Nomination forms are now available for the annual Kewaunee County 4-H awards honoring outstanding members, leaders, and community members.

A committee selects the award winners from the nomination forms, and all award winners are honored at the annual Fall 4-H Banquet.

Anyone can nominate someone for one of the awards by filling out the appropriate form and mailing it to Kewaunee County 4-H, 810 Lincoln St., Kewaunee, WI 54216 or jill.jorgensen@ces.uwex.edu

All forms are due at the UW-Extension office by Sept. 15, and the selection committee will meet shortly after that.

The award descriptions are:

New Teen Award – Nominations are open to 4-H members in grades 7-9. This individual should display good leadership skills, sportsmanship, a positive attitude, a willingness to help others, and dedication. He/she should serve as a positive role model and mentor to other youth. This person should be involved at the club, project, county and maybe even beyond.

Outstanding Teen Award – The outstanding teen award nominations are open to 4-H members in grades 10-13. This individual should display good leadership skills, sportsmanship, a positive attitude, a willingness to help others, and dedication. He/she should serve as a positive role model and mentor to other youth. This person should be involved at the club, project, county and maybe even beyond.

Outstanding Leader – Any current 4-H leader may be nominated for this award. Do you know a volunteer leader that continually goes above and beyond for the organization? Someone who embodies what the 4-H program is all about? A volunteer that has made a difference in the lives of youth, other adults, or the community at large through the 4-H program? Then be sure to nominate this person for the outstanding leader award.

Friend of 4-H – This is for any person, business, or group that is not currently part of the 4-H program that has been a partner or has provided a great deal of support to Kewaunee County 4-H.

Outstanding Club/Project Member – Each club/project should select one outstanding member from their club/project membership. This individual should display good leadership skills, sportsmanship, a positive attitude, a willingness to help others, and dedication. Each club/project is asked to select one member and submit that person’s name on the Outstanding Club/Project Member form.