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Wayne County 4-H News

4-H Senior Salute 2022

Wayne County 4-H Senior Salute! 

Please help us congratulate Brenna Barnett of Fort Gay. She graduates from Spring Valley High School this spring. She has been active with the Whites Creek Critters 4-H Club, county camp, the 4-H Ambassadors Team and received her 4-H Charting Pin last summer. She plans to pursue the Surgical Tech Program at Mountwest working towards a career in obstetrics. Congratulations Brenna!

Harold Invited to Serve as ECI

To be an Extension Camp Instructor (ECI) is an honor and we are excited that one of our very own - Zara Harold of Lavalette will be serving as an ECI across the state this summer. Zara has been active with the Wayne County 4-H Program for many years.

The 4-H Extension Camp Instructor Program is designed to enhance the development of young people through proven experiential-based training. As a side benefit of the program, these young people form a well-trained cadre of leaders who can provide assistance to county and state 4-H camps and other educational Extension events and activities. To learn more about 4-H and specifically the Wayne County 4-H program, please contact our office at 304-272-6839

Youth Participate in Ultimate Outdoor Weekend Camp

Wayne County 4-H members attended the first annual Ultimate Outdoor Weekend at WVU Jackson's Mill in late April. Youth that participated include (l-r): Kinley Thompson, Aubrey Dillon, John Apostolon, Zachary Apostolon, and Trendon Ritchie. If you are interested in outdoor recreation and shooting sports, please call our office at 304-272-6839.

Ultimate Outdoor Weekend Camp 2022

Youth Learn about Pollinator Friendly Flowers

The Whites Creek Critters 4-H Club met on May 14 at Beech Fork State Park to learn about pollinator friendly flowers as well as flowers that are good for monarch butterflies. All club members got several flowers to plant in their garden due to generous grant funding secured earlier this year. To learn more about opportunities through this 4-H community club, please call our office at 304-272-6839

Whites Creek Critters May Meeting 2022

Ambassadors Make Dog & Cat Toys

The Wayne County 4-H Ambassadors met on May 14 and made lots of dog and cat toys for a local animal shelter as part of their monthly community service project! To learn more about teen leader opportunities through the Wayne County 4-H program, please call our office at 304-272-6839.

Ambassadors Make Dog & Cat Toys

Youth Learn about Safari Environments

Our Genoa Warriors 4-H Club met recently and learned about safari habitats, animal tracks and migration in safari environments. The club plans to meet one more time this school year. Please call our office at 304-272-6839 to learn more about this club and opportunities to participate.

Genoa Warriors 4-H Club

4-H Volunteers Gearing Up for June Camps

On May 19, camp volunteers came to the Extension Office to reconnect and participate in trainings in preparation for 4-H camp in June. 4-H volunteers must complete a background check, online trainings and attend meetings to prepare and plan for camp each summer. If you are interested in volunteering in future years, please call our office at 304-272-6839 for more information.

Camp Volunteers 2022

4-H Volunteer Recognized by Governor Justice

Last week, Bruce Crockett of Wayne was awarded a certificate of recognition from WV Governor's Office for his 18 years of service as the Head Coach of the Wayne County 4-H Sharp Shooters. 
To learn more about the Wayne County 4-H Shooting Sports program, please contact the WVU Extension Wayne County office at 304-272-6839.

Since 2004, Bruce Crockett has served as the 4-H Club Leader of the Wayne County Sharp Shooters 4-H Club and program. Bruce is a product of the Wayne County 4-H program, having been an active member as a youth participating in club, county, state, and national 4-H programs. The program made an indelible impact on him. Therefore, he wanted to give back and support a program to better serve the youth in Wayne County. He identified firearm safety and shooting sports as a program to champion, given the prevalence of hunting and outdoor recreation in Wayne County. Furthermore, he appreciated the life skills taught in 4-H Shooting Sports which include firearm safety, sportsmanship, teamwork, communication, and conservation. Additionally, Bruce knew that a program like shooting sports would strengthen families through participation in lifelong recreational activities. Given all this, he made the decision to start a 4-H club focused on shooting sports eighteen years ago.