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4-H Fair Ambassador Application

Applications are due Friday, June 21, 2024 by 4:30PM. 

Interviews will be held on Monday, July 8, 2024 at 6:30PM at the Wells County 4-H Park Community Center. More details will be available after application deadline. 

Applications are available HERE.

Contest Rules: 

  1. Applications must be turned into the Wells County Extension Office by the specified due date - typically 14-20 days prior to the 4-H Fair. 
  2. Applicants must be enrolled in the Wells County 4-H Program.
  3. Applicants applying for the Junior Ambassador contest must have been in Grades 7-9 as of January 1 of the current year. 
  4. Applicants applying for the Senior Ambassador contest must have been in Grades 10+ as of January 1 of the current year. 
  5. There is no limit to the number of applicants. 
  6. Youth will only be allowed to apply for each contest up to three different years. (3 years for Junior Ambassador, 3 years for Ambassador).
  7. Participants do not have to be members of the Junior Leader Club.
  8. You may only win each award one time. 
  9. Applications must be summitted on the form provided by the Wells County Extension Office - additional pages will not be considered. 
  10. Applicants should forward the attached reference forms to the appropriate people. References should not be filled out by family members. 
    1. To speed this process alone, you may want to send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and have the form mailed directly back to the Wells County Extension Office: 1240 4-H Park Road, Bluffton, IN 46714; postmarked by the advertised due date. 
  11. The Ambassadors and Junior Ambassadors will assist at 4-H events at the Wells County 4-H Fair, and may be asked to represent 4-H at other events during the year. 
  12. The Ambassadors and Junior Ambassadors will be selected prior to the 4-H Fair by a committee of three judges on the basis of:
    1. 4-H Achievement - 50%
    2. Personal Interview - 30%
    3. Outside Activity - 20%
  13. Interviews of the candidates will be approximately 7-10 minutes long. Applicants will be expected to share how 4-H has helped them with a life skill at the beginning of their interview. 
    1. A list of potential life-skills to consider is located on the back side of the document attached.
  14. Two Junior Ambassadors and two Ambassadors will be selected. Each will receive a cash scholarship of $100 from the Wells County 4-H Association and a $50 cash award from the Wells County Farm Bureau, Inc. 
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