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Justin Crowe, Extension Specialist

Bradley is currently the top county in the state in terms of number of Honor Club initiates for 2017. As of June 30, they had 40 new Honor Club members approved for membership! The rankings are as follows:

  • 1st   Bradley County   40
  • 2nd: Claiborne County 22
  • 3rd: Knox County 19
  • 4th:    Polk County 15
  • 5th     Lincoln County 12

The Eastern Region leads the state with 152 initiates, followed by Central with 95 and Western with 43.

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. Go to the 4-H website for a complete listing of Honor Club initiates by region and county for January through June of this year.