4-H’ers Honored at Achievement Night

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Washington County 4-H celebrated 2015 achievements, honors, and events on February 22nd, 2016 with their annual 4-H Achievement Night with over 90 members, volunteers, parents, and guests present.

Bonita Cuthrell recognizes 4-H Volunteer of the year Gerda Rhodes.

Bonita Cuthrell recognizes 4-H Volunteer of the year Gerda Rhodes.

In 2015, 4-H Volunteers gave over 1,500 hours of time to the 4-H program. Volunteers included 4-H Club Leaders, school teachers who utilized 4-H curriculum, summer fun helpers, workshop presenters, and livestock show volunteers. These adults are critical to the success of this program. All club leaders were recognized with a gift, and our 4-H Volunteer of the Year, Gerda Rhodes was presented with a plaque.

2015 4-H Presentation Award Winners

2015 4-H Presentation Award Winners

Many 4-H members were recognized for their participation and honors in a variety of 4-H events from 4-H project records and presentations, to senior 4-H’ers and club officer positions. This year’s honorees included the members of the Horse Life 4-H Club who were recognized as Club of the Year, NC 4-H Honor Club inductee and National 4-H Congress representative, Brian Cuthrell, State Gold Public Speaking Presenters, Madeline Chandler and Sarah Glass, and 4-H Club MVP’s Heather Rogers, Madison Boyd, and Emily Chandler.

Service dog expert, Deborah Walo, demonstrates obedience with service dog.

Service dog expert, Deborah Walo, demonstrates obedience with service dog.

This year’s program also featured an educational piece on service dogs. Plymouth resident, dog breeder and trainer, Deborah Walo and her family and volunteers came to share information and opportunities surrounding their service dog program for veterans.

The program ended with a highlight on our upcoming 4-H spring programming. These programs are open to any Washington County youth and include our 4-H Presentations, 4-H STEM Fair (March 21st), Rabbit and Chicken Show (March 30th), and New 4-H Yoga for Kids series set to take place in April and May. Registration for each of these programs is currently open!

Rabbit and Chicken Show Information

STEM Fair Information

4-H Yoga For Kids Information

To learn more about the 4-H program in Washington County, please contact 4-H & Youth Development Agent, Laura Oliver at 252-793-2163 or laura_oliver@ncsu.edu.

4-H Achievement Night

4-H Achievement Night