4-H members attend citizenship conference

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A delegation of Wilson County 4-H members attended 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus held in Raleigh. Javan Harrell and Aaron Knowles represented Wilson County at the June 10-12 conference.

Javan Harrell, 16, is the son of Dana and Norman Harrell. Aaron Knowles, 16, is the son of Joe and April Knowles.

They returned home from three days in which more than 120 youth and adults representing 53 4-H programs across the state gathered to exchange ideas, gain knowledge and learn through hands-on experiences about the importance of being an active and engaged citizen.

Through various conference sessions and facilitated discussions, delegates learned and shared information related to local, state and national government as well as learned how they could make an impact in the area of citizenship. The event culminated with delegates traveling to the N.C. Legislative Building in Raleigh to meet with their elected officials and their staff.

4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus is sponsored by North Carolina’s electric cooperatives. North Carolina 4-H is Cooperative Extension’s youth development program.

For more information on this event or other 4-H programs, contact Jessica Manning or Kenyatta Dixon, 4-H agents in Wilson County, at 252-237-0113.