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A Brunswick County 4-H’er was among award-winners at the recent 2010 State 4-H Congress July 19-22 in Raleigh.
Congress is the high point of the 4-H year, bringing young people from across the state to the North Carolina State University campus for four days of activity. At the beginning of summer, youth gather at their 4-H District Activity Day events to give presentations on topics of their choice to a panel of judges. Winners advance to the state level, where they gather during the second day of Congress.
On July 20, hundreds of youth gathered at Athens Drive High School to give their presentations for the state competition. 4-H youth from Brunswick County that presented included: Bryan Simmons, Justin Simmons, Bryan Simmons, Mary Ellen Lewis, Alexis Apple and Amber Yurgel.
Lydia Lewis, daughter of Jim and Vicki Lewis of Calabash, has been an active member of 4-H for the past four years where she has polished her public speaking ability and her confidence to speak in front of others. Her presentation, “Incorporating Fruit into your Diet,” won the bronze medal in the age 9-10 division of the “Fruit and Vegetable Use” category, sponsored by Southern States Cooperatives and the Dinah Gore 4-H Foods & Nutrition Endowment.
To learn more about the Brunswick County 4-H program, contact Blair Green, 4-H extension agent, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Leslie Kammer, 4-H program assistant, at email@example.com. Call the Cooperative Extension office at 253-2610 or visit its website at http://brunswickco4h.shutterfly.com/ or blog at http://brunswick4h.wordpress.com.