Jackson County 4-H’er Wins Competition at State 4-H Congress
Jackson County 4-H’er wins competition at State 4-H Congress
A Jackson County 4-H’er received honors during State 4-H Congress, June 22-25, 2013.
Congress is the high point of the 4-H year, bringing young people from across the state to the North Carolina State University campus and Raleigh for four days of activity.
Anna Pierce, 17, daughter of Renee and Don Pierce of Whittier, won a gold medal in contests designed to test participants’ knowledge of a range of subjects. 4-H’ers give presentations on different subjects and are judged on their knowledge and presentation.
Pierce placed first in the 14- to 18-year-olds division of the Science & Technology category for her presentation on “Why We Grow Old.”
More than 500 4-H’ers, volunteer leaders and North Carolina Cooperative Extension agents attended 4-H Congress.
The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 235,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 21,500 adult and youth volunteers. For more information about the Jackson County 4-H program contact Heather Gordon, 4-H Agent, at 586-4009 or firstname.lastname@example.org.