Friday, July 30, 2010

District Activity Day Winners

Recently four Alleghany 4-Hers traveled to Mecklenburg County to participate in a 17 county district-wide presentation competition. Youth can either do a poster or PowerPoint presentation from 5-12 minutes in length. Categories range from small and companion animals to careers and entrepreneurship to outdoor cookery. 4-Her's have be be at least 9 years old to participate competitively. Youth present to a room of judges, spectators and other presenters. After presenting, judges are then allowed to ask questions. Winners are awarded medals, cash prizes and scholarships to attend NC 4-H Congress.

Gretchen Huysman (not pictured) did a presentation entitled "Stream Restoration" including all the steps involved in a stream restoration project, cost, equipment and was a gold medal recipient. Khalil Lawson (left) spoke on "The Living Soil" and how we are destroying the very earth that supports life and was a silver medal winner. Mikayla Edwards (middle) taught the group about "Types of Fish in the Little River" and placed with a bronze medal, and Natasha Hamm (right) taught us how to pass, set, and spike with her presentation on volleyball entitled "In Your Face" and recieved a silver medal.

Gold and silver medal recipients are invited to present at state level competition in Raleigh during NC 4-H Congress. Congratulations to all of our winners.


Have you ever wanted to attend a NC State Football game and run on the field before the players come out? If so, this is your chance! North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives and North Carolina 4-H are teaming up to give you the chance to RUN WITH THE PACK! Twelve North Carolina 4-H youth who are entering 4th, 5th, or 6th grade and are active in the 4-H program will be chosen for this incredible opportunity! 4-H’ers who are selected will run on the field prior to the September 4th NCSU Football game against Western Carolina.

Game time is at 6:00pm. Each 4-H’er who is selected will receive 4 game tickets as well as 4 meal tickets! If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out the registration form found HERE.

Registration form is due by Wednesday, August 11th.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

NC 4-H Congress 2010

Alleghany 4-Hers Khalil Lawson, Natasha Hamm and Tiffany Mount recently traveled to the campus of NCSU for a week of NC 4-H Congress. Congress is an annual event where youth from all across the state come together to participate in a variety of workshops, presentations and Hands to Service project. This year youth and adult volunteers bagged pasta which will provide over 30,000 meals to families in need.