4-H Interviews are for 4-H members in grade 8 and over (by October 1, 2016). This is a great opportunity for you to develop the application and interview skills necessary if you ever plan to apply for a job, try for scholarships, or apply for college. Your 4-H interview, together with your Member Evaluation (ME) Summary for Trip and Award Consideration form, will be used in selecting delegates for trips and awards.
Application information is available in August. Interviews take place in late September.
The following is a list of events and achievements that can only be obtained by participating in the interview process.
- District Winter Camp
- Superior Days
- Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference
- Citizenship Washington Focus
- National 4-H Congress
- Outstanding Older Youth Award
- Key Award
District-wide Winter Camp will be held January 13-15, 2017 at Crosswoods Camp north of Drummond in Bayfield County. This is a chance to meet 4-Hers from other counties in the Northern District while enjoying a variety of winter activities. Qualifications: be in 8th grade or older as of 10/1/16. Cost of Winter Camp is approximately $75 with the Adult Leaders Association paying the full registration cost for first time attendees, $10 towards the registration cost for returning attendees. Transportation is provided.
Madison, February 21-22, 2017. Represent Northern Wisconsin as part of the Youth Delegation of Superior Days. Lobby Wisconsin legislators to promote northern Wisconsin and to express specific northern needs and issues. This is a learning experience in state government as well as a chance to tour the State Capitol, job shadow politicians, and meet other youth from Northern Wisconsin. Delegates are expected to attend 4–5 planning/training meetings in Superior prior to the trip to Madison. Qualifications: be in grades 10–12 by 10/1/16. Learn more about Superior Days.
Held in Huntsville, Alabama April 20-24, 2017. Delegates participate in hands-on mock space missions and other activities in this NASA program while exchanging ideas with youth from across Wisconsin. Qualifications: must be in grade 8 by 10/1/16 (maximum age of 15 during trip). Total cost for the trip is approximately $550 with the Adult Leaders Association paying the full cost. Learn more about Space Camp.
Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference
Held at the University of Wisconsin in Madison June 26-29, 2017. Around 600 youth attend this educational event each summer. Participants take part in educational seminars and assemblies and meet people from across Wisconsin. They are encouraged to take what they learn and share it with others in their home communities. Qualifications: be in grades 8–10 by 10/1/16. Conference registration fee (approximately $240) and bus fee is paid by the Adult Leaders Association. Delegates are responsible for additional seminar fees. Delegates are required to attend a county delegation orientation session. Learn more about 4-H & Youth Conference.
Citizenship Washington Focus
Held nine days in June or July 2017 in Washington, DC. 2017 dates are: June 17-25, June 24-July 2, or July 8-16. CWF is a 4-H leadership program for high school youth from across the country. Participants stay at the National 4-H Conference Center, near Washington, D.C., participating in a week-long program focused toward enriching young people’s lives by providing activities for them which broadens their appreciation and respect for themselves and others in their world. The week consists of participatory workshops, speakers, committee work, field trips and social events. Qualifications: be in grades 10–12 by 10/1/16 and have attended 4-H & Youth Conference or Superior Days. Total cost for the trip is approximately $1,200 with the Adult Leaders Association paying the full cost. Delegates are required to attend an audioconference orientation session. Learn more about CWF.
National 4-H Congress
Held November 24-28, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. About 1300 youth from across the nation attend this quality, educational and cross-cultural experience designed to address the needs and issues of youth. The program combines plenary sessions, seminars, discussion groups, and a service learning experience. Qualifications: be in grades 10–12 at time of selection and have attended CWF. Maximum age of 18 as of January in year of travel. Trip cost is approximately $1,100 with the Adult Leaders Association paying the full cost. Learn more about National 4-H Congress.
Outstanding Older Youth Award
This award is given at 4-H Achievement Night in November. Awarded to 4-H members who have shown the most achievement and leadership development throughout the past year.
This is the highest State 4-H Award possible and is given to the individual(s) who has achieved the most in the past year in terms of club work, county level participation, interview score and record book.
After returning from an award trip, delegates are expected to make a presentation to the Adult Leaders Association as well as their club.