Tennessee 4-H Roundup and All Star Conference

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville
July 17-21, 2023

 Scenes from the 2022 Tennessee 4-H Roundup and All Star Conference

We are offering a special Alumni opportunity at Tennessee 4-H Roundup since it is the Centennial! Stay tuned for more information regarding this special event and how to register.

All project finalists should plan to attend. The current state winners in citizenship and leadership, all active 4-H All Stars, and current 4-H members who have previously attended National 4-H Congress as project winners may also attend Roundup. Each county may send one active volunteer leader for each eight (or major fraction thereof) members attending Roundup. State 4-H Council, State Committee of Volunteer Leaders, and selected UT Extension personnel also attend to assist with the program.

  • To enable senior 4-H members to become better acquainted with their state university and career opportunities offered by the University of Tennessee.
  • To offer opportunities for senior 4-H members to become more familiar with new research-verified principles in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and related fields.
  • To help senior 4-H members receive due recognition for their outstanding project work and leadership accomplishments.
  • To provide senior 4-H members satisfying civic and social experiences based on their needs and interests.

The Roundup registration fee is $75 for state finalists and $250 for All Stars attending as non-finalists. State Council members and volunteer leaders attend on scholarship. Registration should be completed through each county Extension office.

Roundup registration will be held in the University Village II on the University of Tennessee at Martin campus, Monday, July 18, 2022. The opening assembly will be Monday evening. Roundup will end Thursday evening, July 21, 2022, with the Vol State Ceremony and installation of the new officers, followed by a farewell dance.

All delegates will stay by regions in the air-conditioned comfort of the University of Tennessee at Martin dormitories (University Village II). Most of the meals will be in a university cafeteria. Breakfast each morning will be provided.

The University of Tennessee at Martin makes a special effort to arrange college tours for delegates attending Roundup. Delegates may choose the area in which they are most interested and meet with UTM staff and students who will show them the facilities and answer all their questions. For more information on the University of Tennessee at Martin, click on the logo below.

Here is a list of “must have” items when packing for State 4-H Roundup and All Star Conference.

  • Sheets and blanket or sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Towels and washcloth
  • Soap, toothpaste, etc.
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Raincoat/umbrella
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathing suit

Knowing what to wear for Roundup can be a challenge…especially if this is your first time attending the event. Keep in mind you are representing your county as well as the 4-H program. Thus, it is better to be “over-dressed” than “under-dressed.” The most important and most basic guideline is that your general appearance should be neat and clean. To help you plan, please be familiar with the dress code. 

  1. Make it a point to be on time or ahead of time for each session and event.
  2. Be a good listener. Some important donor representatives, university officials, and 4-H alumni will be speaking during Roundup. Impress them by your attentiveness.
  3. Smoking and chewing gum in public are out of place during Roundup.
  4. Thoughtfulness in writing notes of appreciation to sponsors, leaders, agents, and parents will mean much to them.
  5. Share your experience with others when you return home. Take notes and be prepared to give an interesting and worthwhile account of your Roundup experience.

Remember…as official delegates of their counties, delegates serve as 4-H ambassadors. Delegates should strive to be an example of a model
4-H’er! Be courteous in assemblies. Two whispers do not bother a speaker, but 500 whispers make it difficult for him/her to be heard, so be considerate.

Before coming to State 4-H Roundup, delegates and their parents or guardians must sign Form 600A: 4-H Activity and Event Acceptance Form (available from the county Extension office or the Tennessee 4-H Forms and Materials page). When delegates sign this form, they are agreeing to follow all rules and guidelines for participation.

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Monday, July 18

  • 1:00 p.m. – Registration
  • 1:00 p.m. – Welcome Party
  • 1:00 p.m. – Set Up All Star Exhibits
  • 4:45 p.m. – Group Photo
  • 5:00 p.m. – Dinner
  • 5:30 p.m. – Orientation for Leaders, Agents, Regional Staff, and Council Members
  • 6:15 p.m – Orientation for Project Achievement Day Chairpersons
  • 7:30 p.m. – Opening Assembly (immediately followed by regional meetings/elections)
  • 11:00 p.m. – Living Group Meetings
  • 11:30 p.m. – All Delegates in Their Rooms

Tuesday, July 19

  • 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. – Project Achievement Competition Begins
  • 9:00 a.m. – Service Activity for All Stars Not in Competition
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m. – Educational Sessions
  • 3:00 p.m. – All Star Meeting (all regional officers, state officers, and advisors)
  • 5:30 p.m. – Donor Reception
  • 6:30 p.m. – Awards Banquet
  • 11:30 p.m. – Living Group Meetings
  • 12:00 a.m. – All Delegates in Their Rooms

Wednesday, July 20

  • 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. – Senior Breakfast
  • 8:45 a.m. – General Assembly
  • 9:30 a.m. – College Tours
  • 11:30 a.m – Lunch
  • 6:30 p.m. – Dinner
  • 8:30 p.m. – All Star Ceremony and Campfire
  • 11:00 p.m. – Living Group Meetings
  • 11:30 p.m. – All Delegates in Their Rooms

Thursday, July 21

  • 7:30 a.m. – Level II State Winners’ Breakfast
  • 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast (for all others)
  • 9:00 a.m. – General Assembly (scholarship and awards presentation)
  • 10:30 a.m. – Vote for State Council President
  • 11:30 a.m. – All Star Luncheon
  • 11:30 a.m. – Lunch (for all others)
  • 2:00 p.m. – General Assembly (All Star highlights)
  • 5:00 p.m. – Dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. – Vol State Ceremony/Installation of 2022-2023 State Council
  • 9:00 p.m. – Dance
  • 11:00 p.m. – Living Group Meetings
  • 11:30 p.m. – All Delegates in Their Rooms

