Haywood County Cooperative Extension 4-H Best in the West Activity Night
4-H Best in the West Activity Night is 4-H’s social event of the season and is a night of fun and competition for Haywood County 4-H. At this event, 4-Hers present their presentations, take part in the talent show, and show-off what they’ve made in the sewing program during the fashion review.
Fourteen 4-Hers gave a demonstration including: Lindsey Wicker on “Archery,” Rachel Warren “How to Load a Muzzle Loader,” Tanner Clark on “How to Care for Your Pet Fish,” Austin Clark “How to Prepare for a Tornado,” Ashlyn Clark “How to Be a Cool Kid in the 1980s,” Keegan Luckey-Smith “The Evoluntion of the Banjo, Connor Luckey-Smith “How to Build a Website in 10 Minutes,” Abbie & Skylar Ball “Magic in a Box – How to Make Brownies from a Box,” Emma Willis “How to Make a Pinecone Birdfeeder,” Kaitlyn Frazier “From Plain T-shirt to Chic Scarf,” Abby Frazier “Making a Pen Holder,” and Holly Warren on “Crafting Easy Card Baskets. Each of these presenters were county champions and were eligible to compete at the District Activity Day held Saturday, April 27.
Twenty-one 4-Hers participated in 4-H Entertains. 4-H entertains is not a typical talent competition; it is uniquely designed to give 4-H'ers an opportunity to demonstrate their creativity through performing arts and develop poise and self-confidence before a group. 4-Hers participating in the talent show include: Keegan Luckey-Smith, Connor Luckey-Smith, Madeleine Sheppard, Ean Sheppard, Noelle Frost, Chelcy Frost, Dominic Frost, Deric Frost, Benjamin Carpenter, Johanna Carpenter, Nicole Carpenter, , Caroline Sarka, Jessica Sarka, Dillon Sarka, Lindsey Wicker, Christen Childers, Andreas Kampouris, Rachel Warren, Holly Warren, Kaitlin Frazier, and Abby Frazier . Two performances, Christen Childers singing “Wide River to Cross,” and Rachel Warren, Holly Warren, Kaitlin Fraizer, and Abby Fraizer puppet show performance were selected as county winners to represent Haywood County at the district competition.
The sewing program is very active in Haywood Extension 4-H. The Sew Cool Club was able to showcase 4-Her’s projects from the sewing camps and weekly club meetings. Cloverbud participants in the fashion review include: Victoria Matthews, Gladys Ann Moody, Arielle Carpenter, and Helena Godfrey. Junior 4-Hers include: Zoe Morgan, Grace Sawyer, Ashlyn Clark, and Destiny Moody. Megan Barrett was a senior 4-H participant. The county champions include were Destiny Moody, Ashlyn Clark and Zoe Morgan in the juniors category, and Megan Barrett as first place in the senior category. These 4-Hers are invited to compete at the district fashion revue.
Congratulations to all of these 4-Hers for their hard work at the county competition. There are many talented youth in the Extension 4-H program. Monies for this 4-H recognition event are generously provided by Haywood County United Way.
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 218,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are developing leadership, citizenship, public speaking, decision-making, and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities. Haywood County 4-H has numerous special interest programs, school enrichment programs, day camps, 4-H clubs, and opportunities for youth to learn while doing. For more information on the 4-H program in Haywood County please contact the Extension Center at 456-3575.