Crossville, TN (2018-03-12) Four local high school students were inducted into an elite group of 4-H club members over the weekend, becoming 4-H All-Stars.
Scott County and Oneida School students Addie Davis, Gracie Flynn, Sydney Terry, and Laurel Blount traveled to the Clyde M. York 4-H Center in Crossville over the weekend to be inducted into 4-H Club’s All-Star program.
Tennessee 4-H All Stars is the second level in the Tennessee 4-H recognition program for outstanding 4-H members. Through active participation in their 4-H clubs, 4-H’ers in 7th-12th grades can earn points to become members of the 4-H Honor Club. Once they complete the 8th grade, Honor Club members may apply for membership in 4-H All Stars. Membership in All Stars is based on service, which is the All-Star motto.
4-H All Stars have many opportunities for service, leadership, and fun! Whether participating in county service learning projects, attending regional conferences, or serving as a regional or state officer, members learn about themselves as they serve others. The opportunities are limitless.
The 4-H All Stars program was started in West Virginia in 1920. The organization has changed and adapted over the years to best represent the young people. However, the core values have remained the same. From the very beginning of the organization, 4-H All Stars have sought to be of service to their community.
The emblem of the 4-H All-Stars is a green 4-H clover with a red, five-pointed star and a diamond chip. The red star stands for courage, which is needed to meet our daily problems. The five points of the star symbolize knowledge, strength, truth, beauty, and love. The diamond is made of our most precious stone and sheds its light in the dark.
The 4-H All Star motto is “service.” 4-H All Stars exhibit this motto through county, regional, and state service projects to benefit their neighbors at home and around the world. Although some things in Tennessee 4-H are changing, the All Stars’ commitment to service isn’t one of them.
Members can strengthen their service experience by turning it into a service learning project. Learn more by contacting local 4-H Agent Cassie Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (423) 663-4777. All students in grades 4 to 12 are welcome to join the 4-H Youth Development Program administered locally through a collaboration between the University of Tennessee and Tennessee State University.