4-H Celebrates 2016 Accomplishments

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4-H County Council Reporter, Taylor Tucker, shares information about the County Council.

A year’s worth of dedication and hard work was celebrated Monday night, as Washington County 4-H recognized some of its most prestigious accomplishments at their annual 4-H Achievement Night. With over 80 members, volunteers, parents, and guests present, there certainly was a lot to celebrate!

In 2016 4-H Volunteers gave over 1,500 hours of time to the 4-H program this past year. Volunteers included 4-H Club Leaders, school teachers who utilized 4-H curriculum, summer day camp instructors, 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, Kristy Christenberry was presented with a plaque.

4-H Families, Friends, and Future 4-H’ers enjoy the festivities!

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 Farmview 4-H Club who were recognized as Club of the Year, State Gold Public Speaking Presenters, Madeline Chandler and Audrey Glass, Citizenship Writing Contest Champion Taylor Tucker, and Application, Interview, Resume, & Essay Contest participants Keymiya Norman, Keyaria Norman, Jeff Horton, and Marisa Horton. Other awards were given to Project Record Book participants, Presentation Participants, The 4-H County Council was recognized with their Club Charter, and 4-H Club MVP’s were announced.

The program ended with a fun saran-wrap ball door prize game engaging youth and adults alike in a contest to see how many treats and prizes they could win.

Are you interested in 4-H? The spring is full of 4-H fun! These programs are open to any Washington County youth and include our 4-H Public Speaking Presentations, 4-H STEM Fair (March 28th), 4-H Yoga for Kids series set to take place in April and May, a 4-H Movie Night at the Barn coordinated by the 4-H County Council, and the 4-H Livestock Show on May 3rd.

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.