RALEIGH — Two Yadkin County 4-H’ers received honors during the recent State 4-H Congress. 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.
Andrew Blevins, 10, son of Terry and Alison Blevins of Yadkinville, won a gold medal in contests designed to test 4-H’ers’ knowledge of a variety of subjects.
Blevins also won the 9- to 10-year-olds division of the horse competition, co-sponsored by West Central 4-H Horse Council, West District 4-H Horse Advisory Council, Matt Downs, Ride It 4-H Club and the N.C. 4-H Horse Program. His presentation was about equine dentistry.
Madaline Jones, 19, daughter of Mary Allison Jones of East Bend, was elected state 4-H reporter for the coming year. Youth campaigned for state offices and new officers were elected June 23.
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.