Friday, March 7, 2014

Scholarship Essay Workshop and Exploration Days

Scholarship Essay Workshop
Looking for a way to translate your 4-H Experience into words? We are holding a Scholarship Essay Workshop on Tuesday March 11th 7:00-8:30. We will have guest speakers coming to help you write your scholarship essay, just in time for the Kyle Mason Samson Scholarship Deadline (March 15th). All youth, not just seniors, are invited to attend this informative workshop.

4-H Exploration Days
The 2014 Exploration Days books are now available! They can be picked up at the front desk of the Jackson Extension Office. This year, Exploration Days will be held June 18-20.

 •There’ll be more than 200 session choices held on and off campus. You’ll choose one or two for your three-day stay.
 •You’ll live in a Michigan State University dorm and eat in the cafeteria—just like MSU students do.
 •Sessions are taught by people who know their stuff, including MSU faculty members, 4-H volunteers and staff members and other experts.
 •It’s not all sessions! There’s plenty of time for fun, including swimming, skating, souvenir shopping, exploring, bowling, basketball—even a great dance Thursday night.
 •If you are at least 11 years old on January 1, 2014, you can attend Exploration Days. You don’t even have to be a 4-H member!
 •The 2014 cost is $165 and $175 for those not enrolled in 4-H yet. The fee includes meals, a shared room in a dorm, sessions and a t-shirt. The Jackson County 4-H Council offers a scholarship of $85 for each member that attends.
 •Registration opens March 18, 2014 and they are entered in the order they were received.