Project Pride Day Results
Youth enrolled in Family and Consumer Sciences and Miscellaneous 4-H projects have their projects evaluated at Project Pride Day (PPD). This event was held on Wednesday, July 10, at the Duke Lundgard Building on the Miami County Fairgrounds. It was wonderful to see all of your hard work!
A few important reminders:
- The list of Ohio State Fair (OSF) Winners is available by clicking here.
- OSF packets for members selected for state will be available for pick up Tuesday, July 16. Packets must be picked up at the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 19. If not picked up by Friday, the alternate will be notified.
- If not able to attend the OSF, please return the packet. Tickets must be returned to the state for audit. Please return by Friday (or phone us at 440-3945, and return on Monday, July 22).
- Outstanding and Honorable Mention winners (as well as State Fair winners) will be announced at the Miami County Fair on Saturday, August 10, at 2:00 p.m. during the Project Pride Day Awards Ceremony.
- If you submitted your project book for an Outstanding Project Book Award, books will be available for pick-up in the Extension Office by Friday, July 19, at 4:00 p.m.
An important component of a member’s 4-H experience is project work.
For complete descriptions of Ohio 4-H projects and the publications that support them, please refer to the Ohio 4-H Family Guide or to Ohio 4-H Project Central (an interactive web site that includes sample pages, ratings, and comments).
A 4-H project is made up of three types of activities:
- Hand-on Activities: making, producing, selling, practicing, observing, testing, interviewing, etc.
- Organized Activities: demonstrations, speeches, workshops, camps, county judging, project activities, exhibits, etc.
- Leadership/Citizenship Activities: conducting, planning, teaching, assisting, informing, organizing, etc.
There are two ways to take a project – either as an individual project or as a group project. Members who complete their projects as planned can receive on of Ohio’s 4-H Project Achievement Certificates. These are awarded based on the level of difficulty of the projects as listed in the Family Guide: beginning, intermediate and advanced. There is also a special certificate available if members plan and complete a self-determined project.
When choosing a project, consider your interests, background, what is necessary to start your project, and what is available to help you complete it. It is best to select no more than two projects as a first-year member.
Not sure what type of projects 4-H has to offer? The Extension Office now has binders featuring each of our 4-H projects. They are grouped by category. This can be a helpful tool for clubs with members who aren't sure what their next projects should be.
Binders can be checked out for a 1 week period with a $5 deposit per binder. Once binders are checked in, the deposit will be returned.
- Advisors - feel free to check the binders out and take them to your next club meeting!
- Members - if you're having trouble deciding which project(s) to do, check out a binder and take a look at what 4-H has to offer!
- Parents - if you're wondering about all of the projects available for your child to take, browse through the binders to see what's available!