• By April Bowman
  • Posted Monday, August 3, 2015

4-H'ers Win State Awards

Two 4-H’ers from Forsyth County were recognized for their accomplishments during the recent State 4-H Congress. This year’s 4-H Congress, held in Raleigh July 18-21, attracted 518 young people and their adult leaders for activities including presentations on a variety of subjects, leadership and citizenship training, service opportunities, officer elections and more.

Hope Arrowood, daughter of Mark and Carla Arrowood of Lexington, and Samuel Barrick, son of Michael and Melinda Barrick of Winston-Salem, were inducted into the 4-H Honor Club, one of the highest honors a 4-H’er can achieve. New Honor Club members were tapped during a candlelight ceremony Saturday night, July 18.

Membership in the Honor Club is based on service to the 4-H program, leadership, moral standards, 4-H activities and project achievement. Less than one-half of 1 percent of North Carolina 4-H’ers are selected for membership each year. Members must be at least 16 years old and have a minimum of three years 4-H experience. Arrowood, 17, has been active in the 4-H program for nine years, while Barrick, 17, has participated for 10 years.

Arrowood also won the 14- to 18-year-old division of the bugs and bees competition with a presentation on the emerald ash borer and what scientists are doing to prevent the insect’s spread.

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 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.

Written by Dee Shore, 919-513-3117 or dee_shore@ncsu.edu

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