- By April Bowman
- Posted Thursday, August 13, 2015
Forsyth 4-H is Electric
Grant Wise received the first place territorial award for Duke Energy Carolinas and was the State 4-H Project Record winner. He was recognized at the annual NC 4-H Electric Congress.
A delegation from Forsyth County attended the 68th annual 4-H Electric Congress July 13-15 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. One hundred-eighty 4-H’ers, adult leaders and N.C. Cooperative Extension agents from 54 counties attended the three-day event.
Since 1947, Duke Energy and Dominion North Carolina Power have sponsored the annual congress to emphasize energy conservation and safe electricity use. The 4-H electric energy program is one of the most popular activities among Tar Heel 4-H’ers.
The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina 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, Wayne Huddleston, Account Manager, Grant Wise, son of Benny and Karen Wise of Westfield, and Karen Wise, 4-H volunteer
NC State 4-H Program Leader, Dr. Mike Yoder (left) and Oshe Pittman (right)
Robin P. Nicholson, Duke Energy-District Manager, Government and Community Relations