4-H Members Attend State Citizenship Focus

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4-H Agent, Laura Oliver, 4-H’er, Taylor Tucker, Representative, Beverly Boswell, and 4-H’er Marisa Horton pose for a picture.

A delegation of Washington County 4-H members attended 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus June 12th – 14th, which was held in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Washington County delegation returned home from three days in which more than 120 youth and adults representing 48 4-H programs across the state gathered to exchange ideas, gain knowledge and learn, through hands on experiences, about the importance of being an active and engaged citizen.

Marisa Horton of Creswell, and Taylor Tucker of Plymouth represented Washington County at the June 12-14 conference. Through various conference sessions and facilitated discussions, delegates learned and shared information related to local, state and national government as well as learned how they could make an impact in the area of citizenship. The event culminated with delegates traveling to the Legislative Building in Raleigh to meet with their elected officials and their staff.

4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus is sponsored by North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives. North Carolina 4-H is Cooperative Extension’s youth development program.

For more information on this event or other 4-H programs, please contact Laura Oliver, 4-H Agent in Washington County at 793-2163.