- By April Bowman
- Posted Wednesday, August 2, 2017
4-H Electric Congress Winner from Forsyth
Forsyth County 4-H Delegation Attends Annual Electric Congress
A delegation from Forsyth County attended the 70th Annual 4-H Electric Congress July 11-13 at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. 155 4-H’ers, adult leaders and North Carolina Cooperative Extension agents from 47 counties attended the three-day event. Since 1947, Duke Energy and Dominion Energy have sponsored the annual congress to emphasize electrical energy concepts, conservation, and safe efficient use. The 4-H electric program is one of the most popular activities among Tar Heel 4-H’ers. The 4-H program is the youth education program of N.C. Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 232,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,563 adult and youth volunteers. Pictured from left are Zechariah Crawford (16) and Noah Crawford (14), sons of Kathleen Litman of Kernersville and Shannon Crawford of Hickory; Austin Wise (16), son of Benny and Karen Wise of Westfield; Karen Wise, 4-H Volunteer and Wayne Huddleston, Account Manager with Duke Energy.