• By April Bowman
  • Posted Thursday, August 13, 2015

Forsyth 4-H is Electric

Grant Wise received the first place territorial award for Duke Energy Carolinas and was the State 4-H Project Record winner. He was recognized at the annual NC 4-H Electric Congress.

A delegation from Forsyth County attended the 68th annual 4-H Electric Congress July 13-15 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. One hundred-eighty 4-H’ers, adult leaders and N.C. Cooperative Extension agents from 54 counties attended the three-day event.

Since 1947, Duke Energy and Dominion North Carolina Power have sponsored the annual congress to emphasize energy conservation and safe electricity use. The 4-H electric energy program is one of the most popular activities among Tar Heel 4-H’ers.

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 232,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,563 adult and youth volunteers.

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Pictured from left, Wayne Huddleston, Account Manager, Grant Wise, son of Benny and Karen Wise of Westfield, and Karen Wise, 4-H volunteer

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NC State 4-H Program Leader, Dr. Mike Yoder (left) and Oshe Pittman (right)

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Robin P. Nicholson, Duke Energy-District Manager, Government and Community Relations

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