4-H’ers heading to state competition


Extension At Your Service - Alyson Hoffman



Richmond County youth competed at the 2017 District Activity Day, hosted in Taylorsville, with astonishing results.

Senior 4-H’er Serenity Sturdivant brought home a bronze medal with her presentation entitled, “African American Hair.” Serenity has been in 4-H for several years, but this was her first presentation at District Activity Day. Sabrina and Caroline De Aguilar also brought home a bronze medal for their team presentation entitled, “How to Make Guacamole.” Sabrina and Caroline are new members of Richmond County 4-H and this was their first presentation at District Activity Day.

DeLani Reep and Tobey Lunceford competed in the Pork Char Grill outdoor cooking competition, both bringing home a gold medal, in their age category, and advancing to State 4-H Presentation Finals. DeLani presented a pork tenderloin with pineapple and mango salsa, accompanied by a fresh mango-pineapple lemonade. Tobey served baby back ribs with a Cheerwine barbecue sauce. Both dishes are fantastic!

State 4-H Final Presentations will be held at the end of July in Raleigh. Presentations will kick off the State 4-H Congress where DeLani Reep and Serenity Sturdivant will represent Richmond County 4-H and participate in leadership advancement courses. Both have attended 4-H Congress in the past and are outstanding leaders of Richmond County 4-H.

Summer is quite a busy time in 4-H and many camps have concluded for the summer. More than 100 youth have participated in Cloverbud Week Day Camp, Weird Science Day Camp, Millstone Overnight 4-H Camp and Farm to Fork Day Camp. However, we are not stopping there! Starting Wednesday, campers will be traveling out to Millstone for Day Camp, Valeria Lunceford will be teaching Beginning Sewing, campers will head to Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center and Cloverbuds will be headed to Millstone.

Richmond County 4-H is open to all youth, ages 5-18. If you would like more information about the programs offered, please call 910-997-8255 or email Alyson_hoffman@ncsu.edu. Joining 4-H is free and the opportunities are endless! Come join us!

Alyson Hoffman is a 4-H Youth Development Agent with the N.C. Cooperative Extension office in Richmond County.

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Extension At Your Service

Alyson Hoffman

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