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4-H Week: 'Inspire Kids to Do'


October 17, 2019

Katie Strehl

On Friday, 4-H members who participatef in "dress in green day" form a "4-H" in the middle of the gym to celebrate 4-H week.

Last week was National 4-H Week, and it was full of activities for Freedom School's students. The 4-H theme was "Inspire Kids to Do." Each day was dress-up day and there were contests. Contests included "guess the number of candies in the candy jar," 4-H scavenger hunt and "kiss the goat."

A large jar was full of chocolate candies and students, faculty and staff could guess. There were 127 pieces and school administrator Bryant Weber won the jar with a perfect guess.

The scavenger hunt consisted of finding items that depicted 4-H objects. For example, participants were asked to find a photo of a 4-leaf clover, a magnet with the 4-H pledge, and a signature of a 4-H officer. The winners announced on Friday were Payton Kirkpatrick and Reagan Wilson. Each won a pair of movie passes to the Lakeside 6 theater in Woodward.

Katie Strehl

(Left) David Turner wins the "Kiss the Goat" contest by earning the most money. (Right) From left: Bryant Weber, Reagan Wilson, Payton Kirkpatrick, and David Turner were winners during 4-H week.

The last competition was "kiss the goat contest." Faculty and staff were asked to volunteer for the opportunity to win a kiss with a goat. There were over 12 volunteers. The goal of the contest was to raise money for the club. Each volunteer had a jar and his or her picture was attached. Students and adults were encouraged to put money into the jar of the volunteer they wished to have kiss the goat. With a difference of approximately $8, ag teacher David Turner won the contest with Coach Beene placing second.

Turner was a good sport and puckered up for a smooch. "It was for a good cause, and I was happy to help out," Turner said. "If you think about it, it could have been worse."

Tamara Link, the 4-H advisor, feels that 4-H is a wonderful organization that helps kids in positive ways. "The kids really banded together to make the week fun and that can help grow our group."

4-H is a national organization that supports diversity, involvement, and volunteerism. It is open to school age children of first through twelfth grade and post high school students. The 4-H program's mission is to empower youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.


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