DeKalb County 4-H members recently attended the 90th Tennessee 4-H Roundup and All Star Conference at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Since 1924, Tennessee 4-H’ers have gathered annually on a campus of the University of Tennessee for 4-H Roundup. The event serves to recognize 4-H members for their outstanding project work and leadership accomplishments. State All Star Conference is a part of the Roundup program. All Stars conduct service-learning projects and recognize outstanding service projects. DeKalb County 4-H members who attended 4-H Roundup, included Kayley Green as a State 4-H council member, Lydia Trail who participated in the Photography project, William Cain who participated in the Nutrition, Health, & Fitness project, and Cassie Cain who participated in the Personal Development project. Angela Tripp, Volunteer Leader and Michael Barry, Extension Director accompanied the group to Knoxville. Cassie Cain was named the State winner in the Personal Development project and will receive $500 college scholarship and a trip to the National 4-H Congress later this year. In addition, Cassie received the Vol State award and was elected as a representative to the State 4-H council. Kayley Green was awarded the Tennessee Rural Health Improvement Association Scholarship valued at $1250, which she will utilize as a student at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The 4-H program is a part of the University of Tennessee Extension and offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, sex, national origin, or disability.
Cassie Cain of Dowelltown was recently recognized at Tennessee 4-H Roundup in Knoxville with the Vol State award, the highest level of recognition a Tennessee 4-H member may achieve. Vol State is presented to high school juniors and seniors in recognition of excellence in all phases of 4-H work, as well as service and leadership rendered in their communities.
Kayley Green of Dowelltown received the Tennessee Rural Health Nursing Scholarship at the Tennessee 4-H Roundup held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Kayley received the $1250 college scholarship based on her 4-H accomplishments, academic achievements and financial need. The scholarship is given by the Tennessee Rural Health Improvement Association. Pictured with Kayley is Ben Sanders, representing Tennessee Rural Health.
4-H members from DeKalb County who attended 4-H Roundup include: (Left to right): Kayley Green, William Cain, Cassie Cain, and Lydia Trail.
Cassie Cain of Dowelltown was recently recognized as Level II (11th and 12th grade) state winner in the personal development project at the Tennessee 4-H Roundup held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Seated from left to right are Claire Garrell, Level I winner from Petersburg; and Cassie Cain, Level II winner from Dowelltown. Standing are Matt Devereaux, UT Extension specialist; Martha Jo Tolley (donor); and Walter Malone, Eastern Region Tennessee Association of Extension 4-H Workers (silver bowl donor). Cassie received a $500 college scholarship and trip to National 4-H Congress in Atlanta.