• By April Bowman
  • Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Forsyth Well Represented at NC 4-H Congress

Forsyth 4-H’ers received honors during the recent State 4-H Congress. This year’s 4-H Congress, held in Raleigh July 16-19, attracted more than 540 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.

Blaise Gourley was installed as the new North Central District 4-H President and was also selected to serve as a leadership workshop facilitator.

Shandi McDaniel was selected as one of seven entertainment acts to perform during the event. She performed “Change is Gonna Come”, and she received a standing ovation! You can watch her performance clicking here. (it's well worth the five minutes).

Laurelyn Ridge won Gold in the Cecil and Leonard stand-up comedy routine and performed for the entire delegation on Tuesday during lunch.

Eleven Forsyth County youth also gave their 4-H presentations during the event. The following earned medals:

  • Luke Arrowood, Silver, 11-13 Horticultural Production
  • Zech Crawford, Bronze, 14-18 Electric
  • Noah Crawford, Gold, 11-13 Beef Char Grill
  • Laurelyn Ridge, Silver, 11-13 Foods and Nutrition
  • Grace Shipman, Bronze, 14-18 Open Class
  • Calleigh Wilson, Bronze, 11-13 Horse

Four youth, Blaise Gourley, BJ Hutchins, Zech Crawford and Kate Halstead attended Congress full-time and helped package over 80,000 meals for Feeding Children Everywhere.

View photographs from the event!

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