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Wayne County 4-H News

4-H'ers Win in State Competitions

Congratulations to members of the Whites Creek Critters 4-H Club who competed in the State 4-H Forestry and WHEP (Wildlife Habitat Education Program) Competitions in late spring. In the State 4-H Forestry Competition, Duke Parsley placed 3rd and Elijah Parsley placed 4th in the junior division. In the WHEP Competition, Duke Parsley placed 1st in the state in the junior division and Elijah Parsley and Josie Parsley tied for 3rd place. We are so proud of their accomplishments! 

Three Youth: Clockwise from upper left: Duke Parsley, Josie Parsley and Elijah Parsley.

4-H'er Receives Charting Pin

Please help us congratulate Brenna Barnett, a Wayne County 4-H member who received her 4-H Charting Pin July 16, 2021. 4-H Charting is a personal development program that encourages 4-H'ers to see themselves as they are and to help them plan their personal goals. Brenna successfully completed her 4-H Charting Project, class and interview this summer. She will be a senior this year at Spring Valley High School. Brenna is standing with her mother Tammy Barnett, a 4-H volunteer with the Wayne County 4-H program. 

Brenna receiving her Charting Pin

4-H Member is Golden Horseshoe Winner

Please help us congratulate Duke Parsley of the Whites Creek Critters 4-H club who was recently recognized as a Golden Horse Shoe winner from Wayne County. Duke’s parents are Amanda and Duke Parsley of Lavalette. Duke was knighted at a ceremony in Charleston in late June 2021. We are very proud of Duke’s accomplishment!

Duke Parsley 2021 Golden Horseshoe Winner from Wayne County

Highlights from the In-Person 4-H Programs held in June

The WVU Extension Service Wayne County 4-H program directed in-person programs for youth of all ages at two different locations - Camp Mad Anthony Wayne and Cabwaylingo State Forest during the weeks of June 14 and June 21. A total of 42 youth participated in our summer day camp type program. Youth conducted nature hikes and did a wide variety of STEM activities and crafts. 

Cabwaylingo All Age Program

Ambassadors Conduct Community Service Projects

Several of our 4-H Ambassadors spent Thursday June 24 at Cabwaylingo State Forest doing community service projects. Youth picked up trash around the camp grounds and nearby stream, decorated rocks for the Kindness Rock Garden and made bracelets for the local nursing home. Youth also had some fun too making tie dye pillow cases! To learn more about the 4-H Ambassadors, please call our office at 304-272-6839

Cabwaylingo Stream Clean Up