Lincoln County 4-H’ers are winners at State 4-H Congress
Contributed / Regan Mitchem, 12, was the state gold medal winner in the 11-13 age division Agriculture Science presentation.
April B. Dillon
Lincoln County 4-H’ers received honors at state competitions during the annual North Carolina 4-H Congress. The Congress was held June 22-25 at North Carolina State University.
State Winners were:
- Cody Johnsen, 18, son of Jeff and Kristi Johnsen of Denver, won the NC 4-H Citizenship Award.
- Wyatt Johnsen, 16, son of Jeff and Kristi Johnsen of Denver, won the silver medal for the 14-18 age division Electric Presentation. Wyatt was also inducted into the NC 4-H Honor Club. Wyatt was awarded a trip to National 4-H Congress which will be held this fall in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Ruth Perkins, 14, daughter of Gordon and Cheree Perkins of Iron Station was also awarded a trip to National 4-H Congress.
- Regan Mitchem, 12, daughter of Wayne and Dr. Crystal Mitchem of Vale, was the state gold medal winner in the 11-13 age division Agriculture Science presentation.
- Giovanni Ibarra, 15, son of Daniel and Lueila Ibarra, was the state bronze medal winner in the 14-18 age division Fisheries and Aquatic Resources presentation.
- Other Lincoln County 4-H members who received county and district presentation awards were as follows:
- Addie Dillon-Horse, Cloverbud county and district participation; Caleb Street-Aerospace, Cloverbud county participation; America Torres-Forestry & Wildlife, Cloverbud county participation; Leonela Abarca—Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, 9-10 county winner and district participation; Adam Bouchoucha—Foods & Nutrition, 9-10 county winner and district participation; Samantha Wood—Egg Cookery, 9-10 county winner; Isaac Ibarra—Bugs & Bees, 11-13 county winner; Paulo Ibarra—Health & Fitness, 11-13 county winner; Sheyanne Johnsen—Health & Fitness, 11-13 county winner; Maria Murillo—Bugs & Bees, 11-13 county winner; Aaron Rojo—Environmental Science, 11-13 county winner; Montserrat Torres—Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, 11-13 district silver medalist; Brianna Wood—Fruit & Vegetable Use, 11-13 county winner;
- Cody Johnsen—Citizenship & Civic Responsibility, 14-18 county winner and district participation; Trey Johnsen—Careers & Entrepreneurship, 14-18 county winner
4-H’ers giving presentations at NC 4-H Congress received scholarships sponsored by Carolina Farm Credit.
Approximately 500 4-H’ers, 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 about how you can participate in 4-H programs, contact Lincoln County 4-H, NC Cooperative Extension at 704-736-8458.