The Achievement Application provides an excellent opportunity for 4-Hers to keep track of what they have participated in, given leadership to, and learned through 4-H. Completing the application and submitting it to the Extension Office allows 4-Hers to be recognized and compete for awards at the county and state level (senior applicants only). Youth will be recognized at the Pierce County Achievement Day Program.
The Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application is a standard application form used for the selection of county and state award winners, including Nebraska delegates to *National 4-H Congress and *National 4-H Conference, as well as *Nebraska 4-H Foundation scholarship award recipients.
These leadership opportunities are held once a year in Atlanta and Washington DC. You must identify a program area (Agriculture, STEM, Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Healthy Living, or College and Career Preparation for My Future) to apply.
Note: Do not include ID sheets, ribbons, newspaper clippings, record book comment sheets, entry tags, programs, score sheets, etc.
Two versions of the application are available:
Please fill out one of the following forms and also the County Awards Form.
- Junior Achievement Application for ages 8-14 (county-only)
- Senior Achievement Application for ages 15-18 (state-eligible)
*National 4-H Congress is an award program which provides recognition to 4-H youth for their outstanding performances and achievements in 4-H. Nebraska 4-H awards 23 delegates each year with partial scholarships, as well as additional alternates who may attend at their own expense. Delegates are selected using the Achievement Application.
*National 4-H Conference is the annual premier national civic engagement opportunity for 4-H members across the country. Nebraska 4-H may send two delegates each year. Delegates are selected using the Achievement Application and interviews.
*The Nebraska 4-H Foundation offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for 4-H members each year. Scholarship information can be found here https://www.ne4hfoundation.org/scholarships/*
Nominate an Outstanding 4-Her (must be 16 years of age or older). Fill out the form telling us why you think either he/she deserves to be the Piece County Outstanding 4-H Member and submit to the Extension Office by September 21st, 2023. The Outstanding 4-Her will be announced at Achievement Day.
Outstanding 4-Her Application
2023 4-Hers 16 and older
Matthew Alderson 16
Sophie Berlinghoff 16
Mariah Eckert 18
Luke Endorf 17
Jamie Gubbels 16
Haylee Hickman 18
Jesse Huwaldt 16
Camden Janssen 17
Corben Kment 16
Ashton Koch 18
Landon Oltjenbruns 16
Jaycee Schomberg 18
Kaila Spieker 18
Weston Stemick 16
Wyatt Stemick 16
Sara Thomsen 16
Lauren Ueding 16
Keenan Valverde 17
Ashley Wacker 16
JennaRose Zierke 18
The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover program encourages 4-H youth to engage in a variety of programs, projects, and activities that will enable youth to acquire skills and abilities that will prepare them for success in the future. The program is designed to reach and recognize all youth engaged in 4-H, from club members and campers to school enrichment, afterschool, and special interest program participants.
The program consists of six levels that require a young person to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments. For each level, the Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover program provides a list of accomplishments from which 4-H youth choose their goals. The accomplishments increase in quantity and difficulty for each level. At the beginning of the 4-H year, participants plan what to accomplish and at the end of the 4-H year, they report on their completed accomplishments. Successful completion of a level's Plan & Report form results in a 4-H youth earning that level of the Diamond Clover program.
Due to the Pierce Extension Office by September 21st, 2023.
Nebraska Gives Back
The Nebraska 4-H Gives Back program is an opportunity for a Nebraska 4-H member or a team of 4-H’ers to make a meaningful contribution to their community. This award recognizes the impact that 4-H youth make in their communities and celebrates the spirit of service-learning, a pillar of the 4-H experience.
Group or Club Awards
Clubs of Excellence
The Nebraska 4-H Club of Excellence program is designed to recognize and celebrate 4-H Clubs for successfully encouraging and empowering members. Clubs must meet a certain set of criteria and document how this criterion was met. Clubs must apply annually.
Governor’s Ag Excellence Award
The purpose of the Nebraska 4-H Foundation’s Governor’s Agricultural Excellence Awards, sponsored by the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA) is to recognize 4-H clubs for the work of the individuals in the club and the community service work of the entire club.