Henderson and Harrelson 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

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Brittany Harrelson, a 2021 graduate of NC School of Science & Math and member of the Hiwassee Dam Soaring Eagles 4-H Club, was inducted virtually into 4-H Honor Club during NC 4-H Congress. Brittany will be a student at UNC Chapel Hill and has a heart for service to her community. Brittany 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. Brittany 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.

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Grace Henderson, a 2020 graduate of Henderson Academy, and a member of the Cherokee Riders 4-H Horse Club for 8 years and a member of the and a member of the 4-H Teen Leadership Council for 4 years. Grace was inducted virtually into 4-H Honor Club during NC 4-H Congress. Grace has won Silver at the State 4-H Presentations on Small and Companion Animals. Grace has helped with horse demonstration, fundraising for the county 4-H programs, and helping with the 4-H Holiday Workshop.

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Brittany and Grace join Brittany’s sister Chloé and 4-H Alumni Micheal Hopkins, as a 4-H Honor Club members from the Cherokee County 4-H programs.

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.

  • 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 it was held on Monday, July 19, at 3 p.m.
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We are so proud of Brittany and Grace and all of their achievements throughout their 4-H career. We know Brittany and Grace will continue their heart for service through their commitment to 4-H Honor Club.