4-H clubs celebrate global citizenship at annual “Passport to the World” project show
Kendall County 4-H members shared interesting facts, traditions, and history about seven different countries during the 2021 international event at the University of Illinois Extension office in Yorkville.
Due to the pandemic, clubs presented one at a time to the volunteer judge in a show-and-go format, in place of the usual evening open house showcase at the fairgrounds.
“While this year’s show looked a little different, our 4-H clubs and youth still embraced learning about another country and its cultures, economy, government, arts, sports, and more,” says Kim Eisnaugle, 4-H Program Coordinator. “The 4-H Passport to the World project encourages youth to be informed local and global citizens and to gain a better understanding of the world around them.”
This year, 4-H clubs studied and presented projects featuring Denmark, Egypt, Georgia, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, and South Korea. Groups were evaluated on knowledge of subject matter, how well they presented the information, explanation of the project exhibit, and the exhibit itself.
The top prize went to Renegades, Rebels, and Rogues 4-H Club members for their presentation and display about Denmark. They also earned the State Fair delegate seat. Minooka 4-H + 1H earned State Fair Alternate with an exhibit on Egypt.
Other 4-H clubs that presented included: Barn and Beyond; Boots, Blue Jeans, and Bows; Little Rockets; Kendall County Country Kids; and Stagecoach Trailblazers. All participants earned blue ribbons for their work.