Clay County 4-H’ers Attend NC 4-H Congress

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A delegation of Clay County 4-H members attended NC 4-H Congress, which was held virtually this year. Sarah Grace Zipperer-Price and Jayson Weitz represented Clay County at NC 4-H Congress. This year’s 4-H Congress, held July 20-23, 2020, attracted more than 300 youth and adults representing 4-H programs across the state. Conference delegates participated in general sessions, learned together in workshops, recognized award winners, and elected State 4-H officers for the upcoming year.

New Honor Club members were tapped during a candlelight ceremony Monday night, July 20.

Membership in the Honor Club is based on service to the 4-H program, leadership, moral standards, 4-H activities, and project achievement. Less than one-half of 1 percent of North Carolina 4-H’ers are selected for membership each year. Members must be at least 16 years old and have a minimum of three years’ 4-H experience.
Youth campaigned for state offices and new officers were elected Wednesday, July 22.

4-H is North Carolina’s largest youth development organization, equipping more than 262,200 young people each year with the skills to succeed and improve the world around them. 4-H programs and camps encourage young people to “learn by doing,” helping them to develop into active, contributing citizens. Both NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University coordinate 4-H programs statewide