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Two Davidson County 4-Hers Get Elected to District Office

Every year during the 4-H Teen Retreat, twenty counties spanning across central North Carolina get together as a district to develop leadership, work on community service projects and learn to be better 4-Hers. The final afternoon of that weekend is spent voting and announcing new North Central District 4-H Officers. Any youth over the age of 13 can run for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, or Reporter. Each candidate spends a lot of time preparing for this election.  They are responsible for making their own brochures, setting up their campaign booth, and writing and delivering their speech. Three Davidson County 4-Hers decided to run for office this year. Clarissa Mitchell ran for North Central District President, Carter Gordon ran for Vice President, and Alicia Greer ran for Secretary/Treasurer. After votes were tallied, Clarissa and Alicia were both elected by their peers to serve as 2017/2018 officers. They will have a great deal of responsibility over the next year including planning events with NC State 4-H staff and attending trainings with other North Carolina district officers. They are also in charge of planning and running the 2018 North Central Teen Retreat and Winterfest.  We are excited to have them represent Davidson County and are eager to see what they will accomplish in their new roles.


Clarissa and Alicia are both members of the Cedar Springs 4-H Club and have been active in the county program for many years. Both serve as current members of the Davidson County 4-H County Council and participate in many county, district, and state events.  Clarissa has seen much success in 4-H presentations, project record books, and fashion review competitions. Alicia is also decorated in 4-H presentations, record books, and participates in several state level environmental teams. These young ladies are true leaders in the Davidson County 4-H program and serve as role models to their fellow 4-Hers. If you would like more information on how to get involved with 4-H please contact Matt Barber at 336-242-2086 or matthew_barber@ncsu.edu
 


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