At the recent Pennsylvania 4-H State Leadership Conference in University Park, PA, two Bucks County students were among 21 4-H’ers receiving Diamond Clover Awards, the highest achievement possible in the Pennsylvania 4-H program. Katherine Fogel created a sensory trail for therapeutic riders of all ages at the TaKE Center, an equine-assisted therapy program.
Cora Stine carried out a project called “Kinder-garden,” bringing moveable raised garden beds to local schools for hands-on learning.
The Clover Award Program encourages 4-H members to explore new projects and activities that will help them acquire the seven leadership life skills: communicating; decision making and problem solving; getting along with others; learning to learn; managing; understanding self; and working in groups. Engagement with the Clover Award Program is generally a multiyear process and consists of planning and implementing a service-learning project in the community.
“Now more than ever, the skills learned as 4-H’ers are needed all over our world,” said Jeanette Stackhouse, 4-H teen program manager with Penn State Extension. “We are delighted to see so much thought and effort go into these projects that make a great impact on the 4-H’ers’ local communities.”
- Cora Stine (left) receives her Diamond Clover Award
2. Katherine Fogel (left) receives her Diamond Clover Award from 4-H State Council member Jordan Armagost.