4-H Awards and Recognition

Banquet:August 22, 2015,  Bell County Expo

NOTICE: All 4-H members applying for awards (Gold, Silver or Bronze Star; Rookie, Honor Roll, All-Star Letterman; Danforth or Outstanding Community Service, must submit the appropriate paperwork and applications on May 20, 2015!!!  Award Interviews will be on June 2, 2015 at the Bell County Extension Office. Record books for county competition will be due June 19, 2015.  If you do not complete your recordbook by the deadline, you will forfeit your award (only for awards requiring a recordbook). Awards age based on age as of August 31, 2014.

2015 4-H Award Descriptions

2015 Junior Application Packet (Ages 8-10)

2015 Intermediate Application Packet (Ages 11-13)

2015 Senior Application Packet (Ages 14-19)

Suggested Practice Interview Questions
Interviews for award applications (Gold Star, Silver Star, Bronze Star, & “I Dare You”)

NOTE: County Extension Agents cannot be selected for the Outstanding Leader Award and Friend of 4-H Award.


Two individuals will be selected and recognized at the Annual 4-H Banquet for “Distinguished Service.” One will be chosen by the MAB and one chosen by 4-H members. 4-H volunteer leaders who are chosen for this award include outstanding club managers, leaders, project leaders, workshop leaders and volunteer leaders who go above and beyond their leader capabilities.

OUTSTANDING LEADER AWARD- The Outstanding Leader Award chosen from the 4-H member requires an essay no longer than 1 page. The ESSAYS ARE DUE May 20, 2015! The essay should include the following:

  • Name of Person Making Nomination
  • Leader Nominated
  • Date
  • Why do you think this leader is an outstanding leader?
  • What does this leader do that is outstanding? Examples: Teaches others new projects, takes 4-Her’s on tours, leads club, etc.
  • How has this leader helped you?
  • How has this leader helped others?


This award goes to an individual or business that has greatly supported the Bell County 4-H program. The recipient is selected by the Membership Advisory Board and the award is presented at the County 4-H Awards Banquet. Recipients chosen for this award are outstanding volunteers who do not have 4-H members participating in the 4-H program in the current year.

If you would like to nominate an Outstanding Leader or Friend of 4-H who has been chosen before or even a County Extension Agent, you can nominate them in early spring through the Texas 4-H Program. Please see weekly updates or newsletter for details.

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