• By April W Bowman
  • Posted Monday, August 16, 2021

Forsyth County State and District 4-H Winners

Forsyth County has been well represented at State and District 4-H competitions this summer! We are proud of you all!

State 4-H Presentation Competition

At the State 4-H Presentation competition held virtually in July, Forsyth County 4-H'ers brought home 12 medals!

Name Age Group Competition Category Award
Connor Appelboom 14-18 Individual Presentation Citizenship/Community Service Gold
Jack Fleischer 11-13 Individual Presentation Electric Silver
Julia Gatewood 11-13 Individual Presentation Careers & Entrepreneurship Silver
Olivia Gatewood 11-13 Individual Presentation Forestry & Wildlife Silver
Sophia Gatewood 11-13 Individual Presentation Environmental Science Gold
Nathan Patton 14-18 Individual Presentation Science and Technology Gold
Rachel Patton 08-10 Individual Presentation Entomology Gold
Sarah Patton 11-13 Individual Presentation Foods & Nutrition Bronze
Zane Richardson 14-18 Individual Presentation Egg Cookery Silver
Laurelyn Ridge 14-18 Individual Presentation Hospitality, Etiquette & Social Graces Gold
Asher Stewardson 08-10 Individual Presentation Hospitality, Etiquette & Social Graces Silver
Judah Stewardson 08-10 Individual Presentation Agricultural Safety & Health Silver

District 4-H Project Record Book Competition

Forsyth County 4-H brought home ten medals in the North Central District 4-H Project Book competition.

Name Category Age Group Award
Luke Arrowood Communication Arts 13-15 Gold
Luke Arrowood Science & Technology 13-15 Silver
Nate Bowman Animal Science 11-12 Gold
Ben Cook Environment Science 11-12 Gold
Ben Cook Science & Technology 11-12 Gold
Cana Hooker Family & Consumer Sciences 11-12 Gold
Cana Hooker Healthy Lifestyles 11-12 Gold
Sarah Kearney Animal Science 13-15 Participation
Laurelyn Ridge Citizenship & Civic Education 13-15 Gold
Laurelyn Ridge Communication Arts 13-15 Silver

County 4-H Talent Show

In the County 4-H Talent Show competition, the top two winners that advance to the State competition are Laurelyn Ridge and Judah Stewardson. Stay tuned for the announcement of the state winners during National 4-H Week beginning Sunday, October 3.

State 4-H Poultry Judging

In the State 4-H Poultry Judging Competition held virtually on August 11 the Forsyth County team of Luke Arrowood, Nathan Patton, Sarah Kearney, and Alexandria Phoenix emerged as the top team! They will compete in the National 4-H Poultry Judging Contest in November. In addition, Luke Arrowood was the high-scoring senior in the contest, and Nathan placed second. Way to go!

For more information about any of these competitions, or 4-H in general, email April Bowman, Extension Agent, Livestock, Forages, and 4-H Youth Development at awbowman@ncsu.edu or call 336-703-2855.

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