Sampson County 4-H’ers received honors during the recent State 4-H Congress held recently.
This year’s 4-H Congress, held in Raleigh June 21- 24, attracted 541 youth and their adult leaders for activities including presentations on a variety of subjects, leadership and citizenship training, service opportunities, officer elections and more.
This year’s 4-H Congress also included 4-H Citizenship Focus, where 4-H’ers engage with their elected leaders in the N.C. General Assembly.
Silver and Bronze
Kendall Lanier, 9, daughter of Jodi Crowell of Clinton, won a silver medal in 9-11 year old division of the Horse Presentation Competition. Her topic was about how to prepare a horse for an upcoming horse show.
Cliff Flock, 11, son of Deanne and Mike Flock of Mount Olive won the bronze medal in the Cecil and Leonard Presentation sponsored by Capital Broadcasting. Capital Broadcasting sponsors the competition to honor the late Ray Wilkinson who gave a daily farm report for many years at the end of the noon news on WRAL-TV 5.
Amber Lackey, 12, daughter of Lance and Kim Lackey of Clint, and Kathryn Cortez, 13, daughter of Tonya and Valentino Cortez of Clinton, participated in contests designed to test 4-H’ers’ presentation skills. Amber and Kathryn competed as a team in the category of Small and Companion Animals discussing rabbit breeding techniques.
Denisse Sada-Romero, 13, participated in State 4-H Congress and represented Sampson County well as a delegate. She participated in leadership workshops, community service opportunities and a 4-H 4K Run while attending.
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 227,782 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,333 adult and youth volunteers.