Oahu 4-H Newsletter

Calendar of Events

August ‘18
15 Deadline for September-October Newsletter
30 Military 4-H 101 Training
Coming Up:
September ‘18
1 Deadline for Hawaii Photo Contest

Deadline for Hawaii 4-H Success Stories

2018 Hawaii State Farm Fair & State 4-H Livestock Show

Congratulations to our Oahu County 4-H participants for their State 4-H Livestock Show Achievements!

Beef Steer

Grand Champion Madison Eguires, Livestock Wranglers 4-H

Market Lamb

Grand Champion Madison Eguires, Livestock Wranglers 4-H

Fancy Poultry

Grand Champion Nathan Beard, Koolauloa 4-H

Reserve Champion Nora Beard, Koolauloa 4-H


Grand Champion Elyse McCabe, Livestock Wranglers 4-H

State 4-H Livestock and Meat Judging Contest

Madison Eguires was top in the meat judging contest

State 4-H Livestock and Meat Judging Contest Team Award

Oahu County Team won first place for the Junior Livestock Judging Team

Showmanship results are not available.  Stay tuned for the results in the September newsletter.

Steve Nagano

Hawaii 4-H Photo Contest

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Hawaii 4-H Program. Open to all ages of 4-H Youth. Honorable mention entries by adults are also welcome.

Photo submission closing date: September 1, 2018 !!!!

Click here for the 4-H Photo Contest Flyer.

Cash Awards for Youth Entries!!

$100 to first place in each category, $50 to second place in each category!!

Awards provided by:  Hawaii 4-H Foundation and Hawaii 4-H Alumni Association.


Category 1. Focus on 4-H

Submit photos of 4-H events, from camp, county activities, club activities, etc. This category encourages photographers

  • 4-H’ers engaged in activities alone or in group settings
  • Participating in project events
  • 4-H’ers at camp
  • 4-H volunteers working with their 4-H members
  • Hanging out with lifelong 4-H friends
  • Competitions – county fairs, project achievement, environmental education, etc
  • Or use your imagination!

Category 2. Focus on 4-H Community Service

This contest category encourages photographers to emphasize Hawaii 4-H Community Service Projects.

  • 4-H’ers engaged community service activities alone or in group settings
  • 4-H’ers involved in leadership roles, community service activities, and volunteer work
  • Or use your imagination!


  1. Each contestant may enter up to two (2) photos per applicable category.
  2. Photos cannot be edited, altered, or digitally enhanced. Slight computer-enhanced photos are allowed – such as cropping, trimming, and red eye reduction, but photos altered by using computer graphics or color changing will not be considered for awards. Entrants are not permitted to place borders or frames around their images. Do not place watermarks, signatures, dates, or copyright notice on their images.
  3. Photos must be submitted electronically in highest resolution possible; not to exceed file size of 5 mb. Resolution above 200 dpi is preferable.
  4. Photos may be submitted as color, black and white, or sepia tone.
  5. Titles of photographs must be included (1-3 words)
  6. Submit with filename format as follows: Photo Contest, Member or Adult, Name, County, Category, Title
  7. Submit photos by September 1, 2018 to: jeffg3@hawaii.edu
  8. Subject line of the e-mail should also read: Photo Contest, Member or Adult, Name, County, Category, Title
  9. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of receipt of your entry.
  10. Media releases will be required for photos selected for cash prizes or for use in 4-H marketing activities.

For more information contact:

Jeff Goodwin

State 4-H Program Leader jeffg3@hawaii.edu

808-956-4106 office

Judging Criteria:

The primary purpose of this project is to compile photos for marketing the 4-H program. The objective is to obtain photos that tell an inspiring story about the impact of 4-H on the lives of our Hawaii youth.

Jeff Goodwin

Hawaii 4-H 100th Anniversary Celebration

To help celebrate the 100th birthday of the Hawaii 4-H program in 2018, please share any influence that the 4-H program has had on your life.  Don’t be shy, share your success story before September 1, 2018 by e-mail to jeffg3@hawaii.edu.  Click here to download the success story form.  If you are an alumnus from the Hawaii 4-H program or from a mainland 4-H Program, your story is important!  These stories will be shared at the celebration. There are many of our young and elderly 4-H alumni who have done terrific things, let’s honor them!

