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Wayne County 4-H News

2018 Wayne 4-H Camp Registration is Open!

Wayne County Council Circle 2018

It is that time of year for youth from Wayne County to register for camp. This year you will register online to attend one of our three 4-H camps! We hope this will make it easier on you to register your child for 4-H camp this summer.

April Health Challenge for Wayne County 4-H'ers

This month 4-H Health Officers are encouraging club members to limit screen time by putting down the phone, tablet and TV remote, and going for a walk instead. In the end, your body will thank you. What activities do your club members enjoy during screen-free time?

April Health Challenge

Wayne County 4-H'ers Compete in County 4-H Day

The 2018 Wayne County 4-H Day was held on April 3 and featured one PowerPoint entry, one Visual Presentation entry, five Public Speaking entries, two Talent Show entries, nine photography entries and three cookie bake-off entries.

Many thanks to all our 4-H members for participating and especially to our judges Linda Parson, Lauren Marcum, and Steve Stapleton! Those going on to compete in the Virtual State 4-H Day Competition include:

Youth Complete 4-H Sewing Project

Seven youth completed a 4-H Project on sewing on Thursday, April 5, 2018. The youth did several hands-on activities including pillow cases for a travel size pillow. These projects will be on display at the 2018 Wayne County Fair.

Many thanks to our volunteers (front row) Donna Ferrell, Trish Harris (both CEOS members) and Loretta Wright for lending their expertise today! The youth who participated in 4-H Project Day include (l-r): Josie Parsley, Matthew Crockett, Duke Parsley, Sarah Ferry, Grayson Smith, Addy Smith, and Marah Christian.

Wayne County 4-H Recruiting Camp Volunteers

The Wayne County 4-H Program is recruiting volunteers to serve at any of our three 4-H Camps this summer. Adult volunteers play an important role in the Extension programs. Volunteers coordinate local community clubs and help to plan and conduct local, regional, state and national events. Over 500,000 teen and adult volunteers share their time and talents with youth across the state each year. 

There is a standard process to become a 4-H volunteer. Please visit Volunteer Vetting Process to learn more about requirements to serve as a 4-H volunteer. If interested in serving, please contact Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent at 304-272-6839 or via email. Thank you!

Wayne County 4-H'ers Participate in State Teen Leader Weekend

Wayne County had four 4-H members participate in the 2018 State 4-H Teen Leader & Charting Weekend. Teens have an opportunity to take various educational classes and participate in leadership activities. The teens who attended include (l-r): Zane Smith, Zara Harold, Sarah Ferry, and Chase Smith. For more information on this state 4-H event, please contact Julie Tritz,4-H Extension Agent.

Wayne County 4-H

Horse Judging Team's Final Practice

Our 4-H Horse Judging Team had one of their final practices on April 2, 2018 before the State 4-H & FFA Horse Judging Contests on April 14 at Potomac State. They focused on oral reasons. The team will meet again on Monday April 9 to answer any questions and review details about the trip to the state contest. Many thanks to the Coach Brenda Davis (far left), the team members of their dedication (l-r) Molly Jenkins, Bekah Napier, Lauren Crabtree, and Jessica Mitchell, as well as their parents for their support! 

Wayne County 4-H Horse Judging Team

Forestry Team Receives Expert Training

Many thanks to Dave McGill, WVU Extension Service Forestry Specialist who spent April 2, 2018 with the Wayne County Junior Forestry Team. He taught them compassing, pacing, how to measure a tree and how to evaluate a forest. The team will compete in the state forestry contest in May.

Wayne County 4-H Junior Forestry Team Training