Greene County 4-H Delegate Earns Honor Club & National 4-H Trip
Greene County 4-H’ers represented Greene County during the recent State 4-H Congress. This year’s 4-H Congress, held in Raleigh July 16-19, attracted more than 540 young people and their adult leaders for activities including presentations on a variety of subjects, leadership and citizenship training, service opportunities, officer elections and more.
Alana Jones, 18, daughter of Scott and Janie Jones of Walstonburg, was inducted into the 4-H Honor Club, one of the highest honors a 4-H’er can achieve. New Honor Club members were tapped during a candlelight ceremony Saturday night, July 16.
Membership in the Honor Club is based on service to the 4-H program, leadership, moral standards, 4-H activities and project achievement. Less than one-half of 1 percent of North Carolina 4-H’ers are selected for membership each year. Members must be at least 16 years old and have a minimum of three years 4-H experience.
Jones will be attending Pitt Community College in the fall and has been a member of the Greene County 4-H Youth Council. She has been active in the county 4-H program for eight years, ending her enrollment as Vice-President of the Southeast District 4-H Council.
Jones was also a state winner in the ARIE competition. ARIE — Application, Resume, Interview 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. Jones will attend National Congress to be held in Atlanta, Georgia in November.
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 239,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 21,700 adult and youth volunteers.