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Northampton 4-H volunteers attend North Carolina Leaders’ Conference

RALEIGH – Volunteers from Northampton County attended the 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Conference on Feb. 1-3 in Raleigh.

Northampton County 4-H volunteer Venus Michelle Spruill (center) was recognized at the 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Conference held in Raleigh on Feb. 1-3. Making the presentation were Richard Bonanno, Ph.D. Director of NC State Extension (left), and Mike Yoder, Ph.D., PAS Associate Director; State Program Leader, 4-H/FCS. Contributed Photo

The local delegation joined more than 190 4-H volunteers from across North Carolina. While at the conference, delegates had the chance to participate in interactive workshops on topics ranging from robotics to social media, learn with others from across the state, as well as elect and install new officers for the North Carolina 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Association.

During the conference attendees celebrated and recognized 4-H Volunteer award winners and helped celebrate the achievements of those reaching new 4-H ACE levels.

One of Northampton’s volunteer delegates, Venus Michele Spruill, was recognized and awarded as a 4-H District Volunteer.

Along with Spruill, other Northampton 4-H volunteers attending the event were Pauline Deloatch, Ashita Harris, and Angie Pope. They were joined by Sara Villwock (Northampton County 4-H Agent) and Ann Lawrence (4-H Program Associate).,

For more information on the 4-H program in Northampton County, contact Villwock at 252-534-2711 or sara_villwock@ncsu.edu.

4-H is North Carolina’s largest youth development organization, equipping more than 263,000 young people each year with the skills to succeed and improve the world around them. 4-H programs and camps encourage young people to “learn by doing,” helping them to develop into active, contributing citizens. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University coordinate 4-H programs statewide.