Teens Represent New Hanover County at State 4-H Congress

Teens Represent New Hanover County at State 4-H Congress

A New Hanover County 4-H’er was elected as a district officer, while another county 4-H’er was among winners named during the annual 4-H Congress in Raleigh.

Congress is the high point of the 4-H year, bringing young people from across the state to the North Carolina State University campus for four days of activity. Four New Hanover County youth were among 4-H’ers in attendance at the recent 2013 State 4-H Congress, held June 22-25 in Raleigh.

New Hanover County 4-H'ers who attended 4-H Congress are pictured left to right Maia Cheatham, Louisa Michael, Robert Perry, and Kevin Artz.

New Hanover County 4-H’ers who attended 4-H Congress are pictured left to right Maia Cheatham, Louisa Michael, Robert Perry, and Kevin Artz.

More than 500 4-H’ers, volunteer leaders and North Carolina Cooperative Extension agents attended 4-H Congress.  New Hanover County was represented by Kevin Artz, 17, son of David and Reena Artz; Maia Cheatham, 14, daughter of Sterling and Kimberley Cheatham, Louisa Michael, 17, daughter of David and Faith Michael, and Robert Perry, 18, son of Bill and Fran Perry.

Robert was inducted as the Southeast District 4-H Vice President, and will serve his fellow 4-H members through this leadership role during the upcoming year.

In addition, Aidan Shepard, 12, son of Brad and Melinda Shepard, won one of a number of contests designed to test participants’ knowledge of a range of subjects. 4-H’ers give presentations on different subjects and are judged on their knowledge and presentation.

4-H member Aidan Shepard, age 12, won a Gold medal with his presentation, Wearable Electronics.

4-H member Aidan Shepard, age 12, won a Gold medal with his presentation, “Building Noisy Circuits.”

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 235,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 18 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year, with the help of 21,500 adult and youth volunteers.

To learn more about becoming involved in the program contact Leslie Wilson, Extension 4-H Agent, at leslie_wilson@ncsu.edu.  You can also call the Cooperative Extension office at 910-798-7660.

Written By

Leslie DillExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (910) 798-7669 New Hanover County, North Carolina

Posted on Jul 1, 2013

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