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Wayne County 4-H News

4-H'ers Compete in State Air Rifle Competition

Wayne County 4-H members competed in the West Virginia 4-H Air Rifle Competition in Morgantown on January 26, 2019. Chase Smith and Andrew Kelly made the top four out of 20 competitors and will represent the county and state at the National 4-H Shooting Sports competition in Nebraska this June. Chase Smith placed first in the state competition and also set a new state record with a score of 521. Other placings include: Andrew Kelley in 2nd place with a score of 517; Alex Hall in 6th place with a score of 474; Breanna Crockett in 7th place with a score of 473; and Kelton Creed in 12th place with a score of 450. Ayden Copley placed 6th out of 10 competitors in the Junior Division with a score of 393.

Coaches and competitors include (l-r): Tim Smith (Coach), Andrew Kelley, Chase Smith, Bruce Crockett (Coach), Ayden Copley, Kelton Creed, Breanna Crockett, and Alex Hall. The 4-H Shooting Sports program has a long-standing tradition in Wayne County. It started back 2005 and has featured many successes for youth and coaches over the years. To learn more about this and other programs with the Wayne County 4-H Program, please contact the WVU Extension Service in Wayne County at 304-272-6839.

Recruiting Mentors & Community Coordinators

This spring, Wayne County will be looking to secure Mentors and Community Coordinators for its five Energy Express sites during the summer of 2019. Energy Express is a nationally-recognized literacy and nutrition program. Community Coordinators and mentors either recruit, train or supervise volunteers to assist Energy Express children during reading, writing, art, drama and non-competitive recreational activities. The selection process begins March 1. Apply online.

Call the Wayne County office at 304-272-6839 if you have any questions.

Teens Create Video to Promote 2019 Conference

The 4-H Ambassadors held their monthly meeting on January 15, 2019. They worked on a promotional video for the 2019 National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) that will be held at The Greenbrier November 3-7 to help showcase a few of the great things about Wayne County, WV. They are among teens across the state, creating unique videos about their county while promoting the 2019 conference.

Teens Create Video

4-H Hosts Regional Qualifier

The Wayne County Regional Qualifier was held January 5. Results will be known at a later in January once targets are scored. Many thanks to all our coaches for their dedication and commitment over the past several months of weekly practices.

The youth who competed include: Addy Smith, Aubrey Dillon, Ayden Copley, Matthew Crockett, Duke Parsley, Breanna Crockett, Okey Napier, Alex Hall, Kelton Creed, Andrew Kelley, and Chase Smith.

2019 Horse Show Dates Announced

Two Horse Shows have been announced for 2019. The dates include:

Open Horse Show: July 27, Registration at 8:30 a.m., show at 10 a.m.