York County 4-H Blast

January 4, 2019

4-H Enrollment is Now Open - Sign up Early!

Time to re-enroll in 4-H! All youth and volunteers who would like to participate in the York County 4-H program should complete their online enrollment here: ne.4honline.com

Early enrollment is due March 15. Those who enroll by March 15th will be entered to win clover cash and 4-H Swag in March. Payment must be received by the office for enrollment to be complete.

The enrollment fee is $5 per member. Visit our website www.york.unl.edu for a link to the enrollment website and instructions on how to enroll. You are able to pay the $5 enrollment fee on line or bring a check to the York Extension Office. You do not need to fill out the health information unless your child is going to a State 4-H camp.

4-H Leader Training

Monday, Jan. 28th, 6:30-7:30pm

4-H Building

Ready for another fun-filled year of 4-H? The York County Extension Staff invite all area 4-H volunteers to attend an interactive training to kick-off the 2019 4-H program. This meeting will feature a review of safety policies, helpful hints for club organization, and ideas for club activities. Attendance by at least one leader from each club is expected. 4-H parents are also encouraged to attend, as information shared will be helpful in shaping each 4-H members’ plans for the year.

Please RSVP by January 21.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Omaha Fashion Week 4-H Collection

Over the last 10 years, Omaha Fashion Week has grown to the nation’s 5th largest fashion event. In addition to supporting more independent fashion designers than any other organization in the region, Omaha Fashion Week supports young fashion designers by providing mentoring, educational opportunities, and a professional platform to showcase work.

Nebraska 4-H is once again partnering with Omaha Fashion Week during their Spring Showcase. OFW Student Night will take place on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 and will exclusively feature student designers, including a 4-H collection. This collection will consist of 10 to 12 garments from across the state. Each garment will be modeled by the 4-H member who made it. In order to create a complete and dynamic collection, interested 4-H members are invited to apply to participate in the show. The 4-H collection will be curated based upon the selection criteria as listed below.

Student Night Details:

When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Where: Omaha Design Center (near TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha)

Hair and Make-up will be scheduled for all models starting at 2:00 p.m.

Runway rehearsal will take place at 5:30 p.m. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. and will end around 9:30 p.m.

Tickets for the event are free to students who show their Student ID or are $10 for non-students. For more information about Omaha Fashion Week or to purchase tickets to this night or the entire week, visit http://omahafashionweek.com

Selection Criteria:

  • Participants must be current 4-H members.
  • Preference will be given to garments that were exhibited at the 2018 Nebraska State Fair.
  • Garments should be fashion forward, runway appropriate and display high quality construction.
  • Creativity and attention to detail are highly scrutinized in garment selection.

To Apply:

Complete the following application form: https://go.unl.edu/ofw2019

Applications are due January 11th.


Scholarship season is in full swing. Click on this link for the latest information on local and state-wide scholarship opportunities: 4-H Scholarship Opportunities

Applications Due in January

State 4-H Scholarships - Due January 15

Applications Due in February

York County 4-H Council Scholarship - Due February 15

Dorothy & Howard May Trust Scholarship - Due February 15

York Chamber of Commerce & York County Corn Growers Scholarship - Due February 15

Applications Due in March

York County Pork Producers Scholarship - Due March 1

NACEB Scholarship - Due March 15

Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application

The Nebraska 4-H Annual 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.

State-Level Awards & Scholarships

The Nebraska 4-H Foundation utilizes the Annual Achievement Application for awarding scholarships. Youth interested in applying for these scholarships must complete the Nebraska 4-H Foundation Scholarships page of the application form and follow the state-level completion and submission procedures below. For more information, please see the Nebraska 4-H Foundation Recognition page.

National 4-H Conference & National 4-H Congress

Nebraska 4-H utilizes the Annual Achievement Application to select delegates for National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference. To apply as a delegate to either national experience, youth must make that designation on their Annual Achievement Application, complete the Representing Nebraska 4-H (National Application) page, and follow the state-level completion instructions and submission procedures.

Generally, delegate applicants should:

  • Not have been a delegate to the program in which they are applying
  • Be able to miss one full week of school and/or work to attend the program
  • Be a Nebraska 4-H participant in any delivery mode, including clubs, camps, school enrichment, or afterschool programs.
  • Be dependable and punctual

In the selection process, significant accomplishments in the applicants 4-H experience, leadership, community involvement, and career spark are given more consideration than the number of 4-H projects completed.

For more information about the application form and to apply go to https://4h.unl.edu/annual-achievement-application.

The application form is due January 15 for consideration on all state level awards and scholarships.

You do not need to have applied at the County Level in order to submit a state application.

About Us

Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln cooperating with the Counties and the United States Department of Agriculture.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.