Stokes County 4-H’ers attended the recent State 4-H Congress. This year’s 4-H Congress, held in Raleigh July 29-Aug. 1, attracted more than 500 young people and their adult leaders for activities including presentations on a variety of subjects, leadership and citizenship training, service opportunities, officer elections and more. Seven youth represented Stokes County 4-H at State 4-H Congress. Youth attended Clover Gala on July 31.
Presentation winners Eleanor Smothers, 9, daughter of Justin and Abbie Smothers of Walnut Cove, Coleman East, 9, son of Tim and Joy East of Walnut Cove, and Noah Moorefield, son of Michael and Christian Moorefield of Westfield, won gold medals in contests designed to test 4-H’ers’ knowledge of a variety of subjects. Eleanor won the nine and 10-year-old division of the Livestock and Dairy Production competition. Coleman won the nine and 10-year-old division of the Science and Technology competition. Noah won the nine and 10-year-old division of the Poultry competition.
Emmalee Bartle, 11, daughter of Shannon and Monica Bartle of Tobaccoville, Abigail Evans, 18, daughter of Keith Evans of Walnut Cove and Alan and Leslie Brewer of Danbury, Malachi Evans, 13, son of Keith Evans of Walnut Cove and Alan and Leslie Brewer of Danbury, Rachel Brown, 18, daughter of Scot and Gina Brown of Walnut Cove, won silver medals in contests designed to test 4-H’ers’ knowledge of variety of subjects. Emmalee won the 11- to 13-year-old division of the Citizenship and Community Service competition. Abigail won the 14- to 18-year-old division of the Arts and Communication competition. Malachi won the 11- to 13-year-old division of the Environmental Science competition. Rachel won the 14- to 18-year-old division of the Hospitality, Etiquette and Social Graces competition.
Alexis Greene, 9, daughter of Tim and Joy East of Walnut Cove, won a bronze medal in the contests designed to test 4-H’ers’ knowledge of variety of subjects. Alexis won the nine and 10-year-old division of the Arts and Communication competition.
“We are proud of each 4-H’er who competed in presentations at the county, district and state level,” said Taylor Furr, Extension Agent of 4-H Youth Development.
North Carolina 4-H’ers who attended NC 4-H Congress participated in a Hands to Service activity on Tuesday, August 1 packaging 80,640 meals for those in need.
“What a great way to end our State Congress event,” Furr said.
4-H is North Carolina’s largest youth development organization, equipping more than 247,000 young people each year with the skills to succeed and improve the world around them. 4-H programs and camps encourage young people to “learn by doing,” helping them to develop into active, contributing citizens. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University coordinate 4-H programs statewide.
For more information, please contact Taylor Furr at 336-593-8179 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Look us up on Facebook at “Stokes County 4-H”.