Currituck County 4-H’ers Win at District 4-H Activity Day

— Written By and last updated by Donna Keene

4-H Clover with tag line 2012Twenty-eight Currituck County 4-H’ers participated at the annual District 4-H Activity Day on March 23, 2013. The event was held in Pasquotank County at College of the Albemarle. District Activity Day is held to offer 4-H’ers from 22 counties an opportunity to compete in public speaking/presentation and outdoor cooking contests. Over two-hundred youth from across the NE Extension District participated.

 For the competition, 4-H’ers must prepare and present a 5-12 minute speech on any topic they choose. Currituck County 4-H wants to thank the parents and volunteers who helped these young people achieve success!

 Currituck County winners were:

 Titus Kirkpatrick                     Silver Winner              11-13 Beef Char-Grill

Halie Sweeney                        Gold Winner               14-18 Careers & Entrepreneurship

Nigel Moore                            Bronze Winner            14-18 Chicken Char-Grill

Ta’Nia Seymore                      Bronze Winner            9-10 Citizenship & Community Service

Alexis Gray                             Gold Winner               14-18 Citizenship & Community Service

Cleonna Cunningham             Gold Winner               9-10 Egg Cookery

Abbigail Owens                      Gold Winner               9-10 Foods & Nutrition

Delainey Parrish                      Silver Winner              9-10 Health & Fitness

Kayla Boyd                             Silver Winner              11-13 Horse

Victoria Robey                        Gold Winner               14-18 Horse

Jamie Hauser                           Silver Winner              14-18 Horse Public Speaking

Dalton Hauser                         Gold Winner               11-13 Horse Public Speaking

Abigail Rippin                         Silver Winner              11-13 Horse Public Speaking

Christiaan Evans                     Silver Winner              14-18 Pork Char Grill

Jeriah King                              Bronze Winner            14-18 Turkey Char-Grill

Logan Gentry                          Bronze Winner            9-10 Poultry

Ashton Lowe                          Silver Winner              9-10 Science & Technology

Victoria Kirkpatrick                Silver Winner              11-13 Small & Companion Animals

 Non competitive 4-H members, ages 5-8, participating were:   Cayden Lowe, Ivy Liverman and Emily Alford. Non-competitive 4-H members are able to begin developing public speaking skills to prepare them for competition in the future.

 The goal of the North Carolina 4-H Program, conducted by North Carolina Cooperative Extension at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State Universities, is to assist youth and adults in becoming competent, coping and contributing members of a global society, developing life skills through planned learn-by-doing experiences. 4-H is the largest youth organization in North Carolina with 20,491 youth and adult volunteers and more than 235,025 participants.