Our premier event highlighting the impact 4‑H has made in the lives of alumni and youth.

Legacy Awards Overview

The 12th annual National 4-H Council Legacy Awards will take place on September 14, 2022, at The Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. The evening will highlight the impact 4-H has made in the lives of alumni and youth. From the Youth in Action Awards ceremony – which honors young leaders in our program areas of Agriculture, Civic Engagement, STEM and Healthy Living – to recognizing 4‑H professionals and supporters for their critical role in our mission, the Legacy Awards is an inspiring night of celebration.


Proceeds contribute to Council’s work to help close the opportunity gap and empower more young people through positive youth development programs. Your support allows us to provide youth, 4‑H educators and our Cooperative Extension System partners with resources they need to help kids discover their purpose, serve their communities and embrace a promising future.


To get involved or to learn more, contact Carrie Caroselli, Manager of Annual Giving at ccaroselli@4-H.org.


Event Details


Save the Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22ND STREET, N.W., WASHINGTON, DC 20037

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This Year's Honorees

2022 Youth in Action Award Winners

4-H Youth in Action Awards are a scholarship program that celebrates 4-Her’s who are making a difference in their communities. We look forward to celebrating this year’s winners.

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Tashina Red Hawk

Agriculture, sponsored by Bayer
South Dakota 4-H

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Brianna Attey Mouanjo

Civic Engagement
New York 4-H

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Kristin Osika

Healthy Living
New Jersey 4-H

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Dhruv Rebba

STEM, sponsored by HughesNet
Illinois 4-H

Past Youth in Action Award Winners

2021 Winners

Madelyn Zimmerman - Agriculture
Elizabeth Weidner - Civic Engagement
Mayyadah Zagelow - Healthy Living
Aidan Spencer - STEM

2020 Winners

Janya Green - Agriculture
Breanna Burkhead - Civic Engagement
Micah Palacios - Healthy Living
Joseph Huff - STEM

Abraham Lincoln Vision Award - Ambassador Kip Tom

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Kip Tom was appointed U.S. Ambassador to the Rome-based United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture in 2019 where he led new initiatives to drive food resiliency and capacity as well as sustainable farming practices.

Tom grew up in northeast Indiana at Leesburg-based Tom Farms, an eighth-generation Kosciusko County farming operation. Tom Farms is considered a global leader in agriculture production and an early adopter of new technologies to increase productivity, including improving soil health, lessening their carbon footprint, and working with nature. Tom has won numerous awards for this work including Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Top Ten People in Precision Agriculture.

Tom’s servant leadership to agriculture – including as a former Trustee of National 4-H Council - has been marked with many successful outcomes from his tireless efforts to advance sustainable modern agriculture for the benefit of the US and the International community.

2022 Sponsors

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A Look Back at the 2019 Legacy Awards

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