Local 4-H’er Inducted Into 4-H Honor Club

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Honor Club was organized in 1931 by Mr. L.R. Harrill as a statewide 4-H service organization and currently has over 3,000 members from across the state of North Carolina. Each year, 4-H’ers with an outstanding record of achievement and service involvement are inducted as new members at North Carolina 4-H Congress, joining a network of 4-H alumni dedicated to making the best better. Honor Club members maintain a connection to the 4-H program even after aging out and are provided with opportunities to give back in various volunteer capacities.

former 4-Hers delivering food

(Left to right)Former 4-H’ers Micheal Hopkins(4-H Honor Club member), Aisha Booze-Hall, and Chloé Harrelson delivering food during the holidays to help county families.

Chloé Harrelson, a 2019 graduate of Hiwassee Dam High School and member of the Hiwassee Dam Soaring Eagles 4-H Club, was inducted virtually into 4-H Honor Club during NC 4-H Congress. Chloé is a student at UNC Chapel Hill and has a heart for service to her community. Chloé had been a member of the Hiwassee Dam Soaring Eagles 4-H Club for 12 years and had been a member of the 4-H Teen Leadership Council for 4 years. Chloé has taken lead on many activities that help families across the county like raising money to supply holiday meals to those that needed a little help through the holiday. Chloé joins one of our other Cherokee County 4-H alumni, Micheal Hopkins, as a 4-H Honor Club member.

Chloe Harrelson

Chloé and Rep. Kevin Corbin at 4-H North Carolina Citizenship Focus.

To become a member of the North Carolina 4-H Honor Club, 4-H’ers must exhibit outstanding 4-H citizenship, leadership, and service throughout their 4-H career. An Honor Club member continues to provide leadership and service to the total 4-H program throughout life.

Chloe and Brittany

Chloé and Brittany Harrelson winners at District Activity Day a few years ago.

  • Honor Club applicants must have completed three (3) or more years of 4-H club work, must be at least sixteen (16) years of age and not more than twenty (20) years of age as of January 1st of the year of they apply, and must show a commitment to being involved in 4-H after they age out of the program.
  • The total number of applicants inducted into the NC 4-H Honor Club each year shall be limited to one-half of one percent (0.5%) of the current enrollment of North Carolina 4-H members, or forty (40) members, whichever is greater.
  • To become a member, selected applicants must be in attendance during the Tapping Ceremony at the Saturday evening assembly a 4-H Congress or in this years case virtually on Monday, July 20, at 3 p.m.

We are so proud of Chloé and all of her achievements throughout her 4-H career, which also included a 4-H college scholarship. We know Chloé will continue her heart for service through her commitment to 4-H Honor Club.

Children's activity

Chloé helping at the Hiwassee Dam Soaring Eagles 4-H Club make hygiene bags for children that come to the local homeless shelter.