July/August Texas Techsan Sneak Peek: History in the Making
For the first time since its inception, Texas 4-H Roundup will be held at Texas Tech University.
By Jennifer Ritz
For the first time since its inception,
Texas 4-H Roundup will be held at Texas Tech University. Previously, 4-H Roundup was held only at Texas A&M University in College Station.
What’s the big deal, you ask? Well, 4-H has more than 800,000 members in Texas. Thousands of 4-H’ers and adult volunteers (in the neighborhood of 3,000) will be exposed to Texas Tech for the first time in their lives. This is a stellar recruiting opportunity for Tech and will be a proud moment in the university’s history.
Texas 4-H Roundup is a qualifying and invitational event for youth between the ages of 11 and 18 who have successfully placed in a qualifying event at the district level or signed up to compete in an invitational event at the state level. Texas 4-H Roundup includes approximately 50 different contests and workshops that test 4-H members on life skills in such attributes are decision making, public speaking, organization, and working with others. These contests include such things as Fashion Show, Food Show, an assortment of judging contests, and educational presentations.*
What do those four Hs stand for? Head, heart, hands and health—which is further explained in the 4-H Pledge: I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.
Dates and Location
The 2012 Texas 4-H Roundup at Texas Tech University kicks off with registration Monday, June 11, 2012 and runs through Friday, June 15, 2012.
Get the full story in the July/August issue of the Texas Techsan.
*Information taken from the Texas 4-H website.