Wayne County youths honored at 4-H Congress
By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on September 2, 2008 1:37 PM
Seven Wayne County youths received honors at the recent North Carolina 4-H Congress in Raleigh.
Congress is the high point of the 4-H year. It brings youths from across the state together for a week of activity.
Four Wayne County 4-H'ers won gold awards in the presentation contest.
Elizabeth Rowe won in the 14- to 18-year-old category of veterinary science with her presentation on enterotoxemia, a disease that affects sheep and goats. She is the 15-year-old daughter of Vivian Rowe and the late Thomas Rowe of Dudley.
Michael Atkins won in the 14- to 18-year-old category of safety with a presentation on teen driving safety. He is the 17-year-old son of Michael Sr. and Tracy Atkins of Pikeville.
Winning in the 9- and 10-year-old category of science and technology with a presentation on the Wright Brothers was Matthew Slaughter. He is the 10-year-old son of Shane and Trisha Slaughter of Goldsboro.
Lina, 11, and Lydia Poindexter, 9, teamed up to win the 9- and 10-year-old category of woodworking and heritage craft. They are the daughters of Todd and Maha Poindexter of Goldsboro.
Silver award winners were Mary Dunn, 9- and 10-year-old category; Amanda Wheaton, Hannah and Micah Lee, Ty West and Christopher Finch, 11- to 13-year-old category; and Kayla Hill, Marisa and Alec Linton and Mary Spears, 14- to 18-year-old category.
Other participants were Abigail Johnston, Sarah Grace Johnston, Jessica Hogan, Sara Davis and Meghan Johnston.
Three 4-H'ers took part in the state fashion review. Marisa Linton won first place with her lined knee-length dress with a fitted midriff bodice. She is the daughter of A.J. and Suzanne Linton of Mount Olive. She was also chosen to attend national 4-H congress in Atlanta.
Mary Spears, 17, modeled a royal blue party dress. She is the daughter of Joe and Milly Spears of Pikeville.
Elizabeth Rowe wore a floral print sundress with a coordinated Carolina blue pant suit. She also was chosen to attend the national 4-H congress in Atlanta.
About 800 4-H'ers, volunteer leaders and extension agents attended Congress.
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