4-H Members Receive Honors at Annual Awards Night

— Written By Leslie Dill

New Hanover County 4-H held its annual 4-H Awards Night on October 17, 2014 at the Cooperative Extension Arboretum. Approximately 60 4-H members, parents and volunteers were in attendance to celebrate accomplishments the youth have made during 2014. New Hanover County is home to ten active 4-H clubs, many of which were represented by the youth being recognized for their hard work.IMG_4310
Twenty-four 4-H members were recognized for achievement in project record books completed during 2013 including:

5-8 year olds  County Champions District

Audrey Bell – Science & Technology
Kendyl Elliot – Animal Science (Rabbit)
Beck Hanner – Science & Technology
Gabby Hutko – Animal Science (Horse)
Cate Shepard – Animal Science (Poultry)
Zoe Smith – Animal Science (Rabbit)
Jax Smith – Animal Science (Rabbit)
Jessica Tam – Science & Technology
Maya Rose Williamson – Animal Science (Rabbit)

9-10 year olds

Emma Babb – Science & Technology  County Champion Participant
J.B. Bell – Science & Technology
Timothy Best – Science & Technology
Bailey Brunjes – Science & Technology
Ava Gosline – Science & Technology
Cammy Herbert – Science & Technology County Champion  Participant
Gage Hill – Science & Technology
Angela McGowan – Science & Technology
Steven Tam – Science & Technology

11-12 year olds

Zane Hill – Science & Technology
Baylen Lucas – Science & Technology County Champion  Participant
Aidan Shepard – Science & Tech (Electricity)  County Champion  Gold

13-15 year olds

Maia Cheatham – Healthy Lifestyles  County Champion Gold
Samantha Kidney – Animal Science (Horse)

16-18 year olds

Rachel Mumey – Personal Dev. & Leadership  County Champion Silver

2014 Presentation Participants

2014 Presentation Participants

The following sixteen 4-H members were recognized for achievement in the presentation program during 2014:

Landry Bickel Cloverbud (5-8 year old)
Arts & Communication, County Participation
Skylar Bickel 11-13 year old,
Science & Technology, County Participation
Maia Cheatham 14-18 year old,
Health & Fitness, District Silver
D’Anna Dininny 14-18 year old,
Horse Presentation, District Silver, State Participation
James “Ryan” Fore 9-10 year old,
Bugs & Bees, District Gold
Jacob Fore Cloverbud (5-8 year old)
Forestry & Wildlife, County Participation
Hailey Ingram 9-10 year old,
Open Class, County Participation
Arnell Lewis 14-18 year old,
Safety, County Participation
Christine McDow 14-18 year old,
Etiquette & Social Graces, County Participation
Ashley Oyler 14-18 year old,
Careers & Entrepreneurship, District Gold, State Participation
Emily Oyler 11-13 year old,
Horse Presentation, District Gold, State Participation
Jake Russell 11-13 year old,
Science & Technology, County Participation
Samantha Sharpe 9-10 year old,
Foods & Nutrition, District Gold, State Bronze
Asa Williamson Cloverbud (5-8 year old) Team
Safety, County Participation
Kai Williamson Cloverbud (5-8 year old) Team
Safety, County Participation
Maya Rose Williamson Cloverbud (5-8 year old)
Bugs & Bees, County Participation
2014-2015 New Hanover County 4-H Teen Council Officers

2014-2015 New Hanover County 4-H Teen Council Officers

A candle-lighting ceremony followed the project and presentation recognition. The newly elected 4-H Teen Council officers were inducted by Robert Shivers, past Southeast District 4-H officer. The 2014-2015 officers are Maia Cheatham, president; Aidan Shepard, Vice President; Elanna Dininny, Secretary; and Ashley Reece, Reporter.

Leslie Dill, New Hanover County 4-H Agent, recognized the club leaders and advisory council members for their commitment to 4-H members and the advancement of the organization.

Leslie Dill, New Hanover County 4-H Agent, recognized the club leaders and advisory council members for their commitment to 4-H members and the advancement of the organization.

The New Hanover County Farm Bureau, Master Gardener Volunteer Association, NHC Libraries, and Corning, Inc. were recognized for their financial support of 4-H during the past year. Corning gave a generous donation to purchase the 2014 National Youth Science Day kits for Rockets to the Rescue. The rocket launching event was held last week at the downtown library. NHC Libraries also supported the Science Day by hosting the event and purchasing kits for the experiment. The Master Gardener Volunteer Association supported 4-H this year by supporting a brand new school program called Coastal Cadets. The program focuses on environmental stewardship including water quality and water conservation. Each participant was given a shower timer thanks to the Master Gardeners. Lastly, the NHC Farm Bureau members were given the “Friends of 4-H” Award for their support of the after school program, Acres of Adventures, and the long-running embryology in the classroom program. Their outstanding support of these programs has enabled 4-H to reach new audiences and grow in New Hanover County.

About 4-H:

4-H, the largest youth development organization in the world, is a community of seven million young people across the globe learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. In the U.S., 4-H programs are implemented by the 109 land grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local Extension offices across the country. Overseas, 4-H programs operate throughout more than 50 countries.

Learn more about 4-H at http://newhanover.ces.ncsu.edu/ or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newhanovercounty4h.

Written By

Photo of Leslie DillLeslie DillExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (910) 798-7669 leslie_dill@ncsu.eduNew Hanover County, North Carolina
Updated on Oct 20, 2014
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