White awarded 4-H’s Emerald Award

Published 11:59 am Thursday, August 10, 2017

By Kimberly Adams Leger
4-H Youth Development Specialist

Lincoln County is proud to announce that Corey White is a 2017 recipient of the 4-H Emerald Award.

White is only the second 4-H member from Lincoln County to receive this prestigious honor – the first was Kaylie Padgett in 2015.

The Kentucky 4-H Achievement Program was created to reward ambitious and accomplished young people throughout the state.

In the highly competitive 4-H Achievement Program, young people receive recognition and prizes for their accomplishments in 4-H and their community. 4-H’ers can start accumulating points as soon as they start 4-H and begin earning recognition in the sixth grade.

4-H’ers at least in the 10th grade, and who have reached Level V can apply for the gold award. Each district can submit 10 applicants for the gold award. Of the 70 statewide applicants, 30 are selected. The competitive program consists of an application, and a panel interview portion.

Of those 30 only the top four of in the state representing the Head, Heart, Hands, and Health of 4-H can become an Emerald Achievement winner. This is the highest honor Kentucky 4-H can offer. 

Emerald Competitive Achievement winners receive a full scholarship to the National 4-H Conference on the National 4-H Center Campus in Washington, D.C. and a $1000 education scholarship.

For more information about the Kentucky 4-H Achievement Program, and how you can be involved, contact the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension Service at (606) 365-2447 or email 4-H Agent Courtney Brock at courtney.brock@uky.edu