Key Award Applications – due 6/15

The Wisconsin 4-H Key Award Program is one of the highest recognitions a 4-H member can receive. This award recognizes a select group of 4-H participants who have demonstrated consistent growth in their 4-H involvement, developed and applied their leadership skills, and actively participated in the functions of their 4-H club and community. To be eligible, candidates for this award must be at least in 9th grade or older, and must have completed at least three years of 4-H and one year of youth leadership.

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Eligibility Requirements:

  • 9th grade or older
  • Completed at least 3 years of 4-H
  • Completed at least one year of Youth Leadership

To be considered for the 4-H Key Award for the current year, please complete the following:

(full criteria and helpful tips listed on following pages)

  1. A cover letter
  2. A resume with (feel free to use template/format included in example)




4-H Projects

4-H Activities

School & Community



  1. (TWO) Adult Recommendation forms with page, AT LEAST one must be a 4-H leader (it can be a club leader, project leader, etc.  it cannot be a family member)

*A member must have achieved in the year prior to be considered for the Key Award

Due by: June 15 of the Current year

Please send completed materials to:

Sara Waldron, Barron County 4-H Educator

1800 College Drive

Rice Lake WI 54868


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