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Clark students earn 4-H Achievement Program awards

4-H encourages young people to set and achieve their goals. To that end, the Kentucky 4-H Achievement Program was created to reward ambitious and accomplished young people throughout the state.

In the highly competitive 4-H Achievement Program, young people receive recognition and prizes for their accomplishments in 4-H and their community. 4-H’ers can start accumulating points as soon as they start 4-H and begin earning recognition by age 10.

Each district can submit 10 applicants for the Gold Award. Of the 70 statewide applicants, 30 are selected. The competitive program consists of an application and a panel interview portion.

Four Clark County students were honored with Gold Awards. They are Madison Williams, Autumn Bringer, Emmie Comer and Carlee Franklin.

4-H’ers who are at least 16 and have previously attained Gold Achievement are eligible to apply for the Emerald Achievement Award.

Each applicant must submit an updated application, video and two recommendation letters, a cover letter and resume.

Only twenty are selected to interview. Of those 20, only the top four in the state representing the Head, Heart, Hands and Health of 4-H can become an Emerald Achievement winner. 

This is the highest honor of Kentucky 4-H can offer.

From Clark County, Clay Comer was awarded the Emerald Award.   

Emerald Competitive Achievement winners receive a full scholarship to the National 4-H Conference on the National 4-H Center Campus in Washington, D.C., and a $1,000 education scholarship.