4-H Electric Congress

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Washington County 4-H’er, Taylor Tucker, attended the 70th Annual 4-H Electric Congress July 11-13 at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. 155 4-H’ers, adult leaders and North Carolina Cooperative Extension agents from 47 counties attended the three-day event. Since 1947, Duke Energy and Dominion Energy have sponsored the annual congress to emphasize electrical energy concepts, conservation, and safe efficient use. The 4-H electric program is one of the most popular activities among Tar Heel 4-H’ers. The 4-H program is the youth education program of N.C. Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 232,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,563 adult and youth volunteers. Pictured from left are Taylor Tucker, daughter of Christy Tucker of Plymouth and Pam Pekrun, External Affairs Manager with Dominion Energy North Carolina.