Derreck Sherrill, 16, of Vale was recognized with a Electric Recruiter Award, during the 57th Annual State 4-H Electric Congress held July 12-14 at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is the son of Todd and Janet Sherrill.
Holly Mills, 14, of Belmont was recognized as a County 4-H Electric Project Winner. She is the daughter of James and Barbara Mills.
Derreck and Holly were among 190 4-Hâ€™ers and volunteers from across North Carolina selected to attend the three-day event for their achievement in the 4-H Electric Project.
Duke Power Company provided the trip and helped sponsor the congress. The Congress activities included building and racing hydrogen fuel cell cars and constructing a continuity checker circuit board. Delegates also enjoyed a trip to the Fort Fisher State Park and dinner and dancing on aboard a boat down the Cape Fear River.
North Carolina 4-H Electric Congress is sponsored by Duke Power, Progress Energy, Dominion North Carolina Power and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at North Carolina State University.
For more information about how to become involved in the 4-H Electric Program, contact the 4-H office, NC Cooperative Extension, at 704-736-8458.