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 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.
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 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.
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.
Dr. George C. Naderman Jr. of Cary, retired Extension soil specialist with N.C. State University, received the Honorary American FFA Degree during the 84th National FFA Convention, held Oct. 21-23 in Indianapolis. The award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment.
Honored by the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, Davis was one of 15 inductees in ceremonies held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md.
The North Carolina 4-H Hall of Fame recently named to its membership eleven individuals who have played critical roles in the development of the contemporary 4-H program in the state.
Operation Military Kids — in partnership with the Durham Bulls and Wells Fargo – is sponsoring a special night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park Wednesday, Aug. 24, as the Bulls take on the Norfolk Tides at 7:05 p.m. Fans who bring items for the OMK Hero Packs will receive a free ticket to the game, courtesy of Wells Fargo.
On June 23, John Stewart of Knightdale was elected president of North Carolina’s FFA Organization – 30 years to the week that his father, Marshall Stewart, was elected state president of the same organization in 1981. They are believed to be the first father and son to serve as state FFA presidents for North Carolina.