CENTRAL SANDHILLS AREA 4-H NEWS

September 2022 Newsletter

SEPTEMBER EDITION

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State Fair pick up is on September 6th. Entries for Thomas County will be available to pick up on September 7th. On Thursday September 8th, I will be dropping off entries in Hooker County and Grant County the same place where they were picked up.

  • Thomas Co. entries will be dropped off at the Thedford Extension office.

  • Blaine Co. entries will be dropped off at the Dunning High School parking lot.

  • Grant Co. entries will be dropped off at the Hyannis High School.

  • Hooker Co. entries will be dropped off at the Mullen Extension office.

Please make sure to pick up your entries. Many of these locations are kind enough to let us use their space and we do not want the schools and court houses to have to worry about unclaimed items. State fair checks will also be included with the entries. The state is asking that these checks need cashed right away.


Thank You - Shaniya Albertus

We want to thank everyone that helped to make all 4 county fairs a success! Fairs would not be possible without the hard work of our 4-Hers, volunteers, parents, 4-H Council members, and local Ag Societies!

Nebraska State Fair Results For Blaine County

Etta Schneidereit

· Red- 4H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4H Photography Unit II - Creative Composition Display or Print

· Blue- 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H STEAM Clothing: Beyond The Needle - Beginning Fashion Accessory

· Blue- 4H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4H Cooking 201 - Loaf Quick Bread

· Purple- 4H Plants - 4H Floriculture - Marigold

Zane Schneidereit

· Red- 4H Visual Arts - 4H Portfolio Pathways - Original Acrylic Painting

· Purple- 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H STEAM Clothing: Beyond The Needle - Advanced Fashion Accessory

· Purple- 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Fashion Show - Constructed STEAM Clothing 3 Garment

· SPECIAL REGOGNITION- 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Consumer & Family Science Special Awards - 4H Fashion Show Award Winners

Gussie Schneidereit

· Red- 4H Plants - 4H Horticulture - Eggplant

· Red- 4H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4H Cooking 201 - Healthy Baked Product

· Red- 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H STEAM Clothing: Beyond The Needle - Color Wheel

· Red- 4H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4H Photography Unit II - Creative Composition Display or Print

· Blue- 4H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4H Photography Unit II - Expression Through Color Display or Print

Nebraska State Fair Results For Grant County

Lydia Smith

· Blue- 4H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4H Photography Unit II - Creative Techniques & Lighting Display or Print

Alex Adam

· White- 4H Plants - 4H Floriculture - Desert Garden

· Blue- 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Design Decision - Accessory-3D (string art, wreath, etc.)

· Blue- 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Design Decision - Accessory-Textile-3D

Lila Brennemann

· Purple- 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Quilt Quest - Level II Quilted Exhibit-Large

· Purple- 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Fashion Show - Constructed STEAM Clothing 2 Garment

Luke Ferguson

· White- 4H Plants - 4H Horticulture - Sweet (non-Bell) Peppers

· Blue- 4H Educational Display for Animal Entries - 4H Educational Display for Animal Entries - Educational Display

· Purple- 4H Environmental & Earth Sciences - 4H Entomology - Insect Habitats

· Purple- SPECIAL RECOGNITION- 4H Environmental & Earth Sciences - 4H Forestry - Design Your Own Exhibit

Tyrell Smith

· Red- 4H Environmental & Earth Sciences - 4H Taxidermy - Tanned Hides or Taxidermy

Gary Brennemann

· Purple- 4H Personal Development & Leadership - 4H Robotics Showcase - Build a Robot

Adee Arnold

· Blue- 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Fashion Show - Constructed STEAM Clothing 2 Garment

Nebraska State Fair Results For Hooker County

Hope Miller

· Red- 4H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4H Photography Unit II - Abstract Photography Display or Print

· Red- 4H Visual Arts - 4H Portfolio Pathways - Original Acrylic Painting

Oakes Miller

· White- 4H Plants - 4H Horticulture - Rhubarb

· Red- 4H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4H Photography Unit II - Creative Techniques & Lighting Display or Print

· Red- 4H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4H Photography Unit II - Expression Through Color Display or Print

Ashton Werth

· Red- 4H Communications & Expressive Arts - 4H Photography Unit III - Portrait Print

Izabella Brown

· Red- 4H Visual Arts - 4H Portfolio Pathways - Original Acrylic Painting

· Red- 4H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4H Cooking 201 - Healthy Baked Product

· Blue- 4H Visual Arts - 4H Portfolio Pathways - Original Mixed Media Art

· Blue- 4H Visual Arts - 4H Sketchbook Crossroads - Original Pencil or Chalk Drawing

