Step one: Read all descriptions below of awards and applications.
Step three: Fill out application(s): This could include any combinations of the following (Achievement Applications, Livestock Record Books, Thayer County Active Participation, and/or Diamond Clover).
Step four: Put all your applications together in this order: Thayer County Awards Cover Sheet, Achievement Application, Diamond Clover, Thayer County Active participation, and/or Livestock Record Book.
Step five: Hand in all applications together to the Extension Office by Nov. 1st to be considered for judging.
County-Level Achievment Applications
- 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.
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 Nov. 1. Please attach additional pages if you run out of room on this template. Make sure you check the box on your cover sheet.
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.
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.
The recipient of the Clayton Hergott Legends Award must display exemplary service, determination, and dedication to 4-H. They will go above and beyond the duties asked of them by volunteering and helping wherever needed, even in the face of adversity. They show grit, determination, and outstanding leadership skills. These qualities are shown and noticed by peers and others. The 4-H Council votes on the candidates, who may be nominated by any Thayer Co. 4-H family member by November 1 of each year. If you would like to nominate a deserving individual, please complete the form.
Brownfield Buckle Awards
The top two Achievement Applications regardless of age division will win a buckles from Brownfield Ag News affilate-KRFS 103.9FM Superior.