4-H Achievement Night

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Currituck 4-H Recognizes Outstanding Youth and Volunteers

Currituck 4-H hosted the Annual 4-H Achievement banquet on January 26 with over 100 guests in attendance. 4-H members, parents, volunteers and community supporters joined the Extension staff for an evening of celebration.

Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service were presented to the following:

The 4-H Club Leader of the Year Award was presented to Miss LeeAnn McGraw for her outstanding leadership and dedication to the 4-H Program. Lee Ann is the leader for the Sandy Stirrups 4-H Club in Powells Point.

Providence Baptist Church was recognized as the Volunteer Organization of the Year for their contributions to the 4-H Backpacks for Kids Program.

The Sand Spurs 4-H Club, lead by Kathy Pugh and Lisa Starcher, was named 4-H Club of the Year for 2015.

Project record books are records of accomplishments compiled by 4-H’ers to record concepts learned in a particular subject matter. The Best Project Book winners for 2015 were:


9-10 Year Olds

Best Animal Science, Adrianna Parker

Best Consumer & Family Science, Cayden Lowe

Best Citizenship & Civic Education, Riley Lenz

11-12 Year Olds

Best Animal Science, Shyanne McLeod

Best Citizenship & Civic Education-Mason Lenz

Best Consumer & Family Science, Ashton Lowe

Best Communication & Expressive Arts-Ashton Lowe

Best Science & Technology, Armani Rascoe

Best Healthy Lifestyles, Abbigail Owens

13-15 Year Olds

Best Animal Science-Anna Dowdy

16-18 Year Olds

Best Animal Science-Jamie Gillespie

Outstanding 4-H Members of the year were selected for their overall outstanding achievements in the 4-H program for 2015. Youth recognized include:

9-10 Cayden Lowe; 11-12 Shyanne McLeod; 13-15 Anna Dowdy; and 16-18 Mitch Kreisel

Mitch Kreisel received a letter for his work in 2015, which will adorn the 4-H Jacket he earned in 2014 for his accomplishments in the 4-H program.

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 ellen_owens@ncsu.edu.

2016 4-H Members of the Year (2)Photo: Pictured from left to Right: Lisa Kreisel, mother of 16-18 Year Old 4-H Member of the Year, Mitch Kreisel, Shyanne McLeod, 11-12 Year Old 4-H Member of the Year, Anna Dowdy, 13-15 Year Old 4-H Member of the Year, and Cayden Lowe, 9-10 Year Old 4-H Member of the Year.

2016Best Project Books (2)Photo: Best Project Winner, pictured from left to right include: Mason Lenz, Riley Lenz, Adriana Parker, Cayden Lowe, Armani Rascoe, Ashton Lowe, Abbigail Owens, Shyanne McLeod, and Anna Dowdy.