· Purple- 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Design Decision - Accessory-Original Made from Metal

Tel Kvanvig

· Red- 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Design Decision - Furniture-Outdoor Living

· Blue- 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Design Decision - Accessory-Original Made from Wood

Adalena Hampton

· Red- 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Design Decision - Accessory-Outdoor Living

Duke Miller

· White- 4H Environmental & Earth Sciences - 4H Entomology - Insect Habitats

· Purple- 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Human Development - Science

Kendall Phipps

· Red- 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Quilt Quest - Level 1 Quilted Exhibit-Medium

Audrabell Werth

· Red- 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H STEAM Clothing: Beyond The Needle - Beginning Fashion Accessory

· Purple- SPECIAL RECOGNITION- 4H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4H Cooking 301 - Specialty Bread

· Purple- 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Fashion Show - Constructed STEAM Clothing 2 Garment

Fayth Brown

· White- 4H Visual Arts - 4H Portfolio Pathways - Original Acrylic Painting

· Purple- 4H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4H Cooking 201 - Coffee Cake

Riley Hegland

· Purple- 4H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4H Cooking 301 - Shortened Cake

Teal Peterson

· Purple- 4H Plants - 4H Floriculture - Petunia

Nebraska State Fair Results For Thomas County

Piper Hanson

· Red- 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H Quilt Quest - Barn Quilt Created Less than 4x4

· Blue- SPECIAL RECONGNITION- 4H Visual Arts - 4H Portfolio Pathways - Original Mixed Media Art

Emerson Pettit

· Red- 4H Visual Arts - 4H Portfolio Pathways - Original Watercolor Painting

· Purple- 4H Environmental & Earth Sciences - 4H Entomology - Macrophotography

Chandler Pettit

· Red- 4H Visual Arts - 4H Portfolio Pathways - Original Acrylic Painting

· Blue- 4H Consumer & Family Science - 4H STEAM Clothing: Beyond The Needle - Beginning Fashion Accessory

· Purple- 4H Environmental & Earth Sciences - 4H Entomology – Macrophotography

Dominic Rowes-Smith

· Purple- 4H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4H Cooking 201 - Coffee Cake

Lola Rowes-Smith

· Blue- 4H Healthy Lifestyle Education - 4H Cooking 201 - Loaf Quick Bread

Braden Ladwig

· Blue- 4H Beef - 4H Beef: General Classes - Intermediate Beef Showmanship

· Blue- 4H Beef - 4H Beef: Market Beef - Registered Steers - All Other Breeds

PROJECT OF THE MONTH- LEGO LEAGUE ROBOTICS

As the fairs are winding down and kids are back in school, we are back to share with you the monthly 4-H project! This month, I am happy to introduce the FIRST LEGO League project through Nebraska 4-H. The FIRST LEGO League is an international not-for-profit organization that has partnered with 4-H to bring amazing STEM learning opportunities to youth in Nebraska and the United States.

FIRST LEGO League introduces science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to children ages 4-16 through fun, exciting, hands-on learning. Participants gain real-world problem-solving experiences through a guided, global robotics program, helping today's students and teachers build a better future together. Our three divisions inspire youth to experiment and grow their critical thinking, coding, and designs skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics.

FIRST LEGO League guides youth through STEM learning and exploration at an early age. From Discover (prek-1), to Explore (2-4), and then to Challenge (4-8), students will understand the basics of STEM and apply their skills in an exciting competition while gaining productive learning habits, confidence, and teamwork skills along the way.

FIRST has six Core Values that are consistently promoted throughout the program.

  • Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.

  • Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.

  • Impact: We apply what we learn to improve our world.

  • Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.

  • Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.

  • Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do!

One highly successful robotics program in our area is the Hyannis Sandbots led by Sara Brennemann and Susan Connell. All three of their teams qualified for the state competition last year and won awards at the Scottsbluff qualifier. These coaches and their volunteers put in a lot of time and work to help our 4-Hers gain new insight and experiences.

These programs cannot thrive without support and volunteers from our local communities.

If you are interested in starting or joining a FIRST LEGO League robotics club in your county, please contact the extension office at 308-645-2267 or email Shaniya at s.albertus@unl.edu.

Robotics Leader Needed in Hooker and Thomas Counties

Hooker and Thomas Counties will be looking for a robotics leader for the coming 4-H year. If you have any questions please call the Central Sandhills Extension Office at 308-645-2267.

Scholarships Awarded to Three Panhandle Students

The Panhandle Research and Extension Center is pleased to announce the recipients for its first annual “Panhandle Research and Extension Center Student Scholarship.”

