NOTE: We will NO LONGER ACCEPT Career Portfolios.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: Whether you are submitting 1 award application or multiple award applications, please submit all your applications in 1 green "member's record" report cover (can purchase from extension office). Submit all awards applications (livestock record book, diamond clover, active participation) neatly stapled per report (don't staple/bind all the applications together) and tuck inside report cover. Make sure you submit 1 cover sheet with all of your desired awards checkmarked so we know all the awards you want to compete for. Champion and reserve champion record book rosettes and ribbons awarded for each curriculum area detailed on Thayer County record book cover sheet in both junior and senior age divisions.
Thayer County Awards Sheet 2022 - Exhibitors should fill this out and submit with ANY record book submissions. Please note that applicants can earn recognition for a project area/curriculum area more than once in their 4-H careers. If your record book is excellent two years in a row, you deserve to be recognized for two years in a row.
Due Oct. 1 for consideration for county awards to the Extension Office. Senior level application can go on to state judging if youth so choose to submit them (which happens in January).
- Junior Achievement Application for ages 8-14 (county-only) PDF Form, Word Doc, or Google Doc
- Senior Achievement Application for ages 15-18 (state-eligible) PDF Form, Word Doc, or Google Doc
Only Senior Achievement Applications (ages 15-18) are accepted for state-level awards and recognition.
4-H members ages 15-18 as of December 31 of the current year are eligible to participate in the state-level awards application process regardless of the delivery mode in which they participated.
Alicia Rippe Award
Awarded to 1 outstanding 1st year 4-H member in Thayer County. Winners demonstrate a dedication to new learning experiences, exemplary workshop, contest, and fair participation, and strong community service. Judged from Achievement Application record book submission. Make sure you check the box on your cover sheet. Alicia Rippe Award Rubric
Hugo Broeder Outstanding 4-Her
Top 2 Thayer Co. 4-Hers who have shown excellence in learning experiences, participation in 4-H Activities, and Community service. Usually junior or seniors in high school. Judged from Achievement Application record book submission. Make sure you check the box on your cover sheet. Hugo Broeder Rubric Available Here
2022 Outstanding Tribland 4-Her
Awarded to 2 outstanding senior level 4-H members, regardless of gender. Winners demonstrate a dedication to new learning experiences, exemplary workshop, contest, and fair participation, and strong community service. Judged from Achievement Application record book submission and winners go on to compete at the area level. The Tribland 4-H Awards Program is open to youths from the 10 principal counties in the Tribune’s coverage area: Adams, Webster, Clay, Nuckolls, Kearney, Franklin, Fillmore and Thayer in Nebraska and Smith and Jewell in Kansas.
Thayer County Active Participation
Thayer County Active Participation Fillable PDF or Word Document: Top (usually) 10 students with complete and thoughtful active participation applications and exemplary point totals will earn this award.
Livestock Record Books
Due Oct. 1. Please attach additional pages if you run out of room on this template. Make sure you check the box on your cover sheet.
Thayer County Livestock Record Book: PDF, Doc, or Rubric - Entries will be graded according to this rubric. Please use it to help you develop your record book.
Clover Kid Record Book
Diamond Clover Award
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 consists of six levels that require a young person to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments. Judged from Diamond Clover application submission. Thayer Co - Make sure you check the box on your cover sheet.
Thayer County Livestock Feeders Association Livestock Incentives Application Form - Due Feb 1st