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 June 28, they had 17 new Honor Club members approved for membership. The state rankings are as follows.
1st: Polk County – 17
2nd: Moore County – 16
3rd (tie): Bradley County – 15
3rd (tie): Van Buren County – 15
5th: Knox County – 13
The Central Region leads the state with 78 initiates, followed by Eastern with 73 and Western with 48.
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 4-H Honor Club website for a complete listing of Honor Club initiates by region and county for January through June of this year.