Monday, March 2, 2015

Orange County Represented in Skyline Stockman's Contest

Congratulations to Seth Wilbanks who represented in the Skyline Stockman's Contest in Front Royal on February 28.  He survived the cold weather and did a great job and had a great learning experience!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Costa Rican 4-H/4-S Teens Seek Virginia Host Families for Summer Exchange

Virginia 4-H families with at least one child age 14-19 can host a Costa Rican teen this summer for one month. Delegates will be here June 24 through July 19. Unfortunately, this means they will miss the Orange County Fair, which was a highlight for the four delegates local families hosted two years ago.

If you are interested in hosting, please contact Kaci at the Extension office for more details.

Consider Hosting a Japanese Exchange Student for One Month This Summer

We have received the list of inbound delegates from Japan for this summer's exchange. Youth are ages 12-14, so host families must have at least one child of the same gender as the delegate and within two years of age of the delegate. Think of this as a great way to enrich the cultural experience of your own family and make a lifelong friend!

Host families are not expected to be tour guides and entertainers for these delegates, but rather assimilate them into your family and have them do what you do. When you do chores, they help, too. When you go to the pool, the grocery store, or the county fair, they do, too.

Several local families have hosted before and have had pleasant experiences. Please contact the Extension office for a list of inbound delegates. You can see ages, interests, desires while in the U.S., allergies, etc., and that may help you choose a delegate for this once-in-a-lifetime experience for your family.