Justin Crowe, Extension Specialist
Congratulations are in order for all 4-H agents, volunteers and teen leaders who encouraged 4-H’ers to apply for Honor Club membership last year. A total of 427 4-H’ers were initiated into the Honor Club during the 2019 calendar year.
Sevier County initiated the most Honor Club members with 42 qualifying for membership. Other counties in the top five included Crockett County with 38; Madison County with 32; Henry County with 24; and Polk and Van Buren counties with 17 each.
The Western Region was the top region for the second year in a row with 154 initiates, followed by the Eastern Region with 146 and the Central Region with 127. Additional data on Honor Club membership may be found on the 4-H Recognition page.
Remember Honor Club is a recognition program. Honor Club recognizes members for participation in educational opportunities; membership does not involve winning any kind of competition. Members receive points on the application form just for participating. Any 4-H’ers meeting the minimum number of points can achieve Honor Club recognition. An active Honor Club is an indication of a quality teen program.
Why not invite your outstanding 4-H members to an application party in 2020 hosted by your Honor Club members! Don’t delay. Start your 4-H members working on their Honor Club applications today! We are awaiting your applications for 2020.