4-H News

November 6th:


Some say music can heal the soul. Whether that claim is true, amidst all the adversity of 2020, 4-H bluegrass members have kept the music alive by hosting jam sessions via Zoom. 

October 6th: 

Congrats to the Adirondack Engineers 4-H Club who were granted $2500 by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation. The money will serve as funding to compete in the annual FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition as well as a means to purchase a new 3-D printer. 

July 17th: 

Congrats to all the freshly certified babysitters. 


It was a week of fun and education and we are excited to hear the stories of your success. 

April 20th:

Calling all leaders, youth, parents & volunteers! We are trying to organize a social distance community service project that can really make a difference this year.

If you have a sewing machine and have never used it before this is the perfect time to figure out that contraption! If you have a sewing machine and are a pro, this should be a fun project!

There is no surprise that there is a shortage in face masks available for public use and we can help fill this need from the comfort of our own home. I found this awesome tutorial video below you can watch to learn how to make these sewn face masks without the use of elastic bands - you can use ribbon or other pieces of scrap fabric to create the straps. Below you will find an easy to follow PDF link with step by step instructions and also the video link to follow along.

If you need material please contact me and I can help facilitate a way to obtain some. Donations can be made to the CCE office for distribution, to the hospital or to other organizations of your choice. Please let me know who is joining in on this effort & once again, thank you for making a difference in our community!

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Video tutorial link:

December 16th:

On December 16 th, 2019 Team Beta (8397), a Plattsburgh's 4H, FTC (First Tech Challenge) robotics team took top honors at the Qualifier in Kingston, NY. They won Winning Alliance Captain (top robot award) and First Inspire (the top award of the competition and a first for the team). With that Team Beta was invited to the Regional Championship in March where they will compete for an opportunity to go to the World Championship in Detroit.

4H Team Beta team is comprised of 15 students (grades 7-12 graders) from Ausable High School, Plattsburgh High School, Northeastern Clinton, Stafford Middle School, and Homeschooled. They compete in the FTC competitions run by FIRST, an exciting international team competition that unites professionals and young people to solve an engineering design problem using robotics in an intense, competitive, and fun way. Through this program, they not only learn STEM skills, but develop excellent skills for working together, technical writing skills and presentation skills.

Members of Team Beta in the picture:

Row 1: Grace Sayward, Seth Albertus, Kailtyn Neureuther

Row 2: Christopher Neureuther, Oliva Kenney

Row 3: Gareth Mansfield, Maxence Gilloteaux, Harrison Smith, Grant Weerts, Ricky Weerts, Gideon Sayward

Last updated November 6, 2020