• By Natalie Hampton
  • Posted Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Forsyth County 4-Her's Win Honors at State 4-H Congress

Five Forsyth County 4-H’ers won honors at State 4-H Congress in Raleigh. 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 four days of activity July 19-22.

Meghan Lail Crawford and Joshua Nzewi were inducted into the 4-H Honor Club, one of the highest honors a 4-H’er can achieve. New Honor Club members were tapped during a candlelight ceremony Monday night, July 19. Meghan, 18, daughter of Shannon and Kathleen Crawford of Kernersville, is a rising college junior at Forsyth Technical Community College. She is a member of Forsyth County 4-H Science Club, and has been active in 4-H for 12 years. Joshua, 17, son of Emmanuel and Sochi Nzewi of Kernersville, is a rising senior at Lawndale Christian School. He is also a member of Forsyth County 4-H Science Club, and has been active in 4-H for 11 years.

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.

Brother and sister Alex Arrowood and Hope Arrowood won competitions designed to test 4-H’ers’ knowledge of a variety of subjects. Alex, 9, son of Carla and Mark Arrowood, won the 9 to 10-year olds division of the forestry and wildlife competition, sponsored by N.C. 4-H Development Fund. Alex’s presentation, “Where in the World is the Nene?” focused on a type of bird. Hope Arrowood, 12, Alex’s sister, won the 11 to 13-year olds division of the horticultural production and marketing competition, sponsored by Southern States Cooperative and Wyatt-Quarles Seed Company. Her presentation, “What in the World is a Pawpaw?” focused on the tree fruit.

Seth Barrick, 16, son of Michael and Melinda Barrick, won the Application, Interview, Resume and Essay (AIRE) contest in the Communication and Expressive Arts category. Josh Nzewi, won the Science and Technology category of AIRE. Both boys earned a trip to National 4-H Congress in November.

More than 500 4-H’ers, volunteer leaders and North Carolina Cooperative Extension agents attended 4-H Congress.

The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 240,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 21,000 adult and youth volunteers.

View a slideshow of pictures from the event.

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