Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Alleghany 4-H’er Honored at Annual 4-H Congress

An Alleghany County 4-H’er received one of the highest honors a North Carolina 4-H’er can achieve during the annual 4-H 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 and Raleigh for a week of activity. This year’s Congress was July 21-25.

Victoria E. Hall, 16, daughter of Bonnie and Al Hall of Sparta, was inducted into the 4-H Honor Club. New Honor Club members were tapped during a candlelight ceremony Monday night, July 21. 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.

Victoria, who is homeschooled, is a member of the Nifty Needles 4-H club. She has been active in the 4-H program for 9 years.

Approximately 800 4-H’ers, volunteer leaders and North Carolina Cooperative Extension agents attended 4-H Congress.

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