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Beaufort County 4-H
Youth attends NCACC Youth Summit

Last weekend, Aeryalle Williams attended the sixth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioner's Youth Summit. North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the sixth year with the NCACC on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in county government. Aeryalle is pictured above with our Beaufort County Commissioners and County Manager.

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Beaufort County 4-H
Youth attends NCACC Youth Summit

Last weekend, Aeryalle Williams attended the sixth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioner's Youth Summit. North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the sixth year with the NCACC on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in county government. Aeryalle is pictured above with our Beaufort County Commissioners and County Manager.

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Kaleb Davis, Gold with his presentation in Foods and Nutrition

Beaufort County 4-H
Youth Bring Home Top Medals at NC State University

16 Outstanding youth from Beaufort County participated in the State Level 4-H presentation contest and they were rewarded with 3 gold, 8 silver or 2 bronze medals! Our presenters were: Kylie Bowden: Careers & Entrepreneurship 9-10, “Veterinary Medicine, Cats Dogs and so much More…” Gold Medalist; Monique Brown:   Public Speaking 14-18, “Stay in School”, Ethan Carrow: Electric 11-13, “AC/DC Power”, Silver Medalist; Caitlin Cartwright: Fruit & Vegetable Use 14-18, “Chillin’ with Caitlin’s Vegetable Soup”, Gold Medalist and she will compete at the National Junior Horticulture Association Conference in Orlando, Florida; Kaleb Davis: Foods and Nutrition 14-18, “Re-Think Your Drink” (promoting water and 100% juice and skim milk), Gold Medalist; John Hinsley: Citizenship & Community Service 11-13, “Who’s Hungry?” (Manna Ministries) Silver Medalist; RJ Langley: Public Speaking 9-10 Bronze Medalist; Lydia Mitchell: Hospitality, Etiquette & Social Graces 11-13, “Cell Phone Etiquette” Silver Medalist; Kyndall Seger: Poultry 11-13, “Dubbing Chickens” Silver Medalist; Jarrett Sosebee: Electric 14-18 “Jacob’s Ladder” demonstration, Silver Medalist; Tyler Sosebee: Turkey Chargrill 11-13, “Tyler’s Twisted Lemon Turkey Chops” Silver Medalist; Breonce Thompson: Egg Cookery 11-13, “Eggscellent Egg Salad” Silver Medalist; Deliyah Thompson: Dairy Foods 11-13, “Let’s Shake Up History” demonstration making a smoothie Silver Medalist;   Destiny Thompson: Small & Companion Animals 14-18, “How to Select a Dog” Bronze Medalist; Keiona Worsley: Hospitality, Etiquette & Social Graces “Dining Do’s and Don’ts”, and Lillian Worsley: Family & Consumer Sciences 14-18 “Safety while Babysitting.” The event was held at NCSU main campus on Saturday. Beaufort County had over 38 people in attendance. The State is comprised of five Extension Districts with top district winners coming together for the state contest.   Youth present a 5-12 minute oral presentation (either an illustrated talk or a demonstration). In addition youth could compete in outdoor cookery (max. time two hours) where they grill either chicken halves, turkey cutlets, pork, or beef. If you would like more information about 4-H contact the Beaufort County Center of the NC Cooperative Extension at 946-0111 and ask for Extension 4-H Agents Erin Massie or Louise Hinsley. Kylie Bowden, Gold Medal in Career Presentation[/caption] Kaleb Davis, Gold with his presentation in Foods and Nutrition[/caption] Caitlin Cartwright, Gold in Fruit and Vegetable Use- Going on to National Competition in Orlando, Florida in October[/caption]

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4-H Critter Campers enjoying river day at Critter Camp!

Another Wonderful 4-H
Summer Comes to an End!

The Beaufort County 4-H Program was booming in 2015!  4-H'ers participated in many day camps throughout the county as well as residential camps across the beautiful state of North Carolina!  Rising first and second graders participated in Critter Camp at Goose Creek State Park, while rising third through fifth graders participated in Camp Wannagoma at Goose Creek State Park. Both camps teamed with awesome State Park Rangers for environmental educational camps. Youth enjoying the swim beach at Goose Creek State Park[/caption] 4-H Critter Campers enjoying river day at Critter Camp![/caption] 4-H'ers searching for fossils[/caption] 4-H Teen Volunteers grooming a horse at 4-H Camp Wannagoma[/caption] Youth in sixth through eighth grade participated in 4-H Biotechnology Camp at Wesleyan College in which the youth participated in a two night, three day murder-mystery investigation.  4-H'ers were able to learn science techniques such as DNA analysis, finger-printing, electrophoresis, as they investigated the crime scene and collected clues. RJ at the crime scene[/caption] Ethan studying electrophoresis[/caption] Sixth through ninth graders also participated in 4-H STEM Camp at Beaufort County Community College.  The youth learned about rockets, archery, robotics, engineering and cooking chemistry...all while having fun! 4-H'ers with their rocket design[/caption] Preparing yeast bread and learning about the chemistry of cooking[/caption] Fighting Robots[/caption]

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4-H Critter Campers enjoying river day at Critter Camp!

Another Wonderful 4-H
Summer Comes to an End!

The Beaufort County 4-H Program was booming in 2015!  4-H'ers participated in many day camps throughout the county as well as residential camps across the beautiful state of North Carolina!  Rising first and second graders participated in Critter Camp at Goose Creek State Park, while rising third through fifth graders participated in Camp Wannagoma at Goose Creek State Park. Both camps teamed with awesome State Park Rangers for environmental educational camps. Youth enjoying the swim beach at Goose Creek State Park[/caption] 4-H Critter Campers enjoying river day at Critter Camp![/caption] 4-H'ers searching for fossils[/caption] 4-H Teen Volunteers grooming a horse at 4-H Camp Wannagoma[/caption] Youth in sixth through eighth grade participated in 4-H Biotechnology Camp at Wesleyan College in which the youth participated in a two night, three day murder-mystery investigation.  4-H'ers were able to learn science techniques such as DNA analysis, finger-printing, electrophoresis, as they investigated the crime scene and collected clues. RJ at the crime scene[/caption] Ethan studying electrophoresis[/caption] Sixth through ninth graders also participated in 4-H STEM Camp at Beaufort County Community College.  The youth learned about rockets, archery, robotics, engineering and cooking chemistry...all while having fun! 4-H'ers with their rocket design[/caption] Preparing yeast bread and learning about the chemistry of cooking[/caption] Fighting Robots[/caption]

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Beaufort County 4-H
Youth attends NCACC Youth Summit

Last weekend, Aeryalle Williams attended the sixth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioner's Youth Summit. North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the sixth year with the NCACC on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in county government. Aeryalle is pictured above with our Beaufort County Commissioners and County Manager.

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