Polk County 4’H’ers win honors at State 4-H Congress mid-July

Published 10:53 pm Sunday, July 29, 2012

Dyer elected to state council

Two Polk County 4-H’ers were among top winners during the recent State 4-H Congress.

Congress is the high point of the 4-H year, bringing young people from across the state to the North Carolina State University campus and Raleigh for four days of activity July 16-19.

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Larry Dyer, 16, son of John and Gail Dyer, won a bronze medal for his presentation on Sparta.
He also was elected to the state council as the West District President.

Luke Umphlett, 11, is the son of Carl and Evelyn Umphlett. Umphlett won a bronze medal for his dynamic presentation on tap dancing.

More than 560 4-H’ers, volunteer leaders and North Carolina Cooperative Extension agents attended the 4-H Congress.

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 235,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 21,500 adult and youth volunteers.

– article submitted by Helen Clark