Laura Albro from Bayard, Faith Miller from Mullen and Braelyn Shrewsbury from Alliance were all awarded $1000. Each was asked to send a brief bio and what this scholarship was going to help them achieve.


Faith Miller

I’m from Mullen, Nebraska. I am a Nebraska FFA State Officer this year and I am attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to become a veterinarian. This scholarship is important to me because I want to open the first equine surgical facility in the Sandhills in the future, and this helps me to accomplish my dream!


The scholarship fund was created after Gering High School students won state and national awards sponsored by Samsung Corporation demonstrating drone use in agricultural settings. As the sponsor for these students, PHREC was awarded $20,000 from Samsung. This gift was matched by then-University President Hank Bounds. Further donations from fundraisers, including the recent 2022 Glow Big Red campaign, have provided PHREC the opportunity to begin awarding this scholarship annually.

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Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium Applications Due October 1, 2022

The annual Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Animal Science Complex on December 2 - 4, 2022. The symposium is designed to introduce youth to careers opportunities and current issues in the beef industry, as well as offer education and practice in the use of leadership skills.

Showcasing Beef: A Culinary Challenge

  • eligible if you are a 10th, 11th or 12th grader (regardless of whether you've attended NYBLS before)
  • get more in-depth information about the beef industry
  • interact with faculty and learn about genetic markers, reproduction, environment/manuare management, and antibiotic resistance
  • develop and market a beef product and work with a professional chef from Omaha Steaks
  • learn more about career opportunities in the beef industry

At the Sunday luncheon we will conclude with this group and they will present their new products and marketing plan to a panel of judges. Parents and guests will also get a chance to taste their products!

If you're selected to participate, a $75 registration fee will be needed. This covers the cost of hotel, meals, and materials.


CASNR Scholarships will be awarded to eight participants!!!!

Your room and all meals are provided!

For more information, contact:


Alli Raymond
A103 Animal Science,

Lincoln, NE 68583-0908

402-472-0204

araymond2@unl.edu

County Level Achievement Applications Due OCTOBER 3, 2022

Please drop off at the Thedford Extension Office or submit the following items via email to s.albertus@unl.edu by October 3, 2022

https://4h.unl.edu/annual-achievement-application

Junior Achievement Application for ages 8-14 (county-only)

Senior Achievement Application for ages 15-18 (state-eligible)

Completed application including:

  • About Me Cover page

  • 4-H Experiences

  • Leadership Experiences

  • Community Involvement/Service Learning Experiences

  • Career Spark

  • Additional responses required for national experience or scholarship applicants only

State-Level Review (for Seniors, 4H ages 15 and up ONLY) – see website (https://4h.unl.edu/annual-achievement-application) for more information to be eligible for State Awards and Honors such as National 4-H Conference & Congress, 4-H Foundation Scholarships, etc.

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2022 4-H Foundation Trail Ride

This year’s 4-H Foundation Trail Ride will be held on October 14-16, 2022. Join us for an enjoyable, guided ride through the scenic Nebraska National Forest near Halsey. Enjoy delicious meals, family activities, and great entertainment. All proceeds support the Nebraska 4-H camp programs.


Schedule of Events

Friday, October 14

  • Early birds arrive and settle in!
  • 4:00 pm – Panel Party to set up corrals
  • Supper on your own.

Saturday, October 15

  • 8:30 am – Registration
  • 10-12:00 am – Trail Ride (2 hours)
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch
  • 1-4:00 pm – Trail Ride (3 hours)
  • 6:00 pm – Dinner, Silent Auction, and Entertainment

Sunday, October 16

  • 8:00 am – Breakfast
  • 10-12:00 am – Trail Ride (2 hours)


Registration

To register, mail the completed registration form to the Nebraska 4-H Foundation, , PO Box 4500, Lincoln, NE 68504. The registration fee is $60 per adult and $30 per youth if postmarked before October 1. After October 1, the registration fee is $70 per adult and $40 per youth. Join us for just the Saturday night Trail Supper, silent auction and entertainment for $25 (included in Trail Ride registration). All events are subject to the local health department’s Directed Health Measures and may be cancelled. If the event must be cancelled we will issue full refunds to registrants. No refunds will be made if participant is unable to attend.

DOWNLOAD 2022 REGISTRATION FORM HERE

Make an online payment. Please mail completed registration form to Nebraska 4-H Foundation or email Lindsay.

Additional event information will be available in the 2021 participant letter you will receive after registration. For event questions, please contact Bruce Treffer at btreffer1@unl.edu. For registration or payment questions, contact Lindsay Shearer at lshearer2@unl.edu.

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