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Wayne County 4-H News

Ambassadors Tour Goodwill Recycling Center

The Wayne County 4-H Ambassadors Team toured the Goodwill Recycling and Retail Store on Thursday April 25, 2019. The Ambassadors are learning more about recycling as this topic will be their next community service project. Many thanks to Alissa Stewart, Director of Goodwill for an amazing tour! To learn more about community service projects through 4-H, call our office at 304-272-6839 or email Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent. 

Goodwill Recycling Center

News from the 4-H County Round Up

Please help congratulate our presenters tonight at our annual County 4-H Round Up. The youth who participated include (l-r): Conner Hall, PowerPoint Presentation; Iggy Ballengee, Speech; Zacharia Ballengee, Visual Demonstration; and Simon Ballengee, Speech. They stand with judges Linda Parsons and Lauren Marcum. Conner and Simon will go onto to represent Wayne County in the State 4-H Virtual Contest later this month!

Wayne County Round Up Winners

4-H'ers Compete in WV Stockman's Contest

On April 12, 2019, eight Wayne County 4-H'ers traveled to Weston, WV to compete in the 2019 WV Beef Expo & Stockman's Contest. The youth include (l-r): Autumn Adams, Josie Parsley, Jenna Adkins, Danielle Adkins, Alivia Adkins, Addy Smith, Kamron Christian, and Duke Parsley. They stand with their Coach–Wayne-Cabell Ag Agent–Evan Wilson. The youth were tested in plant identification, meat quality assurance, livestock judging and several other content areas. The Junior Team of Duke, Danielle, Addy and Kamron placed 8th in the state.

For more information on our 4-H livestock program opportunities, please contact the Wayne County office at 304-272-6839.

4-H Livestock Project Day

The Wayne County Extension Office will offer a 4-H Project Day on Monday, May 13, from 4 - 6 p.m., for any youth enrolled in a Livestock Project. Bring your projects and record guides and we will devote time to answering questions and completing activities. If you have questions, please call our office at 304-272-6839.

4-H Project Day

Reality Store Volunteers

Many thanks to all our volunteers who helped with the Reality Store programs this month at Crum and Wayne Middle School. Over 200 middle school youth were reached with the program as a result of many volunteers who gave up part of their day to help with this program. To learn more about the Reality Store program, please contact the Wayne County office at 304-272-6839.

Reality Store at WMS

4-H'er Participates in National 4-H Conference

Chase Smith of the Whites Creek Critters 4-H Club (far left), was one of four delegates to represent West Virginia 4-H Program at the National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C., this past week. The other delegates include (l-r): Drina Kerns of Doddridge County; Faith Reed of Raleigh County; and Katlyn Jones of Kanawha County.

The National 4‑H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4‑H Civic Engagement, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and their world. The conference, held April 6-11, 2019, facilitated direct opportunities for youth to apply what was learned in real world experiences using their voices, work, ideas and/or behavior to make a difference.