be named. Monies must be in form of cashiers check or local
         club check. NO CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS PLEASE!!!
     D. Co-King/Queens – (special ruling) The highest amount wins-the lowest amount will be named co-king/queen.
     E. Pictures of winning king/queens (Jr and Sr) will hang in county office for one year.
III. CORONATION PROCEDURE
     A. All candidates will be presented with escorts.
     B. The winning King/Queens in two divisions will receive a crown and a bouquet (arm) from the pie supper funds.
     C. Other candidates from the local clubs will receive tiaras at the pie supper from pie supper funds.
     D. All queen candidates from the various clubs will be recognized at the 4-H Awards Banquet and will receive gift from the pie
         supper fund. County king/queens in addition will receive a corsage, boutinniere or long stem flower at coronation.
IV. DUTIES OF KING/QUEENS
               Represent 4-H in parades.
               Be recognized at 4-H Banquet
V. AWARDS
     A. Summer camp paid by Leaders Association
PIE SUPPER
I. PURPOSE
         To raise funds to help finance State and National Trips, Educational Materials, Workshops, Camps and various 4-H activities
         throughout the year.
II. PROCEDURE
     A. Each club is responsible for bringing homemade pies to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. The pies’ should be in an
         aluminum foil pan. It should be placed in box and decorated in an attractive manner.
     B. As pies are brought in they will be assigned a number (2 copies) and arranged in numerical order. Names of the pie donors
         will also be recorded as pies are numbered.
     C. After a pie is auctioned, one copy of the number is given to the buyer & the other will stay with the pie.
     D. Buyers are to pay cashier after purchase or at the conclusion of the pie auction or designate who should be billed for the
         purchase.
     E. Following the King/Queen Coronation, buyer of pies will claim their purchase by number. No pies will be released without
         number.
     F. Resales – all pies designated by buyers to be resold must be renumbered.
III. MONEY HANDLING PROCEDURES
     A. All monies totaled and balanced with buyers’ record by cashiers and clerk.
     B. Money is preferred to be in the form of a check.
     C. Total money collected from pie supper and queen contest to be deposited in appropriate bank fund by 4-H Adult Leaders,
         designated by County 4-H Leaders Association.
     D. Deposit slip must be returned to the County Extension Office and a receipt will be made for the deposit.
     E. Copies of buyers’ record sheets will be turned into the office with designations for people to be billed.
IV. DISTRIBUTION OF MONIES RAISED
         All money raised for King/Queen Contest & Pie Supper will be turned in the night of the pie supper.
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         Afterwards distribution of money will be as follows:
                   40% to local clubs
                   60% to County 4-H Program
                   Pie Supper receipts to stay in county 4-H funds.
V. EXPENSES
         Decorations
         Crowns-2 plus small tiaras for each candidate
         Flowers-2 arm bouquets-2 small bouquets, one for each 1st runner-up.
         1 corsage or long stem flower for each contestant.
VI. CLUB AWARDS
         The club that has the Muskogee County Jr and Sr King/Queen will be awarded a plaque to keep in the clubs possession. In
addition, a large plaque will be kept in the Extension Office which will record the names of each junior & senior king/queens.


Shooting Sports
Disciplines: Air Rifle, Archery and Shotgun
Eligibility:
      In order to participate in workouts and contests all members must attend an initial safety training offered in August and
          February.
      Air Rifle and Archery participants must be 9 years of age.
      All shotgun participants must be 10 years of age.
      To participate in county or district contest, all members must have completed Hunters Safety Training.
Description: Members will participate in safety training and marksmanship through monthly trainings and workouts.

T-Shirt Design Contest
      Each 4-H member can enter more than one.
      Size – 8 ½ “ by 11” (standard letterhead)
      Drawings and computer generated graphics will be accepted.
      Each entry must have the 4-H Clover somewhere in the design.
      We reserve the right to alter the winning T-Shirt to make it more saleable if necessary.
Winner will be the designer of T-Shirt printed as County Shirt for current 4-H year. The winners t-shirt will be free and your name
will appear on all shirts as the designer. The winning t-shit will be the county shirt for the upcoming year. Shirts will go on sale once
the contest is over.

