- By Monique Pearce-Brady
- Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Forsyth County 2020 Virtual NC Congress Highlights
A delegation of Forsyth County 4-H members attended NC 4-H Congress, which was held virtually this year. Luke Arrowood, Laurelyn Ridge, Calleigh Wilson, and David Winemiller represented Forsyth County at NC 4-H Congress. This year’s 4-H Congress, held July 20-23, attracted more than 300 youth and adults representing 4-H programs across the state. Conference delegates participated in general sessions, learned together in workshops, recognized award winners, and elected State 4-H Officers for the upcoming year.
HONOR CLUB ENTRY AND BACKGROUND
Austyn Joyce, 19, son of Michael and Mae Lynn Joyce of Kernersville, NC, was 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 afternoon, July 20.
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 of 4-H experience.
Joyce is a 2019 graduate of Joyce Academy and was a member of Trailblazers Teen 4-H Club. He was active in the 4-H program for 14 years before aging out.
YOUTH VOLUNTEER AWARD
Luke Arrowood, 15, son of Carla and Mark Arrowood of Lexington, NC, was awarded the state youth volunteer award. Arrowood is a Sophomore at Arrowood Academy and a member of N.E.S.T and Trailblazers Teen. He has been active in the 4-H program for 11 years.
David Winemiller, 17, son of Kim Hunter and Kevin Winemiller of Kernersville, NC, was awarded the state youth volunteer award. Winemiller is a graduating senior from a homeschool program and a member of Trailblazers Teen. He has been active in the 4-H program for 13 years.
NC 4-H Youth Volunteer Awards are presented annually to individual teens that have provided exemplary service to their communities during the previous year. The program is designed specifically to recognize those 4-H’ers aged 14 -18 who excel in volunteerism and/or service to their communities.
4-H is North Carolina’s largest youth development organization, equipping more than 262,200 young people each year with the skills to succeed and improve the world around them. 4-H programs and camps encourage young people to “learn by doing,” helping them to develop into active, contributing citizens. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University coordinate 4-H programs statewide.
-Monique Pearce-Brady, 336-703-2856, email@example.com