• By Natalie Hampton
  • Posted Monday, August 24, 2009

Forsyth 4-H’ers Win Honors at State 4-H Congress

Three Forsyth County 4-H’ers won top honors at State 4-H Congress, held in Raleigh July 20-24. Congress is the high point of the 4-H year, bringing young people from across the state to the North Carolina State University campus and Raleigh for a week of activity. This year’s Congress included a celebration of 100 years of 4-H in North Carolina.

Hope ArrowoodHope Arrowood, 11, daughter of Mark and Carla Arrowood of Lexington, won the 9-10 age group in the horticultural production and marketing competition with her presentation, The Venus Flytrap. Hope received $25 from sponsors Southern States Cooperative and Wyatt-Quarles Seed Co.

April MendenhallApril Mendenhall, 17, daughter of Chris and Lynn Mendenhall of Winston-Salem, won the 14-18 age group in the veterinary science competition. Her presentation, Get to Know Your Zoonoses, focused on diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans. She received $25 from the N.C. 4-H Development Fund.

Nathan BarrickNathan Barrick, 14, son of Michael and Melinda Barrick of Winston-Salem, won the 14-18 age group in the electric competition. His presentation, The Sound of Electricity, focused on electric guitars. He received $50 from Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of North Carolina.

Approximately 800 4-H’ers, volunteer leaders and North Carolina Cooperative Extension agents attended 4-H Congress. The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 239,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 23,000 adult and youth volunteers.

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