Stanly 4-H member attends National 4-H Congress

Published 2:50 pm Friday, December 3, 2021

A delegation of 18 North Carolina 4-H youth and three adults representing 15 counties, including Stanly County, attended the 100th annual National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia.

The North Carolina delegation returned home from five days in which more than 800 youth and adults representing 4-H programs across the country gathered to participate in educational, service and recreational opportunities.

Sarah VanHorn represented Stanly County at the Nov. 26-30 conference. This year’s theme was “A Century of Empowering Youth” and included workshops designed to develop 4-H’ers leadership skills,  sessions with speakers and entertainers, a Service-Learning experience during which delegates participated in hands-on service projects, as well as tours and recreational opportunities throughout the city.

National 4-H Congress, a 4-H tradition for 100 years, was originally designed to recognize state and national winners. As the 4-H program has changed to meet the needs of youth today, so has National 4-H Congress.

For more information on the 4-H program in Stanly County, contact Michaela Vick at 704-983-3987, or stop by the 4-H Office in the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center.