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Wayne County 4-H News

4-H'ers Go Christmas Caroling

Last evening December 17, 2019, the Whites Creek Critters 4-H Club sang Christmas carols at the Wayne Nursing Home to spread some holiday cheer this season! To learn more about this and other 4-H Clubs in the county, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.

Whites Creek Christmas Caroling December 2019.

Teens Meet to Gain Leadership Skills

Using the Learning to Lead 4-H Project, interested teens spent part of their Thanksgiving break at the Extension Office to gain leadership skills in a fun and hands-on way. Teens did a leadership assessment and learned about decision-making, teamwork and communication skills. The teens include (l-r): Ayden Copley, Simon Ballengee, Rebekah Napier, Riley Copley, McKenzie Cassells, Benji Chute and Kyle Wrobleski. To learn more about leadership opportunities for teens through 4-H, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.

Teens Meet to Gain Leadership Skills

4-H'er Attends National 4-H Congress

Chase Smith (far left, bottom row) of the Whites Creek Critters 4-H Club of Prichard was one of several delegates from the WV 4-H Program to attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia in late November. National 4-H Congress is a premier national civic engagement opportunity for 4-H youth. To learn more about the many opportunities in 4-H, please contact our office at 304-272-6839

Go Beyond 2019 National 4-H Congress Atlanta Georgia November 29th - December 3, 2019 West Virginia

Results from the 2019 Beef Bowl Quiz

On December 7, the Wayne County 4-H Beef Quiz Bowl teams competed at the state contest at Stonewall Resort. The junior teams finished 9th and 17th with the senior team finishing a county best of 4th. The senior team was made up of three juniors and a senior. Congratulations to our 4-H members on a job well done! To learn more about 4-H livestock opportunities, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.

2019 Beef Bowl Quiz Participants with Ag Extension Agent

Highlights from Annual 4-H Achievement Night

Congratulations to all our 4-H members, volunteers and community partners on an amazing year! The annual 4-H Achievement Night was held December 7 at 6 p.m. at the Wayne Methodist Church. Youth were recognized for their county, state and national achievements this past year. 4-H volunteers were recognized for their years of service, induction into the WV 4-H All Stars and outstanding service to the 4-H program. Community partners who help 4-H do the work they do, were also recognized. They include:

Vicki Tabor Insurance Agency
Wayne County CEOS Program
Wayne County Commission

Fall Computer Science First Clubs Wrap Up

National Computer Science Week was December 9-15. This week, our office wrapped up the 8-week Computer Science (CS) First program at Prichard Elementary and at Fort Gay PreK-8. This fall we also conducted this program with students at Lavalette Elementary. The CS First Program teaches basic computer science skills such as coding and programming in a fun and interactive way. The photo features the 5th grade class at Prichard Elementary. After the new year, our office will offer this program at schools in Crum, Buffalo and Genoa.To learn more about this program, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.

Computer Science First Program at Prichard Elementary with 5th Grade Class

Youth Make Drones at Monthly Club Meeting

The Fort Gay Vikings 4-H Club held their monthly meeting on December 12 at the Fort Gay PreK-8 school cafeteria. Over 15 youth were in attendance. Youth learned about drones and made a propcopter (featured in the picture) as well as they very own drone made out of a Styrofoam plate. Youth also did a Breakout.EDU game, trying to answer riddles to unlock boxes which teaches teamwork, critical thinking and communication skills. To learn more about this 4-H Club, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.

Fort Gay Viking 4-H Club Makes Drones at Club Meeting