Oklahoma 4-H Key Club Award Program
Membership in the Oklahoma 4-H Key Club is an honor extended only to top 4-H members. It is an honor that you must work hard
for, but upon receiving the award, you and your Cooperative Extension staff will feel pride and satisfaction for a job well done.
History
Since 1950, 4-H Key Club has been recognizing the accomplishments of Oklahoma youth in the 4-H Program. The club seeks to
honor those 4-H members who possess leadership, loyalty, and a sense of responsibility to the total 4-H Program.
Objectives
The objectives of this organization are:
1. To recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Oklahoma’s very top 4-H members.
2. To provide a common bond among former 4-H members.
3. To further develop 4-H work in Oklahoma.
The program is based on standards, and individuals meeting these standards are eligible to become members. Key Club is an honor
society for 4-H members who have done outstanding work in the organization. Once 4-Hers become Key Club members, they are
obligated to support the 4-H organization throughout their lives, both financially and with their time, and stay updated with Oklahoma
4-H and Oklahoma 4-H Key Club.
Qualifications for Membership
The applicant:
1. Must be a 4-H member.
2. Must be at least 15 years old or older on January 1, on the year of application.
3. Must submit completed application form by State Record Book deadline.
4. Must accumulate the minimum number of points (400) on the application form.
5. Must be approved by the county Cooperative Extension staff.
6. Must make at least one presentation to a 4-H Group about Key Club.
7. Must make at least one presentation to a non-4-H Group, such as non-4-H youth or adults, about the 4-H program in general.
Awards-Every applicant who qualifies for Key Club is eligible to receive a Key Club certificate and key. Two keys for each county
will be provided.
Membership Procedures
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1. Key Club members must be recipients of the 4-H Key Award.
2. Each county Extension 4-H educator will submit the application forms of that eligible and selected to be nominated from the
county.
3. There is no limit on the number of applicants from a county for a given year.
4. Two keys for each county will be provided. Counties desiring to present more than two awards will be responsible for purchasing
the additional keys from the Oklahoma 4-H Office at Oklahoma State University.
5. Applicants will become official Key Club members upon approval of their applications be the state Key Club officers and advisers.
6. Each county Extension Educator will be responsible for:
               getting the application forms to the prospective members.
               checking and approving application forms.
               sending application forms to the State 4-H Office by State Record Book Due Date
Applications may be obtained at the county extension office.


4-H SCRAPBOOK CONTEST
County Scrapbook Manual

                                              TERMS AND CONDITIONS
   1. Refer to 4-H Code of Conduct regarding appropriate materials to include.
   2. Each scrapbook album will have a front and back cover with pages firmly attached between the covers. Pages
      must be covered with a plastic protector and be able to come apart so new pages can be added.
   3. Scrapbook album will have a label attached with 4-H member’s name, club, grade level, project level, and the
      page numbers of the 10 pages to be judged (five pages - front and back).
   4. Scrapbook pages must be 12”x12” or less.
   5. Completed pages can be of any topic that may be a continuation of a previous exhibit or a new scrapbook.
   6. There are no State Fair entries for this project.
                                                        EXHIBITS
BEGINNER: Grades 3 - 5
    Layout: Simple 2 – 3 colors of paper. Stickers and die cuts may be used, but are not mandatory.
    Cropping: Straight cutting of photographs using a paper cutter or decorative scissors can be used on photo-
      mounting paper.
    Journalizing: Bullet journalizing, supplying only basic information such as who, what, when and where.
INTERMEDIATE: Grades 6 - 8
    Layout: More creative layouts. Creative borders and lettering may be used.
    Cropping: circle, oval, and other template shapes may be used.
    Journalizing: Captions – put bulleted information into sentences.
ADVANCED: Grades 9 - 12
    Layout: May include a pop-up page, pocket page, or kaleidoscope style layout. Use techniques learned in
      previous divisions. Include a variety of layouts.
    Cropping: Silhouette cropping may be used in addition to techniques learned in earlier divisions.
    Journalizing: Use bullets and captions, with storytelling. Write your thoughts and feelings and tell a story or
      relate a memory on each page.

Winter Foods Festival
                     Jr. Division – Ages 9-13 Senior Division – Ages 14-18 Adult Division – Age 19 and over
                                                              Rules
    1. A completed entry form must accompany each exhibit, along with a complete recipe on an index card.
    2. Entries must be prepared and baked by the person entering the contest.
    3. Items must be made from scratch – NO MIXES. All entries with mixes will only qualify for a white ribbon.
    4. All baking is to be done in a conventional oven.
    5. No decorated cakes – NO YEAST BREADS.
    6. No canned or pre-mixed frostings.
    7. Only one exhibit per category will be allowed.
    8. Food should be entered on disposable plate and covered with see-thru wrap, or placed in a zipper closure bag.
    9. Participants may enter one item in each division.
    10. Entries will be accepted from 8:00 am until 5:30 pm on the day of the contest.
    11. All entries become the property of OSU Extension after NOON on _________.
    12. All recipes become the property of OSU Extension and may be used in a cookbook.

