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Wayne County 4-H News

Google Program Comes to Wayne County

teacher reviews a student's electronics project

Last year Google awarded $1.5 million to 4-H programs in 22 states, including West Virginia, to help young people learn more about this exciting field. Google’s “4-H Computer Science Career Pathway” program allows youth to learn technical skills such as coding and programming. This 8-week program is being offered at Dunlow Elementary, Genoa Elementary, Fort Gay PreK-8, Prichard Elementary, and Buffalo Middle School this spring. To learn more about this program, please contact our office at  304-272-6839.

Save the Dates for 2018 Wayne County 4-H Camps

The dates are set and plans are underway for three weeks of 4-H Camp in Wayne County for the summer of 2018. The season will kick off with Cloverbud Day Camp scheduled for June 12 -15 at Mays Chapel, near Lavalette. Younger Camp will follow on June 19 - 22 at Cabwaylingo State Forest. Our final week will be Older Camp scheduled for June 25 - 29 at Cabell 4-H Camp. More information is found on our  Wayne County 4-H Camp page.

Registration materials will be available later this spring. For more information, please call our office (304) 272-6839.

Results from Wayne County Regional Qualifier

Bruce Crockett and Ayden Copley

The Wayne County Regional Qualifier was held locally on January 6. This qualifier was one of four being held across the state during the month of January. The top four junior and senior shooters were recognized at this local qualifier. These individuals stand with Bruce Crockett, Head Coach and include (juniors): Okey Napier, first; Elie Bailey, second; Ayden Copley, third (featured in photo); and Jacob Mitchell, fourth.

Wayne County to Host Five Energy Express Sites

Americorps Energy Express Logo

Our county is striving to host five sites this summer. They include: Buffalo Elementary, Ceredo-Kenova Elementary, Crum PreK-8, East Lynn Elementary, and Fort Gay PreK-8. As a result, we are seeking to hire five Site Supervisors, five Community Coordinators, and 25 Mentors this spring.

AmeriCorps Community Coordinator & Mentor interviews will be held May 11 and 18. All interviews will be conducted in the WVU Extension Service Wayne County Office at 27572 East Lynn Road, Wayne, WV 25570. To request an application for one of these positions, please email Julie Tritz or feel free to call our office at 304-272-6839.

Wayne County to Field a Horse Judging Team

l-r: Jessica Mitchell, Lauren Crabtree, Brenda Davis, Bekah Napier, and Molly Jenkins.

Head Coach Brenda Davis (center) will lead and prepare a 4-H Horse Judging Team for first time in several years. Team members include (l-r): Jessica Mitchell, Lauren Crabtree, Bekah Napier, and Molly Jenkins. While Bekah will not participate in the state contest scheduled for April 2018 at Potomac State College of WVU, she will participate in the weekly trainings to learn how to judge horses.

For more information on the Wayne County 4-H Horse and Livestock program and how your child can participate with this program, please contact Julie Tritz at the WVU Extension Wayne County office at 304-272-6839.

4-H'ers in Wayne County Should Enter the State Poster Contest

If you're a Wayne County 4-H youth who enjoys visually telling a story, please consider entering WVU 4-H's statewide poster exhibition. 4-H youth in Wayne County who would like enter but have questions, should contact Julie Tritz.

The deadline to submit your posters to the Wayne County office this year is Friday February 16, 2018. There are new requirements this year, so please make sure to consult your 4-H club leader or call the Wayne County office at 304-272-6839.