Alexander County 4-H

August, 2021
New 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) Coming Soon...
The 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program also known as WHEP is a national 4-H program that teaches 4-H'ers about the fundamentals of wildlife management, brings 4-H'ers together to develop team skills, promotes and develops leadership skills among 4-H'ers providing an opportunities to work with natural resource professionals.

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Alexander 4-H is planning to start a new WHEP team/teams if anyone is interested please call DJ Salyer, 4-H Agent at 828-632-3125 or email
Alexander County 4-H Clubs will begin meeting again very soon.  Be on the lookout for more information regarding times, locations and more important information regarding getting involved with 4-H Clubs.  
Summer Opportunities Recap

Mad Scientist
4-Hers transformed into ‘Mad Scientists’ for the day at Mad Scientist camp. Campers engaged in several hands-on science experiments. They made their own slime, built motorized robots, crafted stomp-powered rockets, made homemade bread in a bag, and watched ice cream form in a bag.

Geology Rocks
4-H campers visited Emerald Hollow Mine at our Geology Rocks camp. Campers were able to participate in surface collection, mining in the creek, and sluicing while learning about the history of mining in Hiddenite. After mining, campers learned about the types of rocks, how to identify them, and what types of rocks are typically found in various regions of the state.

Electric Congress

At the 74th Annual 4-H Electric Congress, Alexander County was represented by Kaylor Berwick, Lucas Ritchie, Calvin Rowe, Merylin Davis, and 4-H Agent DJ Salyer.

4-H Garden Judging
Our annual 4-H garden judging was a success this year with several impressive gardens! Everyone has worked so hard on their gardens and it has shown. This year’s winner are:
1st place- Eli Norman
2nd place- Logan Smith
3rd place- Karmen Cranford

Photo Contest
We were very impressed with the photo submissions from our 4-Hers. Our winners for the 11 to 15 age group were Dylyn Davis for first place and Logan Smith for second place. For the 5 to 8 age group Alby Smith received first place and Charlie Holland received second place.

NC State University and N.C. A&T State University work in tandem, along with federal, state and local governments, to form a strategic partnership called N.C. Cooperative Extension.

Extension's 4-H program is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina. We help over 247,000 young people grow into active, contributing citizens each year.

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