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4-H Tuesday News

May 19, 2009
WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program

In this issue. . .

  • Deadline Approaching for Science, Engineering and Technology Competition
  • Register Today for "Breaking Barriers - Building Bridges" 4-H Teen Conference!
  • National 4-H Congress - November 27 through December 1, 2009 
  • Scholarship Recipients
  • Washington Counts in the 21st Century: Increasing Diversity in WA State
  • Human Services Policy Center at the University of Washington-- Recent Works & Communication Survey
  • Disney Minnie Grants


Deadline Approaching for Science, Engineering and Technology Competition
--Jan Klein

This essay and presentation competition challenges students in grades 10-11 to share their thoughts, interests and ideas about Science, Engineering and Technology topics. Students will electronically submit a 300-500 word essay to be judged prior to the Washington State 4-H Teen Conference.

Monday, June 1 is the deadline for essay submissions for the chance to win a fee reimbursement to attend the 4-H Teen Conference or win a scholarship to attend Washington State University - College of Engineering & Architecture.

Competition details can be found online at: Contact Jan Klein at: with any questions about this opportunity.

Register Today for "Breaking Barriers - Building Bridges" 4-H Teen Conference!
--Jan Klein

Registration is OPEN for “Breaking Barriers – Building Bridges” 4-H Teen Conferences at: Workshops are filling up quickly- your county 4-H kids won't want to miss this awesome opportunity to meet other teens from across the state, experience life on a college campus and get answers for a positive future.

National 4-H Congress - November 27 through December 1, 2009 
--Jan Klein

"Accept the Challenge", and be the best person that you can be! The National 4-H Congress experience provides a great opportunity for 4-H members from the across the country to come together and learn about community involvement, culture diversity, and service to others while meeting new friends and experience Atlanta, Georgia. Cost includes: registration $390, airfare, tours, and miscellaneous, approximately $1100. Selection criteria can be found at:  and application at: Applications should be submitted to Jan Klein by June 19, 2009.

Scholarship Recipients
--Jan Klein

Congratulations to the 2009 Scholarship Recipients!

4-H Scholarship Recipients:
Jeffrey Ladderud, Walla Walla County, J Orville Trust Fund
Caleb Klein, Lincoln County, 4-H Foundation
Claire Watson, Kitsap County, Lewis County Trust Fund
Ashley Atkins, Thurston County, Lewis County Trust Fund
Emily Johnson, Skamania County, Lewis County Trust Fund
Brett Moriarty, Spokane County, Lewis County Trust Fund
Kelsey Warren, Columbia County, Lewis County Trust Fund
Stephanie Korvell, Grays Harbor, Lewis County Trust Fund
Brianne Javaux, Walla Walla County, OM Plummer

4-H CAHNRS Recipients:
Brooke Vander Veen, Whatcom County, Leadership
Hannah Wasley, Whatcom County, Citizenship 
Emmit Wild, Snohomish County, Leadership

Washington Counts in the 21st Century: Increasing Diversity in WA State
--Pat BoyEs

The fifth bulletin in the Washington Counts in the 21st Century series, "Increasing Diversity in Washington State: 2000 - 2008" (EB2047E), is available online at: as well as through WSU Extension Publications at:, in the Communities section. This issue looks at the underlying reasons for increasing diversity in Washington State, where different racial and Hispanic/Latino groups are growing the fastest, and why the non-White, Hispanic/Latino population will continue to grow faster than the White population for the foreseeable future.

This series of bulletins, authored by Annabel Kirschner, examines changes in Washington counties and how these changes conform to or diverge from broader state and national trends. All issues of Washington Counts in the 21st Century are free and available for viewing and downloading at:

Please feel free to forward this information to any of your colleagues or constituents that might find these publications of interest.

Human Services Policy Center at the University of Washington-- Recent Works & Communication Survey
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

The Human Services Policy Center pairs applied analytic research with the promotion of policies that improve the lives of children, families, and communities, with special attention to the needs of those who are disadvantaged.

We are currently revisiting our communications strategy and would like your input on the research and policy topics that are of the most pertinent interest from among our program areas. This extremely-brief survey will help us to better shape our communications and more effectively promote our work. 

We also invite you to take a look at some of our most recent works, including:

Proceed to Human Services Policy Center website

Want more information about HSPC's work? Contact us at: 206-685-3135 or at:

Disney Minnie Grants
--Submitted by Kevin Wright

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) was a resounding success as millions of youth changed the world this past weekend. Lasting three days, April 24-26, thousands of events around the world celebrated and recognized the contributions young people make to their communities everyday of the year. 1,950 GYSD projects were registered at:, almost twice as many projects as in 2008.

So, what's next?

You can start planning for a project to take place in September-November 2009 and apply for the next round of Disney Minnie Grants.

Youth Service America and Disney are pleased to offer the Disney Minnie Grants to fund children's efforts to improve their communities. These grants of $500 are for children (ages 5-14) or the organizations that engage them, to implement youth-led service projects that address the issues of Poverty, Hunger, Education, Environment, Global Citizenship, Sustainable Community Development, and Disaster Prevention & Relief. Applications are accepted from all over the world. Projects will take place in the months of September-November 2009.

Applications will be accepted through June 15.
Apply online at:
Questions? Email:


Just a Reminder!

When you have new Extension staff that will be working in some capacity with 4-H, please let Nancy in the State 4-H Office know. They will be added to mailing lists, added to the 4-H Talk list serve, sent a 4-H Welcome Packet, and be assigned a state 4-H staff person as a point of contact, as appropriate. 4-H News is sent via the 4-H Talk list serve each week. Archived copies of previous weeks “Tuesday 4-H News” are available on the 4-H web site: Please send submissions by Friday of each week to Tiffany Boswell, State 4-H Office, Detailed event information and registrations forms can be found on the 4-H web site.

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