Tyrrell County Represented At National 4-H Congress

Published 9:19 pm Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A delegation of 14 North Carolina 4-H youth and 3 adults representing 13 counties including Tyrrell county, attended the ninety-third annual National 4-H Congress, which was held in Atlanta, Georgia.  The North Carolina delegation returned home from five days in which more than nine hundred youth and adults representing 4-H programs across the country gathered to participate in educational, service and recreational opportunities.

Grace Swain represented Tyrrell COUNTY at the November 28-December 2, 2014 conference. This year’s theme “Passport to Excellence” focused on ways for 4-H’ers to excel in leadership, citizenship and service to others.  Workshops, speakers and group activities encouraged National 4-H Congress delegates to think broadly and to make their club, community, country and world a better place.

During workshops participants had a chance to participate in sessions ranging from service learning to social media.  National 4-H Congress speakers challenged participants to reach out and to make a difference in the world.  One way participants reached out to help others was by donating money to help build the third 4-H Clover Habitat for Humanity house.  In a morning set aside for community service, 4-H participants traveled to different parts of Atlanta and surrounding areas to participate in community service activities.

The history of the National 4-H Congress goes back ninety-three years. An educational tour to Chicago was the forerunner to what would eventually become known as National 4-H Congress.  Today National 4-H Congress provides a great opportunity for 4-H members from the across the country to come together and learn about community involvement, culture diversity, and service to others while meeting new friends.

For more information on this event or other 4-H programs, please contact Bridget Spruill, 4-H Agent in Tyrrell County at 252-796-1581. More than 227,782 young people ages 5 through 18 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,333 adult and youth volunteers.

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