Franklin County 4-H’ers participated in State 4-H Congress

— Written By and last updated by Margaret Green

Franklin County 4-H’ers took part in the 2015 North Carolina 4-H Congress. Held July 18-21, the event brought 518 young people and their adult leaders to Raleigh for activities including presentations on a variety of subjects, leadership and citizenship training, service opportunities, officer elections and more.

Katelyn Simkins, 12, daughter of Timothy and Anita Simkins of Wake Forest and Joey Moore, 18, son of Albert and Alesia Moore of Youngsville, participated in contests designed to test 4-H’ers’ knowledge of a variety of subjects.

Katelyn demonstrated how horses were used in battle and won 5th place in her age division of 11-12 year olds. Joey Moore did a presentation in Science and Technology and received Silver (2nd place) in the state in his age division of 16-18 year olds.

In addition to presentations, youth were able to participate in a community service activity on NCSU Centennial Campus, participate in leadership workshops, and other contests such as ARIE.

Joey Moore, son of Albert and Alesia Moore of Youngsville was a state winner in the AIRE competition. AIRE — Application, Interview, Resume and Essay competition — is a four-step process by which youth are chosen to attend national 4-H events including National Congress, National Conference and International Leadership Conference. Joey is selected as an alternative to attend National Conference in Washington D.C. in the spring of 2016.

Joey Moore

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.

For more information on how to join or volunteer in Franklin County 4-H, please contact Meg Wyatt at 919-496-3344 or

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Photo of Meg Wyatt, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMeg WyattExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (919) 496-3344 (Office) meg_wyatt@ncsu.eduFranklin County, North Carolina
Updated on Aug 5, 2015
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