• By April Bowman
  • Posted Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Forsyth County 4-H’er Wins State Award

Joshua Nzewi was awarded one of four state youth volunteer awards at the State 4-H Council Conference held in Raleigh, NC on November 21. The awards were presented to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and volunteer service during the past one year period. Josh is the 16 year old son of Emmanuel and Sochi Nzewi of Kernersville.

Josh has served over 40 hours and taught over 350 4th grade students at five elementary schools 4-H workshops on “The Magic of Electricity” He has also earned the Congressional Silver Award and the Gold Presidential Award as a result of his volunteer work. Other 4-H volunteer activities include teaching two 4-H Summer Adventures workshops, organizing and participating in NC Big Sweep with his 4-H club, participated in writing Christmas cards and thank you cards to Military soldiers in Iraq, helped with Adopt a Highway Clean-Up four times and volunteered at the 4th grade 4-H Heritage Day Program.

For his 4-H volunteer work, Josh was also selected as the 2009 4-H Volunteer of the Year for Forsyth County.

“Forsyth County 4-H is proud to call Josh one of our own,” said April Bowman, 4-H Extension agent. “Josh’s commitment to helping others is a role model for other youth to follow.”

The 4-H program is part of the youth education curriculum 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 five and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 23,000 adult and youth volunteers. For more information on the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, please visit our website!

Sochi Nzewi, Josh Nzewi, and April Bowman

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