Lincoln County 4-Hers traveled to Raleigh recently to attend 4-H State Congress. 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 a week of activity. This yearâ€™s Congress was July 19-23.
Jennifer Sherrill, 19, daughter of Todd and Janet Sherrill of Vale, won a trip to National 4-H Congress through the 4-H Application, Resume and Interview Program. Jennifer will attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga. this fall with 19 other North Carolina 4-H members. The trip is sponsored by the NC Association of Electric Cooperatives.
Karin Okonski, 12, daughter of Brian and Betsy Okonski of Iron Station, won the Bugs and Bees Presentation for the 11-13 age division. She did a presentation about mosquitoes. Karin received a $75 savings bond.
Holly Mills, 14, daughter of James and Barbara Mills of Belmont, placed second in the North Carolina 4-H Fashion Revue and also received the Construction Award.
Hannah Reynolds, 15, daughter of Rick and Yvonne Reynolds, was inducted into the North Carolina 4-H Honor Club. Less than one-half of one percent of North Carolina 4-H members are inducted each year. Acceptance into the Honor Club is based on 4-H accomplishments in projects, community service, leadership, citizenship and community involvement.
The Lincoln County 4-H Junior Horticulture Judging Team received the state bronze award. Team members included Rebecca DeGregory, Kristin Okonski and Karin Okonski.
Other Lincoln County 4-H members who received county, district and state presentation awards were as follows:
Chelsea Mills, Veterinary Science, Cloverbud participation
Rebecca DeGregory, Veterinary Science, Cloverbud particpation
Anna Okonski, Fruit and Vegetable Use, Cloverbud participation
Kristin Okonski, Forestry and Wildlife, 9-10 county winner and district gold
Adam Parsons, Forestry and Wildlife, 9-10, county winner and district silver
Emily Sherrill, Beef Char Grill, 11-13 county winner, district gold and state silver
John David Parsons, Chicken Barbecue, 11-13 county winner and district gold
Elena Gann, Photography, 14-18 county winner
Holly Mills, Bugs and Bees, 14-18 county winner, district gold and state silver
Jenni Moore, Health, 14-18 county winner and district bronze
Derreck Sherrill, Pork Cookery, 14-18 county winner, district gold and state silver
Casey Snyder, Poultry Production, 14-18 county winner, district gold and state bronze
Approximately 850 4-Hers, volunteer leaders and North Carolina Cooperative Extension Agents attended 4-H Congress.
The 4-H program is conducted by North Carolina Cooperative Extension at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 200,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 27,000 adult and youth volunteers.For more information on how to participate in 4-H programs, contact Lincoln County 4-H, NC Cooperative Extension at 704-736-8458