Lori Gallimore, Extension Specialist
On behalf of the Tennessee 4-H Youth Development Department, it is my pleasure to announce the finalists in the 2021 Level I and Level II 4-H Citizenship and Leadership Projects! These 4-H’ers received the highest scores in the e-portfolio portion of the competition.
The following includes the list of finalists that are in alphabetical order by last name. The alternates are listed in order by score.
Citizenship Level I
• Reece Chandler, Weakley County
• Lacy Collier, Hawkins County
• Corinne Freeland, Knox County
• Brayden Lawson, Hawkins County
• Delaney Turner, Macon County
• Mason Valentine, Sevier County
Citizenship Level I Alternates:
• Abigail Barnette, Sumner County
• Hattie Martinek, Sumner County
Leadership Level I
• Magdalene Boyle, Knox County
• Hadley Brown, Sumner County
• Camdin Eller, Robertson County
• Ella Flynn, Macon County
• Emma Freeland, Knox County
• Allen Jones, Robertson County
Leadership Level I Alternates:
• Mallory Cope, Hawkins County
• Maddie Rippy, Sumner County
Citizenship Level II
• Molly Dodd, Warren County
• Anne Eddins, Knox County
• Aidan Flynn, Macon County
• Eleanor Israel, Williamson County
• Kyeler Penick, Weakley County
• Lillian Vandagriff, Anderson County
Citizenship Level II Alternates:
• Kaitlyn West, Crockett County
• Brandt Martinek, Sumner County
• Grant Mainord, Putnam County
Leadership Level II
• Taylor Cantrell, Dyer County
• A.J. Hilliard, Crockett County
• Jim Jenkins, Hawkins County
• Emily Ann Lawrence, Crockett County
• Julia Martin, Knox County
• Alyssa Ross, Knox County
Leadership Level II Alternates:
• Kaleb Hanna, Union County
• Hayden Wilson, Crockett County
• Desha Wilkins, Hamilton
These 4-H’ers now move on to the interview portion of the contest which will make up 50% of the total score. This year, these interviews will be conducted virtually and are scheduled to take place April 8 and April 9. More information will be forthcoming.
There are three training videos to help 4-H members prepare for their interviews. These include:
• “4-H Project Interview”
• “Using the 4-H Project Showcase in your Interview”
• “How to Prepare for the Virtual 4-H Interview”
These resources and more are available on the 4-H website and are linked above. They can be found listed at the bottom of the Portfolio webpage.
If a 4-H member is unable to participate in the project interview, please let me know ASAP so that an alternate may be notified.
4-H’ers named an alternate should also prepare for the interview. If a finalist is unable to participate in the interviews, the alternate (listed in order above) next in line, will be contacted with the opportunity to interview.
Scores and comments from the evaluation of the e-portfolios will be sent to agents following the virtual interviews.