Emerald Star Project
Information & Application
The Emerald Star is a rank awarded to a 4-H member for planning and implementing a leadership activity. Emerald Star is separate from any other star rank. It has been designed to encourage members to plan and execute a goal outside the member’s Community Club. The Emerald Star is for teenagers who have completed at least one year in 4-H.
The Emerald Star is not a prerequisite to any other star rank, but it may be used instead of the record book Gold Star to qualify to apply for the All Star program. 4-H members are eligible to receive one Emerald Star. The Emerald Star pin and hat patch are awarded after the project has been completed, evaluated and approved by the Emerald Star Advisor and Emerald Star Committee.
The Emerald Star Project’s purpose is to provide and:
- Strengthen life skills through project work in their community or 4-H beyond the club level.
- Improve, create, be involved in a leadership opportunity without requiring a previous star rank.
- Help grow and improve themselves in areas of organization, leadership and planning a project from beginning to end.
Emerald Star Recipients
2012-13 Recipient: Harrison Hargleroad, Danta Rosa Valley 4-H
2015-16 Recipient: Nicole Bellmore, Loma Vista 4-H