• By April Bowman
  • Posted Monday, August 6, 2018

Forsyth County 4-H'ers Earn State Honors

Forsyth County 4-H'ers earned medals at the State 4-H Presentation Finals at NCSU July 21st as a part of NC 4-H Congress. Winners included:
Laurelyn Ridge, Gold, 11-13 Year Old Peanut Foods
Olivia Gatewood, Gold, 9-10 Year Old Wheels and Engines
Sophia Gatewood, Silver, 9-10 Year Old Environmental Science
Logan Engle, Silver, 9-10 Year Old, Science and Technology

Click here for additional information and a complete list of presentation winners.

Forsyth County 4-H members, Spencer Cook, Jadyn Hooker and Sidney Hooker were admitted into the NC 4-H Honor Club at the Opening Assembly of the 2018 NC 4-H Congress event. The North Carolina 4-H Honor Club was organized in 1931 by Mr. L.R. Harrill as a way to develop a statewide 4-H service organization. Today, the NC 4-H Honor Club has almost 3,000 members from across the state and nation. Being a North Carolina 4-H Honor Club member is more than just an honor. It is the chance to give back to the 4-H program a small part of the knowledge and skills that the 4-H program helped to develop.

Additionally, Forsyth County 4-H member, Laurelyn Ridge, was asked to perform at the 4-H Talent Showcase on Sunday, July 22nd. She sang "Never Enough" from The Greatest Showman".

Monday, Spencer Cook, competed in the 4-H Application, Interview, Resume and Essay contest. He was selected as a winner and has earned a trip to the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia in November.

Noah Crawford, Zechariah Crawford, Kate Halstead, April Bowman (4-H Youth Development Agent with the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center), Ethan Cook and Spencer Cook participated as full-time delegates to NC 4-H Congress on North Carolina State University campus. They participated in leadership and subject matter workshops, in a community service project, as well as met other 4-H'ers from across the state during the four day event.

Click here for photos from the event.

To learn more about these or other 4-H events, contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension Center at 336-703-2850.

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