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Wayne County 4-H News

Virtual 4-H Project - What's Hoppening

Wayne County Extension Agents, Evan Wilson and Julie Tritz will be leading the Virtual 4-H Project Workshop What's Hoppening 🐰 (Rabbits) on Thursday, April 2 at 3 p.m.

This LIVE workshop will focus on the following activities from the What's Hoppening 4-H project book.
• Furry Future (p. 6-7)
• Chef Hare (p. 26-27)

News from 4-H Upcycle Challenge

We had three entries submitted for our 4-H Upcycle Challenge: a beanie by Matthew Crockett, a bracelet by Benton Hall and a scarf by Conner Hall! Congratulations to these youth for their participation and to Matthew Crockett as his name was randomly drawn to win a $15 Shop 4-H Gift Card. To learn more about opportunities with 4-H, please contact 4-H Extension Agent Julie Tritz.

Matthew Crockett Upcycle Project - A Beanie

4-H Upcycle Challenge

In light of the Coronavirus public health crisis, the Wayne County 4-H program is providing weekly challenges that are fun and educational. Wayne County 4-H'ers are invited to do the 4-H "Upcycle" Challenge. Here are the directions:

New International Travel 4-H Club Held Virtual Meeting

Today the International Travel 4-H Club held its inaugural meeting virtually using Zoom! The club "traveled" to Ireland on this St. Patrick's Day and got to hear from Terry Collins, a native of County Louth (just north of Dublin) answer all their questions including learning how Ireland is coping with COVID-19. 

We said the pledges virtually and one family showed the Irish dish, Colcannon, that they made today. 

2020 County 4-H Posters Winners

We had over 60 entries in the State 4-H Poster Contest. The following 4-H member entries won first place in their age division and category and will move onto the State 4-H Poster Contest. Congratulations to all our participants and our county winners. Results will be announced later this year. For more information, contact our office at 304-272-6839.

Healthy Living - Senior Division winner Danielle Adkins from Whites Creek Critters

News from Trout's Hill 4-H Club

The Trout's Hill 4-H Club held their monthly meeting on Friday, March 6 in Wayne. The club members worked to create several different items with LEGO's as part of their meeting program. To learn more about this club and other community 4-H clubs in Wayne County, contact our office at 304-272-6839.

Youth Working with LEGOS - March 2020 4-H Club Meeting

4-H Ambassadors Help Local Nursing Home

The Wayne County 4-H Ambassadors met earlier this week and made 65 "cupcake" socks for residents at the Wayne Nursing Home and also held their monthly meeting and did some planning for 4-H Older Camp which will be held the week of June 22 at Cabwaylingo! The teens present include (l-r): Iggy Ballengee, Zacharia Ballengee, Danielle Adkins, Simon Ballengee, Brenna Barnett, Zara Harold, Bekah Napier, Alivia Adkins, and Conner Hall. To learn more about opportunities through 4-H, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.

Youth Make Cupcake Socks for Local Nursing Home

Youth "Travel" to Sweden for Cooking Class

Youth “traveled” to Sweden on February 17, 2020. Fifteen 4-H members made Swedish meatballs, kladdkaka (type of chocolate cake) and raggmunk (type of potato pancake). The picture featured shows a 4-H member tasting these dishes that they made from scratch. To learn about this and other opportunities with the Wayne County 4-H program, please contact our office at 304-272-6839

Youth Tasting Swedish Dishes

Wayne Middle School Students Taste World Breads

Wayne Middle 7th graders learned about different countries by taste testing a variety of different breads. This was part of an in-school enrichment program. Naan, a traditional oven-baked bread found in India and King’s Hawaiian butter rolls originating in Hawaii, USA were the clear favorites!
To learn more about this program or other 4-H opportunities and educational programs, please call our office at 304-272-6839.

Wayne Middle School Bread Taste Test Lesson

Dunlow Elementary Participates in Engineering Program

The five-week Sky’s the Limit Engineering program kicked off on February 21 with youth in 2nd-5th grades at Dunlow Elementary School. Each week the students engage in an engineering challenge to learn about the engineering design concepts. To learn more about this program, contact our office at 304-272-6839.

Dunlow Elementary