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Judging Procedures:

1. There will be two divisions, senior Level I (9th and 10th grade) and senior Level II (11th and 12th grade).
a. Senior Level I (9th and 10th grade) awards will be based on the member's project achievement portfolio counting 50% and a project interview with a visual counting 50%.
b. Senior Level II (11th and 12th grade) awards will be based on the member's project achievement portfolio counting 75% and a project interview counting 25%.
2. During the interview, all participants (Level I and Level II) will be seated at a table, facing the judges. The only persons in the room during the interview will be the person being interviewed and the judges.
a. Level I (9th and 10th grade) participants are to use a visual aid in their interview. The visual aid (one item) should fit on the table between the member and judges. Examples of appropriate visuals are a chart, poster, photograph, or item the member has produced, constructed or made as part of the project. Suggested size for a chart or poster is 14 X 22 inches.
b. Level II (11th and 12th grade) participants will be interviewed through questions only. Level II participants are not to use any visuals. The judges will be provided with a copy of each finalist's resume from their project achievement portfolio.

Score Cards:


Awards:

1. State finalists: Twelve scholarships to State 4-H Congress (six Level I and six Level II).  Sweaters will be provided to those who have not attended State 4-H Congress previously.
2. State winners:
a.

Level I
State winner: Tennessee 4-H Foundation Horizon Award, an opportunity for a $500 college scholarship and an engraved silver tray in memory of Ieula Lee

b.

Level II
State winner: Trip to National 4-H Congress, a $1,000 educational scholarship and an engraved silver tray in memory of Ieula Lee
Alternate: Trip to the National Institute on Cooperative Education (NICE) Conference


Donors:

Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation (scholarships to State 4-H Congress and trip to National 4-H Congress); Tennessee Council on Cooperatives (trip to NICE Conference); Ieula Lee Endowment Fund (silver trays); Tennessee 4-H Foundation (Horizon Award); Albert Gore, Sr. Memorial Endowment Fund (Level II educational scholarship); UTK College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (opportunity for Level I college scholarship); UTK College of Human Ecology (opportunity for Level I college scholarship); and UTM School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (opportunity for Level I college scholarship)

 
 



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