Posts Tagged ‘4-H youth’

New scholarship endowment honors 4-H’s Thearon and Vanette McKinney

The contributions to 4-H of Vanette and Thearon McKinney were celebrated Sept. 7 at the JC Raulston Arboretum.

The endowment will provide opportunities for N.C. 4-H members to attend the American Youth Foundation Leadership Conference.

Inaugural Horticultural Science Summer Institute is an activity-packed success

In a class at the Horticulture Field Lab, HSSI campers explore the layering effects of water movement and organic matter incorporation in rain gardens.

This summer, 15 high-school sophomores and juniors found out what it’s like to study horticultural science at N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

NC 4-H’ers compete in forestry invitational

NC forestry team at competition

Four North Carolina 4-H’ers and their coach were among youth from 15 states competing in the 33rd National 4-H Forestry Invitational, held July 22-26 in West Virginia. Teams from Tennessee, Alabama and New York placed first, second and third, respectively.

Service activities highlight State 4-H Congress, July 16-19

4-H'ers compete with goats

During State 4-H Congress, held this week at North Carolina State University and around Raleigh, 4-H’ers will show compassion for their fellow North Carolinians by packing meals for the elderly, sewing teddy bears for chronically ill children and performing odd jobs at UNC-TV.

2012 Dock of the Bay event is a seaside success

Waterfront dining was among the amenities available to guests at the ninth annual On the Dock of the Bay fund-raiser.

More than 300 guests enjoyed an evening of casual elegance May 5 at the ninth annual On the Dock of the Bay fund-raiser at the Eastern 4-H Environmental Education Conference Center in Columbia.

Military youth, Wolfpack baseball team celebrate together

baseball players and youth

As N.C. State University’s baseball team took to the field against Duke University on April 28, military youth and their families — representing all branches of North Carolina’s military — were on hand to participate in the third annual Military Appreciation Day Baseball Game.

April is Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to recognize the sacrifices made by military families and their children. A number of events are scheduled across the state to honor military youth.

Extension part of N.C. State service award

N.C. Cooperative Extension is recognized as one of the factors in North Carolina State University receiving the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement – a Presidential Award. As part of the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, N.C. State is one of only five Presidential Awardees nationwide, and one of two in the “general community service” category.

Lyndsie Young named Davie Extension Director

Lyndsie N. Young, Davie County’s 4-H leader for the last five years, has been named to direct North Carolina Cooperative Extension programs in the county.

Garden classroom offers ‘endless possibilities’ in Caswell County

Brandi Boaz (right) and Spencer the Sweet Potato lead a class in the gazebo, part of the outdoor classroom gardens at Stoney Creek Elementary.

A new outdoor classroom on the grounds of Caswell County’s Stoney Creek Elementary School promises to be a healthy learning environment in more ways than one. The facility was built at the school through a project led by Brandi Boaz, assistant 4-H Extension agent.

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