4-H Program Awards Outstanding Youth and Adults
4-H members, adult volunteers, parents and community supporters were in attendance on Saturday evening for the Annual Currituck County 4-H Achievement Program. Youth and adults who achieved excellence in club work, and service to their community were recognized for their efforts.
A Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Wendy Roberts of Shawboro for her outstanding service. Raju Uppalapati, owner of VBL Technologies in Powells Point, was recognized as the At-large Volunteer of the Year for his dedication and service to the 4-H Backpacks for Kids Program. Susan Hamlin, a 2ndGrade Teacher from Griggs Elementary School, was recognized as an Outstanding 4-H School Enrichment Volunteer.
Volunteer Awards were presented to individuals and businesses who have donated funds or services to the 4-H Program in 2012: These include: Don & Sue Austin, Kim & Michael Ward, Elizabeth Sager, Coinjock Ruritan Club, Rick Taylor/Bingo Equipment Service, Gary & Barbara Leach, Manly West, Gretchen & Jason Keeter, Dawn & Timothy Manley, Bob & Debra Williams, Anita & Jonathan Poston, Cynthia & Mark Overman, K.D. McClellan, Providence Baptist Church, Dorothy Grandy/The Rose Tree, Poplar Branch Baptist Church, TowneBank of Currituck, Coinjock Baptist Church, Hadley Twiddy, Carlton Smith, Jr. , Roger Crafe, Barbara & Alfred Marzetti, Mary Kreisel, Currituck Club Ladies Nine and Dine, John Harris, Corolla ECA Club, Raju Uppalapati/VBL Technologies, Carolyn & William Gilliam, Wes Liverman/K.I.C.Z. Maintenance, Emily Alford, Margaret Edwards, Roland Smith, St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church, Charles & Cathy Morris, J’s Auto Cleaning Service, Blackwater Electric, Joseph & Nancy Bostaph, NC Community Foundation, Glenn & Sandra Roberts
The Sand Spurs 4-H Club, lead by Trish Rippin, was named 4-H Club of the Year for 2012.
Project record books are compiled by 4-H’ers to record accomplishments they have made in a particular subject matter. The Best Project Book winners for 2012 were:
9-10 Year Olds
Best Animal Science, Victoria Kirkpatrick
Best Environmental Science, Amy Wilkins
Best Science & Technology, Zechariah Crawford
Best Healthy Lifestyles, Jacob Stone
11-12 Year Olds
Best Animal Science, Jordan Starcher
Best Environmental Science, Kayla Wilkins
Best Consumer & Family Science, Abigail Rippin
Best Communication Art-Jonathan Stone
Best Science & Technology-Jonathan Stone
Best Healthy Lifestyles-Titus Kirkpatrick
13-15 Year Olds
Best Animal Science-Victoria Robey
Best Science & Technology-Mitchell Kreisel
Best Environmental Science-Jamie Hauser
16-18 Year Olds
Best Animal Science-Ridge Roberts
Best Science & Technology-Ridge Roberts
Best Plant Science-Ridge Roberts
Best Leadership-Alexis Gray
Outstanding 4-H Members of the year were selected because of overall outstanding achievements in the 4-H program for 2012. Youth recognized were:
Alexis Gray, Abigail Rippin, Dalton Hauser and Victoria Kirkpatrick
Catie Durbin, daughter of Gale Durbin of Moyock, received her official 4-H jacket, based on cumulative points earned for her 4-H work.
Youth interested in joining 4-H or adults interested in volunteering your time to share knowledge and skills with youth should contact Extension Agent, Ellen Owens at the Currituck Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension, 120 Community Way, Barco,, NC 27917, 232-2262, OR firstname.lastname@example.org.