Jeff Goodwin

National Youth Science Day

National Youth Science Day (NYSD) provides access and opportunity for kids to learn about STEM topics (science, technology, engineering and math) by participating in a hands-on STEM challenge.

For the past ten years, 4‑H has developed hands-on challenges that shows kids how STEM skills can be applied to the world around them. This fall, we expect to reach more than 150,000 kids at thousands of events across all 50 states through NYSD.

4‑H will hold NYSD events throughout the month of October in classrooms, clubs, homes and after-school spaces across the country.

This October, 4‑H and Google will launch an exciting National Youth Science Day challenge, Code Your World, which invites kids to get involved in computer science through hands-on doing.

Code Your World is a four-part computer science (CS) challenge that teaches kids to apply CS to the world around them through hands-on activities. Developed by Google and West Virginia University Extension Service, it includes a computer-based activity on Google’s CS First platform and three unplugged activities that bring coding to life through games and interaction.

Code Your World uses games and hands-on fun to teach kids important CS and computational thinking concepts, and is perfect for first-time and beginner coders ages 8-14.

You can pre-order a kit for your club or youth group today at shop4-h.org


30 Days of Doing

Calling all Doers! National 4‑H Council is looking for 4‑H youth of all ages, educators, leaders, volunteers and parents from our 4‑H States and Clubs who have original ideas for fun, educational and/or service-oriented hands-on activities to be featured in Council’s brand campaign later this fall.

For example, do you have a step-by-step guide for growing a bean in a bottle to teach kids about agriculture?  Or instructions for organizing a trash pickup day in your community? Or a favorite healthy recipe you make for friends and family?  National 4-H Council will love to hear them, and have the opportunity to feature the great ideas, kids, 4‑H clubs and University extension programs bringing them to life.  Click here to go to the webpage to submit your activity!


4-H Military Partnership Training

Please save August 30th from 9:00 am-12:00 pm for a 4-H 101 Training will be held at Fort Shafter School Age Center, 240 Rice Road Bldg. 890, Fort Shafter, HI 96858. Please sign up by August 27th to Kate at military4-H@ctahr.hawaii.edu. The 4-H Training is for new directors, trainers and staff.

Kate Eickstead

Hawaii 4-H Policies and Procedures

The Hawaii 4-H Policies and Procedures has been updated and can be found on the Hawaii 4-H website:


There are quite a few changes (member birthdate cut off, financial management policies, etc.)  All club leaders need to be familiar with the policies and procedures.


Follow Hawaii 4-H

Hawaii 4-H Now has a state 4-H facebook page, instagram and pinterest accounts.  Please follow us and keep up with that is happening around the state!




You can also get in through our Hawaii 4-H website at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ctahr/4h/.


Other Opportunities

Youth in Action Awards

The 4‑H Youth in Action Program recognizes four confident young leaders in our core pillar areas: agriculture, citizenship, healthy living and STEM.

Each Pillar Winner will experience an exciting year of telling their 4‑H story and celebrating their leadership. Winners receive:

  • $5,000 higher education scholarship
  • Promotional video showcasing their 4‑H impact story
  • All-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. for National 4‑H Council’s Legacy Awards
  • Networking opportunities with 4‑H celebrities and other prominent alumni
  • Recognition as the official 4‑H youth spokesperson for their pillar

One Pillar Winner will be selected as the 4‑H Youth in Action National Award Winner and will receive an additional higher education scholarship.

Application Guidelines are now available.  Application Submission is during August 1st to October 22nd.


2019 4-H Youth Art Calendar

Are you or your 4‑H’er creative or artistic?  Upload a photo of your masterpiece for the chance to be selected for 2019 4‑H Youth Artwork calendar and other 4‑H promotional items. All forms of media are accepted – photography, painting, drawings, sculpture – just upload an image of the work of art below. All entrants must be 18 or under and an active 4‑H’er, so don’t forget to ask your parent’s permission!

The deadline for submission is August 10, 2018.

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