Maryland 4-H 2010 Portfolio Process for Out-of-State Trips The Maryland 4-H Awards and Recognition Committee Major Out-of-State Trips • • • • • National 4-H Congress National 4-H Conference West Virginia Older Members’ Conference Virginia 4-H Congress Camp Miniwanca Number of Trips per 4-Her A 4-Her will be limited to two major trips during his/her 4-H career and no more than one trip per calendar year and a 4-Her can attend each trip only once. Portfolio Components and Scoring • • • • Application Resume Essay Interview • Scoring: – Interview – Resume – Essay Total 40 Points 40 Points 20 Points 100 Points • For National 4-H Congress-Each County/City Has One Slot, but Youth Must Acquire a Minimum Total Score of 80%, Two Slots are Reserved for State Public Speaking and Fashion Review Champions and the Remaining Slots Are Filled Based off of Total Score. Deadlines • Application, Resume, and Essay for National 4-H Conference is October 8, 2010 to the Maryland 4-H Center • Application, Resume, and Essay for National 4-H Congress, Camp Miniwanca, West Virginia Older Members’ Conference and Virginia 4-H Congress is January 20, 2010 to the Maryland 4-H Center The Resume • Focus: – Leadership – Citizenship – Life Skills • • • • Length-no more than three pages Single Spaced Margins-no less than 1 inch Font Size-no less than 12 point The Essay • 2008 Essay Theme-”Of the Four H’s, Which One Has Had the Most Impact On Your Life and Why?” • Length-no more than two pages • Double Spaced • Margins-no less than 1 inch • Font Size-no less than 12 point The Interview • Focus – Leadership – Citizenship – Life Skills • Interview Tips Sheet Interview Dates and Locations 4-H Conference (Fall 2010) – Maryland 4-H Center, College Park, November 9, 2010 – Volunteer & Teen Forum, Ocean City, November 21, 2010 (Choose one of the two locations) • 4-H Congress, VA Congress, WV Congress & Camp Miniwanca (Winter 2010) – Queen Anne’s County Extension Office, Centreville, February 6, 2010 (Snow Date February 20, 2010) – Maryland 4-H Center, College Park, February 9, 2010 (Snow Date February 23, 2010) – Carroll County Ag Center, Westminster, February 13, 2010 (Snow Date Sunday, February 28, 2010) (Choose one of the three locations) (DATES AND LOCATION ARE DRAFT) Helping You Jazz Up Your 4-H Resume Resume • An accumulation of what you have done throughout your 4-H career • Start with most recent and go to the oldest • Judging based on Leadership, Citizenship & Life Skills • Must be typed • Use bulleting, not paragraphs • Make no more than three pages • Single Spaced • Margins no less than 1 inch • Font Size no less than 12 point The General Format • Personal Information • Objective • Skills and Accomplishments – Citizenship – Leadership – Life Skills • Education (Optional) • Employment (Optional) • Additional Personal Information A Little More Details • Personal Information – – – – Complete Name Address Phone & E-mail County and Club (Optional) • Objective – To present my skills and accomplishments that I have acquired in 4-H so that I may be considered for a Maryland 4-H out-of-state trip. – To present my credentials in a way to support my skills and accomplishments acquired through 4-H membership for consideration for a Maryland 4-H outof-state trip The Focus-Leadership • Leadership-indicate significant leadership roles and impacts • Samples: – Representative of X County as a member of the Maryland State Teen Council (2006-2007) – Served as President of the Country Clovers 4H club (2004-2006) – Instructed new 4-Her on how to do a demonstration (2006-2008) The Focus-Citizenship • Citizenship-indicate significant citizenship efforts and impacts • Samples: – Shared crafts and games with residents of X nursing home (2003-2007) – Participated in X river cleanup on Earth Day (2000-2007) – Served food on a monthly basis at the Helping Hands soup kitchen (2005-2007) The Focus-Life Skills • Life Skills-focus on knowledge and skills gained through 4-H involvement • Do not just list accomplishments and awards, we want to see life skills reached • 4-Her can incorporate accomplishments in with life skills attained. • Samples: – Learned communications through participating with judging oral reasons and doing demonstrations at the club, county and state level. With my skills, I was able to earn a champion on the State level in 2006. – Learned personal responsibility by raising and caring for my animal projects. With my skills, I earned a champion rate of gain award for my hog in 2006. – Learned time management by deciding which project to carry and what activities I would be able to attend in my busy schedule. More on Life Skills • Managing-Keeping records, wise use of resources, planning/organizing • Thinking-Problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, learning to learn • Living-Disease prevention, personal safety • Being-Self responsibility, self discipline, character • Working-Teamwork, self motivation, contribution to group effort • Giving-Community service, leadership • Caring-Sharing, empathy, concern for others • Relating-Communication, cooperation, social skills, accepting differences A Little More Details • Education (Optional) – – – – – – X High School, Expected graduation, June, 2009 Maintain a 3.9 GPA and am a Honor Roll Member Member of National Honors Society, 2006-2007 Junior Class President, 2007 JV Lacrosse Team, 2006-2007 Member of the High School Marching Band and Performing Orchestra • Employment (Optional) – Summer Lifeguard X Community Pool, 2006 – Work Part-time on Family Farm, 2000-Present • Additional Personal Information – – – – Family: Son of Dick and Jane; one brother Jack Church: Member of the X Church, Youth Group Member Affiliations: Member of the American and Maryland Angus Association Hobbies: I enjoy dancing, horseback riding, and playing trivia games Share Some Outstanding Resume Samples University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, gender, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, or national origin.