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Hopkins County 4-H Gives Back
Oct12

Hopkins County 4-H Gives Back

Johanna Hicks By Johanna Hicks, Hopkins County AgriLife Extension Family & Community Health Agent, [email protected] National 4-H Week recognition has come to a close, but Hopkins County 4-H’ers are still going strong!  Our County Extension staff feel strongly that we need to teach our youth to give back to the community, and that’s exactly what they are doing! Throughout the month of October, contributions will be accepted...

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Celebrating Youth Achievement For 4-H Week
Sep29

Celebrating Youth Achievement For 4-H Week

Hopkins County AgriLife Extension Agents utilized their regular report to Hopkins County Commissioners Court to celebrate youth achievement in anticipation of the upcoming National 4-H Week, and noted some upcoming 4-H and Extension activities. Johanna Hicks, family and community health agent, and Mario Villarino, agriculture and natural resources agent, gave an update on the 4-H program as well as upcoming activities planned as part...

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2022 4-H Achievement Banquet: Carroll, Reyes Receive Awards For Outstanding Leadership
Aug24

2022 4-H Achievement Banquet: Carroll, Reyes Receive Awards For Outstanding Leadership

Each year, an achievement banquet is held to recognize Hopkins County 4-H members and leaders for their achievements and outstanding leadership over the past year. At the 2022 Hopkins County 4-H Achievement Banquet, Rylie Carroll and Tammy Reyes were honored for outstanding leadership, while the new county 4-H council officers were recognized, and several other 4-H members received certificates for their accomplishments. Extension...

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4-H Project Show Results and the Annual Christmas Joys Program
Oct13

4-H Project Show Results and the Annual Christmas Joys Program

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County 4-H Project Show Results Every year during National 4-H Week, Hopkins County 4-H members have the opportunity to enter items in the 4-H Project Show. This serves as an avenue to showcase talents of our 4-H youth. Even though entries were down, 22 quality items were entered in this year’s Project Show.  Here are the...

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Achievement Banquet Honors 4-H’ers with Gold Star Award, Scholarships and Volunteer Recognition
Aug25

Achievement Banquet Honors 4-H’ers with Gold Star Award, Scholarships and Volunteer Recognition

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsome with 4-H students honored at the Achievement Banquet Each year, the Achievement Banquet honors Hopkins County 4-H students who have excelled in their chosen areas of interest during the past 12 months. Now, just as a new 4-H enrollment year is beginning, these students were recognized for hard work and success during 2020/2021.  All five 4-H clubs of Hopkins County had a number of students...

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Hicks: Walk Thru Texas History and 4-H Project Tour Day
Jun09

Hicks: Walk Thru Texas History and 4-H Project Tour Day

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County Walk Thru Texas History Three teams (24 individuals) recently participated in “Walk Through Texas History”, as part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s healthy lifestyle initiative.  Walk Through Texas History (WTTH) is a 4-week, 416-mile trek through historic places in Texas History, starting with Gonzales, and continuing with...

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Carroll Selected Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador
Jun02

Carroll Selected Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador

By Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, [email protected] Rylie Carroll, Hopkins County 4-H member, has been selected as a Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador. But first, I want to explain what the Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador program involves. Participation was announced to all high school youth in the spring. Those selected are trained to serve as a community health and...

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Outstanding 4-H, Miller Grove FFA Members, Extension Agent Recognized
Apr26

Outstanding 4-H, Miller Grove FFA Members, Extension Agent Recognized

Two outstanding 4- members, two Miller Grove FFA members and an Extension Agent received recognition during Monday’s Hopkins County Commissioners Court meeting. Janie Crump Scholarships Extension Agent Johanna Hicks presents a $500 Janie Crump Memorial Scholarship to Jorja Bessonett Hopkins County AgriLife Extension Agents Johanna Hicks and Mario Villarino awarded Jorja Bessonett, a member of Miller Grove 4-H Club, and Savannah...

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Hopkins County 4-H Members in the News – Again!
Apr23

Hopkins County 4-H Members in the News – Again!

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County Hopkins County is honored to have some outstanding youth in the 4-H program!  District 4-H Contests were held recently in Farmersville for 4-H members across the northeast Texas district – 22 counties to be exact. Three from Hopkins County walked away with awards. Here are the results: Senior division (grades 9-12):  Rylie...

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4-H Project Show Results
Oct16

4-H Project Show Results

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County National 4-H Week Best of Show ribbon The Hopkins County 4-H Project Show took place during National 4-H Week, and the results are in! Twenty-six projects were registered for judging. Art:William Ebel, Junior – Blue ribbon, Best of Show; Red ribbonJayci McClung, Junior – Red RibbonJohni McClung, Junior – Red ribbonPenelope...

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