Burke County 4-Hers Win Honors at State 4-H Congress

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Burke County 4-H’ers received honors during the recent State 4-H Congress. This year’s 4-H Congress, held in Raleigh July 16-19, attracted more than 540 young people and their adult leaders for activities including presentations on a variety of subjects, leadership and citizenship training, service opportunities, officer elections and more.

Alex and Caroline Sinden, were inducted into the 4-H Honor Club, one of the highest honors a 4-H’er can achieve. The Sinden’s are recent high school graduates and members of The Posse 4-H Club. They have been active in the 4-H program for 9 years.

Pate Pollard was a state winner in the ARIE competition. ARIE — Application, Resume, Interview and Essay competition — is a four-step process by which youth are chosen to attend national   4-H events including National Congress, National Conference and International Leadership Conference. Pate will attend National Congress.

The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension. More than 239,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 21,700 adult and youth volunteers.

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