Currituck County 4-Her Represents County and State at National 4-H Congress

— Written By and last updated by Stacy Hairfield

A delegation of 14 North Carolina 4-H youth and 3 adults representing 15 counties including Currituck County, attended the ninety-sixth annual National 4-H Congress, held in Atlanta, Georgia. The North Carolina delegation joined more than nine hundred youth and adults representing 4-H programs across the country, to participate in educational, service and recreational opportunities.

H. Gregory Dozier IV represented Currituck county at the November 24-28, 2017 conference. This year’s theme “Be True. Be You.” focused on ways for 4-H’ers to excel in leadership, citizenship, global awareness and inclusion. 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 virtual reality. Participants were challenged to reach out and to make a difference in the world. One way participants reached out to help others was by traveling 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-six 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 across the country to come together and learn about community involvement, cultural diversity, and service to others while meeting new friends.

4-H is North Carolina’s largest youth development organization, equipping more than 247,000 young people each year with the skills to succeed and improve the world around them. 4-H programs and camps encourage young people to “learn by doing”, helping them to develop into active, contributing citizens. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University coordinate 4-H programs statewide.

For more information about 4-H in Currituck County contact the 4-H Agent, Sherry Fischlschweiger at 252-232-2262 or