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96th Tennessee 4-H Roundup and All Star Conference

A Place To Call Home - 4-H 2020 Logo Green

The University of Tennessee at Martin
July 20-24, 2020

Welcome to the Tennessee 4-H Roundup website! We’re glad you’re here and hope you’ll take some time to explore the pages to find out what Roundup is all about. Please enjoy looking around the site. We’re always working on it so check back often! Be sure to let us know what you think. We’d love to hear from you.

Tennessee 4-H Roundup and All Star Conference
Tennessee 4-H Roundup and All Star Conference
Tennessee 4-H Roundup and All Star Conference

 2019 Tennessee 4-H Roundup and All Star Conference on the UT Knoxville campus

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 $225 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 20, 2020. The opening assembly will be Monday evening. Roundup will end Thursday evening, July 23, 2020, 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 20

  • 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
  • 5:45 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 21

  • 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 22

  • 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
  • 6:00 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 23

  • 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
  • 7:30 p.m. – Vol State Ceremony/Installation of 2019-2020 State Council
  • 10:00 p.m. – Dance/Pool Party
  • 12:00 a.m. – Living Group Meetings
  • 12:30 a.m. – All Delegates in Their Rooms

Friday, July 24

  • 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast on Your Own

State 4-H Council Roundup Elections

State 4-H Council Roundup Elections 2019 - 2020

2020 Tennessee State 4-H Council Members 

The 2020 State 4-H Council members include: (seated, left to right) Katherine Anne Thierfelder, Secretary, Madison County; Cassie Lewis, Senior Representative, Lauderdale County; Jana Owen, State 4-H Council Vice President, Lincoln County; Laura Grace Jenkins, State 4-H Counci President, Hawkins County; Ethan Hitchcock, Senior Representative, Warren County; Leiah Wilkins, Senior Representative, Hamilton County; and Kennedy Hill, Senior Representative, Union County; (standing, left to right) Leah Kennedy, State 4-H Congress Speaker of the House, Williamson County; Carlin Cochran, State 4-H Congress Governor, Hickman County; Carragan Fields, State 4-H All Star Scribe, Fentress County; Joshua Wade, State 4-H All Star Deputy Chief, Bedford County; Savannah Jones, State 4-H All Star Chief, Union County; Tucker Mountain, Representative at Large, Overton County; Annaleigh Escobar, Representative at Large, Dyer County; Breanna Mills, Junior Representative, Decatur County; Ashtyn Drake, Junior Representative, Madison County;  Claire Brooks, Junior Representative, Warren County; Tim Held, Junior Representative, Bradley County; Katherine Dylan Simmons, Junior Representative, Van Buren County; and Bonnie Chandler, Junior Representative, Anderson County. Not pictured, Isaac Chandler, State 4-H Congress Speaker of the Senate, Anderson 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 2019 Roundup service project, Tennessee 4-H members will “adopt” a foster child.

As you know, the 4-H All Stars’ motto is “Service!” This played a major role in which service project was picked for Roundup for July 2019. To many, 4-H is a life-changing organization, but is also a second family. For this service project we picked something that would affect children in need across all ages.

Service Project Details:

Tennessee 4-H Roundup and All Star Conference delegates are asked to bring in ten dollars (spare change or cash). All Tennessee 4-H members are encouraged to fundraise for this project. As with many things in life, output is determined by input; the more we as 4-H members put in, the greater the outcome for the foster children we are striving to serve. The success of this project will be determined by the amount of effort put in by Tennessee 4-H members.

Non-competing delegates will use this money to go to the local Walmart. While there, they will buy toys or items of want for their “adopted” foster child.

Funds should be turned in at the Roundup welcome event on Monday afternoon!

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