Burke County 4-H Member Attends 2015 Citizenship North Carolina Focus

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A delegation from Burke County 4-H attended 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus, which was held in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Burke County delegate returned home from three days in which more than125 youth and adults representing over 60 4-H programs across the state gathered to exchange ideas, gain knowledge and learn through hands on experiences about the importance of being an active and engaged citizen.

Paul Simpson represented Burke County at the June 15-17 conference. Through various conference sessions and facilitated discussions, delegates learned and shared information related to local, state and national government as well as learned how they could make an impact in the area of citizenship.

The highlight of the conference was the Legislative Breakfast where delegates had a chance to meet and have photos taken with their elected officials. Following the breakfast, delegates traveled to the Legislative Building in Raleigh to meet with their elected officials and their staff.

4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus is sponsored by North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives – Touchstone Energy. North Carolina 4-H is Cooperative Extension’s youth development program.

For more information on this event or other 4-H programs, please contact Spring Williams-Byrd, County Extension Director in Burke County at (828) 439-4460.

DSCF5284Paul Simpson with House of Representative, Hugh Blackwell

DSCF5297Paul Simpson and Spring Williams-Byrd with Senator Warren Daniel