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Updated: August 15, 2022

Animal Science Project Records

Youth Project Records & Record Books 

Youth Project Records, Record Books provide 4-Hers with opportunities to learn to keep records, evaluate their past accomplishments, and organize their thoughts. Youth are recognized for goal achievements, their leadership was given to local club or county/city activities, and community service projects they have been involved in.  

Senior Portfolio

Youth on a national trip holding the Maryland state flag


The Maryland 4-H Program is proud to offer senior 4-H members the opportunity to participate in Leadership Trips at the National Level. All enrolled and dues-paying club members ages 14-18 (as of January 1st, the year the trip takes place) from all counties and Baltimore City are eligible to submit an application and portfolio packet (see instructions below) for any of the following national leadership trips. To be considered for a Leadership Trip, a 4-H member must complete a portfolio package including an application, 4-H resume, essay, and interview.

Information Flyer 

Senior Portfolio Process Informational flyer

How to Apply for a Leadership Opportunity Help Guide

Links to helpful resources

2023 Senior Essay Question:

Describe the benefit of participating in 4-H to an elected official and why they should support the 4-H Program.

Trips Requirements Deadlines
National 4-H Conference (April)

Submit your Senior 4-H Portfolio for consideration through 4-H Online   (Event Registration).
Senior 4-H Portfolio includes a

 All candidates will also participate in an Interview.

State Deadline:  October 15th

The local 4-H Program may set an earlier deadline.

National 4-H Leadership Trips

Submit your Senior 4-H Portfolio for consideration through 4-H Online   (Event Registration).

Senior 4-H Portfolio includes a

 All candidates will also participate in an Interview.

State Deadline:  January 15th

The local 4-H Program may set an earlier deadline.