Rabbit and Poultry Show Rules
   1. ENTRIES -- All shows will start promptly at 11:00am. Entries must be received no later than 9:30 to be on time. Entries
        received up to 10:30 will be charged double entry fees. Exhibitors that pre-enter are allowed to show up just prior to the
        show at 11:00am. Pre-entries will be $3 per entry or $10 enters all you want. Entries received on show day will be $5.00 /
        entry or $15.00 and you may enter as many you wish.
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2.    ELEGIBLE EXHIBITORS – You must be a member of the Muskogee County 4-H in order to participate in all shows. All
      substitute showmen must be 4-H members in this county and be at least 9 years of age. Siblings that are not 4-H age will not
      be allowed to act as substitute showmen for older siblings or other 4-H Members. A substitute showman may be used when a
      exhibitor has more than one entry in a class and/or has a pre-approved school activity. All school activities must be pre-
      approved. Approval will be determined at the discretion of the County Extension Office and the county director. These
      exemption requests are due by the show entry deadline. No other exceptions will be tolerated! Absolutely no adults/parents
      other than show ring helpers will be permitted around the judge or around the show tables during the show. Only exhibitors
      are allowed in the show ring or around the show tables.
3.    ELEGIBLE EXHIBTS -- Poultry, Rabbits and Waterfowl are eligible exhibits. All exhibits must be owned by the exhibitor
      prior to the arrival at the show.
4.    SHOW RING ATIRE --- All exhibitors must wear a 4-H T-Shirt or Jacket in order to participate.
5.    RABBITS
                *Rabbits will show in two categories: Meat and Show Rabbits.
                          -Meat Rabbits will include: California, Palamino, New Zealand, Cross and any other large meat style
                          bunnies. All rabbits in this category will show against each other and not by breed. Rabbits will be divided
                          into Buck and Doe Show classes. If numbers surpass 30 bunnies in the meat rabbit category we will break
                          classes into Jr. and Senior Divisions.
                          -Show Rabbits will include: Std Rex, Dutch, English Angora, Florida White, Fuzzy Lop, Harlequin,
                          Holland Lop, Mini Lop, Jersey Woolies, Mini Rex, Netherland Dwarf, Tans, Lion Heads, and Polish.
                          Rabbits in these breeds will show by breed and by Sex. Breeds that have more than 30 bunnies exhibited
                          will be subdivided into Senior and Jr. Categories
                *It’s the responsibility of the Exhibitor to know the sex and breed of their Rabbits. Rabbits entered in the wrong
                          class will be judged accordingly and will not be allowed to change once on the show tables. Rabbits
                          entered in the wrong class will be rolled to the bottom of the class.
6.   POULTRY
                *Poultry will show in two categories: Standard sized breeds and Bantams.
                          -Standard Classes will be divided by: American, Asiatic, English, Mediterranean, Continental and all other
                          large fowl breeds. Classes will be subdivided into Cock and Hen Classes. If numbers exceed 30 in a
                          category, classes will be divided into Cock, Cockerel, Hen and Pullet classes.
                          -Bantam Classes will be divided by: Old English, Modern Game, Single Comb Clean Legged, Rose Comb
                          Clean Legged, All other Comb Clean Legged and Feather Legged Classes. If numbers exceed 30 in a
                          category, classes will be divided into Cock, Cockerel Hen and Pullet classes.
                *It’s the responsibility of the Exhibitor to know the sex and breed of their Poultry. Poultry entered in the wrong
                          class will be judged accordingly and will not be allowed to change once on the show tables. Poultry
                          entered in the wrong class will be rolled to the bottom of the class.
7.   WATERFOWL
                *Waterfowl will be judged in two categories: Ducks and Geese
                          - Duck classes will be divided into Bantam, Heavy, Medium and Light classes. Classes will be subdivided
                          into Drakes and Hens.
                          -Geese Classes will be divided into Heavy and Light breeds. Classes will be subdivided into Goose and
                          Gander classes.
                *It’s the responsibility of the Exhibitor to know the sex and breed of their Waterfowl. Waterfowl entered in the
                          wrong class will be judged accordingly and will not be allowed to change once on the show tables.
                          Waterfowl entered in the wrong class will be rolled to the bottom of the class.

8. POINT SYSTEM – Points will only be collected on shows sponsored by the Muskogee County 4-H program. Local shows
                  will not receive points. Points will be distributed as follows:
                  Grand Champion-100pts
                  Reserve Grand- 75 pts
                  Division Champion- 60 pts
                  Reserve Division- 50pts
                  Breed Champion-Less than 10 Exhibits in a Breed / Category =15 pts
                                          10 or more Exhibits in a Breed /Category =30 pts
                  Res. Breed Champion- Less than 10 Exhibits in a Breed /Category = 10 pts
                                        10 or more Exhibits in a Breed /Category = 25 pts
                  1st place- 5 pts
                  2nd Place- 4 pts
                  3rd Place- 3 pts
                  4th Place- 2 pts
                  5th Place- 1 pt
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                       Each exhibitor can only obtain points on their top two exhibits. If 10 animals are shown your best two
                       placings will be recorded for points. Points are not cumulative (If you win Grand Champion you only
                       receive 100pts. You do not get to add your division pts, breed pts and placing points to your score.).
9.   SHOWMANSHIP
          *Showmanship contests will be held for each species upon selection of Grand Champion. Exhibitors will be divided
                     into 2 Categories:
                     Junior – 9 to 12 years of age
                     Senior – 13 and above
          *Exhibitors will be judged on their knowledge and ability to properly present there animal during the show.
          *Bonus Points will be presented to the Champion and Reserve exhibitors in each category.
                    Champion Showman -- 35pts
                     Reserve Champion Showman -- 25pts.

				
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