County 4-H’Ers Participate in 4-H Electric Congress

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Electric Congress Delegation

Electric Congress Delegation with the donation of fans to the senior citizens in the Wilmington, NC area.

North Carolina 4-H Electric Congress is an educational event designed to recognize excellence in the Electric Program throughout the state. Electric Congress travels from region to region of the state, thus allowing for a variety of programming opportunities for everyone. Four-H members participate in educational workshops, meet Power Company Representatives, learn about careers in the energy industry, and interact with other electric project participants. Special outings are planned to help youth learn more about their state. Whether in the mountains rafting on the Nantahala River, riding the waves at the beach, or somewhere in-between, the free afternoon at Electric Congress is fun for all participants. This year the University of North Carolina at Wilmington was our host campus. Electric Congress is held for county 4-H’ers who participate in the electric program.

Youth delegation from Cherokee County at the awards dinner during Electric Congress

Youth delegation from Cherokee County at the awards dinner during Electric Congress. L to R: Isaac Brown, Hannah Smith, and Grace Henderson

This year our delegation consisted of 3 youth from Cherokee County  Isaac Brown,
Hannah Smith, and Grace Henderson. The youth boarded a bus in Sylva at 4:30 a.m. on July 10 and headed to the coast. The youth attended a career fair, workshops on completing a circuit board, built a small solar-powered car, participated in a community service project, and had fun at a local water park. We are also proud that our very own Isaac Brown led the delegation in the 4-H pledge on Wednesday, July 11, which was a first for me as an agent.
Hannah Smith studying her circuit board making sure everything is right before she solders

Hannah Smith studying her circuit board making sure everything is right before she solders.

Grace Henderson soldering on her circuit board during one of the workshops at 4-H Electric Congress

Grace Henderson soldering on her circuit board during one of the workshops at 4-H Electric Congress.

Isaac Brown working on his solar car during the renewable energy workshop

Isaac Brown working on his solar car during the renewable energy workshop

Thanks to the North Carolina Electric Cooperatives, Duke Energy and Dominion Energy, for sponsoring this wonderful event, which is free to our youth and adults.