UGA Extension Office

Senior 4-Her's 9th - 12th Grades

Senior 4-H

Weekend in Classic City

Each fall, this three-day, two-night event is held in the “Classic City” of Athens at the University of Georgia and exposes youth to higher education through engagement and experience. Students are separated into groups based on their grade level to provide information tailored to their current stage of life.  Throughout the weekend, 4-H’ers will hear from the Office of Financial Aid, Admissions, and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Sunday morning, 4-H’ers worked collectively to build a tetrahedral kite.  This activity encouraged them to reflect on the weekend and think about moving forward with their knowledge gained by keeping their goals in mind, investing in opportunities, talking to others, and enjoying experiences.  Weekend in the Classic City creates an opportunity to provide youth with broad and diverse seminars and speakers that show a comprehensive picture of education pathways throughout higher education in Georgia. Save the Date: TBD for a trip to UGA in Athens, GA!

Fall Forum

Fall Forum is a recreational and educational opportunity planned for Seniors 4-H’ers (9th-12th grades).  The weekend includes a mix of workshops and education sessions, along with opportunities for community service and exhibits, all planned by and led by 4-H’ers.  Recreational programs for 4-H’ers are included to allow 4-H’ers to interact with youth from all over Georgia.  In addition, training and educational opportunities are also offered for 4-H volunteers during the weekend. Save the Date: TBD for a trip to Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, GA!

Fall Forum Exhibit Workshop

The exhibit workshop will be held to help you plan, compile, and complete your exhibit tri-fold board before they are due for the trip to Fall Forum. Tri-Fold boards are provided by 4-H and all photos and printing can be completed at the 4-H Office. Save the Date: Workshop dates TBA.

State Council

State 4-H Council, a Georgia 4-H core program, is the constitutional meeting of the Georgia 4-H Council and includes the election of Georgia 4-H state officers.  Registration for State 4-H Council is open to any current 8th-12th grade 4-H members.  This annual meeting hosts multiple events, competitions, and training throughout the weekend for youth and adults.Save the Date: June 23-25, 2023

4-H Day at the Capitol

Each year, 4-H Day at the Capitol is held during a session of the General Assembly so that 4-H’ers can schedule visits with their legislators, and serve as House and Senate pages. 4-H Day at the Capitol also offers opportunities meet legislators from around the state.  This event is designed for high school grade 4-H’ers. Save the Date: Feb. 08, 2023

Senior District Project Achievement

Project Achievement is one of the most prominent 4-H competitions. It helps 4-H'ers develop both oral and written communication skills while giving them the opportunity to investigate or research a topic of their interest. 4-H'ers will spend a weekend at Rock Eagle, competing against other 4-H'ers from the Northeast district. Read more about Project Achievement. Save the Date: March 10-12, 2023

Portfolios Workshop

9th through 12th graders—Portfolios are required to attend Senior DPA at Rock Eagle. This workshop will help you plan, compile, and complete your portfolios before they are due at the end of December. Workshops will begin after-school and end at 5:00 P.M.  Dec. 19-22, 2022 -  9am-5pm & Jan. 3-9, 2023 - 3-6pm

Speech Preparation Workshop

9th through 12th graders—Speeches are required to attend Senior DPA at Rock Eagle. This workshop will help you plan, compile, and complete your speech before they are due at the end of February. Workshops will begin after-school and end at 5:00 P.M.  TBA

State Congress

State Congress has been the premier competition and recognition event for high school age Georgia 4-H’ers.  Held each year in Atlanta, State Congress is a four-day event that hosts various contests, recognizes 4-H scholarship recipients, and honors state 4-H winners in a variety of projects and competitions.  Throughout the week, we highlight outstanding 4-H student-led service projects, professionals, friends, private donors, and public officials for their contributions to the success of 4-H in Georgia.

Other activities include tours of the Atlanta area and a reception for the student to meet with 4-H donors and UGA administrators.  As delegates come from all corners of Georgia, the opportunity to meet and spend time in the capital of Georgia is an experience itself for many competitors.

Full-time delegates to State Congress are high school-aged 4-H’ers who have advanced beyond district competition and are competing considered state finalists in the Project Achievement and Leadership in Action competitions.  High school-aged special event state winners are invited to State Congress for the Annual Banquet on Thursday evening. Save the Date: July 18-21, 2023 for a trip to in Atlanta, GA!

National Congress

Each year, Georgia sends a delegation to the National 4-H Congress comprised of the Georgia 4-H Project Achievement state winners. National 4-H Congress is a five-day event held in Atlanta, GA during Thanksgiving break, that engages high school-aged 4-H members in leadership, citizenship, global awareness, and inclusion. Participants not only have the opportunity to participate in state-of-the-art educational workshops and hear from world-renowned speakers, but they also have the opportunity to network with other 4-H members from across the United States. Save the Date: TBA

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