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4-H Robotics Exhibition May 3 At Trinity Lutheran School, Hoyleton

There will be a 4-H Robotics exhibition at Trinity Lutheran School, Hoyleton on May 3, where people can see all the creating that the program has enabled.

U of I Extension News – April 25, 2018

Trinity Lutheran School in Hoyleton will host a 4-H Robotics Exhibition on May 3 at 6 p.m. This will be a great opportunity for the pubic to see what 4-H robotics participants have learned through their participation. This exhibition serves as the 4-H “show” for youth participating in robotics at Trinity Lutheran School.
The robotics program is brought to the fifth-eighth grades through a partnership with Washington County 4-H, and a grant the school received from Monsanto. The fifth and sixth grade students are part of a 4-H robotics Special Interest (SPIN) club that meets after school twice a month, while the seventh and eighth graders work on their robots in science class once a week. Robotics is integrated into their science curriculum.
Just like traditional 4-H shows, this robotics exhibition will involve judges and the youth will be awarded ratings based on their ability to meet the judging criteria. While the participants will remain on site for the duration of the show, the public is welcome to come and go during the event. Students have learned to build and program the robots to do different tasks which they will be able to demonstrate for the public, and the judges, that evening.
For more information, please contact Amanda at the Washington County Extension Office at 618-327-8881.

Area 4-H Public Speaking Contest May 2

4-H members from Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion, and Washington Counties will come together for an area wide public speaking contest on May 2 at Kaskaskia College. The public is welcome to attend the contest, which will take place in the Lifelong Learning Center beginning at 6 p.m. Three youth from each county will have the opportunity to advance to the State 4-H Public Presentation Contest on June 9 in Decatur.
For more information about the 4-H Public Speaking Contest, contact your local University of Illinois Extension Office at 618-327-881.

Local Government Education Webinar: Open Meetings Act

University of Illinois Extension Community and Economic Development will air a live webinar on the Open Meetings Act on May 3, 2018, from Noon – 1:00 p.m. Sarah Pratt, Public Access Counselor from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, will highlight the training and tools required to implement this policy at the local level, and avoid violations.
Sarah Pratt presently serves as Public Access Counselor for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Pratt began her career as an Assistant Attorney General in General Law and served under four Attorneys General as a litigator and supervisor as the Bureau Chief of Workers’ Compensation and Bureau Chief of General Law in Springfield, Illinois. Sarah has worked at the AG’s Office since 2011.
After leading the Public Access Bureau for two years, she was appointed Public Access Counselor. Sarah is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Illinois College with a B.A. in English and French, summa cum laude, and earned her J.D. degree at the University of Illinois.
Local Government Education webinars are free, but advance registration is required to access the program. Registration is online at
For more information about Local Government Education webinars, or the University of Illinois Extension programs, please call the local Extension Office at 618-327-8881.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact the Extension office at (618) 327-8881.

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