Tyrrell County 4-H Youth Represented at State 4-H Congress

Published 8:03 pm Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Two Tyrrell County 4-H’ers received top 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.


Grace Swain, 17, daughter of Buddy and Susan Swain of Columbia, 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 Saturday night, June 21.

 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 4-H experience.

Swain is a junior in home school and a member of the Columbia Seniors and Sew Simple Teens 4-H clubs. She has been active in the 4-H program for 11 years. Swain also received the Dr. Eloise Cofer Family & Consumer Science trophy at an awards reception held Monday, June 23. Three state trophy winners were recognized at the event.


Sam Clough, 10 , son of Mark & Karen Clough of Columbia won silver in his division, Agriculture Science for his presentation on Potatoes.


Jacob Fauth, 11, son of Michael and Miriam Fauth of Columbia, won gold in a contest designed to test 4-H’ers’ knowledge of a variety of subjects. He won the 11- to 13-year-old division of the open class competition.


Jon Mark Swain, 10, son of Buddy and Susan Swain of Columbia, won 2nd place in the Cecil & Leonard Competition! 


Nine 4-H’ers from Tyrrell County attended Congress at NCSU! Mackaen Coltrain, Emily Sawyer, CatherineSuter, Grace Swain, Elizabeth Suter, Letty Swain-Hernandez, Gabby Smith, Elana Fauth & Layah Fauth.


Layah Fauth, 13,  was chosen from the District competition to open the ceremonies with the singing of the National Anthem!


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. To get involved in the 4-H program in Tyrrell County please contact 4-H Agent, BridgetSpruill @ 252-796-1581 or bridget_spruill@ncsu.edu”