Brunswick County 4-H

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship & life skills.

4-Hers Compete in Science Fair January 28, 2009

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Four members of the Enviro-Warriors 4-H Club participated in the Home School Science Fair sponsored by Classical Conversation on Friday, January 23rd from 6:30pm-8:00pm. The science fair was held at Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church near the Monkey Junction area of Wilmington. All four participants chose environmental themed projects.


Rhen and Cody Huff won 1st place in the 6th grade division for their project “A Worm’s Diet.”


Savanna Michaux won 2nd place in the 6th grade division “Temperature Determines Sea Turtle Sex.”


Hannah Wallace won a participation ribbon in the 8th grade division with her project titled “Could Your House Sink?”.


North Carolina 4-H Centennial Proclamation January 27, 2009

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From left to right: Leslie, Perry, Dorothy, Blair, Gina, and Elizabeth

On Monday January 26th, 2009 4-Hers from Brunswick County attended the County Commissioner’s Meeting to be present as the Commissioners recognized “the members, faculty, and volunteer leaders of North Carolina 4-H and Brunswick County 4-H as they continue the 100 year-old tradition of 4-H youth development. Today we commemorate the Centennial birthday of North Carolina 4-H and urge the young people of this county to take advantage of the opportunity to become involved in the 4-H program,” said Commissioner Phil Norris. 

Commissioner Norris presents Blair with the proclamation.


Dorothy Conley, 4-H Council Vice President; Perry Grosch, 4-H Council Secretary-Treasurer and Centennial Committee member; and Elizabeth Mintz, 4-H Council member and Centennial Committee Co-Chair were all in attendance.  Each spoke to the commissioners about their involvement in 4-H and about our Centennial Celebration plans for the year.

Dorothy speaks to the Commissioners about Brunswick County 4-H involvement.

Also representing Brunswick County 4-H were Al Hight, County Director; Blair Green, 4-H Agent; Leslie Wilson, 4-H Program Assistant; Gina Britton, 4-H Secretary; and Jane Kulezsa, 4-H parent and Extension Advisory Council member.

Elizabeth talks about the county’s plans for Centennial events.

Perry also speaks about other planned Centennial activities.


Poultry Poster Contest Winners January 26, 2009

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Congratulations to the 2008 Contest Winners!!  The theme for 2008 was “Chick Chat – Baby Poultry” and we had a lot of great entries.  Thanks to all who participated both at the county and state level.  You may view results on the poultry science website.


Division I ( ages 9 – 12)ducks

1. Joey Moore – Franklin County

2. Chase Priest – Washington County

3. Seth Austin – Buncombe County


Division II (ages 13 – 15)

1.  Linsey Fagan – Alexander County

2.  Todd Elliott – Rutherford County

3.  Elizabeth Mintz – Brunswick County


Division III (ages 16 – 19)

1. Logan Brown – Guilford County


Don’t forget, 2009 entries will be due at the state level on July 31st.  The

2009 theme will be “Wild and Wacky Waterfowl.” 


We also have new age divisions because of an overwhelming response in division one every year.  The new divisions are as follows.  9-10, 11-13 and 14-19.  Please make note of this change! Complete info can be found here.


Ski Trip Deadline TOMORROW January 22, 2009

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The ski trip is March 6th-8th.  You must be between 13-19 to attend.  Deposit of $40 is due by Friday January 23rd.  For more details, visit:

Proclamation for 4-H Centennial

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4-H will be guests at the next County Commissioners’ meeting on January 26th held at 6:30pm.  Come join us for the public & official proclamation of the year 2009 being the 4-H Centennial.  Please contact if you are planning to attend & meet us at the 4-H office at 6pm. We need good support from the youth of the county; parents are welcome as well.

Volunteer 4-H Pledge January 16, 2009

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4h_mark2a1I pledge my Head to give children the information I can, to help them see things clearly and to make wise decisions.

I pledge my Heart to encourage and support children no matter whether they have success or disappointments.

I pledge my Hands to help children’s groups; if I cannot be a leader, I can help in many equally important ways.

I pledge my Health to keep children strong and will for a better world through 4-H,

For children’s groups, our community, our country, and our world.


Family Citizenship-Washington, DC January 15, 2009

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Attend the Family Citizenship – Washington, DC trip!! Travel via bus with other 4-Hers from the Southeast District. The group will leave from Goldsboro on Friday morning, April 17 and return on Sunday evening, April 19. There are 24 spaces available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reserve your spot by paying a non-refundable deposit of $70 by February 2nd, 2009. The balance is due on March 13th, 2009. Please make checks payable to Carteret County 4-H.


The following price includes the bus, room for two nights at the National 4-H Center and one breakfast.


4 Per Room = $170 each

3 per Room = $190 each

2 per Room = $220 each

1 per Room = $350 each


Since this is a family trip, 4-Hers must be a minimum of 13 years old to attend without a parent(s) attending OR any age if a parent is attending. Adults and youth are NOT allowed to room together unless the adult is a parent/guardian. Each room has bunk beds, not double beds.


Please call Blair at 910.253.2610 if you are interested in attending this trip.