Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The White House Student Film Festival


The First-EVER White House Student Film Festival:

Something big is happening today, and you don't have to be a kid to be excited about it:

We're launching our first-ever White House Student Film Festival -- and we're inviting K-12 students from around the country to create and submit one- to three-minute short web videos.

Finalists could have their videos screened at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, and posted on the White House website. It might just be cooler than having your homework up on the fridge.

The topic: Highlighting the importance of technology in the classroom -- and imagining how technology will change the educational experience for kids in the future.

Interested, or know someone who would be?

*Check out our official page here -- where you can learn more, read the official rules, learn how to submit your video, and hear from Bill Nye (the Science Guy). And if you're a parent, guardian, or teacher, make sure you spread the word to kids with big ideas. 

Submissions are due by January 29th 2014

Friday, November 15, 2013


It's time for the 2nd Annual 4-H Holiday Plant Sale!  We are again offering 3 different poinsettia plant sizes.  Click here for an order form.  

The order and payment deadline is Monday, December 2, 2013 and the pick-up date will be Friday, December 6, 2013.

For any questions or more information, call 336-372-5597.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Winterfest 2014

North Central District Winterfest 

When:  January 11th

Where:   Forsyth Cooperative Extension Office

Deadline to Register:  December 13th  -  5 pm

Cost:  $20.00 per person

Who:  Open to youth 12-18 (you must be 12 as of January 1, 2014)

This will be a one day event where youth will be able to participate in a service project at the local food shelter followed by social time.  In the afternoon you will have a choice between AIRBOUND (a trampoline park) or bowling.

If you have any questions, please contact the Extension Office at (336) 372-5597 or You do not have to have participated in 4-H to be able to attend.  We welcome youth interested in finding out more about what 4-H is and this is a great way to meet other 4-Hers from across our district.

You will need to fill out a Medical Release Form, Media Release and Enrollment Form even if you have participated in 4-H before.  

4-H Mock Horse Bowl & Hippology

Rockingham County is hosting a Mock Horse Bowl on January 25, 2014 at the Rockingham County Cooperative Extension Center.  Registration will begin at 9 am and the practice will start at 10 am.  This is open to all 4-Hers, even if you don't have a Horse Bowl or Hippology Team .  Click here for the flyer with all the information.  

If you would like to volunteer to help or register for this event, please contact Morgan Maness at 336-342-8230 or via email.  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Real World Design Challenge

The Real World Design Challenge is an annual aviation design competition for teams of high  school students. The Challenge is FREE for students and teachers. And each teacher that signs up a team will receive professional engineering software as well as access to mentors from industry, government, and academia. The top team in each state will win an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC.

Teams can register by clicking the following link or by clicking here or going to  The team’s teacher/coach should do the registration.

I also wanted to pass along two exciting new developments:
1. We are providing a $1,000 stipend to the teacher who best integrates the Real World Design Challenge into their curriculum.

2. We are providing $50,000 scholarships from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to each student on the national winning team.

The program is still totally free to participate in. And every state champion team gets a free all-
expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC.

Friday, November 1, 2013

North Central District 4-H Leaders Day

You are Invited
to the
North Central District 4-H  Volunteer
Leaders Association

Fall Day

Saturday November 9, 2013
Alamance Community  College
Graham NC 27253
8:30 - 9:00 Registration

Workshops, training, lunch provided, and Fun
Basket Raffle and General Business Meeting

Learn New Ideas for your Clubs

      Please RVSP by November 1, 2013
Toni Stephens, President Elect at
testephens@triad or

From West traveling Interstate 40/85, exit 150 Haw River, turn right off ramp, Alamance Community College in on the right.
From East traveling Interstate 40/85, exit 150 Haw River, turn left off of ramp cross back over 40/85, Alamance Community College in on the right