Friday, July 22

  • 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast on Your Own

State 4-H Council Roundup Elections

2023 Tennessee State 4-H Council Members 

Hadley Brown, President, Sumner County
Alex Carpenter, Vice-President, Obion County
Savannah Agee, Representative at Large, Jackson County
Nevaeh Coleman, Representative at Large, Madison County
Addie Brooks, Senior Representative, Claiborne County
Macey Gean, Senior Representative, Dyer County
Allen Jones, Senior Representative, Robertson County
Spencer Nelson, Senior Representative, Washington County
Delaney Turner, Senior Representative, Macon County
Courtney Campbell, Junior Representative, Dickson County
Olivia Castle, Junior Representative, Washington County
Hope Collins, Junior Representative, McNairy County
Delia Marchant, Junior Representative, Giles County
Cade Simmons, Junior Representative, Van Buren County
Mason Valentine, Junior Representative, Sevier County
Mattie Smith, State Chief, Meigs County
Clay Owen, Deputy Chief, Lincoln County
Lacy Collier, State Scribe, Hawkins County
Rachel Ahlheit, Governor, Dickson County
Gabe Harville, Speaker of the House, Smith County
Zac Lewis, Speaker of the Senate, Overton County

Election Procedure:  

Members of the State 4-H Council will be elected during the regional meetings on Monday evening. Each region will select two senior representatives (must be entering senior year in high school) and two or more junior representatives (must be entering junior year in high school). The senior representatives will be the candidates for State Council president and vice president.


To be eligible to run for an office, 4-H members must have been approved for membership in the Tennessee 4-H Honor Club prior to Roundup. Two representatives-at-large will be selected through an interview process during the week. Candidates for these positions will also be selected at the Monday evening regional meetings.

Judging Procedures:

  1. There will be two divisions, senior Level I (9th and 10th grade) and senior Level II (11th and 12th grade).
    1. Senior Level I (9th and 10th grade) awards will be based on the member’s project achievement portfolio counting 50% and a project interview with a resume counting 50%.
    2. Senior Level II (11th and 12th grade) awards will be based on the member’s project achievement portfolio counting 50% and a project interview with a resume counting 50%.
  2. During the interview, all participants (Level I and Level II) will be seated at a table, facing the judges. The only persons in the room during the interview will be the person being interviewed and the judges.
    1. Level I (9th and 10th grade) participants will be interviewed through questions only. Level I participants may include either a narrative or resume in their portfolio. However, a resume will need to be prepared (if they submitted a narrative) for the interview. Additionally, each participant should bring four (4) copies of a resume with them. 
    1. Level II (11th and 12th grade) participants will be interviewed through questions only. Level II participants are not to use any visuals. The judges will be provided with a copy of each finalist’s resume from their project achievement portfolio. However, participants are encouraged to bring four (4) copies of their resume with them.

Score Cards:


  1. State finalists
    Twelve scholarships to State 4-H Roundup (six Level I and six Level II)
  2. State winners*
    1. Level II – Trip to National 4-H Congress, an engraved silver tray, and the Ieula Lee medallion
    1. Level I – Tennessee 4-H Foundation Horizon Award and an opportunity for a $500 college scholarship
* Additional awards for specific project areas are listed in the Tennessee 4-H Recognition Handbook (Section IX).


A complete listing of Tennessee 4-H Roundup project donors maybe be found in the Tennessee 4-H Recognition Handbook (Section IX). Donor addresses are available in Section XIV of the handbook.

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Our Hands to a Larger Service
For the 2022 Roundup service project, Tennessee 4-H members will collect items to benefit the Carl Perkins Center. See flyer for details.

Service Project Details:

The mission of the Center is to provide support to families in preventing and dealing with child abuse in West Tennessee, and to help both parents and children meet the practical needs of preserving and improving the quality of family life.

We will be collecting the following items:

Eastern: Canned Foods

Central: Diapers and Wipes

Western: Paper Towels and Toilet Paper

4-H All Star Exhibits

Each active All Star member is eligible to enter a project exhibit in the All Star exhibit competition. Exhibits may be set up between 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday. Exhibits may be taken down Thursday afternoon.


The purpose of the project exhibit is to provide 4-H All Stars an additional opportunity to share ideas, accomplishments, requirements, and/or results of special studies or research in their 4-H project.


  1. Any active All Star who attends the State 4-H All Star Conference held in conjunction with Roundup may enter one exhibit in the competition.
  2. Exhibits must be displayed on a 3′ by 3′ tabletop. The area from the table top to the floor may also be utilized.
  3. Members are also encouraged to make their exhibits “free standing” since it may not be possible for each table to be placed against a wall.
  4. Exhibits will be scored according to the 4-H educational display score sheet.

Score Cards

4-H Educational Display Score Sheet


A first-place plaque will be awarded to the All Star with the highest scoring exhibit. The top five exhibitors will receive a $25 cash award. All exhibits will be classified into blue, red, and white award groups.


Tennessee 4-H All Stars

Vol State | Awards and Recognition HandbookOrientation Information | Agent/Leader Responsibilities | Volunteer Position Description