4-H Portfolios Are Due February 4, 2019

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4-H members who are 13 or older (age determined as of January 1 of the current program year), and who have had two or more years in 4-H project work, are eligible to submit portfolios in district and state competition. Portfolios were formerly called cumulative records.

A portfolio is similar to a project record, except that it summarizes a member’s work in a project area for three consecutive years, rather than just one year. Like a project record, it also summarizes the member’s experience in leadership, community service, and citizenship. There are many different categories of portfolios. Check the 4-H Award’s Handbook for the list of categories.

Youth who submit a portfolio by the announced county deadline and go on to earn a gold rating at the district level will receive $25 from Henderson County 4-H. Portfolios are judged at the district and state levels with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded at each level. District winners receive a medal and certificate. In MOST categories (check the current Award’s Handbook for each category), state medalists win monetary awards.

For 4-H portfolio forms and the Awards Handbook, visit the NC 4-H website. Participants are asked to use the “4-H Member’s Record” folder (pictured below) for portfolios. These are available at the Cooperative Extension office, or you may purchase these at the 4-H Mall:  https://shop4-h.org/products/4-h-members-record-book-cover

Portfolios are due February 4, 2019, to the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center. Contact Denise_Sherrill@ncsu.edu if you have any questions.