Justin Crowe, Extension Specialist
Polk County is currently the top county in the state in terms of number of Honor Club initiates for 2019. As of March 31, they had 17 new Honor Club members approved for membership. Knox County is second with 13 initiates; Henry is third with nine; Moore is fourth with seven; and Crockett and Henderson are tied for fifth with six each. The Eastern Region leads the state with 42 initiates, followed closely by the Western Region with 40.
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. Visit the Honor Club page for a complete listing of Honor Club initiates by region and county for January, February and March of this year.