Four Currituck County 4-H’ers received honors during State 4-H Congress, July 16-19. 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.
The Currituck youth won gold medals in contests designed to test 4-H’er’s knowledge of a variety of subjects.
Gregory Dozier, 11, son of Gregory and Theresa Dozier of Barco, won the 9- to 10-year-olds* division of the safety competition. His presentation, “Aim for Safety,” focused on gun safety. He received a $25 award from the N.C. 4-H Development Fund.
Braxton Parrish, 10, son of Brenda and Jason Parrish of Grandy, won the 9- to 10-year-olds division of the soil, water and environment competition, with his presentation, “Wetlands are Wonderful.” He received a $50 award from the N.C. Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
Jamie Hauser, 14, daughter of Daphne and Clay Hauser of Kitty Hawk, won the 11- to 13-year-olds* division of the public speaking competition, for her speech on, “Alcohol and Teens.” She received a $75 award from the Ag Carolina Financial, Carolina Farm Credit and Cape Fear Farm Credit.
Titus Kirkpatrick, 12, son of Tim and Christine Kirkpatrick of Moyock, won the 11- to 13-year-olds division of the chicken barbecue competition, with his recipe, “Titus’ Orange BBQ Chicken.” He received a medal and certificate from the N.C. Poultry Federation and N.C. Breeder Hatcher Association.
More than 560 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 235,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 21,500 adult and youth volunteers.
-Written by Natalie Hampton, 919.513.3128 or email@example.com
*4-H’ers’ competition age groups are determined by their age on Jan. 1.