4-H Photo Contest

— Written By Donna Tulley and last updated by

Clay County has some very talented youth in 4-H! In celebration of Arbor Day this year, 4-H members were asked to take pictures of trees. The rules stated:  the photo must be taken by the 4-H member; be a picture of a tree in Clay county; photo cannot be altered or enhanced.

Eight youth, in two age categories, gave the challenge their best shot. After photos were taken, they were displayed at Moss Memorial Library so that county residents could vote on their favorite photo. Davis Anderson’s photo won in the 5–8 year old category and Tyler West won in the 9-14 year old category.

We want to thank everyone who viewed and voted on the photos. Particularly, I would like to thank Moss Memorial Library for providing an exhibition area and assisting with making sure ballots were available. We are grateful for the 4-H leaders of this group for their leadership and encouragement of our young people and their parents for being supportive of this event.

4-H is a great program where youth get to “Learn by Doing.” With more than 10,000 established 4-H programs across North Carolina, you can be a part of 4-H wherever you live. All youth between the ages of 5 and 19 are invited to join! In 4-H you can go to camp, start a business, ride in a bike rodeo, take part in an international exchange, raise an animal, create a blog, give a presentation, participate in a community service project, develop your resume, practice interview skills, learn about healthy eating habits, build lifelong friendships and much more. Best of all, membership is FREE! 4-H costs nothing to join, and you are not required to purchase a uniform. Member expenses are minimal and determined by the club itself. This is a great way to be involved in your community and make friends.

4-H is also dependent on caring adults who are willing to volunteer their time and knowledge to help guide and create the leaders of tomorrow. Adults that are interested in helping with 4-H as a leader or occasional volunteer and youth who are interested in joining please contact Donna Tulley at the Clay County Cooperative Extension Office. Our phone number is 828-389-6305 or you can email donna_tulley@ncsu.edu.