OSU Campus to Host 101st Roundup 4-H, July 27-29 | Community

STILLWATER — Steeped in tradition, the State 4-H Roundup will feature delegates traveling to Oklahoma State University for the three-day event. For more than a century, club members have attended workshops, campaigned for public office and recognized the accomplishments of their peers.

While tradition is important, the 101st State 4-H Roundup Planning Committee has a few new tricks up its sleeves for 4-H that will be on the OSU campus Wednesday through Friday, July 27-29, says the press release.

This year’s theme is 4-H – A universe of endless possibilities.

“We are happy to be back to a 100% on-campus event this year. While we’ve adapted and hosted a virtual event in 2020 and a hybrid event in 2021, there’s nothing better than being back at the in-person State 4-H Roundup on the OSU campus. said State 4-H program manager Steve Beck.

“We are grateful to have had the ability to continue with Roundup for the past two years, but there is nothing quite like experiencing this event in person,” added Beck. “The energy and enthusiasm is contagious and only adds to the great experience. The new additions to this year’s event lineup will be great fun for everyone.

New to this year’s Roundup program will be a road safety program for teens.

“The goal of the Oklahoma Challenge is to increase road safety for teens in Oklahoma,” said Nele Rogers, associate director of the Oklahoma Challenge.

Oklahoma Challenge is funded by the Oklahoma State Highway Office.

“Car crashes are the number one cause of death for people between the ages of 16 and 24,” Rogers continued. “There are several reasons for this, including novice drivers, lower rates of seat belt use, higher likelihood of speeding and distracted driving. About 45% of teenagers killed in traffic accidents do not wear seat belts.

This educational opportunity will include the Think fast interactive, a national high-energy game show-type activity. Rogers said there will be a host, competitors will have clickers, and they will compete to earn points for prizes while learning to drive safely.

Oklahoma Challenge isn’t just for teenage drivers; this also includes working with passengers.

Former Bryan County 4-H’er Bailey Rae will be on hand during the State 4-H Roundup to teach a Master Class workshop to participants in this year’s 4-H Has Talent Voice Contest. Facebook picture.

“We work with pre-drivers in the Oklahoma Challenge and help them become assertive riders. They are the co-pilot and are in charge of music, GPS and other things that can distract the driver. Everyone who attends the 4-H Roundup can benefit from the Oklahoma Challenge. Our goal is to empower young people to become safer and more responsible drivers. We are happy to be able to offer this at the 4-H Roundup.

Former Bryan County 4-H’er Bailey Rae will be on hand to teach a Master Class workshop for attendees at this year’s 4-H have talent vocal contest. Finishing in the top nine on season 19 of The Voice TV show, Bailey Rae will share tips on performing and how to put your best foot forward on stage.

Duds to Dazzle Contest

Duds to Dazzle is a new contest this year that will give 4-Hers the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills gained through the clothing and textiles project. Facebook picture

Bailey Rae, who won the state’s 4-H Book of Records in 2017 as part of the Health and Fitness Project and inducted into the Key Club in 2018, was named the 2021 Young Artist Winner of the year of the Texas Country Music Awards.

“We are so grateful to Bailey Rae and the example she is setting for Oklahoma 4-H members that they can achieve their dreams while living in Oklahoma,” said Cathleen Taylor, state and civic engagement leadership at the state 4-H office. . “She will also perform a short concert at the 4-H Roundup.”

Duds to dazzle is a new competition this year that will give 4-H members the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills gained through the Apparel and Textiles Project.

“This contest gives entrants the opportunity to recycle a textile that no longer serves its original purpose,” said Cathy Allen, 4-H program coordinator at the state 4-H office. “Someone could, for example, take an old denim jacket and turn it into a vest. It’s a great way for club members to use their creativity and turn something unused into usable and stylish products.

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For more information, visit eeo.okstate.edu. To learn more about the State 4H Roundup, click here.

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