Justin Crowe, Director and State 4-H Program Leader
Bradley County is currently the top county in the state in terms of number of Honor Club initiates for 2020. As of June 30, they had 29 new Honor Club members approved for membership. The state rankings are as follows.
- 1st: Bradley County – 29
- 2nd: Dyer County – 15
- 3rd: Moore County – 14
- 4th: Polk County – 11
- 5th: Lincoln County – 10
These counties are to be commended for their efforts in qualifying this number of Honor Club members given the limitations of being in a pandemic. The Eastern Region currently leads the state with 66 initiates, followed by Western with 41 and Central with 38.
We are convinced there is a positive correlation between the number of Honor Club members a county can qualify and the quality of the 4-H program in the county. Honor Club membership is based on participation. Unless many participation opportunities are made available, not many 4-H’ers will be able to qualify for Honor Club recognition. For a complete listing of Honor Club initiates by region and county for January through June of this year visit the 4-H website.